Saturday, February 24, 2007

Amazing Deal

I was just working on laundry and hanging up clothes. I was putting away several new shirts my husband's mom got him. She got an amazing deal at JC Penney on these shirts for my husband. These were $34 shirts and she got them for $3.97 each. Man, that is a good deal. I just stopped to do the math. I just counted 7 new shirts at about $4 each, which is $28. That is 7 new dress shirts for less than the price of one regularly priced shirt. At regular prices, she would have paid $238 for the same shirts. I am just amazed and thankful. Thank you, Mother in Law, for finding such a good deal for my husband, your son.

I want to thank God too because I know this is a good thing from Him. He told me not to worry about the food I eat, the clothes I wear, etc. (somewhere in Matthew, I think). I also know that every good and perfect gift comes from above, from the Father of Lights. Well, this gift is more than perfect. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we ask, think, or imagine. And just think, we didn't even ask for this gift....

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Playing Outside

Yesterday it was in the 40's and very sunny and the girls and I went on a long walk around the neighborhood, ending up at Dancer Girl's friend's house, where they played and played and had such a good time. Dancer Girl's friend has a little sister too, so Little One had someone to play with too.

Today it was 50 degrees and we went out for recess and to feed the cats right before lunch. Though it was muddy in spots in my backyard, the girls had fun running and swinging. I picked up sticks, uncovered baby flowers, and generally just enjoyed being outside. We found a few daffodil plants with tiny buds on them already, and I was surprised to find one plant with 2 daffodils blooming already on it. The girls and I picked up toys, balls, hula hoops, etc. that we had all over the yard all winter (ha ha, better late than never). We brought the 2 daffodils in and put them in a vase.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Word Cloud

Build your own Word Cloud Hey, I also just noticed that yesterday was the 2 yr anniversary of the day I started this blog. woo hoo. Who knew I had so much to say? ha ha
almost 250 posts in 2 yrs....

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sewing Humor

This silly list is something I found by accident today. I have been up at 2 am sewing, but these are not my personal experiences...though some sound familiar and I thought they were very funny. I found this by googling something like "$1 yard fabric" just for fun. Just looking around to see if there was such a thing online, since my biggest stash of material is a plastic bin full of $1/yard fabric from the local Wal-Mart. ha ha . I found this picture of a kitty named Orson helping with sewing here on this blog, He is sooo cute.

Things We've Learned Sewing at 2:00 am
1. I hate hemming.

2. My bobbin winder hates me.

3. The more you try to fix the hem, the more you will screw it up.

4. I need a serger.

5. Don't use red chalk to draw the pattern on white fabric when you need the garb the next day.

6. If the neck hole was too little the first time, only cut a little bit off at a time. There's no going back. I now have an off the shoulder under tunic.

7. If you're trying on the garb you're sewing over and over to get the right fit, it's easier just to sew nekkid. Someone please tell me I'm not alone.

8. The irst time you sew it together, use big stitches. They're easier to pull out.

9. Trying to convince yourself that no one will notice that the sleeves are two different lengths gets easier as the night goes on.

10. They play really crappy music on the radio at 2:00 AM

11. Ignore the "Buy 1 more yard then you think you'll need" rule. Replace it with the "Buy 7 more yards than you think you'll need" rule.

12. Get $1/yard fabric. Then you won't swear at yourself so much.

13. You can see a black bra through $1/yard white cotton.

14. You can see a white bra through $1/yard white cotton.

15. You can see you're not wearing a bra through $1/yard white cotton.

16. The warning on cold medicine that says you shouldn't operate heavy machinery while on this drug should state sewing machines specifically.

17. If you're going to be trying on something that's pinned, and have to pull it over your head, remember to wear protective eye gear.

18. The numbers on my tape measure move. They must. I've measured 3 times, and it's still not working.

19. You really do have to match plaids or your butt looks funny.

20. Remember Rule 6? Don't do that again on the over-tunic. Next time, try a key hole.

21. At 4:00 AM, leaving the garb too big sounds perfectly acceptable.

22. No matter how far in advance you start sewing your garb, you will be finishing it at 2:00 AM the night before the event.

23. No matter what you learned from your last 2:00 AM sewathon, you're gonna do it all again.

24. Don't get ambitious. This is not the time to start blackworking that chemise you want to wear this Saturday for court. Limit yourself to grunt work and easy stuff.

25. If, having limited yourself to easy stuff, you still screw up 3 times, it's time to put the piece down and back away slowly.

26. Contrary to what you have heard, most people would say that it is NOT fun to sew in a car. Especially if you're prone to carsickness. Vomit does not appreciably improve either your temper or the garb. So don't expect to finish anything on the way to the event.

27. I made the dress and it fits perfectly. Too bad I forgot to prewash the fabric first. Now it fits my 12-year-old daughter.

28. Cats are at their most "helpful" at 2am.

29. Husbands who sleep right through Godzilla movies complain about you dropping pins while they're trying to sleep.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

February update

Just wanted to write a quick update for those of you who might check in...

been busy

Dancer Girl has an ear infection, and Little One just got over a runny nose from all last week. We really have missed a lot of story hours at the library, dance and gymnastics classes, and church this year so far. In a way, it has been nice to be home so much. Baby brother is growing and I am happy to say nesting has started in a slow and steady kind of way (I need all the time and help I can get, ha ha). Dancer Girl has to have some dental work done next week. Long Haired Daddy also had an unfortunate dental emergency this week. He was eating a sandwich from a fast food place and had sudden pain, and he said it felt like he bit into a bone. Ugh. Well to make a long story very short, a piece of his tooth chipped off, and the next day his whole tooth just fell apart and fell out. Leaving out the gory details, he had to go to the dentist right away, and now will have to have extensive dental work to fix the problem... in the meantime his gums are sore and he is having lots of trouble eating.

I will be glad when spring life, flowers, sunshine, going outside, hopefully the end of all the winter sicknesses. Thank God I have barely been sick, and also that the girls have recovered quickly each time they had an illness. For Dancer Girl, this is the worst one so far.

On a happy note, Tuesday was the anniversary of the day my husband and I met at the local college campus 12 years ago. I was so distracted dealing with sicky-poo children that I actually forgot this year, and sweet husband remembered. Unfortunately it was the day his tooth broke. He was planning on taking me to the Campus Coffee Shop where we met. How sweet. Now we will have to wait. That is okay, our wedding anniversary (11th) is in March. We can try then.

Also, Little One is getting ready for her 3rd birthday in March, and we are so excited and happy. She has settled on a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party this year, and I happened to find all the party accessories online 50% off. Hurray for good sales!

Well, the girls are begging me to get off here and read them bedtime books. They are pretty tired, busy day. Sweet dreams, all

Friday, February 02, 2007

Snow Girls

We had some snow yesterday morning, Feb. 1, so we went out to play. (don't know why my camera had the date wrong)

by the afternoon the snow melted, but this morning there was more snow than yesterday, though we haven't gone out yet....

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pictures for Psalm 145

Here are two pictures I tried to add to yesterday's post with Psalm 145....

I found them here, they are by a Chinese artist called Henry Yan. The first one is called Field of Flowers and the second one is called Mothers Love