Archive for August, 2007

yesterday vs. today

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Yesterday was not a good day. There were sewing frustrations, class frustrations and child frustrations. I needed yesterday to end not around 10:00am because that’s when it started going downhill. I broke not one, but two sewing needles in a matter of 5 minutes and had to go out into the blistering heat to buy […]

Things I’ve learned recently

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

If sewing with white polyester that is prone to lint and strings, perhaps a black knit top is not the thing to wear while sewing.

If you are anxiously awaiting a purchase hoping it will fix a problem, chances are it will make things worse. In other words, my ruffler eats tulle.
It is very hard to […]


Monday, August 27th, 2007

We spent most of this weekend working on house stuff. We basically emptied the living room of all but the home theatre and two bookcases. We took down the last wall of paneling and Chris did the first sanding on the wall. He’ll make a purcahse at work this week for the next step. So […]

new books

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The kids and I went to Barnes and Noble today so Tabitha could turn in her reading forms and get her free books. She did two forms, which is the maximum, for a total of 16 books. Now, some of the books were easy-breezy like her High School Musical fan fic, but for the most […]

Yet another Disney dress

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I finished this dress last week, but I had ordered a bracelet to match and waited until it arrived to share pictures.

I really like the dress, but once it was finished and I really took a look at it, I’m just not sure where it will be worn? It’s not really a park dress. I […]

picnic-ing and singing

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

We decided last minute to go on a picnic this evening at the park. We went to a small park that is almost always deserted and tonight was no exception. We munched on our dinner then Chris and I watched the kids play on the slides. After a while he and I joined them despite […]

what time is it?

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Like most houses with pre-teen girls, it’s High School Musical 2 time. Or, at least, it was last night. Tabitha had been looking forward to it all week and could hardly contain her excitement. I had bought her a pair of HSM pajamas and didn’t tell her so I snuck them into her PJ drawer […]

hairspray and coreys

Friday, August 17th, 2007

I forgot to mention that I took Tabitha to see Hairspray the other night. We went with my MIL who had already seen the movie and at the end remarked it was different seeing it with an 8 year old. Let me just say I don’t necessarily advise taking kids quite that young to it. […]

lake time

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Today we went with Tabitha’s Brownie Troop to a manmade lake. It’s not far from our house at all, yet I’ve never been there. They have a swim area open during the summer and it was really nice. No waves, multiple lifeguards and they even pump cholorine into the water. I loved it and wish […]


Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I dreamed I had a headache and guess what? I have a really bad headache and my neck is stiff and sore. I think I overdid it with the sewing yesterday. I spent most of the day working on a dress for Daisy and man am I paying the price. I’m almost done with it […]

always with the changes

Monday, August 13th, 2007

We spent all of last week at Tabitha’s second week of day camp with the museum. Her first week was a class on different habitats in the world and this last week was all about the rainforests. Daisy and I had good times hanging out with each other. We spent time in the museum, in […]


Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Sunday evening was to be Tabitha’s first performance of “Ugh-a-Wug” with her musical theatre class. She talked of little else the preceeding week to the point where Friday I finally had to tell her not to mention it again until the day of the performance. We decided, last minute, that I was to modify a […]

11 years

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Last week (July 27) was our 11th anniversary It was a Friday so Chris took the day off work so we could spend the whole day together. We had the kids with us all day, but in the evening, my mom came over to spend the night with the girls and Chris and […]