Monday, July 31, 2006

Curtain rods

When did curtain rods become a toy?? Ds has been occupying himself, playing with curtain rods, for the past 40 minutes. (I know what you're probably all thinking....she's letting him play with curtain rods? He's going to poke his eyes out!) I've tried taking them away, several times actually, but I've given up! He goes in the attic & takes them out and then they become part of his arsenal to battle evil enemies. Just why do I buy toys anyway? He doesn't even play with his toys for this long.

NOTE TO SANTA: No need to spend lots of money on toys, apparently, curtain rods are as good as any toy for a boy with an imagination!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The beach

Dh & I took the kids to the beach today. We're not exactly your beach-lovin', sun-worshippin' kind of people, but we had lots of fun anyway.
As I stood in the water, glancing around at the sights, I realized something...all are created equal at the beach. No matter how terrible you feel about yourself, no matter how bad you look or think you look, no matter how fat, no matter how short, whether you have big hips, a fat belly, saddle bags, love handles, pasty white skin, you name one seems to care! As a matter of fact, I find that there are always at least 10 people who look waaaaaaaaay worse than you! How is this possible??? You can be 50 pounds overweight, with a swimsuit 3 sizes too small and no one really stares, it's just par for the course. I guess true beach goers have seen it all...nothing shocks them. I started out feeling self-concious at the beach, but by the end of the day, all fear had been shed. I felt liberated, even invigorated! Now if only the rest of the world could see through the same eyes...

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Button Love

Last night I had an epiphany. I decided that I love buttons and I'm going to start using them more often!! Why have I overlooked the button for so long? I did believe that the button had fallen out of popularity, I'm always getting caught in that trap (not popular=I can't use it). Whenever I see a LO in an idea book or gallery that has used buttons, years ago or even still today, I'm attracted to it. What is my fascination with the button? I guess the roundness, the huge array of colors and sometimes even patterns, the simplicity, although they can be quite fancy sometimes...all in all, the button is a nice accent in a non-obtrusive way. Today, I will officially begin scouring all avenues for buying attractive buttons...that's my mission. The button shall no longer take a back seat to other embellishements! All hail to the button!!

Thursday, July 6, 2006


Here I am at 8:59 in the morning, childless, and ready to spend the day scrapping!!!! I can't remember the last time this happened. The house is clean and the laundry is washing. Dh is working, dd & ds spent last night at my brother's house and they'll be there all day playing with my niece. I have this day all to myself and I can not believe it!!!! (The pessimist in me keeps thinking something will go wrong...maybe I'll lose my mojo??? ) So I am off, to enjoy the day, crank the tunes, scrap away........that is until I have to go to work at 4:00!

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