Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to anyone who reads this!  And happy holidays to everyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas!  I hope your year has been merry as it's soon coming to a close!  Welcome, 2013!

Phew, okay, that's done.

So...my son had a great Christmas.  We Skyped with the family back home so they could see him opening Christmas gifts and basically have it like we were all together even though it was over the internet.  I only have one complaint about the day:  My father-in-law gave us the silent treatment.  Not uncommon, but he's a self proclaimed God fearing Christian and gave his family the silent treatment on Christmas...so...there's that.

I think it irritates me more than it does anyone else because I don't understand the pettiness of it.  I don't care if he doesn't talk to me.  I don't care if he doesn't talk to my husband.  What I care about is the fact that he gave a ONE year old the silent treatment.  Never once said, "Hi."  Never even acknowledged his grandson.  I don't get it.  So because this is a common thing that happens, I figure that I'm done trying to go out of my way to talk to this man.  I even went so far as to delete him from Facebook and I made it so he can't see any of my posts from now on.  If he wants to be a part of my son's life, then he can stop being petty.  I'm not putting up with it anymore.

Anyway, my mom worked today, so we Skyped last night and my son opened her gifts then so that she could see.  He got a Furby and a LOT of clothing from her.  He loves his Furby...Mommy and Daddy not so much.

This morning we Skyped with the rest of the family and my son got from Hubby and me a Batman flip couch.  From MIL he got a toddler basketball hoop, the one that is adjustable height-wise so it grows with the child.  From my ex-stepfather, he got a t-shirt from when they vacationed in Montana and a pack of "soap crayons" so he can color in the bathtub (pretty cool, I didn't know things like that existed).  From my father, he got $500 for his savings account.  From Santa, he got The Grinch (the Jim Carrey one) on blue ray, The Brave Little Toaster, 3 coloring books, a brand new pack of Crayolas, a 5-pack of Hotwheels cars, and a stocking full of candy.  The thing he plays with most?  The bows from the presents!

My son got like a hundred books for Christmas, too, but they weren't really from anyone, they were from the Dolly Parton imagination Library.  They weren't wrapped, they were just kind of given to him.    We had story time and then he took the book from me and attempted to read it to me, which really just consisted of him pointing and talking in his baby language that I don't quite understand, but it was cute anyway.  Okay...bedtime now.  I was supposed to clean the house before bed, but I don't have the energy because I was on my feet all day cooking.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Feeling defeated...

I am so exhausted all because of something my husband did today.  He didn't mean anything by it, I don't think, but it still struck a chord and beat me down.  He said, "Was there anything you had wanted to do before we got married but you didn't?"  Which wasn't the thing that he said that made me frustrated.  When I answered that I wanted to have gone to and finished school, he then said, "Okay, and what would you do after that?"  He wouldn't leave the subject alone.

He kept asking me, "And then what?  And then what would you have done?"  And the tone was like he was angry with me, but in my head I'm going, "I KNOW I'VE FAILED AND DIDN'T DO WHAT I SAID I WAS GOING TO DO."

I dropped out of college so that I could work.  I was told either work or go to school (by my boss) and I needed the money because I needed money to go to school.  It was a lose lose situation and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't go, "Wow, I wish I were still in school."  But being reminded and having someone sit there and drill you doesn't help.  At all.

Trust me.  It's so beyond frustrating because I would have been able to go to school and work had I not needed to move out.  Keep drilling it, I already feel like crap over this and you're not helping by continuing to bring it up.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What one year old has his own blog?

Mine does.  My one year old has his own blog.  He somehow, while I was in the bathroom, logged out of my blog and had used autofill to fill in all my information on a "sign up" thing for blogger.  So, I figured that he must want his own blog.  I filled in all the missing information and signed him up with his own little baby blog.

I filled in his profile and everything.  He seems to really enjoy typing, even though you can't understand what he's saying.  Not an important thing, and it's really a rather pointless post, but it made my son happy, so it made me happy.

My whole family is sick right now.  We had someone out to work on the pipes for my building and now all of the family is sick.  My neighbor is too.  We're all taking a trip to the ER soon because we can't stop getting sick.  My poor dogs and cat can't go to the vet until the morning because I can't find an emergency vet.

