Monday, June 25, 2007

getting ready...

...for my party this evening
here's a mini-book i designed, that i'm hoping to take some orders for. :-)
It will come with pretty much everything you need to make the same or a similar book.

Here's what the kit looks like. It even includes the acrylic stamp and a bottle of paint. :-)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I am needing to take a nap--so this will be totally random

I'm tired today. And Autumn just now went down for the nap she usually takes at 1:30 or 2:00. (She's been putting her babies down for naps all over the living room on couch cushions she's pulled on to the floor for the last two hours.)

It was 103 out when we went to run errands this morning and that's without the humidity added in. It's just too stinking hot outside to move. I even closed all the shades on the windows to keep it cool in here and the AC hasn't stopped running all day.

Read Sharon McCrumb's Once Around The Track. Yeah, I read a book about NASCAR, totally by accident. LOL. Still not interested in NASCAR one bit, but it was an intereresting book. I picked it up without even looking to see what it was about. I like her brainless mysteries and the ghost stories, never had any thought it would be about NASCAR. Still managed to read the whole thing, which is really saying something. I think I've read a total of about 4 books in the past year. Amazing how having a kid makes it so hard to read anymore.

brb--i'm thirsty. love Dasani. specially when there are three cases sitting in the breezeway. :-)

Ummmm...watched Deja Vu finally and really enjoyed it...seriously had me holding my breath a couple of times--lol. yeah, pathetic.

Made the first cut for a design team I'm trying to get on. Keep your fingers crossed for me, k? I'd really like to get on this one. :-)

Look for my first pub out this next month! :-) We deposited the check today. Yay! And I've already bought paint with it for our room. Just have to find the time to move all the furniture.

I've been drooling over this tv armoire at Hobby Lobby. Well, it's marked down now from $600 to $359. I'm drooling even more. Stopped by again today to drool. I want it. Our tv is on a teeny tiny desk right now and it's ugly.
MW party on Monday evening. Not ready. But have to get there soon. Hoping if I manage to get a nap in today I can pack up tonight. We'll see.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Today needs to get better...

It's been pretty frustrating so far. I got up and skipped all the routine things in order to make it to a local (as in 35 mins away) farmer's market this morning and get some good local produce. Well, there was one guy selling cabbage (and nothing but cabbage) and one guy with just a few things. I bought some overpriced tomatoes. It was really disappointing...

I get home and there's a package waiting for me. It's the next to last shipment of things I had to buy online for next weeks party. And it's taken about 2 weeks to get here. Very small order--and they shipped the wrong stuff!!!! ARGH! There it is, clearly written correctly on the invoice, with the wrong item in the box. And the party is next week! And I needed to have all this stuff cut, organized, and packed in kits before then!!! Since this didn't get sent out for a week last time I ordered what are the chances it will even get here before the party? I'm thinking pretty much non-existent.

And then I notice that the bag of clothes I left on the front steps is still there. The bag of clothes that I listed on Freecycle and had 8 responses for overnight. I had decided to give it to the lady who emailed twice saying how badly her daughter needed clothes and that she could pick up immediately. I check my email when I go inside and it turns out that she has to get a ride here to pick up and doesn't know if she can make it today. So there it sits on the front steps--the ugly garbage bag full of clothes.

I'm thinking about just restarting the day. I think when I put Autumn down for her nap, I'll lay down for a few minutes too. And then get up take a shower and just pretend this morning didn't happen.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Dictionary of Autumn-ese

Just a few I can think of off the top of my head...

arf-arf = dog
gitty = cat
ticky-ticky = tickle
e-in = airplane
uck=truck, duck, or yuck depending on the situation
ock= rock or sock
ainain = raisin
ba-ba= cup, juicebox, water bottle, etc.
osh-osh= rhinoceros
deeshee = baby
up-da = up, down
dutton= belly button
mous= mouth
eas = ears
oush =nose
ice = slide
stink or yuck = messy diaper
boom=a sonic boom, something falling, a pillow
nana-nana-nana...= banana (this goes on until she gets one)
eesh = cheese
duck=anything with a beak or bill

She will use all of these in sentences too.
For example, if she sees Reagan's dog food: "Dat arf-arf numma-numma!!"
Or, pointing at the sky: "Moo!!! See moo??"
Or, going to bed: "night-night Deeshee, night-night fish, bye-bye ight"


We stopped in at the local coffee shop tonight. It was nice. We haven't been in a while. Good lattes. (As long as the right person makes it!)

(I've been a horrible hypocrite and have been going to Starbucks occasionally. Why? Because it has a drive-thru mostly. It's just such a pain when I'm by myself, to get Autumn out of her seat and keep track of her in the shop. Ok, so it's because I'm lazy. But that's all off topic.)

Anyway. It's funny, because as soon as we go in Autumn runs over to the couches and the bookshelf, which has several bins of toys. She pulls out the crayons and coloring books, a counting book, and her favorite magnetic doodling thing. She loves this place. She grabs the magnetic pen and scribbles something. Then she pulls the lever to erase it and says, "bye-bye."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Everyday Photo Shoot

I recently saw a "one minute photo shoot" on another blog and decided to do my own take on it. Just a few minutes with the camera to take some close ups. This is the everyday Autumn. Her hair's a mess, she's making funny faces. Nothing fancy, but I love them.

little political animal

I got so many pictures of her at the Goddard announcement rally, here are just a few.
(Matt miraculously had the day off.)

And yeah, she ended up going home with all of those balloons...


the B&BW sparkling peach hand soap makes me feel like eating my fingers it smells so good.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


As much as I hate them, I love them. They're a pain, but they make things easy. Contradictions, but they're not. ;-)

(Amazing how much easier it is to keep up with laundry when you MAKE yourself start one load every morning.)

TV Time

I think Autumn made the news either in a real shot or in the background on every local station today. We were at the announcement rally for Rick Goddard and really, she was so cute not a camera could resist her. ;-)

Here's one with a quick shot of her with her grandpa:

Right now...

Autumn is "reading" aloud to herself in the rocker.

Opens "Are You My Mother?"
Reads "ducks, ducks, ducks, ducks"
Closes book
Drops it on the floor

Notices "Go Dogs Go"
Picks it up
Reads "arf-arfs, arf-arfs, arf-arfs......"

Monday, June 04, 2007

My Little Gardener

She really loves to garden and she's getting pretty good at helping dig holes for plants...

Of course, I didn't have the camera out until after she had pulled out one piggy tail all the way and one most of the way. Messy girl. :-)


We got some rain. It's been a LONG time coming...

There is still no grass on the baked lawns in our town, but at least it doesn't go crunch, crunch when you walk on it at the moment. :-)