Monday, March 15, 2010

A Real tough week for Blog or not to Blog???

This past week and today are real tought for me to get through. My brother was killed in a car accident hit by a drunk driver on March 15th of 2002 and my father passed away on March 11th of 2007, at the age of 82. They both seem like it was just yesterday and I think of them both everyday.I have been having what seems like a rough year so far. Just don't think I am totally enjoying life right now. Some days I don't even feel like getting out of bed. I am trying very hard to find my joy right now and it just feels like it is just out of my reach. MY best friend knows what I have been going through and she always seems to know just what to say to make me feel better.As for my Titus 2 role as a keeper of my home, I am absolutely failing in a major way in this department of my life right now.I feel like I don't even have the right to have a blog named this because that is not who I am right now.I thought long and hard about keeping my blog or just stop blogging altogether. I have not made my final decision about this yet.I have made some wonderful friendships through my blog and I am so thankful to God for that.I even went as far as deleting this blog the other day but then realized that I still have a book review to post that I already have the book for and felt I needed to keep up my end of the bargain.So I will be posting that review in the next few days.After the book review post I will be doing a lot of thinking as to what to do next.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring is coming!!!

Spring is getting closer and closer and though my days go by very slow I can't believe it's already March!

I pulled these fabrics out of my stash and have made some decisions on what I would like to do with them.~

Spring fabrics~

This cute little tinkerbell fabric will be made into a little bag for Katie~

This totally boy looking fabric will be made into a little bag for Dylan~

And this gorgeous butterfly fabric will be made into a purse for my daughter Jennifer for her birthday in May~

I would like to get the little bags finished in time for Easter but don't know if that will happen or not.

On the butterfly fabric I will be outlining the butterflies with some embroidery.

I ordered an acrylic extension table for my sewing machine the other day, and it should be here sometime next week. I ordered the 24"x24", it was the largest they had and the one a size down was only $10 cheaper. I can't wait to get it. I am not a quilter and have no intentions on making anything as huge as an actual quilt but I would like to make a few small wall hangings and think this table will come in handy for that purpose. Anyone out there who has one please leave a comment and let me know if you like it or not.

Roger is still working but we believe his job will be coming to an end in the near future. When he first applied for this job we knew it was only a temporary job, they said 6-9 months. He started working there May 19th, 2009 so we are just thankful that he has had the job this long.We are not happy that he will be without a job but we are prepared for it, we have been saving as much as we can from every paycheck knowing that we may need to live off of our savings for what could turn into a very long time.

Matthew called the other day and he gave me some dates for their timeline for deployment. I am glad that he has some actual dates but it also makes it much more real and for sure going to happen. His Deployment window is August 24-September 9 and he will either be gone for 12-15 months or 15-18 months, either way it's a whole long time.

Jennifer and her husband Chris recently made a trip to Arizona for Chris' grandpa's funeral. They took the kids with them and they had a nice little vacation out of it. The kids really liked driving down there.

Mandy is doing very good. I am kind of suprised at how well she is doing with the housetraining. She sleeps all through the night without whining or crying and is up when we get up at 5:30AM. I take her out every two hours and she seems to be getting the hang of it. I crate her at night and during the day she is in her little pen in the living room, then a few times a day I let her out to play with MOlly and us and she seems to like that a lot. Her and Molly get along pretty good. They even share toys, Molly does seem to get tired of her constantly jumping on her back and trying to bite her ears and legs but overall they do real good together. Tomorrow Mandy will be 14 weeks old. I took her to the vet for her 3 month shot on Monday and I also weighed her and she is now 3 pounds so she is eating good.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, we have a nice sunny day today and the temperature is very warm compared to the rest of this week.