Annette is working hard trying to whittle her scrap box down to nothing…She said her goal is to just send me back an envelope of crumbs..I like that plan! Two thumbs up!
So this is the latest edition from her scrap box! How great is this? I love it!
I better start getting my budget in order to buy backings for all these quilts….and then I will have a ton of scraps again..LOL The cycle is endless. That’s Ok..I love to see what you all come up with.
Well we got the call last night that school is delayed for 2 hours this morning..the kids are elated. they thought it might snow a bit more last night but it didn’t it’s just teh freezing wind going crazy.
But you know what a delayed morning means? WAffles. YEs Waffles. I saw this coming a mile away. So I ate my breakfast already that, way I wouldn’t be tempted by waffles. I like waffles….but I don’t LOVE waffles. You know what would really tempt me? Hashbrowns. If someone made hashbrowns..I am not sure I could say no. There is something about potatoes right? I think it’s a girl thing or biscuits and gravy.Â Well thank goodness my kids don’t request that stuff so I am safe. It’s waffles or berry pancakes. Rob’s work does trading with some other companies so we always get frozen berries..marian berries, blueberries, boysenberries. We add them to our pancakes. It’s so yummy.
So Rob and I both struggled last night with wanting a snack. We ended up getting out the organic cornÂ chips and eating a bit of salsa. but I know each chip was worth 10 calories..so I still stayed within my budget. YAY! two days down….and only a lifetime to go. LOL
Anyway, I have a quilt to post. This is from Peggy in WA.
I thought this quilt was beautiful. The rich colors the great piecing. The pictures are a bit blurry. ( Virginia would be wagging her finger at me)
She actually sent me three quilts and I love each one….so I will try to post pictures of her second one today as well.
Well today I woke up to snow. It continued snowing……the kids got released from school early. I went and picked them all up….so they wouldn’t have to walk in freezing weather. Carl and Clarissa then came home and left to go sledding. However, Clarissa didn’t take her new mittens because she didn’t want them to get dirty đź™‚ She is taking them next time.
It is just crazy because the wind is blowing like nobody’s business and we have drifts everywhere..it could be bare in one area..but then have a 5 foot drift in another. We don’t ever really get that much snow..it will last for a week and then go away…normally it does anyway.
I ate right today….stayed within my calorie budget…Rob is suffering again. He told me yesterday in order to get back at me he bought a snickers bar at the store…well I don’t think he is getting back at me…he is making himself suffer. LOL WTG!!
Yesterday I was in the car with Clarissa..she was with me while I ran errands..and then I dropped her off at ballet. It was so cute because a song came on the radio and she started belting out the words. I mean belting them out like she forgot someone else was in the car. It cracked me up. Usually there are so many people in the car I can’t hear who is singing what…and she unfortunately isn’t as loud as my other kids. So in that moment I just wanted to melt. It was funny today too because Bryce was complaining about having to wait so long for me to come get him..he made a reference to a body part falling off..UGH! Anyway…then I said ok..”that’s just about enough..I have heard enough of your complaining”..then Bryce said “Mom if you ever want healthy grandkids..I suggest you don’t do that again..because I promise you they will fall off”..UGH! Then there was rolling laughter from the rest of the peanut gallery in the car. I swear these boys will kill me. Then Clarissa pats me on the shoulder and said mom “Don’t worry when the other kids leave and I am the only one at home life will be good….right?”
I said “yes dear that is true”…LOL Thank God she doesn’t know what they are talking about..but I am sure it won’t take long. UGH!
So then after dinner…we were all complaining because Cole likes to sagg his pants. Well he is not allowed to do that with any of his parents around…so Rob and Landon have both told him if he gets caught sagging around them they will pull his pants down all the way..no matter where we are at. So he decided after dinner to sagg his pants and show everyone his underwear. So all of us girls were saying that is dumb..nobody wants to see your underwear. He laughed and laughed. SO I said fine ..when you sagg I am going to sagg…so I pulled down my pants and showed him my underwear..no worries don’t call CPS…I wear granny panties and I am pretty sure they cover more than my bathing suit..they are just really HUGE….and not attractive..with the cottage cheese behind they are covering..funny enough he pulled up his pants right away. LOL the laughs never stop here do they? Now it’s time to get that image out of your mind..so sorry for sharing. But that’s what I do. LOL
I also worked at a the shop for a bit today…I got some backing and binding fabric for a quilt top I got by trading LAQ services…and a piece of fabric that has nothing but quotes on it…It is not really pretty but I thought it was interesting and I think I can spice it up a bit. I am just trying to decide how I am going to dress it up. I love quotes.
So I will leave you with this one today:
Hate leaves ugly scars; Love leaves beautiful ones.
Well I kind of had a rough day..I was sluggish. I am not really sure why but I was in slow motion….I did eat well today though. YAY! I counted everything…and ate healthy stuff.
Do you know what my go to meal is around here? When I make lunch at home I make tuna or turkey sandwich with a side of potato chips. Not having chips today kind of had my in turmoil. I like the salty crunchy chip experience. I need to wean off of them….or find a better solution. I went to the store today to find some special K crackers..cause they are wicked low in cals..and they had special K chips…27 of them for 110 cals. So I grabbed two flavors of those. I know that’s not exactly healthy…but it will satisfy me enough not to grab the ruffles..if you know what I mean.
So no chips today…yay me! I just know it wouldn’t last long if I didn’t do something.
On top of that 2 nights a week they offer a zumba class. I am going to sign up for that. I think that will help give me the boost I need to start working out regularly. Rob told me I should just start running my 6 miles again..LOL. I wanted to die of laughter at that. Well it’s been years since I ran….I can’t just go jog 6 miles…he would have to pick me up at .25 miles down the road. I have to work up to that again…and I am not sure that I will be able to run for months ….I will be fine walking for awhile.
So I have been kind of searching for some podcast sermons to listen to on my ipod. I watch Joyce Meyer pretty regularly on TV ..I record them because they are not on regular hours. But Tisha shared a link to the podcast at her church..and I really like the sermons so far.
I also like Living On The Edge with Chip Ingram and Louie Giglio. Just in case any of you would like to hear any of them.
Well Rob is just running into one issue after another with the sink. We had to turn off the house water. UGH! Everything was 30 years old and old rusty…..so we are getting brand new everything. Because when he goes to take it off it just crumbles and falls apart…yikes! So a few stops at the store …and more money down the drain.
Oh I have to share something else today. So the LQS is 1 block from Preston’s school and Cindi the owner..is like an Aunt in a way to my kids. She loves kids. When I worked there she always had after school snacks for the kids and what not…They used to have sleep overs at her house. They all love her. So anyway Preston stopped by today and got some …..snacks.
Yes that’s the pictures.
Flavored grasshoppers and larvae. Freeze dried bugs..then sprinkled with flavor. This is NASTY! So Preston and Carl didn’t hesitate to try them?? They are the smart ones? My stomach just curled thinking about it. Then they tricked the girls into trying them. I thought that was cruel. So no more tricking. I can’t believe people eat this stuff…but I as Cindi and I discussed I don’t go to Montana for the testicle festival either…I don’t care who tells me how good a bull’s testicle is …or how it’s prepared..I am not eating it. I studied Women in college…feminism and I still want nothing to do with eating a testicle..that is just so wrong to me. So that ranks right up there with bugs. YUCK!
So apparently if my boys are lost in woods or struggling they won’t hesitate to find bugs to eat.