Thursday, May 20, 2010

I thnk I lost a friend today.

I'm not sure what went wrong or why it went wrong but it seems like it did.

This person lives close to me and we used to spend spring and summer afternoons and evenings talking about life, kids, money. You name it, we talked about it.

Ever since she found out that we took our son out of middle school and started to homeschool him, things haven't been the same. She's going back to school to possibly work in the medical field and her husband got a different job (same field, different employer). I understand that going back to school is stressful and then you are busier than all get out. But does that require this person to ignore me and not even say Hello?? I'm going back to school PLUS I'll be homeschooling my son next fall (can you say stressful??). Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but it just seems like ever since I told her that we would be homeschooling she's a totally different person. Her kids used to come and play with my boys and now it's few and far between. And please don't tell me it's because of the routine of school and nighttime rituals and stuff. We have that but I'm not anal about it. As long as my kids are in their rooms, in their beds by 9:30 p.m. I'm fine.

Do you think I'm reading too much into this?? Should I approach her?? (don't really want to). I don't know.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Life in General again....

Today is a cloudy, dreary, semi-warmish (insert snickering here) day here in Wisconsin.

This past weekend was fun. DD and I went to Illinois for the weekend. We stayed in a nice hotel, ate resturant food, slept in, shopped at the BIG mall and IKEA (where we found 2 different bookshelves that we desperately need) and found her bed set BUT had no means of getting all those boxes home. DARN!! She is SO picky it's not funny, so for her to like something is a major ordeal.

I left the boys in the capable hands of their father, which was fine. BUT when I got home, none of the stuff I had asked them to do was done, except the dishes. I should be grateful but really, how hard is it to transfer a load of towels into the dryer on Friday night and I discovered them smelly and disgusting on Sunday night???!?!?!? So here I am, waiting for the towels to be dry so we can have fresh, nice smelling towels again in the linen closet. Arugh.. the life of me, I tell ya. :)

DD took her Advance Placement World History exam last week and she thinks she did well, but we will find out sometime in July when the results come in the mail. I think she did fine but she is not as confident as I am about these things. I cannot believe that she will be a Junior next fall!!! She will also be turning 17!! Where did the time go???

When I was going through a box (yes after 7 years of being in this house, we are still not unpacked yet) of stash and I found a bunch of scissor fob patterns. I think I have an obession with them. Love them to pieces, that and scissors. I've got a few of them, would like more, but time will tell and money needs to be there for me to buy them. :) I still have a few more boxes, baskets, etc to go through before I make my stash for sale list, but I will let you all know when that happens.

I think that's it for me. I got a few threads so I can finish a scissor fob (see?? I told ya I have a problem with them!!!) and get that to my finisher friend. I should be able to pick up my framed piece soon.

Until then,

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Some images I wanted to share with you.

Look what my husband found outside his bathroom window this morning. There is a mama robin to go along with the 4 eggs inside the nest. She flew away before I took this picture. Neat huh?
This is Black Bird Design pattern. I forget which one but it's a recent one. I'll get this framed and hung in my bedroom. I think it's pretty.
My furry friends Leo (the darker, Siamese one) and Lisa (the grey and white Maine Coon). Up until this point, they never sat together so this is a first. They also keep me company when I'm not feeling well. Love them to pieces!! :)
This is a Shephard's Bush piece called My Pins. I didn't like the flower on the bottom OR the wording so I left them off. I will have this finished as a mini pin pillow just as soon as I save up the money to get it finished.

Hope you like the pictures. And see, I do stitch from time to time.
Have a great Sunday

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1st and a few thoughts...

Happy May Day Everyone!!

After I wrote the previous blog about my life, kids and husband, I realized that I need some time away from life in general. So with that being said, I am planning to take my daughter to someplace fun for a few days in the next couple of weeks. She will be studying hard for her Advance Placement World History College Exam so by the time I've planned this trip we will both be in dire need of it. I have a GPS so I won't get lost (but if you know me that is still possible) and hopefully we will both come back refreshed and ready to get on with life.

I thank each and every one of you who read and if you commented on my last post, words of encouragement and advice. It means the world to me to know that people care about my feelings and that I'm still valued as a person (even though it didn't feel like it at that moment, let me tell you). DH and my middle child were trying their best to put me in a better mood but all I really wanted was sleep. So I went to bed early and got a bunch of sleep and felt better in the morning. I'm still struggling with this headache I've had almost a week now and I hope it goes away real soon. I'm tired of living on Advil. I know what the doc is going to tell me "they are stress-related headaches, try to reduce your stress level." I'm trying, really I am!!

Today is beautiful out, windows are open, sun is shining and I've got freshly cut tulips (cut by my son yesterday because he said "You need them MOM") sitting right behind my computer so I can see them when I look up. And my buddy, Leo is at my side purring away so life is good.

Thanks again