Monday, August 25, 2008


Oh how time flys when you're having fun!!!

I am now on Etsy. I am starting out slow, but will be building up my inventory as the days go by. I decided that it's time that I started finding a way to support my fabric/quilting habits, so that DH can have more money for his own spending habits. After all, he is the one working outside the home, so I think he deserves more of the "leftover money" for himself.

Madison started Kindergarten last week, and she also moved up to the intermediate class in dance. She's now taking jazz, as well as ballet and tap. She also got her hair cut since I had her pictures made. It now hits the tops of her shoulders and is so adorable!

I can't believe how "cool" it's been here for the month of August. In the 80's, with relatively low humidity. SO NOT like a typical August here in Arkansas. I shudder to think what winter may bring us.

Well, so much for this. I've got to make sure I have all the ingredients to make Pasta Puttanesca for supper tonight. Madison requested it, so she could take some leftovers to school for her lunch tomorrow. TTFN!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I am sooooo tired!

I know it's been a few days, but now that things have settled down (kinda) I can take this opportunity to catch up. Kimberleigh went home yesterday. DH took her to meet her dad (my oldest step-son). I didn't get to go along unfortunately, because Madison has strep throat. I have been taking care of her and I had to take her to the ER Monday night (thank goodness her mom was working) because her fever just wouldn't go down. So now she is on antibiotics, but still running fevers, just for not as long. Between the fevers, cold compresses, and the seemingly constant "Grammy I need ________." (fill in the blank with anything from a Popsicle to a hug), I am wore out.

Ok, enough about that for now. I know some of you reading know nothing about my family dynamic, so let me fill you in somewhat, so that you're not totally lost. I have 3 grown step-kids, Justin (29), Andrea (26) and Tom (23). Justin is Kimberleigh's dad. He and his wife, Kristin, live in a small town south of Little Rock where he teaches math and coaches the tennis team for the high school. Kristin works in Hot Springs at a plant nursery. Kimberleigh lives with her mom in the NW part of the state and visits Justin every other weekend and split holidays.

Andrea lives less than 15 miles from us, and works at the local hospital's ER. During the day, she works as a unit secretary, but has now completed her CNA training and works nights as a CNA. She is hoping to start nursing school in January. Madison is her daughter, and I have been Madison's "babysitter" since she was 6 weeks old. She is here on the days when Andrea works and on Andrea's days off, Madison is with her.

Tom works in Missouri for the railroad. He has changed jobs several times since getting out of the Army. He served 2 tours of duty in Iraq and I think he has been "trying to find himself" since getting home. He doesn't have any kids, and no one he has dated, so far, has lasted. But he is young and I tell him not to be in any hurry.

Ok, I've got to stop for now. Madison needs another dose of medicine. I promise that I'm going to get some photos of my projects on here this week!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pics of the girls

My mom and I took the girls to have pictures made today. They picked out their own outfits yesterday at JCPenney. Are they cute or what???