Monday, April 28, 2008
I absolutely love to wander and look, touch, feel, dream and flip through the pages of the pattern books trying to decide what I want to make/sew. And as usual after a summer afternoon of dreaming among the bolts of material, mom and I both left the fabric store with big hopes and even bigger expectations of how much sewing "we" could get done during the summer.
Now when I say 'we', it's more of a collective type of sewing.... I would sit on the bed in the sewing room while she would cut out and sew for hours as I chattered her ears off. Usually there was some bribery on her part - meaning I would have to go in and fix a quick lunch for my dad when he got home or get dinner started for her, so she could finish some elaborate project I had begged her to do. LOL I didn't mind it at all because I usually always ended up with a new dress for Church the next Sunday or a new outfit to wear immediately. Ahhh... I just wish I could bribe HER to sew for me again! I need some new mama-made clothes!
This weekend I ventured into a fabric store and instantly it began to feel like summertime to me again. All of the fresh new bolts of printed fabric and lightweight cottons were calling out to me. I felt as if the pages of the pattern books were calling my name. What's a girl to do? I had to stop and look, touch, and dream.... however as sad as it is, Briley doesn't have my same addictions and attractions to fabric, so my time in the fabric store was short. Not to worry, I am still yearning for and planning an afternoon alone when I can spend some quiet time looking through the pages of the pattern books and dreaming up what my next sewing adventure is going to be.
After all of these years, I still have and cherish that dear Bernina sewing machine that offered me so many wonderous adventures...i.e... outfits! LOL It holds a very prestigious place in my home and believe it or not, my mother would still prefer to sew on her 'old' Bernina instead of her shiney new Bernina....? What's up with that? LOL
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
She's really developing the maturity to hold her own out there and pull herself through a hard spot! Now, if she would develop the maturity to turn her homework in on time and realize that After/Before School Detention is NOT meant to be FUN! UGH!!!!
Monday, April 21, 2008
So I will just have to upload pictures tomorrow. I know, I know... it won't be the same, but I'm sure you will survive.
We did have a great time at the tournament this weekend. I really enjoyed the companionship of the other moms and dads. It's always like getting together with old friends and just hanging out and laughing hysterically at each other's 'marriage stories' as we are all around the tailgate (drinking our brew of choice)between games. I really needed the social interraction and the break away from the pile of laundry I left waiting on the love seat. (I keep threatening that I'm going to take a picture of that pile, and I just might! Noone believes the size of this thing!)
The only bad thing about a weekend of softball is that I have a huge 'hangover' on Monday! NOT from beer, but from the whole weekend of not getting the laundry and the house cleaned. Trying to get everyone up on Monday is a nightmare - including ME!
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Friday, April 18, 2008
I'll leave you with this tease... More to come on Monday, because I just know your week wouldn't be complete without me plastering my kids' pictures all over my blog! LOL
I just haven't had it in me to blog this week! I haven't been able to think of anything interesting to blog about and I just haven't had an original thought all week! Maybe we are in some funky phase of the moon? Maybe I'm just in some funky phase?
Bailey has a softball tournament this weekend, and we have pool games starting tonight, so maybe I can get some cool action shots of her pitching? Maybe? Luckily the weather is supposed to be gorgeous and I'm planning on parking my comfy lawn chair on the side and people watching between games! Woo Hooo... the excitement just never stops for me, does it? (Insert sarcastic laugh!)
Have a fabulous weekend!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So here are my pictures of the game - well maybe not the game, it's more like just pics of Briley.
Dad and Bailey - how interested do they look? Not very~!
Woo Hoo.... she made it to 1st base! And yes, that's Bailey the 1st Base Coach!
Without a doubt, the cutest 3rd baseman EVER! LOL
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Do you see these clouds? UGH... for the past week or so, we have had gloomy cloudy days with a chance of rain showers. By the looks of these clouds one might think that we were going to have a 'gulley washer'... but NOPE, about 5 minutes after this picture was taken, the skies cleared and we had sunshine for about 30 minutes and then the clouds moved back in again.
Each day we have overcast skies and NO rain! It's Spring and I realize that we are going to have the usual April showers for the May flowers, but I just wish it would rain, already! This is becoming depressing! I know... I know... I'm never happy! BUT I NEED SOME SUNSHINE!!!!! I just don't seem to have any energy or motivation when the weather is gloomy, but give me sunshine and I can accomplish anything you want done. How weird is that?