Well I am having issues with my camera..the flash no longer works….which I don’t actually use for everyday photos cause I try to take them in daylight..however in a dark situation like a ballet performance you kind of need it…so my next big purchase will be a decent camera.
So this is the best I could get. Clarissa is a snowflake…they dance and throw snow on the stage….
There are also pictures of her with the roses her daddy bought her after her performance.
I actually gave him that little task to do…because I knew she would appreciate them… I want her to feel like her ballet is just as important as the boys’ football.
So when I was helping her change into her sweats after the recital she looks me in the eye and said “Who bought those for me?”
I looked at her and said “Your Dad”
She smiled BIG and said “Yay”….and rushed off to change.
She need not ever know that I told him to do it…she loves the roses.She wants them to live forever..and she wants me to buy plant food cause she thinks she can make them live longer..Oh Bother!
well We had a guest preacher who gave the sermon yesterday. It was a nice sermon but what I learned was K.I.S.S.
Does anyone know what this stands for?
This pastor was talking of his experiences when he was learning to preach..and an older mentor told him to remember K.I.S.S.
“Keep It Simple Stupid”
Well I think we can leave off the Stupid part..that doesn’t seem uplifting…let’s think of a another word that is encouraging…..that way we will feel better sharing that with others.
Pastor Oscar is a kind man who worked in men’s homeless missions most of his career and it’s quite a different culture…so you have to build a tough skin…right? But I can tell you in my own discerning way …that I can tell he is a kind and gentle man..at least in his golden years.
The boys came home yesterday and we had a family meeting with Landon and Jordan. ( My ex-husband and his wife) we are having some issues in our house…I know many other families have been through this …teen years!..it seems like we are just beginning and staying strong for the long haul is difficult…I can’t imagine doing this for 10 more years..LOL. Especially when ever other day right now I want to roll up in the fetal position and start sucking my thumb…hoping to get institutionalized so I don’t have to deal with them. LOL. Some days it sounds really good to sit in a hospital bed..and be bathed and fed..then I have to realize that I can’t let that happen…because society deems that bad or something? But also because I will miss out on other things that I don’t want to miss out on..like the good days. One good day is worth many bad ones …am I right?
So the meeting went as it usually does….and it is usually targeted at one or two kids…which is really bad. I can tell you that almost every person in our house is relieved when one person leaves…and it is sad thing…but we all breathe a collective sigh of relief when we don’t have to deal with it and we can relax. Do any of you have that? Or did you? Did it rotate between kids?
It is rough trying to keep it all together.
I am still fairly new dealing with all of this..we are just beginning….and I can see why people say the teenage years are so rough. There is no way to prepare for this. God makes us LOVE these precious little babies..and they just keep getting cuter and cuter ……until …yep …until……***in my best Forrest Gump Impression**** …And that’s all I have to say about that.
Other than that Mary&Carla ( you know my Besties? who are also Sisters) came for the weekend. I felt out of sorts..I didn’t get much of anything accomplished…..Clarissa had her Ballet recital..I will post pictures later..I am a bit gun-shy to hp on the picture loading process..because I am afraid I will get stuck here for hours upon hours and I need to get some work done.
The three of us went out to dinner and did some shopping. IN Moses Lake they opened a “Big Lots” ….that is big news around here. LOL There was so much in the store that I loved..it was fun…..but I did buy an area rug for my new living room….I thought it would compliment everything nicely. I am trying not to buy a bunch of new stuff to re-decorate just recycle the stuff I have and move it to different areas of the house to give it new life. It saves money..and makes me feel like everything is new. Frankly I think I have to much stuff anyway….
Last night there was also a special Christmas performance at a high school in Quincy. That’s the town that Rob works in..about 20 minutes away. They had many local artists and such..one of them being our Church Band.
I know….I know. We went to support them. I am not fond of the music..but there were other performers that I did enjoy more…..and just because it isn’t what I prefer..doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support them…so yes we did get Christmas hony-tonk style and other people did seem to appreciate it….God loves the music and what our church represents..so I support Jesus! Not to mention I LOVE the people.