Time for me to go take care of my son before we go to the ER because he's soiled his diaper AGAIN.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Been gone for a while

Not like anyone reads this anyway lol

Anyway, I have set aside my Sailor Chibi Moon cross stitching so that I may get my ornaments out of the way.  I'm making a stocking ornament with an Xbox controller top.  I got the idea from Think Geek's 8-bit controller stocking that they are selling, but I tweaked it a bit to make an ornament for my little brother.  I ordered him an Airzooka for Christmas and figured I'd give him the ornament too.  My sister is getting a brain candle.  She loves candles and she is going to school for neuroscience, so I figured why not?

My mother is getting a Walmart gift card because every time I ask her what she wants, she tells me, "Nothing, don't worry about it."  So I figured since she is always there, why not that?  That and she's next to IMPOSSIBLE to shop for.  My mother's boyfriend is getting a Texas Roadhouse gift card because that's where he and his son always go when he gets visitation, so I figured that would be good for the both of them.  My father and brother are splitting a gift card to Cabella's because we're giving them a little bit higher an amount and we're doing what we could afford for them.

My MIL is getting a camera lens coffee mug because she's a photographer and as soon as I saw it, I immediately thought of her and my husband said it is an awesome idea and that she'll really like it.  My FIL is getting a Sears card so that he can buy tools because I have NO idea what I'm looking for lol.  My SIL is getting a Walmart card because she loves gift cards.  Like...she LOVES them.  So why not?

My husband is getting...I have no idea yet.  I have the money set aside and I know what he wants, but I haven't been able to find it for a decent price and I'm sorry but $100 for a video game is WAY too much.  My son is getting three coloring books, some matchbox cars, and some candy from Santa.  He's getting a toddler flip couch from my husband and I and he's getting a toddler basketball hoop from his grandparents (husband's side).  No word on what he's getting from my side of the family except from my dad (he's giving him $500 for his savings account).

OKAY...now that I've talked about everyone's Christmas gifts that no one cares about, ON to what I've been doing that has made me go on hiatus again!

I have been cooking.  A lot.  I've been experimenting with recipes and I've been making and trying things I've never had before.  Can you believe I had a turnip for the first time this week?  I'm 24 years old and have never even SEEN a turnip let alone eaten one.  I only ate it because they were in a pasty recipe that I found.  If you've never had a pasty, I advise you to try them, the recipe I used is here:


I used to eat them when I was little, but I had it with rutabaga.  Unfortunately, I had to substitute that with turnip because my commissary doesn't carry rutabaga.  Hmm...what else?  Oh yes, I've been making a lot of sweets.  Again, a lot.  The sweets I've only been making because it's close to the holiday season.  So I've got this battery of fudges, cookies, and cakes that I've been making one right after the other.  My husband thinks I'm trying to fatten him up, but that's just not the case...I just like sweets.

Big news (which should have been the first thing I talked about), we finally found out what we're having!  I'm having a little girl and we've decided on the name Ophelia Marie.  I wanted a boy and everyone kept saying, "What are you going to do if it's a girl?"  I used to tell people I was going to give her back if she couldn't grow a wiener lol.  Duh, she's my child!  I'm going to love her no matter how she cooks in there!  I really just care that she's healthy!

Okay, enough, I am going to go finish cooking my peanut butter fudge :)  Happy holidays (and if I may be so bold, Merry Christmas) to everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My new dog made me sad today...

When I was younger, I had a dog named Buddy.  Buddy was a Golden Retriever who had a thyroid problem which caused him to grow to about one and a half times the size of a normal Golden.  He was the sweetest dog with the sweetest personality.  He and I shared my twin mattress...well...he slept on the mattress on top of me with really not much breathing room.  It was okay, though, because we were happy.

Buddy was my dog.  I trained him.  I loved him.  I still do and I still think of him every once in a while. Buddy passed away on Easter morning of 2011.  My dad said that he walked out of his room very early in the morning for something and Buddy lifted his head and wagged his tail.  Then he went back to bed and when he woke up again that morning, Buddy was gone.  He was (we think) 14.

Now, the reason Mia made me sad today is that when Buddy would greet people he would "hug" them.  The hug was basically him standing on his hind legs with both of his front paws on your arm, then he would rest his head on your chest.  Mia did that to me today.  

I hugged her as hard as I could, thankful for the reminder.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Haven't been posting because...

I haven't been stitching the last 2 weeks because we got a puppy and I am training her.  My stitching will come second to my family.  And this puppy is now my family.

I'm so happy :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nursing a head cold

I swear, if it isn't one thing, it's another.  Nauseated and frustrated with pregnancy allergies and then BAM.  I get a head cold.  So I can only feel better from here, right?

