Friday, July 22, 2011


Have to post this, and then back on vacation.  Placenta still a little low, but go back in a month. 

Don'tcha' just want to smooch him?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vacation Time

I have made a decision today. I have two weeks left before Molly goes back to school.  I have a lot of stuff to do before the baby comes, including help my husband repaint his room.  I am going to spend the next two weeks spending time with Molly and getting my junk organized to make room for another person to live in this house. 

I have also been informed that Artfire no longer has a free account, so my plans for that site are put on hold for now.  I can't afford too much Etsy marketing, so I will put my money making plans on hold for now as well.  When I am by myself for the months of August and September, I will start again.  I know I continue to find excuses to not do what I want, but I am still plugging along.  And everyone deserves a vacation, right?  Frankly, I've just been having a hard time focusing on everything at once.  For now I will focus on my family and home.  The only thing I will be doing is mailing out any orders that I might get, so you can still buy what I already have up.  

I will be back in two weeks.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Oh, Sleeping Beauty!

I went out into the backyard and Sleeping Beauty was all darting out the door, so I was like, fine, I'll bring him back in in a minute.  We do let him out sometimes while we are out there, but then bring him back in. Anyway, I forgot about him.  Completely forgot about him.  That happened yesterday about four thirty or five.  And when my friend came over for dinner with her two year old, I kept thinking it was strange that our friendly cat wasn't out trying to lick the two year old or something.  After my friend left and Molly went to bed we went out to water the garden and that's when I remembered.  I know cats usually come back and I wasn't really worried, but I just wanted him to come back before Molly got out of bed.  It's her cat after all, and I lost him. I kept saying to myself, "Freerange Kitties, Freerange Kitties."

For a couple hours I felt like a very bad mom.  Like the time we forgot to go enroll Molly for Pre-K.  We just totally forgot.  Or like when I was pregnant with Molly, and I let my fish die because I was too busy throwing up and working overtime to clean his bowl out.   So, I felt real bad, and hoped I wouldn't have to tell Molly.

He was hiding in the green beans this morning, but he ran under the neighbor's house.   We had to coax him out.  And then Mike told Molly about it after she got up.  I think she's mad at me.  But she spends a lot of time being mad at me, so you know. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heat Wave

I only wanted to run a couple of errands on Saturday.  I wanted to go to Walmart to get a couple things I forgot at the grocery store and stop at Ross down the street to see if they'd gotten any uniforms in yet since they are significantly cheaper there than Target.  And after that, we were going a little bit farther to the Mediterranean Deli for some pastrami and muenster and hummus. Ross was the first stop on our list and after I found the couple of things I was looking for and stood in line forever behind these idiots who had no ID, we went back outside to walk to the car.  I almost threw up in the Ross parking lot.  I spent a lot of time on our excursion waiting for Molly to get in the car, buckling her seat belt for her since it was so hot and wishing I'd brought more water.  

It wasn't until later when I was watching the news that I found out  that it was 110 degrees that day.  I have no idea what the temperature was yesterday because I slept all day.  They said on the news that the heat is from La Nina, but I am still worried about the global warming thing.   110 degrees!  That's a new one on me, I think.  Our tomatoes can't make tomatoes because it's too hot.  And the green beans aren't producing anything.  The plants all look great, and we water them every night, but they can't produce the seeds. We do have lots of squash and cucumbers.

Molly's voice is especially annoying today.  I can't wait for school to start.  I know I should enjoy this last little bit of time that I have with only her, but, well, it's so damn hot.  I am buckling under the pressure.   What can I do?  I have a compost pile, I try to grow my own vegetables, I try not to drive too much, I watch my electricity usage.  I wash my Ziploc bags!  What more can I do?  I'm not a scientist, I'm not a public official, and since I'm not a Christian, no one would vote for me if I decided to become one.  I wouldn't know where to start anyway.  I think I am rambling now.  I must have a sinus headache in the making.  Yay!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In Order to Move Forward, Sometimes You Have to Complain a Little First

After a month-at least-of 100+ degree temperatures-every single effing day, I think I have had enough!  I can't afford the electric bill, but if I don't keep it turned down than I lapse into narcoleptic like  dozing spells.  I can't swim and get my exercise.  The water is too hot.  I guess I'll have to get my pregnancy yoga dvd out.  Molly's been wanting to do it anyway.  But then, I'll probably have to turn the air down more.  Bastards!  I'm pretty sure I don't have the pregnancy depression though. So that's good, right?

I will be putting this soap and washcloth set on Artfire very soon. 

No, I didn't take this picture.  A friend of Mike's is helping us with Soaped Up! and he has a fancy camera that I am very jealous of.  This particular soap is hand milled with tea tree oil and oatmeal. 

Well, lots of work to catch up on! :0)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Alright then, I know I've been saying this for like three years or so, but I really need to make some money.  I'm going to have to try a bit harder.  I'm sorry,  A WHOLE LOT harder.  :0)    I can't keep sleeping until ten, like I did this morning.  (We did stay up late last night so Molly could see the fire works, though.  And I have been having trouble sleeping, and I am pregnant.)  Do you hear someone making excuses?  I don't either.   

So, I got my Artfire studio up and ready to go today, and I have one whole item up.  It's an item that expired on etsy, and I thought I'd start of with that just for today.  I really do have more plans.  (No, I mean it this time.)  

Here's to a little hard work, initiative, confidence, and a willingness to forget about stupid fears that were taught to you before you were old enough to know better.  In fact, I have a quote from Dr. Phil's Life Strategies.  I hope it inspires you as much as it did me yesterday.  

       "You don't have the right to hide behind fear.  You don't have the right to waste your gifts."

For more Dr. Phil insights, check out his website.

So, I'm saying to all who need to hear:  NO MORE HIDING!  I know I need to tell myself.  :0)

Friday, July 1, 2011

It's the Heat!

What a waste this week has been in lots of ways.  And it seemed to last forever!  (Don't you hate people who use exclamation points?)    I got a little bit of what I want done, but just not enough.  And Molly is always lurking around waiting to attack with a hug for the baby, which was cute the first 50 times.  I think for the holiday weekend I will hide in the closet and make Mike bring me food. Lots of food. And homemade frappaccinos.  I'm sure Molly and the cats will find a way to get in with me.  If only she would let me leave her somewhere for a couple hours, but she's "afraid to do that now."  I'm not sure how to handle that.  Right now I'm allowing her space to figure it out for herself, but Jeebus!  It's summer and I have another month to go! (Stupid exclamation points!)  Anyway, hopefully the heat wave will be over soon.  I was walking through the parking lot at the grocery store yesterday and I thought, why did I want to do this now-in the hottest part of the 100+ degree day? 
I'm so thirsty! 

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend everyone!