Thursday, November 19, 2009

White Christmas apron swap!

I'm so excited to be participating in a Christmas apron swap. We're swapping based upon favorite Christmas carols, and I think I forgot to put on my form that I love almost all Christmas carols. So, if you've got me and you're here trying to find hints about me, I'll say that I love Harry Connick Jr's Christmas albums. I love Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Silent Night, O Holy Night, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Silver Bells, Let it Snow, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Joy to the World....LOL, I love almost all Christmas music. It'll be playing non stop starting the day after Thanksgiving for me. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ah, I failed...

Tuesdays are my busy days and I completely forgot to make a post for yesterday. Bummer. Oh well, I'll continue to try and make a post the rest of the week.

So, for the moms out there - how do you organize your kids toys? Seems like several storage solutions need employed - some smaller bins for smaller toys and then larger toy boxes for the larger items? I'm looking for ideas - preferably cheap! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday so soon?

Seems like Mondays just come way too quickly!

Yesterday I did a ton of cleaning and decluttering in the kitchen. It looks so much better and I feel so much better about it. Now to conquer the toys! Doing a bit each day, hopefully by early next week I'll be able to declare victory on the toys. ;)

Off to study for my last weekly A&P lab quiz!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday and I'm still going...

Just wanted to wish my sister and her hubby a very happy and safe trip to Ireland. She just texted me a lovely picture of the two of them on the airplane, here it is:

Hope you have an awesome time and I can't wait to see some lovely pictures when you get home!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Aw, Saturday....

Well, I did not get everything done on my list yesterday. Oh well, hopefully today I'll manage to cross some things off of my list.

Sean is out cutting wood right now, but when he gets home (if he gets home on time), I'll be heading to work out. Then home for studying for both of us as well as to continue cleaning and organizing in preparation of hosting Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Busy, busy

I've got a bunch of things to do today - volunteer stuff for the Lorain County Breastfeeding Coalition, work for a few hours and I really, really need to get to the gym today. And then there's the laundry that all needs folding and put away. Plenty more to be done around the house as well - I need to run the vacuum, change the sheets, sweep and mop everywhere that I can't vacuum and then I need to start doing some extra cleaning in leading up to Thanksgiving. Things like windows and extra know the stuff that doesn't get done very often.

No clue how I'll get it all done, probably late in the evening I'll get to working on the cleaning stuff.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lots of spam

I'm getting a lot of spam on one post that's super old. What would you do? Delete the post? I hate to make it harder for legit people to reply on my posts, but it's getting ridiculous the last few days. Apparently elastic, thread and dress are hitting the spambot radars.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Warm Wednesday

It was fairly warm today, so I took the kids to the Carlisle Reservation. We walked the trail there (I am going to post Halloween walk pics today), and right now they are converting it to a Christmas trail of lights or something like that. I'm excited to take the kids later in the season when all the displays are up. As it is, they had some cute santas and snowmen decorating the trunks of the trees.

And, as should be noted, these are all from my sister - casacaudill




pumpkin pond

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Flirty Apron Swap: White Christmas Swap - Christmas Carol Creations

Flirty Apron Swap: White Christmas Swap - Christmas Carol Creations

Yay! So excited for a Christmas apron swap! I'm probably crazy for signing up, as I'll have finals to work on too, but I can sew during Thanksgiving break, right? :P

Busy day today

Studying, school and then more studying. Somehow I need to get the kids and myself out of the house in the next half hour. Did I mention that we need showers yet? Yeah, fun times. :P

I love when my sister comes to visit, because she always takes awesome pics (for the record, I like going to her house as well). :)

So, here she is today (and I took this picture!) with her husband. :)


Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, Monday....

Today is supposed to be 70! In November! In Ohio! The leaves that remain are quickly falling, but I consider fall to be until Thanksgiving, and then it becomes winter (who cares that there are actual dates determining these things?). In honor of my favorite holiday, I give you some of the fall scenes from when Becky and Alan were here in October.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I had a coupon and a gift card for Joann's so I went today. Took the kids and the husband, which meant I couldn't stay all day. I did find some more of this material, plus the same in blues. Awesome, for $2.50 per yard (plus 20% off!) I got four yards of the blue and a little over a yard of the pink. I can add a pocket to my apron now. :) I used every last bit of fabric to make this apron, and didn't have any left for a pocket. Now I can add a pocket, plus make something else. Might be a bag. Might be another cute apron.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blogging, blogging

It's been a rather tiring day for me. Sean has been outside most of the day, leaving me with a snotty Josh who is cranky today. He must be cutting a tooth. He's miserable and so am I. And, I'm trying to finish up my Algebra work. Finished the homework, and the pretest. Just need to take the test now, but I can't hear myself think, so that won't be happening any time soon.