Well I need to get back to work..I need to mail 3 quilts to Arizona that have been here for quite some time. and I need to get them finished up today.
I hope you all have a blessed day..please pray for me..I am not feeling well..a bit tired and overwhelmed.
It’s been a few days..I will pick for the contest on Sunday. That way it will give us a few more days to collect comments….and friends!
I have been quilting away! I keep getting shop quilts…as most of you know I also quilt for my LQS> That’s how I pay for my INNOVA LAQ machines. YAY! But this is the busy season…not only that it is unpredictable..so I never know how many shop quilts i get each month..it could be 5 it could be 45….so it’s hard to schedule sometimes…..But currently I am keeping a good schedule…
However…I wanted to post on here that my team mates are all looking for work….So any of you that have some last minute Christmas quilts contact me…we can get them in now..I wasn’t sure how things were going to go … Sally and Brianna can take work..YAY!
Carla and Mary will be here any minute now (you know my Besties??) So we will have fun this weekend. Clarissa has her ballet recital tomorrow..she is a snowflake…so I will post pictures..she is pretty excited. The dress rehearsal was tonight.
The boys are visiting their great Grandma in Bellingham, WA. She is ill right now..not doing very well. My Ex-husband’s family has many roots in that town…she is the last living relative ..both of his parents are deceased and she is the last living grandparent and great grandparent. She is a wonderful woman.
If any of you are from Bellingham…”Horton” Road is named after my Ex-Husbands family….and Yes I did keep my ex- husband’s last name because we have 3 boys together and when we blended my current family I didn’t want them feeling left out…I kept the same name for them.
For the gals who have been asking me about Sewing expo…We did try to get in but apparently they won’t let us in…so we are trying to get a spot at a LQS …I will give you details if we book a spot.
I was hoping my new furniture would have been here by now ..so the girls could see..but still no word. Rob worked on trim again today…he still has some transition pieces to put on the floor…which drives me crazy because it still looks unfinished…..but he likes to take his sweet time …( maybe he likes me nagging at him??…I doubt it)
We went and bought Clarissa a coat today. She won! She had a coat…I am not sure what she did with it. IF she donated it without telling us? If she lost it? Nobody knows. So she keeps telling me she needs a new one..I keep telling her to find her coat. Well it has been weeks and it’s freezing outside. When walking home from school she saw that one of the churches had a sign “Free Coats for Kids” ..she told me We should go there and get her a coat…UMmm No….those are for needy children..not her. So she has been going to school with hoodies on..because I have a feeling she knows where her coat is and she isn’t telling me…so apparently she would rather freeze than give in and tell me what she did with it. I would believe her except she keeps track of everything. SO I think with all the donating going on around here..she wanted a new different coat.
So instead of taking any more chances of making her freeze to death outside….or having CPS called on me..I thought I would give in and buy her a new coat. It kills me..but at some point you have to give in for safety reasons…right? She is just so darn stubborn…it’s ridiculous…..and later on when she fully understand..I am going to point out how she would have rather taken a coat from a needy family than just be honest and tell me what she did with her own coat.
Sabrina came over and quilted today…which is always fun. She and I are like two peas in a pod…..we like the same things..she saw a bit more than she probably intended because I had to crawl in my cutting table and fix some things an got stuck..LOL. Oh well…good thing we are friends.
Of course Friday breakfast with my friends…..our waitress is really nice…and she always has our drinks ready for us…and she is just a nice gal with good values. So what did we do? We all made her a quilt! Sally sewed the top together from blocks that we have all made….and Virgina got the backing..she is also going to bind it…I am quilting it. Can we say “GO TEAM”…Gotta love quilters!
Well I should head out now…I am going to work on pictures…..more to come.
Laurie made this Tropical Table Topper for her future DDIL. Isn’t it beautiful?
I used two different color threads green blue color and also a grey.
She wanted some tropical quilting…What is more tropical than ferns? SO I quilted some ferny-type feathers…a regular type feather to give it some different textures and then some tropical looking flowers mixed with Charisma Curls.
It finished up beautifully!
Thanks Laurie..It’s always a pleasure working with you!