Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
1. Where is your cell phone? In my purse
2. Your significant other? A brilliant computer dude
3. Your hair? in a messy bun
4. Your daughter? not yet an apple in my eye!
5. Your son? ditto #4
6. Your favorite thing? being creative
7. Your dream last night? freaky, even though I don't remember the details
8. Your favorite drink? sweet tea
9. Your goal? To be more organized, more prepared, and always right
10. The room you’re in? living room
11. Your church? don't have one right now
12. Your fear? dentists
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy, healthy and content
14. Where were you last night? At home with my hub
15. What you’re not? Patient
16. Muffins? honey oat from Mimi's
17. One of your wish list items? unlimited funds!
18. Where you grew up? all over Florida
19. The last thing you did? home visits to my kindergartner's families
20. What are you wearing? jeans, fleece vest, boots
21. Your TV? is on; hub's playing NCAA football on PS2
22. Your pets? one goldfish, his name is Superfish
23. Your computer? my lifeline
24. Your life? hectic
25. Your mood? currently contemplative
26. Missing someone? my mom
27. Your car? ford escape
28. Something you’re not wearing? I'm wearing all appropriate attire, from head to toe
29. Favorite store? Anyplace that inspires my creativity
30. Your summer? favorite time to be lazy!
31. Like(love) someone? my husband
32. Your favorite color? blue
33. Last time you laughed? earlier today
34. Last time you cried? I don't remember
35. Who will repost this? does anyone even read my blog?
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday night Hub and I went to a Halloween party held by one of his co-workers... it was fairly uneventful. Tonight we're going to another party! This time, it's held by one of my co-workers, and I have a feeling that people won't be feeling any pain at this one.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I FINISHED MY POODLE SKIRT!!
I started with this:
I did a little measuring and cutting...
some more measuring, some more cutting, some sewing, used elastic for the waist band, sewed on a poodle and hot glued the sequined leash, and VIOLA!
I was so impressed with what I finished with. I know it is so simple, but sewing is not my forte by any means. I am a crocheter, and sewing is hard for me! I still can't believe it.
I originally wanted a crinoline, but I think it's fine without it. I'm also on the hunt for saddle shoes. I got some cute socks with poodles on them from a local Halloween store. Now all I need to do is turn Hub into a Greaser. :)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Me and R and her 'sister' Gracie.
R, myself, and her daddy, B.
Mommy J's silly pumpkin.
Daddy B's scary pumpkin (but I think it looks just like the Chesire Cat from Alice in Wonderland!)
My pirate pumpkin (need to practice my mad carving skillz).
I also began working on my poodle skirt for Halloween. I discovered that I didn't have enough fabric, so I need to go back to the craft store for more felt, but I thought I'd give you a 'before' picture anyway.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Anyway, every Friday I've been helping her out by watching her daughter, R. R is the sweetest, most precious baby ever... I love taking care of her and getting my baby fix (tick tock, tick tock). So today to thank me J got me a gift card to JoAnn! That is my favorite store to buy stuff I don't need! So I will go and find fun yarn and lots of other good stuff! I love exclamation points! Let the fun begin!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I've since learned that this is called a "Tea and Toast" set. I've done a lot of research online about these cute sets and decided I wanted to find my own. All of the new ones online are terribly expensive, so I figured I'd hit one of the local antique stores in the area.
I went this afternoon and wandered around a flea market for an hour or so. I saw so many different kinds of cups and saucers, but not any Tea and Toast sets until I turned a corner and spied these! They're from Czechoslovakia and were made probably sometime in the 1930s. It's a set of six cups and saucers... all are in pretty good condition.
I got a pretty good deal, too... the whole set for under $30. I'm still hunting for a creamer, sugar bowl, and teapot, but I'm on my way to hosting a tea party!
Monday, October 6, 2008
10-11:45: Went on hay ride and picked lots and lots and lots and LOTS of vegetables. Seriously, lots.
11:45-12:30: Ate lunch. Keep in mind, I didn't eat, the kids did. I made sure all groups were accounted for and that took forever. Child #1 barfs.
