Friday, February 27, 2009
I won the Pay It Forward from Stephanie at Our Life in Words. First before we get started here, I encourage you to stop over by her page if you are not a fequent visitor and send up some prayers for her and her family and their unborn baby, one of God's many miracles!
So here is my Pay It Forward. It is a fun and simple contest. Simply, be one of the first three commenters on my blog to win! Then if you win, I'll make you a handmade gift and you host a Pay It Forward on your own blog. I have to get it in the mail within 365 days. I certainly will do my best to get it to you before then, quite the window of time to provide you with something super elaborate. But with a baby don't count on it.
Now, the three people who win a prize, MUST host a 'Pay It Forward' on their blog. They will send a homemade gift to the three people who won and so on. It is easy enough and it is certainly something nice to do for your fellow blogger!
Happy Friday, Everyone!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
From Girl Scouts when we were 10, to Prom, to working together as counselors, to being my maid of honor, to visiting each other in our cities, to having just plain darn fun. My best friend Becky is coming to visit tomorrow!!!
(Blogging will be sparse... sorry folks!)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
In addition a note regarding Followers! For two days I've been feeling a bit depressed - ok not that devastated but sad nonetheless. I've lost 2 followers! I didn't think any of my posts were that offensive. Perhaps those two followers were avid bagpipers, people who enjoyed smoking in front of children... Or it could be because my giveaway ended and so they no longer needed to follow me. Perhaps that IS what happened... but I have hope! According to Jolly Mom there is a glitch - they aren't gone they are just being followed as anonymous now... so if you are following people (regardless if it's me) go to manage and change them from anonymous to public and the problem will be solved.
In other news! I am feeling a little better. No fever last night after 3 days of an off and on fever. My nose although still leaking has slowed considerably, my energy is up... and while I now have cough it is moving stuff and is helpful (at this point) so I'll take it! Still not feeling a 100% but I can at least sit up and not feel like passing out! Progress I tell ya! :) Thanks for all the well wishes!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
#9 Preston said...
Congratulations on reaching 200!
I'm stopping over from SITS.
Good luck with your contest.
February 10, 2009 3:04 AM
Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to contact me.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
We weren't there very long before bagpipes started to play; and while some find this to be beautiful music... I do not. Sorry I just don't get the unique sound and it translate in my mind as noise. That being said, we want to expose Ace to many cultures and newities and so we walked closer, although certainly not necessary we could hear the pipes loud and clear from where we were. However, smokers decided to light up right next to us with OUR BABY! Seriously? People like that piss me off. I wanted to walk up to them and sneeze all over them, because while what I have won't kill them it certainly won't make them feel good - just as their smoke isn't healthy for us to ingest and I find it equally as rude as blatantly sneezing on someone!
Anyway - I took a video (on my phone so please excuse the picture quality) and if you are NOT a fan of bagpipes then I'd leave your speakers on mute, as all the audio is the bagpipes. Ace's general thought was confusion... but in general he had a bit of a scowl to him once he woke up. He's just so expressive and sometimes it's really funny the faces he makes. Part of it was that bright light in the sky... it's called the sun Ace. Yes, I know you haven't seen that much before. It went away very shortly after you were born, son. I promise though it does come out semi-regularly in the months to come... so perhaps some baby shades will be in order.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Best of... (This is the label link to Best of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008!)
WORST FLIGHT EVER (not for those with a light stomach!)
Eating their Feelings!
A labor of Love
Myspace & The Library
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
1). List 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig
- I could eat McDonald's every day. I regularly eat it within the week.
- I desperately want long, stick straight (like hop out of shower it dries that way), DARK hair... but my hair is super wavy and won't hold color for longer than a week. One out of three ain't bad.
- I have had over 100 xrays/mris but never had a broken bone.
- I have tried and failed at learning three musical instruments: the flute, violin, and piano. I have no dedication to practice and for sure NO natural talent.
- I started a book club because I love to read and discuss books with others.
- I once made a bet with a boy in my youth group that I wouldn't go a month without shaving my legs and he lost and had to shave his (it was December... way to think that through guy!)
- I stayed up for 52 hours straight (after several weeks of late nights) finalizing my final paper for Legal Writing and got a 98% on it.
- My favorite area of the law to work is estate planning as it covers many issues: family law, real estate, property, business...
- I can distictly remember waiting for my dad to come home from work one night to head to a father-daughter ho-down and attending that event. It is one of my most vivid memories from under 12.
- I met my husband 3 months after a bad break up and the first thing he heard from me was me telling the group the soap opera of a summer I had just had... I'm surprised he ever spoke to me again. :)
While out shopping with my friend Vanessa and her daughter Sabria - Ace picked up some sort of stomach bug. He while in his car seat/stroller rig vomited (out of a dead sleep!) ALL OVER himself, the seat, the (non-removable) straps... I had to pour water onto him to clean up some of the mess. He seemed more than fine with the vomiting repeatedly all over himself. So we ordered (did I mention we were in Starbucks?) since I was at the counter when he did this... they gave me the water and a towel and I picked him up and toted him to the bathroom to strip him down and change him into the spare outfit we had. I then went to work on the car seat while Vanessa held him.... and repeat step one... all over himself, Vanessa and my hand. So in the middle of Starbucks I strip off that onesie and there my boy sits in a diaper and a blankie. A while goes by and this boy is decidedly hungry, so against better judgement I let him eat... as soon as I sit him up everything else comes up with him soaking the blanket and the hooter-hider. We have now exhausted my already ill-equipped diaper bag of all things clothing. Vanessa to the rescue! A lovely maroon and pink outfit with ruffles and flowers to boot! I put it on backwards to spare him some girlie-ness. In the end those three rounds of export were all that he endured and after a 2 hour nap (unheard of by this boy!) by the end of the night he was playing around with his dad in his girl clothes.
