Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Chocolate Bar

Here is the latest soap addition to my etsy shop.  Enjoy!  It leaves the lingering smell of chocolate on all your body parts.  

Monday, June 20, 2011

Moving On Up!

Good news first.  The baby's placenta has moved away from the cervix and will likely continue to do so resulting in no C-section.  Yay!  Good news for Father's Day this weekend.  :0)  I think we have also decided on Linus for the first name.   I'm planning on getting some blue fleece to make a blanket with so he can carry it around with him.  We still don't know about a middle name, but I thought Peach might be fun.  Teehee!

More good news.  I am now on flickr. (Username is knittingbyheather.)  I hope you have also noticed my Twitter button.  Hopefully I did that right.  I'm going to try and think up something clever to post on Twitter at some point.  Something about Wieners maybe?  No, I'm sure that's been done to death.  I have also signed up for Artfire finally.  I haven't posted anything up, but I do have plans for the week.  I will write a post about it soon.  

Here's a picture of a blanket that I did make for my boy already.  Somehow the picture came out a bit crooked.  I don't have time to be a perfectionist though!  :0)

 It's my first blanket with batting.  I did strings because I don't have the patience to actually learn how to quilt right now.  Or the time.  Maybe when Linus goes to school.  :0)

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Link

I was reading a post about emotional abuse and too many things rang true for me.  
This one was especially haunting:

Denying – denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.

How can I continue a relationship with a person who would act this way towards me?  How can I allow or encourage my five year old to have a relationship with someone who would act this way towards me, and most likely her?   How can I allow this to continue?  The one person I wish I could ask these questions, will never understand what I'm saying and will never be able to answer them. 

Food for thought for the weekend I guess. 


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sewing Lesson

Molly had her first sewing lesson on Monday.  This is the pillow for her baby brother.  (Sniff, sniff.)

Whenever she gets her picture taken she has to show off her tooth hole.  :0)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I took a few pictures of the garden yesterday. It's amazing what a few plants can do when they aren't pummeled by huge hail stones for five minutes or however long.  We are having to water a lot though. 

I had a hard time sleeping last night and Molly and I went swimming.  It looks like nap time might be immanent.    


Monday, June 6, 2011

Nothing Exciting

First week of summer vacation, and I'm flat broke anyway. I told Molly this morning I was going to make her to do chores all day.  :0)  She's actually watching a Maisy dvd from the library right now.  Her father keeps taking her to the library on Saturdays, so I don't know if we'll go that  much.  Although I'd like to get her signed up for the summer reading program.  

I find out on the 17th if I still have the placenta previa business. I was trying to go to sleep the other night, and I realized that I don't want to have a C-section.  I could even picture the scalpel slicing me open.  (Shiver.)  Then I realized I don't think they use the scalpel anymore, although I'm not sure what it is they do use.  Anyway, I'm bothered by it.  Nothing I can really do now.  Hope for the  best, I guess. :0)

Molly and I did get a couple remnants at Hancock's so she could make a pillow for her doll.  She wanted to make one for the baby too.  She pointed to the fabric at the register and told the cashier, "That's for my baby brother!"  Too cute.  As unhappy as she has been about the gender of her new sibling, she told me the other day after she'd decorated my belly with stickers that she loved him.  She sings to him a lot too.

The garden is doing very well.  I'll get pictures up this week.  We are going to have so much squash.  And hopefully lots of corn and green beans.  

To do list, here I come!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pre-K Graduation

That's right, Molly "graduated" from Pre-K today. I got a little misty in my eyes, but it's probably because I'm pregnant.  Molly got a reading award, a math award, a citizenship award, and outstanding attendance award.  Of course, I didn't get any good pictures.  :0(  I did try.  I suck. 

And I have to mention, the three Hispanic ladies sitting behind us yapping away in Spanish during the whole thing.  It was very distracting.  (And I use the term yapping to describe their voices, not because I think all Spanish is yapping.)  It was very tempting to turn around and give them a dirty look, but I just couldn't go all the way with it.  We did finally get up and move, but they paid us no mind and kept on yapping. I guess every graduation has at least one.  :0)

I must do some dishes and get dinner started.  So much to do, so distractable. 

Yay for Kindergarten!