Thursday, February 25, 2010

pretty scarf

I finished a weaving project today. It turned out nicer looking than I thought it was going to be.
Next project will be silk!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

best of friends, worst of enemies

My two youngest can be sweet friends and playmates and they can be fighting enemies - all in the same minute. Here they are looking out the window together. This is a sweet picture of them together, resting side-by-side, and probably watching a movie together.
I love it when they are sweet and friends. I wish all their moments together were like this, but knowing that they are not always so sweet, so I try to capture the moments when they are.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Sickness has invaded our house. It hasn't been fun. I spent two days this past week in kind of a delirious daze. Let me tell you, it wasn't pretty. I'm on the mend and most everyone else seems to be too. This is good, but I'm wondering why we have been so sick and why for a month have we not been able to get over it.

I think this week I'm going to do some serious deep cleaning. I'm pulling out the carpet cleaner and I'm going to clean the cushions on the couch, all the mattresses, the rocking chair and perhaps it is time to replace some of the small floor rugs. In this part of New Mexico, the weather is quite nice and I heard that the temps could reach 70 this coming week! I plan on opening up doors and windows during the hottest part of the day and see if I can air the place out a bit.

Because I was sick this week, meals were whatever. It's time to start cooking again. I need to plan ahead on these things. I know that if I don't, come 5 pm, I just end up making pancakes or eggs as a quick meal.

My weaving is not going like I want it too and I don't understand why. I really need a teacher to help me through a few problems I'm having. I'm following the patterns and using the types of yarn they suggest, but it just doesn't look right. I'm upset by this, but I'll continue to press on. I'm also terribly slow. If I can pick up speed, it would be better. Practice, practice, practice!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Goings on

I've had no odd dreams lately. You are spared my strange dream theme.

The kids are off from school today, so there is lots of playing, mess making, and it is noisy! I'm glad they are happy.

Hubby's home today because he is sick. No fun for him, but Peanut loves having daddy around. He is holding her through her morning nap, giving me time to work on projects. I'm getting ready to weave! I've got some beautiful thread and I can't wait to use it. I've got my warping board out and I'll be threading the loom today. I hope by tomorrow morning, I'll be able to start weaving.

My sweet little Peanut has turned into a TV addict. She loves to watch her DVDs. We recently acquired a Blue's Clues on DVD from a thrift shop. She loves Blue's Clues. When she is done watching one show (which could happen anytime during the course of a movie) she switches discs and starts up a new one. We might start with Blue's Clues, and move to Angelina Ballerina, then we go to Baby Einstein, back to Blue's Clues, then Tom and Jerry and on and on until I put it all to a stop. I've had to take a bunch of movies and hide them. If I were to let her, she and my youngest son would watch movies all day long. We will be having a lot of movie-free time this week.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Great idea!

I had the greatest idea during the night!

I need to get a grocery cart for my house! My entire house is tiled floor. I could just push my cart around the house, picking up things, putting them in the basket, taking them to different rooms and dropping them off.

It would be great for laundry! Just think how easy it would be to throw all the clothes from the dryer into the basket, and after folding them all, I could load it all back into the basket to take them to the different rooms.

Bringing in the groceries from the van would be so easy! I could do it all in one trip. That would be especially nice on those days I go to Sam's Club.

I could even fit Peanut into the basket and push her around the house with me while I do stuff.
I think that would be FANTASTIC! Now, where can I buy a grocery cart?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

continuing the dream theme

I have, over the last few years, dreamt of a house. I can say right now, I've never been in this house, but I dream about the same one over and over. It's an interesting house and I like it, but it's always messy. (No need to wonder where the idea of a messy house comes from. lol) I wish I was an artist so I could draw this house and it's rooms, but I'm not. Instead it lives on in my mind.

In the latest house dream, there was a huge pond behind the house that a second or third story window over looked. The pond was amazing. It was a perfect aqua blue, like a thermal pool in Yellowstone National Park. My pond wasn't thermal. It had an eerie feeling, but it was absolutely gorgeous! Certainly a beautiful sight to admire from a second or third story window.