I put my son to bed and he's nursing the same head cold.  He's the little booger who gave it to me.  I feel worse for him though because he doesn't get much sleep.

Hopefully this will pass quickly.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I know, I'm a day late...

So I'm a day late for my Saturday night TUSAL...But cut me some slack, I really wasn't feeling well.  I'm still not feeling well, so this is going to be short and sweet.  Here's the TUSAL:

I got the last of that pink on this section done until I start her fuku which is a little later.  You can see her eye is started but not colored yet.  Things are moving a lot faster now that I am not stitching PINK! Ha ha.  Anyway, I feel really sick tonight, so I'm going to leave you with your weekly fact and then I'm going to bed.

Random fact:  The average American is most likely to die on a Friday.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday night TUSAL

Woo hoo, two weeks in a row with the TUSALs!  So...I'm glad to have been able to stitch something that wasn't pink.  Namely the tiara.  But...other than that, not much has happened lately in life.  I posted about my stupid camel spider and I posted about my free cruise.  Past that, nothing has happened!  So this is gonna be short and sweet.  Here's the TUSAL:

And here's the random fact of the week:  You cannot burp in space.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


So I entered a sweepstakes a while back and just today, my phone rings with a number I've never seen before.  So I answer and the woman tells me, "Congratulations, you won!"  I was like, "Great, what did I win?"  Thinking this was some kind of sketchy thing going after my information.  Nope it was legitimate because I remember entering the sweepstakes.

I won a free four day, three night Caribbean cruise.

I have never won anything in my life.  And I win this?  I have until March of 2014 to book the cruise and I think we'll do it around Christmas time so that I can visit my family in the same trip.  The only things we have to pay for is the transportation TO the cruise, the state sales tax (which I figured I'd have to pay anyway), and the port fees.  So if I had paid for the trip, it would have been $2400 for my husband and I.  Because we won it, we have a $400 trip.  The $400 covers meals, room, any and all activities, any and all shows, and a few other things that I don't remember.

Hope to get my cruise on before I have this baby!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wind Scorpion

So...kind of gross, but this guy:

...was in my bathroom.  Well, not him in particular, but that kind of bug (photo courtesy of bugguide.net).  He is known as a wind scorpion and from what I've been reading, he's a type of camel spider.  They supposedly don't bite, but I'm a paranoid mama with a baby and I don't want to take the chance, so I was mean and I flushed him down the toilet.

But not before watching him for a while.  I'm weird, I know.  He (or she, I suppose) was just minding his own business when out of nowhere I turned on the bathroom light and disturbed him.  Weird part was that I had been in that bathroom not five minutes beforehand to brush my son's teeth.  I could have been standing right next to him and not known it!  Do you know how creepy that was?

The one in my bathroom was about an inch long and, like all bugs, creepy.  I'm going to go to bed now with that creepy crawling feeling.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Holy cow a Saturday night TUSAL!

So, not much has been going on in my days.  I haven't been feeling better, but I figured I'd better stitch anyway because I'm the kind of person where if I put it off for too long, I'll never pick it back up (see baby blanket project...).

My son is cutting three teeth all at once right now, so he's particularly crabby the last few days.  I can't blame him, but I've been finding myself getting short with him.  It's not his fault, I'm just stressed.

Our ants still haven't gotten the memo that we invested in pest control because they're still trying to get stuff off of our counters.  I've been very diligently cleaning the kitchen every day, so I don't anticipate them getting too out of hand.

What else is new this week...?  My husband is going to Primm tomorrow to gamble for a bit, so I had to make sure I paid the bills today so he had a budget to work with.  I wanted to go, but I think he's having a boys' day, so I decided to sit this one out.  Don't want him to feel like I always have to go everywhere with him.  I like him having friends and it's good for him to have a guys' night out once in a while.

Okay, on to the TUSAL!  So, I did pretty much all of this yesterday and today because, like I said, I'd better just do it anyway.  It's coming along nicely and I think it looks pretty good.  I've started on the fourth page of the pattern already, but you don't see that in the picture.  This picture was taken after the third page was finished.  Anyway, here it is!

It's funny, but even though I'm sick and I have a hard time doing this, I am getting excited to see what it's going to look like when it's done!

Random fact of the week:  There are 216 noodles in ever Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup can.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Another Hiatus but a TUSAL!

I keep having excuses as to why I'm not on here, but they're really good ones, I swear!  I have been dealing with a really bad ant problem in my apartment this last week or so.  To a point where I have been nonstop scrubbing my house from top to bottom.  Every single day.