Here are some more pictures to tide ya over. ;)

Ah, heck, they all loaded too big except for my boy laughing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

visiting family

We had the great pleasure of hosting family the last few months. Becky and Alan were here most recently, she took some great photos. Here's a teaser:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nov 5 - day 5

So, I just remembered that I needed to blog today. I immediately feared that I had forgotten to blog yesterday. I thought I had failed by day 5, haha!

Alas, that is not the case. Lots of Algebra homework to do, along with a pretest and test in Algebra this weekend (you have to get 1n 80% to even take the test). Plus, I need to study for A&P since I have an exam next Thursday. So, busy weekend. In between that studying, we need to begin getting ready for hosting Thanksgiving. Hopefully, Sean will also hang my shelf and laminate the new counter in the bay window in the kitchen.

Posts are boring without pictures, huh? Here's Nora's school picture for something to look at. :) She's not one who easily smiles with the camera in front of her. She's giving stink eye to the photographer. :p

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 4th

Okay, so, I think I'm out of things to write about. :P

My camera doesn't work, so I can't just do some cute pics of the kids. :( My cell broke and I am not eligible for an upgrade yet, so I hooked up my fil's old phone. His cell camera is way worse than mine was. So, the pictures are super, super blurry. I always thought my cell pictures weren't that great, but this gives a whole new meaning to blurry.

I have breastfeeding support group (I volunteer at the hospital, helping to weigh the babies and such) tonight. It should be a quick meet as the hospital canceled our support groups going further at the last minute tonight, but who knows how many people we actually got in touch with via email and facebook. We have to find a new location off site now, so hopefully, we can get that figured out ASAP. Tomorrow I have class, and I have a test this weekend in Algebra, so once I get home it'll be time for homework and studying.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 3 - check

I voted today - did you?

Hoping that the things I voted for pass, but I'm worried about Issue 2 - needs to go NO! I worry that it's going to hurt the small farmers, even though big ag wrapped it up with a nice bow. :(

Missed two on my lab quiz. Not entirely happy, as I prefer to get 100s, but I guess I should be happy with a 94%. :P

Looking forward to hearing more election results and have been desperately searching for my popcorn pan as I'm craving some fresh popped popcorn.

DH installed a shelf by his desk and has been slacking on installing mine. MIL said that FIL would do it on Friday when they watch the kids, so I keep throwing that out there for DH. ;) I'm hopeful that it'll be done before Friday as that would go a LONG way to clearing off my desk.

Nov 2/Day 2 posting

Okay, so I don't really have much to say today. I've got a quiz tomorrow in A&P lab on the nervous system, so I am busy working on that right now. I'm home with the kids tonight, as it's bowling night for Sean.

Do you ever watch HGTV House Hunter's? I do. I even have it record on my DVR. Can I just say that I find most of the people searching to be PITAs? They annoy me when they're like "this kitchen is small." And my LR/DR combo is about the size of the kitchen. Or they'll complain about a bath being too small and I'm like "but it's a BR! At least there is more than one!". It's amazing how we all have different priorities in house buying. Admittedly, I would love a huge kitchen - it sucks being stuck in the kitchen on the holidays when maybe one other person can fit with you.

Off to study the sheep's brain!

eta - well, looks like this didn't post last night, but I'm going to still hit enter and call it my Nov 2nd post. Stupid errors!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A blog a day for November

I'm going to attempt to blog every day this month along with others in NaBloPoMo

I will probably only make it until the middle of this week. :P

DH is still laid off. We're both still going to school full time. The kids are doing great. Nora was Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween and Josh was a Browns fan. I made Nora's red cape a while back - it's very effective as a car seat cape, as it does not interfere with the straps of the car seat. I made her an apron the other night to go with her get up. She had a party at preschool on Friday and then went Trick Or Treating at Grandma and Grandpa's on Saturday - we didn't venture further than that, it was enough excitement for both kids.

And now it's November. We're hosting Thanksgiving as the self professed "old fogey's" decided that they are done hosting (never mind that we've been through this twice before, only to have them change their minds and get all huffy when you claim a holiday, but whatever) and that they were going out to eat (mind you, we weren't invited). We already have a turkey in the freezer, so it won't cost us too much. Not sure how many people are coming but hopefully, we'll have a nice turnout. Asked the ILs if they were still going out to eat or if they were coming here and they said they were still going out. I'll be ticked if I find out that they're going with evil sil and bil. Pissed. I already know that we'll be alone on Christmas Eve and told the ILs that we weren't attending Christmas Eve at their house this year b/c evil sil will be there. They didn't like that much, but whatever. I knew that they wouldn't not invite them, so I wanted them to know that if they were coming, we weren't. Period. Ah, holidays. Aren't they lovely? :) Seriously though, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I was very disappointed that the older generation was just going out to eat without inviting any of us. That's just sucky. Or maybe we just weren't going to be invited.