By the end of the week Loving Husband was feeling bad and today he's even worse. We're hoping that the family is feeling better soon and that we don't continue to pass around whatever unique bug(s) that we already have had. Ace and I are off to get dad some Jamba Juice!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Ace has taken on the stubborn streak that he surely did not inherit from me. ;-) He is already trying to do things himself - including feeding himself his rice cereal and green beans. But for several weeks now he has really wanted to use a cup. Is 5 months old a bit young for cups? Well Ace doesn't seem to care about standard rates of milestones and he has been grasping for our cups for several weeks now. The following was taken when he was just a little over 4 months old enjoying an EMPTY cup of ours.
Then we decided to try and give him a little water - I tried to help... but he decided he wanted to do it on his own.... the result was as follows... :)
So off to BRU to solve this problem! and thus a sippy cup is our new favorite friend. Now it doesn't mean that he drinks much (if any) of the water, nor does it mean he chews directly on the water releasing spout, no the bottom of the cup or the handle itself will do just fine from time to time. He's a pretty easy going guy, and now only mildly reaches for our drinks before giving up and going back to enjoy his own.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
There are many things that can be done on Tuesdays: tips, tackling household work, or today's choice - taking time to blog about someone else. - To discuss someone else rather than ourselves and our immediate circle of life around us. And thus today, I'd like to take this time to talk about my grandma.
She is a beautiful woman of God and she is loving beyond what seems possible. She always offers kind words to anyone that needs them, she will listen with the utmost patience - even to that relative that yammers on and on about medical conditions - she takes everything in stride and all with a Godly and loving attitude. I miss living close to her. When I was little I didn't attend "structured" preschool. I had my preschool in my grandma's family room. We sang songs together while I was on the swings in her backyard. She bought me a dress every easter, and bought me my most special dress: my wedding dress when that day came. She loves her great grandson with every ounce of her being. She is a wonderful cook and even on this last trip goes out of her way to make me the pancakes she's been making me since I was big enough to chew - she's the only one that can do it right. She is the backbone of our family. She is a blessing. You can hear her laugh even when she isn't around. She's traveled and lived throughout the world. She has a story for just about every subject. She is my Grandma.
Monday, February 9, 2009
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
This here blog is actually number 201 - but in celebration of my 200th blog I decided it was time to have my first giveaway! I have truly enjoyed participating in giveaways (although never won anything, shucks!) and love the blog world and all the lovely folks that live amid here and so I thought it was time to give back! And what might you ask am I giving away? Well of course something from my Etsy shop: Ace Quilting. Particularly this hanging lavender sachet and a surprise second item!
The lavender sachet has about 2 tablespoons of dried french lavender in it with poly fill for shape. It measures approximately 4"x4" and is great to hang in your closet, door or even your car! Enjoy! If you'd like to purchase one, check out the store!
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Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
In other news Ace has enjoyed his first rash and his first taste of green beans. Interesting combo, but not related. Ace got a rash on his tummy from a shirt - I *oops* didn't wash it before putting it on him and it was a bit more abrasive of a fabric than he typically wears - but it seems to be better today so nothing too extreme After the rash (as to imply not the cause of it) Ace enjoyed a tiny bit of "Green Beans & Rice" mixed into his rice cereal. He really enjoyed those bites, but mostly ate the rice cereal. Tonight however I broke out the same jar of green beans (and rice) and he ate it all! He might have kept eating if there was more to have, but the jar was done and I was worried about a fountain of green revisiting us in the most unpleasant manner so that was all he consumed. Success! No returns on his part and no poor side effects either - green beans seem to have gotten the Ace Stamp of Approval. Excellent!
Excellent! It's so great that solid food has been going so well. So far we're only eating "dinner" as our solid food time of the day - we'll implement a second feeding soon but I'm waiting until after he hits that six month mark. Not too much longer from now which is so hard to believe!
Ok the boys asleep... in his OWN bed (next to me) ... so I should head to sleep myself.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
February's goal for Vermillion Rules! has been set and now it is my turn to set my February goal! After much thinking and contemplating - I've decided that my goal for February 2009 is to get my closet organized and get all our clothes put away! Now it might not seem like that excitable or challenging of a goal, but if you recall these pictures you can only imagine what the closet itself looks like - it's far worse. I'll get a before picture up soon - or perhaps I'll save it for the grand finale in March :) Suffice it to say it will be anything but an easy task 1) because there's a lot of clothes and 2) I've already exhibited very little motivation in this department. So we shall see!
Happy Ground Hog Day, everyone! That hog better figure out that winter is over because I am so done with snow around here it's not even funny.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Today was a lovely day, although a brisk 45'... Loving Husband, Ace and I enjoyed a walk to the local coffee shop about a mile away from us. It was nice to get out and walk around for a bit. Tonight I worked on my Etsy shop and got a bit more inventory listed. I believe that I have certainly achieved my January GAM. I'll have to think long and hard what my February goal will be - it's a short month, I'll figure it out sometime later today! :)
I am so excited today for my dear friend Lori and her family! They have been chosen by a birth mother and are going to adopt a baby boy that is due to arrive at the end of February! I was so excited when I read the post that I squealed out loud, waking up my very sleepy boy who was snoozing in my lap. Oops! It was totally worth it because they have been waiting for so long for their second child to bless their lives! Congrats! I can't wait to watch little
We did our taxes and I have to say I love having a house and a baby as deductions! It is certainly nice to be done with them and not have to worry about all that until next year.
But seriously, how can it be February already?! Ah well - before I know it I'll be saying the same thing about March, April... and so on!