I keep a clean house usually anyway, but this ant problem made things hard.  My son was playing near the baby gate and all of a sudden he starts screaming bloody murder and acts like he's panicking.  He runs over to me and I notice ants all over him.  I took him to the bathroom and sprayed him off in the tub and then once the tub was cleaned I gave him a eucalyptus bath.  He's got little red welts all over him now.  Kinda stinks.

We found out that the ant problem is caused by our downstairs neighbor.  Well...more like the pest control that they had done just moved the ants.  It didn't get rid of them, they just moved into OUR apartment instead.  Now that our house is relatively ant free (we still see one or two in the kitchen), I don't always feel like something is crawling on me, even when something isn't.

Enough about my ant problem haha.  I got about an hour's worth of stitching done recently while my morning sickness was at bay.  I stitch pretty slowly because I have bad eyesight, so bear with me a bit because not much got done.  I've been working on managing my morning sickness and I have it almost under control, so I'm hoping to be back to stitching regularly soon!  BUT...here's the TUSAL:

I got all the sugar pink finished finally (the shine on her hair).  So now I don't have any more of that to do until the next square.

As with every TUSAL, before I sign off, here's a random fact:  Isaac Newton died a virgin at 84 years old.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Been on Hiatus

I was actually able to stitch this morning before my morning sickness kicked in.  I've only finished the light pink in Chibi Moon's hair, but at least it's something!  I hate neglecting my stitching, but just trying to focus makes my stomach turn.

Nothing really new lately.  Next Saturday I will actually have a TUSAL to put up, so that's pretty cool. I haven't had one in what...three weeks already?  Sorry to anyone who actually reads this.

I figured since I didn't have anything to update, I might as well not say anything, but I figured it has been a long enough time in between that I didn't want everyone to think I'd died or something ha ha!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

No TUSAL tonight

I usually do a Saturday night TUSAL, but I have taken a couple days hiatus from stitching because I am very bored with my project.  I tend to take breaks when I have large chunks of one color because if I don't take breaks, I will drop the project and never pick it up again.  I would rather give my Chibi Moon a fighting chance at completion rather than dropping it all together.  That being said, here's your weekly fact!

Random fact:  Someone who bites their nails out of habit is called an onychophagiac.  (I guess that makes me an onychophagiac lol)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

So little time

So I haven't been too faithful to my sketching, my cross stitching, or my crocheting.  No, I've been doing something much less important with my time.  I've fallen back into my constant video gaming routine, so I am going to have to manage my time a little more.  I mean, the only time I actually play video games (or cross stitch, or sketch, or crochet) is when my son is either napping or in bed for the night.  So I really don't have much time to do that anyway.

I guess I need to alternate days or something.  Darn video games.  I'm excited to play The Last Story which I pre-ordered but it still hasn't made it here yet.  I live in a very secluded area and so I'm not too worried about it.  It'll get here when it gets here.

My poor son today, I felt so bad for him.  He was in the living room and I turned away for just a second to shoo the cat away.  Not even a millisecond, and he pulled our couch table onto himself.  He has a nasty bruise on his thigh where it pinned him to the floor.  I don't think I've ever moved so fast though.  All I heard was the scream and I went running.  Nothing will ever panic a parent like hearing their child scream.  I think it scared him more than it hurt him.  I checked everything, made sure he wasn't broken anywhere, and then I snuggled him and covered him in kisses which seemed to make the poor baby feel better.

He got some ibuprofen before going to bed.  I'm going to check on him before I finally turn in, but I think he'll be alright.  Just a little bruised.

On that note, time to check on him and go to bed.  Good night!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I missed my Saturday night TUSAL!!

I ended up falling asleep early last night, so happy belated Saturday!  Even though it's Sunday!

So not much new happening, I have started a blanket for my son.  It's going to be crocheted and I've never made granny squares before.  I'm coming to find that sport weight yarn is really thin and I'm not so sure I like it.  The only benefit I am having with this yarn is that it's super soft.  Perfect for a blankie.

Pizza night tonight, so I'm going to leave you with my TUSAL and then go start dinner :)

Still just so much pink...

Random fact:  On average, 100 people die each year from choking on a ballpoint pen.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Silver Shepherd's Pie

Another day of not doing any stitching.  I have felt like garbage all day and my son has been a little bugger, too.  I didn't really have the time, nor the patience for stitching today.  Morning sickness is in full swing, so that's good, I guess.

