Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wow. Is it really Wednesday? This week seems to have gone by super fast. I have a meeting to go to tonight. And Friday is going to be full of errands. We filed our taxes yesterday so that is done and checked off. I don't know why, we never have owed the IRS before, but I get anxious to see our numbers completed and submitted every year.

Baby girl is laughing now and starting to hold up her own bottle now. I just tried a few minutes ago to see if she could do it. I melt at her laughs. Her whole face lights up when she smiles. To hear her coo is like the angels singing from heaven. I love that sound!

Did I mention that I will be a proud owner of a Janome Embroider machine? Yes! Yes, I am! I will be the proud new owner of the Janome 9500. I cannot wait until I can monogram something from it.

Here is what it looks like. My dear, sweet friend has one and loves it. She hasn't used hers in over 6 months and doesn't plan on using it anymore so she is selling it to me for a steal! What a sweetie she is. She's good to me.

I am also wanting to start learning how to needlepoint. I know how to cross stitch and cannot see how it can be much different. This weekend I will be checking out Michael's to see what they have. I love the needlepoint pillows and things for around the house. They just look so heirloom like. I do hope they have what I am looking for.

Well ladies, I am off now to do some work around the house. It has taken me 2 cups of coffee, 3 hours, and turning all the lights in the house on for me to wake up and I am still not quite awake yet, but I need to get started anyway. It might take me much longer to get something done, but something will be done. Of this, I am sure. Might only be one thing, but at least its something.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blogger is being crazy this morning. I will try again later today.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I saw this in our Lilly store here in San Diego and fell immediately in love! Is this not the perfect bag for everything!! It's a perfect carry-on bag for the plane, a beach bag, a night at your friend's house bag, a diaper bag... oh, the possibilities to add this to my life are endless and vital to my existence! I've GOT to stop using the exclamation mark to make my excitement known, but I am just so in love with this bag.

I just got back from my night time shopping excursion. I just couldn't sit in my house another minute. By the way, it's a bit after 10pm. I needed to stop at Vons to get my creamer for my coffee.

Okay. I'm off to put everything away. Love ya!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

I saw this online just now and just had to add it here. I am a complete Facebook addict. I check it so many times throughout the day.
I'm on a borrowed laptop right now. I don't get my new laptop to replace my crashed computer until March. So I may not be on here as often as I was.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I am dealing with the sicklies today. It seems to be going around this house and I'm not entirely sure when it will be over. I'm hoping soon. Miss Thang (4 yrs.) had it a couple of times with the vomiting. She then gave it to Diva-In-Training (22 mo.)who didn't vomit, but was just fussy with a runny nose, coughing, and sneezing. Then they in turn gave it to Daddy and the Antsy Pants (7 yrs.) and they vomited and was tired. Now Miss Baby Girl (10 weeks) has it and she had a low grade fever yesterday and is crying right now. She doesn't know what she wants other than to be held. Poor thing. I can't get anything done with me holding her.
I need to get the rest of the laundry out of the washer and dryer. Get it folded, hung up, and put away. There is a sink full of dishes from last night's dinner that need a run through the dishwasher. Just the usual dailies that need to be done. I tend to get a little flustered when I can't get anything done. I know it's not her fault or mine if nothing gets done. I haven't been taking very good care of our home in the past and I fear that if I let go, even for a day with sick children afoot, that I will slip into past behaviors.
I would like to know something else. Why is it when I look at my post in the "Preview" option, it is nothing like in the Compose box? I have my paragraphs spaced how I like them, but when I click on preview, there are no spaces between some of the paragraphs. Is that not weird and frustrating or what?

It's Your Time by Joel Osteen. I bought this book last week and I'm loving it! This is a must read. The print below the title states: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor.

Now doesn't that sound like something we all want in our lives? this book speaks to me. I have never been a fan of Joel Osteen on TV. I haven't read any of his other books. But this book speaks directly to my soul. I believe that I was meant to read this one. I may even try to watch him on TV again soon.

I tend to be a little pessimistic of TV evangelists. I'm just on a different part of my walk or my path than everyone else and that's okay. This is where I'm suppose to be. And you all are exactly where you are suppose to be.
Part One: It's Time to Believe (Amen!)
  1. You're Closer Than You Think!
  2. It's Your Time
  3. Seizing Your God-Given Opportunities
  4. New Seasons of Increase
  5. You are Your Father's Child
Psalm 84:11 says no good thing will God withhold to those who walk uprightly. God will not withhold wisdom, creativity, good breaks, the right connections, strength, joy, or victory. (Excerpt from book page xi.)

Monday, January 04, 2010


I have been scouring the web and magazines I have lying around for ideas. I am ready for my home to be a comfort and reflect the style that I have.

Even though I am tired of all white walls and white kitchens, this speaks to me.

Today is starting out cloudy and cool. A change from yesterday which was sunny and over 75 degrees. Despite having 2 cups of coffee this morning and a shower, I still can't seem to get moving today. I've had a leisure few weeks and should be getting my butt back into gear. I'll take another day. The kids have been coughing and sneezing with little runny noses. Even the baby is coughing now and starting a runny nose. I don't like it when my babies get runny noses. They get fussy because they can't breathe when they're eating. Poor thangs. She's content right now in her infant seat next to me.

I have plans for the next few posts on here. I have a couple of books I will give you a review on, a to-die-for recipe for you to try RIGHT AWAY, and pictures. In the meantime, I am perusing blog roll lists that you ladies have on your sidebars and finding some amazing blogs! Love you gals!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Now I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions. However, I do make goals for each year.
This year, some of the things that I want to get done for this house:
- buy butter crock
- buy salt crock
- window treatments for the downstairs
- paint downstairs
I am a list maker. I will have many lists in my head and a few written down on paper. I am not naturally an organized person so my lists will sometimes get lost. That's okay though. I will either forget about that list entirely or remember it and write it down again. In the case of the first option, I apparently didn't need that list bad enough to begin with so no loss there. In the latter case, I remembered what I needed anyway.
As the southern tradition goes, I am eating my bowl of black-eyed peas and cornbread. Yum. I miss living in Texas. Although, I want to live in Missouri. I've seen pictures of my in-law's family there and it's so pretty there. There are 4 seasons there. Not 3 or even 2, but all 4. Here is southern California, we get only 3 seasons. Fall with a short spring followed by a sweltering summer. And let me say that the fall normally doesn't hit us until January at which point we'll be outside raking up the leaves. This year, we are blessed enough to have fall around November.
I am looking forward to this year. This is going to be a year of change for us. Positive changes. Life altering changes. And I am more than ready for a change. Both physically and deep down in my core. I am looking forward to what 2010 has in store for both myself and my family.
I love y'all and hope the best for you as we enter this new year of 2010!!