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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday (Usually Wordless)

Our daughter turned three last month.  So I did the Pinterest-y thing and started a yearly survey.  Here's this year's:

How old are you?  Eight, and four and thlee.
What do you like to do with your family? Listen. (HA!  Yeah, right.)
Favorite Color? Purple! And Pink Tinkerbell!
Favorite Toy? Makeup! (her fake makeup which she does play with a lot but also happened to be holding) And my ponies.
Favorite Fruit? FISH! (Me: fish is not a fruit. Her: Mommy. I love my fish. Me:…okayyyy….)
Favorite BERRIES? Raspberries
Favorite thing to watch? Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Tinkerbell
Favorite thing to eat for lunch? Bananas and raspberries wif sprinkles
Favorite thing to wear:?  Tinkerbell dress (Her pajamas) and Hello Kitty rainbow dress.
Favorite Game? Tinkerbell game! (sensing a theme?) The rainbow Game! (Peggle 2)
Favorite snack? bunny cookies
Favorite Animal? Piggies (we just went to see some) Also, Kitties.  And A BUNNY!
Favorite Song? Jesus song (Jesus Loves Me)
Favorite Book? New Katerina (Angelina Ballerina and Henry)
Best Friend? Nati
What's your favorite holiday?  God's birthday! 
Favorite Thing To Do Outside? go to the park
Favorite Drink? chocolate milk (ovaltine)
What Do You Like To Take To Bed With You At Night? Bunny! (Also, pink blanket and totoro light)
Favorite Thing To Eat For Breakfast? cereal (Cheerios) this is a lie. She really likes yogurt and fruit and will just throw Cheerios at the cat trying to get them to eat it.
What Do You Want For Dinner On Your Birthday? ice cream !
What Do You Want to be when you grow up? bigger. and race da cars.
What makes you happy?  Bunny
What makes you sad?  Getting owies.

Monday, April 28, 2014

May or May Not Monday

Wherein we own up to our mistakes in a non-judgy space.  Feel free to join in!

I may or may not have functioned on about a third the amount of sleep I really truly need the past three weeks.  My anxiety is surfacing again and with it, depression and insomnia.  If I can't get myself to sleep by 11:45, or if for some reason I wake up after that (hello heartburn, I'm looking at you) then there's almost no chance of me falling asleep by 4 am.  Which makes raising a strong-willed three year old with limitless energy its own special hell.

I may or may not spend these quiet sleepless hours googling all that I can on pregnancy after stroke, reading drama novels, watching BBC period shows (NOT Downton Abbey) and generally doing things which deter sleep and make me more miserable.  Intelligents, I haz it.

I may or may not have gotten a bike for my birthday two weeks ago and have ridden it precisely twice.  It's hard to get bike riding time in when you have a little one who wants to keep up with you but is unwilling/unable to ride a tricycle or balance bike.  And I may or may not be slightly opposed to cruising through our neighborhood with her trailing after me screaming "Wait for me, Mama!"

Some of this stress may or may not be from the church women's retreat coming up this weekend.  I am not good at a) social situations b) interacting with other women c) not being able to find a safe space for alone time every day.  All of these three things will be combined for three days this weekend and while I'm thrilled to be spending some time with a few people, I am more than a tad apprehensive about spending time with others.  If you're wondering which group you fall in, I assure you, it's the first.

I may or may not have spent an inordinate amount of time (and tape) on making a fort for my daughter out of the plethora of Thirty-One shipment boxes scattered around our house.  So far, it is a two room fort, which she can pull her pillow, 5x6 ft blanket, several stuffed animals and snacks into in order to watch Frozen on the iPad.  It is an enormous hit and I'm stupid proud of it. 

Be sure to check out Kate's May or May not Monday on her blog, and if you decide to join in - be sure to share with us!

Monday, April 7, 2014

May or May Not Monday

I may or may not have not blogged at all last week.  Ok, obviously not.  It was a crazy week - cleaning for my in-laws coming, Lu's birthday, J's work was insane with things not working right and left.  I'm pooped! 