The name...uh..."Silver Shepherd's Pie" is a response to something my sister posted.  It was a facebook thing that said, "The color of your pants plus the last thing you ate is your band name."  So...you know, my answer was Silver Shepherd's pie.

Not important, but funny (I thought, anyway lol).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Not much stitching lately

I have recently rediscovered my Silent Hill video games, so I haven't been as faithful to my stitching.  I think it's because I've grown bored with all the pink.  Once I'm past that part, it won't be so bad, but I'm just so BORED.  I know, I know, I've said it before.

I will probably stitch tonight when my son goes to bed, but that's a slow process if that's the case because he goes to bed at 8 which only gives me 3 hours to stitch.

I made a trip to the hospital last night because I have been having pain in my side that is increasing.  Being the paranoid mommy I am, I was scared it could be a tubal pregnancy because of where it was.  It wasn't, thank God, but it was probably good I went in because I was very dehydrated and didn't know AND I needed my rhogam shot.  Who knew?  I guess it's not so bad that I went in, I just felt bad because I went to the hospital and all I came out with was a bandaid lol

I think I will watch some House M.D. and take a nap.  I'm feeling a bit ill today.  I guess that's what happens when you're growing a human, eh?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday night TUSAL!

Here is my Saturday night TUSAL:

Oh, the pink.  The PINK!  So much pink!  I can not believe how boring it is to stitch in all pink.  It's almost over, though.  Almost over.  Once this square is done, I'll finally be on her face and then I won't have as much pink to worry about.

Something I just have to put out there.

Okay, let me start by saying that I DO believe in God.  Here's the problem I have though:

I don't care what you believe, but don't try to push it on me.

Christian?  Great.  I don't want it pushed on me.

Catholic?  Great.  Another denomination of Christianity.  I don't want you pushing it on me.

Muslim?  Great.  We have the same God with different rules.  I don't want your views pushed on me (though I've never personally encountered a pushy Muslim).

Agnostic?  Great.  You don't know if there is a God or not.  You guys I really haven't ever had a problem with.

Atheist?  Great.  You don't believe in God.  I don't want you pushing it on me.

There are PLENTY of other religions, I do live in the melting pot.  I just have such a problem with people pushing things on me and judging me because I said, "I believe in God."  I had a run in with a very bitter atheist today and I think that's why I'm feeling a little miffed.  She called me stupid for believing in a, "...flying spaghetti monster."  Instead of actually providing an argument for her views she resorted to name calling and insults.

I have NO problem with atheists.  I have NO problem with theists.  I have a problem with the judgement that seems to come from both sides.  I find overbearing Christians and overbearing Atheists on the same level of annoying.

Off topic:

I should have a TUSAL tonight :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The AC is OUT!

It's a balmy 120ºF and my air conditioning doesn't work.  My entire day has been spent fanning myself and praying that it gets even a little cooler.  The housing office refuses to fix our AC because they say it's, "...not their problem."  I find that a bit ridiculous.  We pay you rent, you fix our AC.  That's how that works.  But no, so I get to go to their office tomorrow (because my husband refuses to for whatever reason) and raise a stink until they're willing to fix our AC.  It's too hot for them to be denying us our air, and I have a toddler who has been quite the handful because he's too hot throughout the day.

I'm not dealing with it tomorrow.  I'm tired of the heat.  It's been out for three days now.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Quick TUSAL Before Bed :)

This is as far as I am on Sailor Chibi Moon, I've finished the second page of the pattern:

Been dealing with morning sickness all day today, so I haven't got much done.  Hopefully it's not as bad tomorrow.  BUT time for bed, now :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Well, That Didn't Work

The plan was to finish stitching square two of my Sailor Chibi Moon pattern today, but my son has come down with a case of the "grumpies" and made it impossible for me to do ANYTHING.

I know it's not much, and it's really not an update, but how about a random ORTs?

Hmm...now that I'm looking at that, it's kinda water spotted.  You don't notice it until you take a picture ha ha.  Don't mind my water spots! :)

As I Sit Watching Blue's Clues...

Uh, well, actually, my son is watching Blue's Clues and I'm sitting with him.  My son decided yesterday that he's going to start walking now, so I'm very proud of him!

I did a LOT of stitching last night.  I finally finished the gigantic chunk of pink and I must admit that I have a hard time plugging through these big sections of all one color.  I just get so bored!  Now that I'm on a section of a different color, albeit still pink, I'm cruising through it.

