Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The 90 + degree weather is sticking around... for awhile. Rather than complain, I am rejoicing:
- In the morning, we eat our Cheerios and granola outside before it gets hot.
- Our plants - container and raised beds are content. We're watering at night. Peas are growing strong. Hoping to see cukes later this week.
- Speaking of grass, the new grass is a coming
- Although our car is in the shop, it is nice to be stuck and home where can make raspberry jam and fruit leather.
- Laundry on the line
- Crock pot dinners
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
my family by viv
Originally uploaded by I am Old Lib
We are good.
Camera is broke. New one ordered for arrival this week. We've been taking 'imaginary' pictures.
- cherries in the trees we were picking
- whale at the Museum of natural History
- Daddy's breakfast in bed
- the neighborhood home & garden tour
Lots to love.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Lots of hugs and tears (mom's, of course).
O has had wonderful teachers this year. Our friend is the author of this beautiful and sweet story - Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo by E.S. Redmond. It's really darling.
She wrote his teacher a nice note, from O.
And one from her.
More tears (from mom).
Look out summer vacation! Here we come.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
In the evenings, I find I am too tired to focus on sewing especially if it is starting a new project. So, I go to my knitting. I embarrassed to say that my current project has been on my needles for over a year. 1) it is wool and 2) fair isle technique. It is for my husband - that alone should be motivation enough. but, it's not.
I am craving some summery knitting. Since I'm on a craft buying freeze, I am off to the stash to see if I have some for: Que Sera from Knitty.
Friday, June 4, 2010
As a working mom (inside and outside our lovely home) of two young, wild and innocent children, I sometimes lose sight of me. And it is scary. I crave the creative and am always dabbling in many half begun projects. I love sewing and knitting but sometimes find that I am in love with crafting than the 'doing'.
Blog-land has been great for inspiration and reference especially since I have a small number of friends who craft in town. As much as I love blogs, I find myself immersing myself in other blogs and getting completely lost and overwhelmed. The sum total of blogs I peek into intimidate me. It's almost like I've shown up to a contest and I am not qualified, just interested. Not always a positive experience. I since wonderful things people are creating and I get frustrated with myself for not figuring our how to balance, work, home, and craft. I have aspirations for creating pieces to sell on etsy. How do I act in confidence that I have good eye and I am full of passion? it's proving hard to verbalize. Maybe I should just start doing.
There are so many chapters to reference in the Happiness Project. I am starting with 'Being Elizabeth'. I need to be acceptable of who I am and my abilities. It is one thing to be inspired by others work, it is another thing to weigh me down and erase my confidence. I am finding that I am different and can't compare to anyone. I am trying, ever so hard, in every component of my life to be better and to be me.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Based on my selections, I am: '49% extrovert and 51% introvert.' I cradle that line all the time. The top components of my personality: 'Well thought, Attuned to others, Decision-maker'.
I'll just hit pause for a bit.