We may or may not have gone completely overboard on the three year old's birthday celebration.  Dinner with family at Red Lobster, then a princess party on Saturday and a viewing with her friends of the brand new Tinkerbell movie, and a trip to Walla Walla yesterday for brunch and shopping.  She's now convinced everyday is her birthday and it may take a while to wear off.

I may or may not have finally gotten around to planting my seeds for this spring/summer/fall herbs.  I think I was supposed to start them indoors in probably February, but April works too, right?  Just nod and smile for me.  At least we had fun this morning in the dirt.

I may or may not have a single Thirty-One party scheduled for this month which is So SO frustrating for me.  I hate feeling like I could do better but not knowing how to fix it.  Especially when I hop online and see other consultants around the country having fabulous Aprils.

I may or may not be using a church fundraiser tonight as an excuse to go to Texas Roadhouse for dinner because I'm too worn out from the weekend to cook.  Or think about cooking.  Or make a menu in general. 

I may or may not see a nap in my future today.

Read Kate's May or Not Monday at Alone with the Heavens, Nature and God too!  And comment below if you decide to do your own!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday Thoughts - Sending out some Love

Remember yesterday how I posted that awesome picture about some "free shit"? 

Here's your announcement.

See that pile of knitted objects?  They're all things without a home.  I have more than enough scarves, hats, wraps, etc than I will ever need and I'm beginning to suspect my family members of becoming slightly suspicious at my enthusiasm for gifting them another scarf in place of whatever was on their wishlist.  And the majority of them are from patterns published with the caveat you cannot sell them for profit, thus eliminating them from a potential item for the Etsy shop that I always think about starting but never do.

So I'm passing on the love.  The knitted love.  Each week, at some point, I'll try to remember to post a picture of some knitted item that needs a new home.  The first person to make a donation to a charity and claim it, will get it.  Just message me - on FB, leave a comment, text me, or email me and we'll exchange the necessary info and I'll do my best to get it in the post for you.  I'm not going to pick a charity for you to donate to (although I'm partial to World Vision at the moment), or an amount, and I'll take your word for it that you've donated. 

First up:

A "wingspan" scarf.  It's approximately 48" long, and Noro wool, which means hand wash and dry flat please.  Noro is a brand if you're not a yarnie.  You could use it as a fun scarf, or a garland in your house, either way it's bright and pretty...although not quite as neon-y bright as in this picture (I didn't edit this at all).  And unused in this house.  Give it a home?
I need a home!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...with one swear.

I know this is supposed to be wordless, but I've been working on a big decision the past week or so and I think I may be ready to announce it tomorrow.  It's not life-changing, just little change, but here's a hint: (excuse the profanity)

Monday, March 17, 2014

May or May Not Monday

I may or may not be wearing a flowered dress with pink and black plaid pajama pants because it's too cold for said sleeveless dress without fleece pants, but said dress is the only item in my closet clean that's got green on it.  My daughter is staunchly refusing to wear green, as it is clearly not pink or leopard print.  Happy St Patricks Day.

I may or may not have eaten so much crappy food on our mini vacation the first week of March that all I want is a big helping of broccoli.  Ice cream sounds repugnant, cookies sound awful, and I took one bite of my caramel brownie last night before handing it over to my husband.

I may or may not be fighting a ridiculous urge to re-decorate our entire house.  Again.  *shakes fist at Pinterest*  And I have an Ikea trip coming up.  This does not bode well.

I may or may not have tried to air dry laundry this morning out back and had to go out three separate times to pick up the drying rack which had blown over.  I am putting off cleaning out our dryer vents because I may or may not be afraid of the creepy crawlies living under our house where the vent ducts are.

I may or may not have broken down and bought four pairs of fingernail clippers at the grocery store this morning because I cannot find any pairs at home.  I know we have several.  They're just missing and I'm tired of searching for them.

Be sure to join in the conversation with your own May or May Not Monday and own up to your shortcomings.  Confession is good for the soul and there are no judgey faces here!  And check out Kate's May or May Not Monday while you're at it!