I'll probably update again today with the second square of Sailor Chibi Moon finished.  Though, if my son has it his way, I won't be stitching any time soon.  The kid's a spaz :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wow, It's Been a While

So, I know it's been a while.  But to be honest, I almost forgot that I had this.  I saw a post in a forum asking if anyone had a blog, and well, I remembered that I have one!

So here's what's new:

I finished Vincent Valentine for my son's room, and it turned out pretty awesome!

Right now I'm working on Sailor Chibi Moon.  I created a pattern for her and am hoping that my next little one that I have is a girl simply because I want a reason to hang up all my girly patterns.  Actually, that's not true, I want another boy haha.  

This is as far as I got on her so far:

She's coming along quite nicely.

Bigger news than both of those, though.  We're expecting baby number two.  That's both good and bad.  Good because if I could have things my way, I would have a house full of children, bad because my son is still in diapers.  The only reason that's bad is because he's still so young and I'll be dealing with two babies at once which will be really stressful, but you know what?  I know I can handle it!  

We just got my son off of bottles.  He's officially on his sippy cups now.  I'm so lucky this kid is so laid back.  I mean, he took the bottle perfectly (we couldn't breast feed), he made no fuss when switching from formula to milk, he made no fuss when I changed his night time bottle to four ounces of water (used to be formula), he has so far made no fuss when switching from bottle to sippy.  I can not believe how lucky I am with this little boy.  Even the pregnancy was super easy!  I guess that means my next little one is going to be a pain :)  

Well, I'm going to do some stitching before bed, so goodnight all.

Random fact:  Elvis Presley's favorite ride at the carnival was the Bumper Cars.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy double housework day!

Taking a day off.  No cleaning, no nothing.  I'm going to sit and do what I want to do today.

I'm going to play Silent Hill all day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Not Much to Update Today

I've really not much to update.  I'm still working on Sailor Chibi Moon.  I guess the only thing worth talking about is that my son has learned new syllables.  He says, "Goodik, goodik, goodik," instead of just his usual, "Da, da, da, ma, ma, ba, ba."  I suppose stringing together a couple of syllables is good.  I'm still waiting for his first actual word, besides Mama of course.

I guess that's all for now  :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hello, Everyone!

I guess I'm going to use this first post to introduce myself.  My name is Kari, my nickname is Kawwii (Keh-wee, which is basically baby talk for my name), I'm extremely odd.  I'm socially awkward and really don't make friends easy.  My husband is in the United States Army and we recently--actually it was like five months ago--moved to Fort Irwin and I still haven't really met anyone.  It's very lonely and so I live for my son, which makes things a little bit worse because then when I actually meet people, I have nothing to talk to them about other than my son...or my cross stitching.

Fun fact: My son was born on my birthday.

I have a dog who irritates me to no end, but he's my baby, so I wouldn't have him any other way.  My son and my dog are best friends.  I've never seen my dog cling to anyone besides me until my son came along.  I have a cat with QUITE the personality.  I don't know what her deal is.  She's extremely vocal and she'll tell you how it is.  She loves me and doesn't leave me alone (I think it's because I'm allergic to her haha).  I love my little family.  I love my husband, my son, and my fur babies.

I suppose that's all I am going to say about myself right now.  I don't really know what else to write.  I'm sure I'll write more about myself as I go!  Onto...well...I guess onto my actual blog for the day, short and sweet, I think.

I'm very new to Cross Stitching, having only discovered it recently, and I have found it to be relaxing and I will say that I love having something that takes my mind off of things.  My husband is relieved that I have something to do all day to keep myself from going insane.  The only thing making this hard on me is that my son has decided that I need to pay ALL my attention to him (which I really don't mind), so a lot of times he takes my thread bin and runs away with it.

I can take a hint :)

I've recently started making my own patterns for stitching as well.  I am not very good at it yet, but practice makes perfect.  I am having a hard time making my bigger images into smaller patterns.  I suppose I just have to keep working on it.

My cross stitch that I am working on is Vincent Valentine.  My son's name is Vincent and that was where I got the idea for the cross stitch.  I still have to go to Hobby Lobby to get the rest of my threads.  I live thirty miles from the nearest town, so when I go out, I wait until I have a whole list of things and I try to make a day of it.

This is the Vincent Valentine:

I am making that to go over my son's changing table.

Okay, I think that's all for now.  I think it's bed time :)  Sleep well everyone!