Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Plans

As the end of the school year grows near. My son asked, "What are we doing for vacation this year?" I thought, "hmmm, that's a good question". I think about a vacation often, but haven't really put a plan together for this summer. Last summer we went to Disney World and Universal Studios. Had a great time.

This year will be different in so many ways. I feel I have to make it extra special as he always looks forward to vacation time. I do too. I want him to be just as happy as he was last year. I asked him, "what are some of the things you would like to do and where would you like to go?" He wants to go back to Hawaii. After explaining we won't visit Hawaii again for a very long time we came up with the following list:
  1. Great Wolf Lodge
  2. Kings Dominion
  3. Hershey Park
  4. Texas (I don't know why he chose this)
  5. Miami (my choice)
  6. VA Beach

Most of the choices are doable. So, from the looks of it...we're going to have a pretty good summer. What's your summer vacation plans?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Update: Mother's Day Gift To Mom & God-Mother

I never posted pictures of the gift I made for my mother and god-mother. Both are cancer surviors and attempt to eat healthier now. I am fortunate to have them. I wanted to give them something they would use. I didn't want to give flowers this year. I have given jewelry, clothing in the past, but I just wasn't feeling any of those items. As my mother is retired now, clothing is not on the top of her list anymore. What I thought was perfect for them both...ending up

exactly what my mom wanted. An Indoor HERB GARDEN. My god-mother's is more of a kit to create her own herb garden. The kit includes a pale, gloves, soil, seed packages, marker labels and plant food.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Sewing Project 1- B5210

I decided on what my first sewing project for Spring/Summer will be. I was over a girlfriends house and she showed me a dress that she had just brought and it really looked nice on her. Since, I need to add a few dresses to my wardrobe. I used her dress as my inspiration for this project

I chose this dress, view B, as my first project. I am in the process of cutting the pattern out. I will post progress on it and the finish product.

Mother's Day, I was sick as a dog (why do people say that...where did that saying come from?) Anyway, I was waiting to post one of my mother's day gift to my mom as I didn't want to spoil the surprise if she decided to read my blog. I am going to post pictures later. I made one for my God-mother as well, but hers is a little different. You'll see.

I signed up today for the 29 Days Giving Challenge. I decided I'll start on Monday, May 19 to give me a chance to think about some of the things I would like to do. I'm looking forward to it. I'm a giving person, but this will be a little different as I must document my giving and it should be 29 Days straight...that's my challenge. Per the rules, you can give anything...time, money, a listening ear etc. Check the site out and signup!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

There's NEVER Enough Time In The Day...

to do what you really need and want to do!

A girl friend sent me a book that she wanted me to read. She sent it to me around the third week in April. Of course, when the book arrived, I read about two you think I've picked the book up again. Sure, I have to pick it up to move it from one end of the table to another. It's so bad, that I would like to tell you the title of the book, but I haven't read it since I received it that I can't recall the name of it.

Another girlfriend told me about a sale on flowers, that I ran out and purchased you think I've had time to plant them. I put a little water on them every so often so they will remain living in hopes of planting them one day soon.

That little problem with my back, well, the old mattress and boxspring are leaning against a wall in my home because I haven't called bulk trash to schedule a pickup date. Ugh! It's not enough time in the day to do all these things I need and would like to do.

I've decided, I need a schedule. I need to schedule every little thing I do. I did this once and I got alot done. So, tonight [I am...really!] going to schedule 7 things to do and let's see if I get them done.

What about you? Do you need a schedule? How do you get the things you need to do...DONE?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Update: My Back Is Fine Now

I had to let go of that old was killing me!
I removed the old and replaced with a new and I'm feeling fine.
Just wanted to provide that update.

Chow for now!

The First Haircut

Do you remember your child's first haircut? I remember my child's first haircut. I wanted to cry. This article reminded me of that day. Being a single parent, I took my child for that first haircut. He was one years old. My child wouldn't get in the chair by himself, so, I had to sit in the chair and hold him in my lap. I don't think it hurt, but big raindrop tears where falling from his face. I remember saying, "it's okay". I think he was frighten of the buzzing noise from the clippers. The barber was very patient. The men waiting to get their hair cut offered encouragement and took pictures while I was holding my son.

I still have a lock of his hair and pictures which I've decided I am going to create a scrapbook page to save the memory.

If you get a chance, read the article and share with me your experience.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My back is killing me!

I was in so much pain yesterday. I didn't do a thing. Initially, I thought I'd slept wrong, but today I'm still in pain. I've never experienced any problems with my back before, which leads me to think it's the mattress. The tag on my mattress states it's good for 10 years...well, I've had mine, well over ten years. I plan to get one quick, fast and in a hurry. This is the worst pain. NEVER do I want to experience back pain again. This has been a lesson learned. I will be certain to keep track of the years of usage on my other items and the new mattress as well.

My child has been a me messages all day long. I'm tempted to lay on the floor and let the little one walk on my back. I'm scared the walking may turn into jumping!

Wish me luck!

Friday, May 2, 2008


I've been gone longer than I anticipated. I fell into a little depression and was having a tough time shaking it off. I knew I had to get myself together for the sake of my child. I've been reading other blogs and it actually helped me come to speak. I miss my grandmother (probably always will) and I miss my son's father (the good, the bad and the ugly), but as I always say "all things happen for a reason, not by chance". I know God will see me through it all. Okay, moving on before I get depressed again.

Most of my friends and family know I'm a crafty person. One day, I was searching blogs and came across some blogs that I absolutely love! The first I came across was HomemadebyJill. She makes wonderful items. She makes adorable sock animals and the cutiest onesie cookies. Those items are on my list to make. I'm even going to attempt to make a scherenschittes! Jill is taking a break, so I searched for other crafty blogs and stumbled on Real Life: Live & Unscripted . LOVE Adrienne's blog. It's about the things I enjoy doing...sewing, photography and scrapbooking...All in One! She also knits , I crochet...who knows I may be adding knitting to my list of crafty things to do.

If you get a chance, stop past both blogs and tell me what you think. Also, if you know of other crafty blogs along the lines of those I've listed tell me about them and I'll take a visit.