Saturday, August 29, 2009

Space Shuttle Discovery

Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of the night launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The night launch is so amazing because it lights up everything for miles and miles and you can see the shuttle for a long time. These are taken from my front yard, so there are some trees in the way for the first few seconds. It launched at 11:59 pm, so that gives you an idea of how lit up the area was! I have lived close to the space center for only two years, so this is just incredible to me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OPAM project for August

Well, I finished a project that has been weighing on me... and it was a simple and quick project, I just had to get motivated! It was a simple pair of curtains for a friend's daughter made from sheets that match her bedding. I know it feels almost like cheating for OPAM, but it is a project, really and I needed to get it done- this is what it's about. I was hoping to do bigger and better, but I am learning that just getting some of these small projects done is very rewarding as well:)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Creative Itch

I have been so busy with getting ready and homeschooling that I haven't been doing any sewing! Yikes! I have a definite creative itch and I can hardly wait to get sewing again. I am hoping that we get into a routine that doesn't require as much of me so that I am able to start sewing again :)

I have been doing a lot of reading for myself as well, at night after the kids go to bed. My son has ADHD and I have been doing a lot of reading on that and related topic (parenting etc.) If anyone has any ideas or tips for coping with the challenges that ADHD presents, do tell!!! I read the best book called "All dogs have ADHD" by Kathy Hoopman. If you have a child or a friend of a child who has ADHD, then you need this book! It helps children to understand themselves and others with ADHD. I got another one by the same author called "All cats have Asperger's" to help my kids understand a little bit more about their cousin and his challenges. It is great too!

I also have a friend who writes fiction and I have been reading her unpublished books. They are really good! I am hoping she will get them published soon!

My DD is taking dance classes (something she was never interested in until now- she's 10). It has been going very well and she is enjoying it a lot. We are looking forward to putting DS in football at the YMCA which will start in another month or so. We are definitely keeping busy :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Books!

When we came home from a meeting tonight, there were boxes at our door! OH YEAH! Some of our textbooks were here :) I was excited (and I know I'm a bit of a nerd), but the thing that took me by surprise was that the kids were excited too! One of them said "It's like having a birthday!" My sentiments exactly! It's the little things, for me... that's how to get out of a funk!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

what to say?

So here I am, knowing that I need to write a new blog post but without a thing to say. I have been feeling kind of down lately. I'm having some health issues and it has zapped my mojo. I need to get it back! How to do that? I am eating healthy and forcing myself to get out of the house. What do YOU do to get out of a funk?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Front Porch Party

Bre at All Along Life's Path is doing a 'Get to know you' type thing. It's a little 'front porch party'. Everyone is supposed to add ten things about themselves. I decided to give it a try to, let me know in the comments if you do it too, I 'd love to read your 10!

1. I love to sleep in... because I'm a night owl!

2. I grew up in a VERY small country town in Colorado, but since then I have visited and lived in so many places and cities. Yet, I still feel like that small town country girl inside :)

3. I am very focused on my kids during this phase of life, but I do look forward to the time when they grow up...

4. I love rocks and fossils! I am a geologist, after all :)

5. I absolutely detest doing dishes. I will do almost anything to delay having to do the dishes...

6. I am a "shoe person" who loves shoes, but am most comfortable being barefoot- go figure!

7. I'm really not much of a TV or movie watcher. I would rather make something - with fabric, yarn or paper :)

8. My favorite scent is pine trees. It reminds me of camping and fishing trips in Colorado and Wyoming when I was a young girl.

9. If someone had told me earlier where/who I would be today, I would have laughed hysterically. But I am pleased with the journey.

10. Currently, I am addicted to Facebook and catching up with old friends!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Random Challenge

I went to Sweeter Living today and saw an awesome random challenge to make a band album cover :) I love my band name: Nealyda (a type of moth). I decided to do it, here is my cover:

Now join in for some fun!

These are the rules:
1 - Click The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to The last phrase of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Click The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover art.
4 - Use photoshop (elements has a free trial) or similar to put it all together. I used Publisher and saved it as a jpeg.
5- Tag some friends to join in

I tag anyone who reads this and would like to try!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

busy busy busy bees

That's us... busy bees... we are trying to get everything in place to start school! We are taking some classes through a homeschool coop and then we are doing some at home. I have finally chosen all of the curricula and am excited to get it all and look through it. It should be a good year.

Here are a couple of pics of the kids fishing with Grandma and Grandpa on our trip :)


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