12:30-12:45ish: Hunted for lost child.
12:45-1:00: Found lost child. Dust storm and rain hit. We couldn't see beyond a 10 foot radius. NUTS!
1:00: Run for our lives (jk.. we really just ran for the bus). Leave for school.
1:15: (All at the same time) The back door's emergency buzzer on the bus went off. Bus driver pulls over on the highway to check it out. All of our parent chaperones freak out and pull over too. Child #2 barfs.
1:45: Return to school... Hallelujah!
The Red Sox just won the ALDS and are on their way to winning the AL pennant. GO SOX!
I've decided to make a poodle skirt for Halloween. Wish me luck! Pics and more info to come later.
Today is my stepdad's birthday. We went to Famous Dave's for dinner and I'm STUFFED! Happy birthday, L!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We went back to school to see if we could do anything else and found out he got on a bus after school. No word on why the bus driver let him on or why he even got on in the first place. His mom was there, crying, as were several of his family members. Mom was so relieved to hear that her son was okay. I can't even begin to know what she was feeling but I do know there was a lot of fear and confusion, and then, relief. I'm glad he was found safe and sound.
On a happier note, I'm making good progress on my messenger bag and will hopefully be able to post a decent picture in the near future. :)
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sorry it's sideways. I'm having photo issues today. I'll try to fix it later!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Summer has been surreal. I still can't believe I didn't go to work every day for over two months, and now I'm getting ready to go back. Strange, but so nice. I should have ditched preschool for elementary a LONG time ago. :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
J and I had a meeting with a couple of local business owners this morning to see if our bibs are retail-worthy... got very good news that they are, and J went on a fabric frenzy at Jo-Ann's today. :)
I went back to school today and got my keys (hooray!). We also interviewed for a new Kinder teacher (they went well, so we shall see). Tomorrow I have another meeting and I'll spend the rest of the week setting up my room. Fun fun!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
And finally, I made this... it started out for someone else, but I may keep him for myself! He's supposed to be an amigurumi lion, but the colors aren't right for lions. That's okay, I love him anyway!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
I have always been a very literal thinker. I am very much a "think INside the box" person. I can't help it. I try, I really do! Oh well... since emboidery isn't my forte, I decided to use crochet in my expression of Antarctica for A Collaboration. In doing so, I adapted a square from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton (it's a neat book; check it out!).
So, hopefully these pictures are pretty self-explanatory, but just in case, the little popcorn stitch bumps are icebergs and the blue trim is the water. I TOLD you I was a literal thinker!
I actually really like how it turned out. This was my first usage of the popcorn stitch, and it was easy and fun, and I love the effect.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
J and I started making bibs today. Actually, she started. She's the sewer and I'm the embellisher. Which reminds me, I need to do some of that tonight...
I also abandoned my Tunisian attempt at A Collaboration. It was driving me nuts because Tunisian crochet curls really badly and I hate blocking. So, I found another idea! No peekies this time. :)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
On the upside, my friend has come up with a genius idea to make bibs and sell them... we'll make scads of money and never have to work again! :)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
It is so scary to think of how close those tornadoes were to us and especially to Hubby... he was about two miles away from the biggest one. But did he seek shelter? Did the office tell everyone to get under their desks? NO!! They just kept working and carrying on as if nothing was wrong. Morons.
In other news, THREE MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL LEFT!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
On a brighter note, THERE ARE ONLY 6 MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL LEFT! YAHOOOO! I am so excited about summer.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Six and a half weeks of school left! Super excited and a little sad and anxious to get everything done. Lots of emotions going on at the same time. I might try to take a guitar class this summer so that next year I can play and sing in class. Fun!
Still working on Horsie. Three of her four legs are done and her ears are done but need to be attached. She may end up a unicorn if I can get the horn right. I'm planning on giving her to a friend for her baby shower this weekend. Ohhhhh... I need to buy something to wear for that... SHOPPING!!
