Friday, October 30, 2015


Someone slashed my tires.  I hardly use my car and today was the first time I'd tried to use my car in over 2 weeks.  I didn't even realize they were slashed until I was getting ready to load my son in the car.  Both tires on my passenger side.


Second unlucky thing is very minor, but when you're already annoyed, you know...ANYWAY, after my grocery trip, I realized that I accidentally smashed my eggs in the car door. So that was fun to clean.


Alrighty, I have a Sophie update :)

Page 13 is officially done.  I'm working on another afghan at the moment as well, but I'm not sharing until it's done because it's a stash buster and I'm expecting something gloriously ugly!  Which I will treasure anyway.

I'm tired and getting ready to cook dinner, so happy stitching, everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


I started a new diet because of a new diagnosis (Crohn's). old diagnosis that they changed and then said, "Oh no, we were wrong, it really is the first thing."  So I am now working with a nutritionist and eating LCHF which stands for Low Carb, High Fat.  It's working well for me as I haven't had a flare up since I started eating this way.  I think the best part of it is that I am losing weight pretty steadily without even trying.  The doctor said that I have a gluten intolerance NOT the same as celiac's disease.  Mine is more of have an ulcer and the wheat and gluten are going to agitate it which is why the nutritionist suggested this.

So I have cut carbs down, but not eliminated them completely.  What can I say?  All the best foods have carbs!


I have a GEISHA WIP!!!  I haven't had one of those in a while!  I'm going to be working on her tonight, too.  Hopefully I can get some serious progress on her over the next few nights.

I'm actually a lot further now than I was in the picture.  I have a lot more purple done.

I'm so close to having my swap gift finished!  I'm roughly 25 rows away from being done and then I can finally send it off!  I don't know if I mentioned the small bit of sticker shock I got from the post office.  So I have to wait until pay day to send it off.  Ah well, I hope she loves it!

Mmkay, off to put the minions to bed, then let the dogs out, then feed the cat, then...finish the chores that my kids don't let me do during the day lol  Happy stitching, everyone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Random post with a Sophie update.

First is the Sophie update.  Page 12 is done!

It really doesn't look like I've done anything since the last update!  I had to do a page of my Sophie pattern because the swap gift I'm working on is at such a boring part.

Now for the random stuff.

This might be TMI, but I have baby fever something FIERCE!  

The second random thing is that I've been extremely weepy.  I've been crying at the drop of a hat.  Everything stresses me out for some reason.  I don't know.  I cried this afternoon from singing a song from Aladdin with my daughter.  It's getting ridiculous.

I think this all goes back to the baby fever.

Sorry to vent...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Baby powder bomb.

My daughter.  Oh, my daughter.  I love her so much, but today I could have choked her.

How's your day going?  Mine's going like this:

That, my friends, is my daughter standing in the midst of her mess that was made with a Sam's Club sized bottle of baby powder.  That's my bedroom.  She was left alone for FIVE MINUTES.

I'm not sure of the order in which she did things, but she pulled half my books off my bookshelf, opened the diaper box and pulled them all out, opened the wipes box and pulled them all out, and then decided to redecorate.  The shirt she's wearing is dark blue.

Five minutes.  I was in the kitchen cutting up vegetables and I realized she was quiet.  I went to check on her, but realized she wasn't in the playroom anymore.  I heard banging and knew she was in my room.  I opened the door to that baby powder bomb.

She looks at me and says, "Oh no!  What happened?!"  With her hands over her mouth like she can't believe what she's seeing.  Like the baby powder did it all on it's own and she was just an innocent bystander.

Her reaction to getting caught was so funny that I wasn't even mad.  I had to do that parent thing where you're trying to let them know they did something wrong, but you have to turn your head because you're trying so hard not to laugh.

Luckily it was an easy clean up because I have a door to the balcony in my room, so I just took all the stuff outside and beat all the powder off before putting everything in the washer.

I fear that my room will forever smell of baby powder...