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Posted by Jeanette at 11:16 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Procrastinating: Packing! The thought of packing this house overwhelms me like you would not believe. I just can’t face it even though I know I am going to sincerely regret not getting a head start when moving time comes. And by some rotten streak of luck, they decided to re-carpet our school so I get to pack my house, and my office at the same time. Oh JOY!
Wanting: A vacation. Not a Bryan style vacation where it’s RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN, but a vacation where I sit on a beach chair and stare at waves and contemplate internal peace for a week.
Wearing: Pajama pants and a sweatshirt. Hey, it’s cold down here!
Relieved by: My children’s school situation for next year is settled. They will not have to go to “Gangland”Jr. High, they will be going to the brand new Jr. High with ME =0)
Stressing about: New jobs, and new houses, and moving, and the lump in my throat that may be something REALLY bad and getting it tested and finding out what it really is.
Missing: My Grandpas. I spent the day with both of my Grandma’s yesterday and I just really miss my grandpas sometimes.
Addicted to: Flow! Such a fun game, it helps me unwind.
Trying: To remember that all of these changes are GOOD changes and not something to freak out over.
Needing: about 20 clones of myself to pack my house =0P
Annoyed by: Teenage boy hormones, if they aren’t in a rage, they are sobbing. The Lord must think I have eternal patience to give me three pubescent boys at the same time!
Feeling guilty about: The banana cream pie I had for breakfast this morning, and the fact that it’s Fast Sunday *Sigh* I ‘m a stress eater, what can I say.
Thankful for: My husband, he loves me even when I get crazy and freak out about little non-essential things. He grounds me, brings me back to earth. I don’t know what I would do without him.
Enjoying: The fog, I love fog!
Suffering from: apathy
Loving: Going to school every morning and playing in the band with my twins.
Proud of myself for: Making big choices and handling stressful things without having a panic attack. This month has been a doozy and not a single Xanax has been taken! My therapist would be proud (If I was still speaking to her!)
Posted by Jeanette at 10:16 AM
Monday, January 14, 2013
I know you all hate it, but for the two or three of you who comment consistently, I had to turn word verification back on. I was getting, literally 30-40 spam comments a day. Most of them I kept from actually posting to the blog since I know y'all don't need Mexican Viagra, but if you do... let me know, I can hook you up *eye roll*. Anyway... I still had a few slipping through and on top of that, it was flooding my email, which was really no fun.
I know my blog has been a little dead lately. I have been dealing with multiple illnesses. Nothing major, just bad bad cold followed by stomach bug so I have been out of commission for the last couple of weeks, and other than that have been busy working on new house stuff. I will try to get some pictures and an update up for you soon.
In the meantime, I hope your New Year is treating you well.
I have decided to buck the trend this year and NOT set myself up for failure. I chose a word last year and I don't think I did a single thing, although my year was quite awesome =0)
I set resolutions and never fulfill them and then hate myself for being a failure.
So this year I'm just going to live. I am not going to try to shoebox myself into an ideal or a goal that is unrealistic and something I am doomed to fail from the get go. I'm just going to relax and enjoy.
However, if you have set resolutions, I wish you the best of luck =0)
Posted by Jeanette at 9:46 AM
Friday, November 9, 2012
As the reality of moving gets closer and closer I can no longer be in denial. I WILL have to move all this junk.
I look around my house and I am overwhelmed by the sheer size of it all, we have an enormous amount of CRAP crammed into this little house! I spend time on pintrest looking at all these beautiful homes that are tidy and put together and then I turn around and look at my own house which is closer to an episode of hoarders and my brain just shuts down.
Do I need all this crap? No! Can I force myself to let it go? No =0( I just can't get past the "What if I need it at the new house?" mind block.
Or the "It cost money, it would be such a waste."
The biggest area of concern is my sewing/craft room. I have SO! MUCH! STUFF! in this room. I really need to start packing. I need to start purging in massive quantities, but I pull out fabric and even though I don't really like it, I invent some excuse for why I can't possibly get rid of it. It's a sickness I tell you, I need an intervention! If I wasn't so ashamed of myself and this pigsty I would beg someone to come help me.
I don't know what to do. My mind just closes down completely every time I try to think about it. I feel that tingling sensation that precedes a panic attack so I divert and stop thinking about it.
I'm going to be in BIG trouble!
Posted by Jeanette at 8:43 AM
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sorry, I know I've gone missing again.
My poor old dinosaur of a computer finally gave up and died on me. The good news is, I got a new computer right away (We had been expecting this), the bad news is that my photo program that I have used for the last 15 years to edit, resize etc my photos is not compatible with my new operating system and it's so old that they don't make patches for it anymore *Sigh*
I am a wee bit overwhelmed at the idea of using a new photo editing program. And even more overwhelmed at the idea of paying for it *Ugh*! I guess it's time to break down and join the modern world with photo shop. I just really hate the idea of starting all over.
So, until I get a new program, pictures around here will be scarce, despite the fact that I'm sewing up a storm =0) I joined a TON of swaps and have lots of projects to share if I can ever make them small enough to upload to the blog.
Posted by Jeanette at 7:25 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
So, I needed a break from quilting and wanted to try something fun.
These are super simple, and fast! They are really fun to make. Go make some! I think I need to make some more.
You can find the free pattern here... Vintage Pot Holder Crochet Pattern and if you decide to make some, please take a moment and let the creator of this pattern know that you liked it, and that you appreciate her sharing it with us free of charge =0)
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I had so much fun making my little Great Granny Square quilt, you should try them!
I was cleaning off my sewing table at the end of a project and came across a little pile of scraps left over from my blocks and thought "Hmmm, I am sick to death of looking at my mug rug at work, maybe I should make a new one." So I did.
All made from scraps left over from my quilt. It went together really fast because everything was already cut out, and I love it =0) It's been so long since I made something for ME and now I have made a mug rug, a mini quilt, and have another mini quilt in progress. I should get booted from swaps more often LOL
Also, I turned off the word verifications on my comments form. I hate them too! As long as there is no spam I will leave them off. I know I have tried to comment on other's blogs in the past and been so frustrated with their word verifications that I end up just leaving rather than leaving a comment. So I understand. I hope it takes a good long time for the spammers to find me again.