Still working on my springy purse too. Will post photos soon.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday was uneventful, and yesterday I spent most of the day antiquing for nightstands, finally ending up at a huge furniture chain (definitely NOT antiques). I came thisclose to buying some, and didn't in the end. I did have a 40 minute conversation on my cell to a long-lost friend in the middle of the furniture store, though!
Today I am being lazy... SO SO lazy. I love it. It's quarter after four and I haven't done anything but read and watch tv. Thank goodness there's only six weeks left of school after this!
I am working on my springy purse, the green one sketched down below. Here's to successful completion!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
p.s. ten points if you can spot the quote!
Friday, March 7, 2008
I subbed for the first time today. It went okay, but I love having a consistent classroom on a daily basis. Plus, I subbed for an itinerant teacher, which means I went to more than one school, and boy THAT is weird! What if you forget something from one school to another? Gimme my room, messy though it is, any day.
I tend to be a bit strict when I first meet students so they know they can't walk all over me... I like having time to get to know my students so they know I can be caring too.
Anyhow... HUZZAH! HUZZAH! IT WAS FRIDAY AND THE WORLD REJOICED!! :)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I was so crabby yesterday after school, I really felt like I snarled at the kids most of the afternoon, but today I'm feeling more mellow and generous. I am loving kindergarten... even though I'm counting the days till Spring Break. Our SB isn't till APRIL, can you believe that? Normal districts have theirs in March sometime, but our schedule is crazy this year.
Waiting for the King to arrive home at his castle. His Highness will be hungry, but darn if I'm cooking tonight. We're sposed to have chicken pot pie, but that's a whole hour of cooking (Weeeelllll... not really a solid hour. More like a 1/2 hour of prep and slide it into the oven for another 1/2, but I still don't wanna do it. So there. :P). WENDY'S IT IS!!
(YAY! The King just called and agreed to my plan. Let the kingdom rejoice!)
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The second one is my design of a small purse that's seamless... I purposely made a small one so when I frogged it, it wouldn't be a big deal. It's lopsided. I'm sure I didn't count right... but that's why I made a small one anyhow.
Neither project is turning out how I want it to and I'm FRUSTRATED.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
- they are updated often
- they include photos (of people, places, things, it doesn't really matter)
- they are random (not always about the same thing)
- they are funny or thought-provoking
If you get the chance, http://weeklyscheiss.blogspot.com/ is a great blog to read. Mamacita is hilarious! (Plus, she doesn't sugarcoat things.)
When I'm in my crafty/crochet mood, I like to read http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/. Futuregirl is amazing! I'm dying to embroider on my crochet now.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I am zonked... not quite sick but not quite well. It's driving me bananas but most interestingly, I'm not the only adult at school with these symptoms. Weird. And if I get shocked one more time I'm going to SCREAM... that's really my only complaint (besides dry winter skin) about living out here.
I am addicted to several things... yarn, chocolate, HGTV, Food Network, reading, and baking.
I am adverse to working out, cleaning, cooking when I don't want to, and being sick.
Just some tidbits about me.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Today we had our Valentine's Day Party... practically the entire time was spent handing out valentines between classmates. Next year I need to do it differently.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I'm getting my groove on very slowly at school. It's a challenge to teach kindergartners how to read. Kindergarten is no longer all fun and play and naptime. Now kids are expected to know WAY more before first grade and sometimes it's beyond their developmental capabilities. Frustrating. But I keep on keepin' on... I'm getting to the last part of my first official year of teaching elementary school and I'm so glad I made the change from preschool!
I just finished crocheting a cute little purse for myself just in time for V-Day. Some projects are laborious and I can't wait to finish them. With this one, I was almost a little sad to finish it.
I'm still debating whether or not to add the ribbon that is supposed to go through the tall stitches toward the top. The ribbon I had originally chosen won't work with it so I might try to find another one. The pattern is from Interweave Crochet Magazine (Winter 2007)
Friday, February 8, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
I have a yarn addiction. I love buying yarn. It makes me so happy! I have a brand new skein sitting in my purse right now waiting to be crocheted into a cute purse and it's calling my name.
Inanely typing the first thing that comes to my head...
Have a great weekend!