Thursday, March 31, 2011

Off For the Day, So Check This Out

Good morning my lovelies.  I am headed ti the city fir the day, so I wanted to leave you with a link to something fantastic.  I love my Cricut, and have recently seen A
LOT about the .  I was thinking that I don't want to have to go out and buy yet another machine, so when Kimbo posted this, I was in heaven.  Super glad that
I am not the only one.

Check out what at A Girl and a Glue Gun. Stay for her fabtastic tutorials and other fun things.

Until tomorrow, Enjoy your day, Enjoy your family and Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 3 Back In..... And Some Childishness

Ok, so this is a little weird for me, so you may hear about it more than you want, lol, but I have to say it.  I knew the time was coming, when I would have to go back to work.

I have been thinking about what I want to do when I grow up a lot. (Still don't feel grown up all the time)  Chaos is 2 now, and will start school in a mere 3 more years.  And I will be faced with what to do with my time.  There is a lot that I can think of that I need to catch up on, I don't know if it can wait for 3 years though.

We live in a somewhat remote-er (yes it's a word) area and the closest school is at least an hour away, so that involves a lot of driving and planning around schedules.

I can do it, I just dread the thoughts of it.  I am complaining I know, there a million women who do it, and I commend each and every one of them. And perhaps I am a wee bit spoiled.  But every time I think about leaving my home to work, I think about the time I am  going to miss, the school functions, the games, the after school functions and activities.  It makes me sad,and then I can't even think about what I want to do when I grow up.

Any words of advice? I sure could use it.  (BTW, my job right now is a temporary one until the industry picks up)

Ok I am done complaining for now.

Maybe you wan to hear something good..... and funny?  Deal! Since I have been spaced in my own little world as of late, how about a couple jokes? From the mouths of my children.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Olive who?
Olive YOU silly!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Alison who?
Alison to  my favorite song!

Why did the teddy bear stop eating?
Cause he was stuffed!  (Bwah hah hah hah)

Why wouldn't the skeleton cross the road?
He didn't have the guts! (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

Alright, enough of this foolishness, until tomorrow, enjoy your day, enjoy your family and happy Life!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Good Morning, On To Day 2!

Hellllllooooooooooooo!!!!! Wow is all that I can say.  I have been out of the workforce for far too long.  It was fun, but was I ever exhausted when I came home.  It shocked me!

And what a role reversal here on the home front.  I came home to supper made (almost), the house was spotless and the cupboards had been reorganized and everything.  Apparently Mad is is taking his stay at home dad duties very seriously.

And now on to a comment I received, more of question.  How do you sew a perogy?  Lol, I was wondering who would get that.  I started with a white nit material that was already a tube (way easy for me), and sewed a thick lining in the back 2 inches so the perogy stays straight on the kids.  Then I made a rounded front and stuffed it full.  Basically if you were looking at the kids from the side, they would look like they were wearing perogies.  They are turning out very cute.  When I am done, I will upload a pic.

So again, it's off to work.  Until tomorrow, enjoy your day, enjoy you family and happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 28, 2011

My First Day of Work

I feel like a teenager, like I'm 14 and going t my very first job.  Oy!  Let me tell you why...... I haven't worked in like 6 years.  I have had the distinct pleasure of being a stay at home mom.  I love it, unfortunately, circumstances right now don't allow for that.  So......  Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to work I go.

See ya all tomorrow am, I will tell you all about my first day!

Until then, enjoy your day, enjoy your family and Happy Spring!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Good Morning!

Hello all, and welcome to Friday!  Still having mounds of troubles with my picture uploading, so if you wan to check out some pics, please feel free to browse  I have some wonderful family pics up there and i am in the process of adding some more recent ones.

I spent the day yesterday at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show, Fantastic!  I was there helping with a fundraiser to build a new playground in our community, raffling of some pretty major prizes, ie, a 2012 Denali (1st prize).  I got to see Frankie Flowers (from Cityline) And H got to meet him, gush!  Today I am missing Brian Baeumler, sad.  We had a great time and had the opportunity to start rasing quite a bit of the money needed for the playground.

Still in the process of redoing my room, hopefully it doesn't take too long, I am itching to get back at my projects and start some new ones for summer, if it ever comes here in Alberta.

Until tomorrow, enjoy your day, enjoy your family and I hope you get a chance to check out some of those pics.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello? Anyone Still Here?

For all my faithful friends out there, who have been patiently waiting for me, THANK YOU!  It has been a crazy hectic, busy month or so.  At the end of hockey season, things kinda seem to go sideways, I guess cause everything ends around the same time.  We had a Super successful tournament, in which we raised over $2000.00 for the kids team.  Fantastic, Thanks to everyone who helped out!  We had our last game in a town called Bon Accord this past Sunday.  It was a loss for us, but the kids had a blast playing, which is what's really important.  They were all a little sad that there was no more games or practices.  Fortunately we live in a small community, so they still get to play together all summer.

YaYa passed her babysitters course, and has started a few babysitting jobs.  I am really proud of her.  She has a little kit prepared that she can keep notes and information about the kids that she watches, like allergies, bed times, etc.  Very mature!

Both big kids got their report cards, and I am happy to say they are doing fantastic! They absolutely love the school they are in and it shows when we have parent teacher interviews and get their report cards.

Chaos is chaotic, since he turned 2, he has decided that it would be in his best interest to take the terrible 2's as far as he can, lol.  It's awesome, sort of.  But he is healthy and happy, so I can't complain.

As for me, I have been busy chauffeuring and chasing and cooking and planning and................ I have barely had time to think, but I picked up where I left off with sewing.  I don't have anything to show you, as I have been busy sewing for a little girl in our community who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  She is a little girl from our play group and as a group, we put together a package for her and her family that they can use while she is in the hospital and after she comes home.  And I have also started sewing perogies.  Yes you heard me correctly, perogies.  (Another tidbit of information is that our town and community is predominantly Ukrainian)  The year end dance for the Ukrainian Dance Group is one that includes 3 little kids dancing as perogies, and I am honored that I was asked to create their costumes.

I decided to move the kids toys back up to their rooms, since they don't use the playroom downstairs.  (They mostly just go down, grab a dozen toys and bring them up anyways)  Which means that I get a grown up room for myself.  Currently, it has a soft puzzle floor, and posters of McQueen and Shrek on the walls.  I moved the toys yesterday, and will be working on it as much as I can before spring break.  I plan to put a nice carpet in and paint the walls in a grown-up color and add a couple of desks for my sewing machines and scrapbooking stuff.  A room to myself, wow, I really can't wait, it will be a welcome change from digging everything out to plop on the kitchen table and clean everything up for meal time.

Anyhoo, that's what's new with us, and now that hockey is done, I will be back.  Daily, except Sundays of course.  Can't wait to start going on with normal life and keeping you all informed, lol.

Oh yeah, and I almost forgot, I was fortunate enough to win another giveaway.  This time it's from The Sewing Dork .  She was giving away a vintage pattern from her collection and I was picked!!!  I can't wait to see my pattern!

Until tomorrow, enjoy your day, enjoy your family and happy Thursday!