In other news, Peanut had a wonderful week last week. She was just a sweet, wonderful, curious little girl. She made her share of messes, but there wasn't much fighting or screaming. Yesterday she was back to her normal ways. Oh well, the sweetness was nice while it lasted.

Over the weekend, Peanut became enchanted with Hannah Montana, or "Tanna Tanna" as Peanut calls it. I'm not sure why. Is it because the show is about girls and girl stuff? Is it the way they wear cute clothes? Is it the physical almost slap-stick humor? I can't figure out what attracts her so to a show that is meant for older girls. She actually doesn't watch much of the show, but she likes to have it on and when the show ends (we have a few episodes on DVD) she calls out for Tanna Tanna to be turned back on and knowing how to run the DVD player, she will usually turn it back on herself. I don't understand, but it's funny and super cute to hear her say "Tanna Tanna."

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Dream update

Last night I dreamt about being in a craft store, looking for yarn to weave. (Not unusual, I've been researching yard online) but then an armadillo wandered into the store!

What does an armadillo mean in dreams?

I wonder what dreams are in store for me tonight??

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Strange Dreams

A few days ago I watched some Beverly Hillbillies reruns. What a fun show! Well, that night, I dreamt about the Beverly Hillbillies. It was funny and I wouldn't have minded the dream except we were counting everything. We counted chickens, we counted eggs, we counted, counted, counted. I was annoyed! I didn't want to count anymore, but every time I woke up and tried to go back to sleep, there I was with Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Ellie Mae, counting!

Two nights ago I dreamt about tornadoes. These dreams are fairly common. I've dreamt about tornadoes since I was a kid. This time, we were running from it. RUNNING! We ran for miles and miles down a country road as the tornado swept the country side. Finally we reached safety and do you know who was there? The prophet Jacob from the Bible! I don't know what he was doing there, but he was sitting on a rug, under a canopy, talking. We were very tired and no one felt like walking all the way back home, so I told everyone to wait and I would walk back and get a car to take everyone home. I walk for a long time and finally had to get on a train. The dream changed at that point and I never made it home or picked up the others. I guess they are still sitting there with Jacob, listening to him talk.

If I dreamt last night, I don't remember it. I was woken up way to many times with sick kids. Three of the five are sick today. Oh well. Dreams are strange. I've never had a dream where I believed it predicted my future. I've dreamt about babies, lots and lots of babies, but none of them were mine or ever joined our family. I've dreamt about tornadoes, and while I have been in a couple of tornadoes, none of them were preceded by a dream. So, my dreams are just strange stories my brain sticks together. Thank goodness!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Change is constant

There is always change going on.

Some change I embrace.
Some change I do my best to run from.
Some change is so small I don't really notice.
Some change takes time for me to appreciate.
Some change is for the better.
Some change is for the worse.

Over all, I like change. Usually I like it better, however, when I have some control over it. Don't we all? Some times it seems that things never change, and I guess for some things, that is true.

Why the thoughts on change? No reason. Right now in life, things are pretty consistent, and I like that too. I know that we have to get up and do certain things, my kids have homework every evening, my one year old is going to make some kind of mess each day, there is always more laundry to fold. Constant.

Do I know that change is coming? Of course! If change never occured, life would be very dull. Do I know what change is coming and when? Nope. For now, things are good and I'm not looking for change.

Is this getting quite dull and monotonous? Yes

Time for a change! (Sorry, I couldn't resist)

I've been enjoying the public library's audio book collection lately. I found a series I've been loving. There are many books in the series. Unfortunately, the library only carries about 8-10 of the books on CD. I've listen to them all (except one and it's checked out). What am I going to do? I might have to start reading again.

The audio books are fabulous for riding in the car, or for putting in the CD player at home to listen to while I weave. It's been great fun.