Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wasting Time...

Right now, it's March, and I feel we are just wasting time as the days fly by until the ground is warm enough to dig for the new septic tank! There's nothing that can be REALLY done until the furnace gets looked at (been too cold in the house to do this...) then we can get the furnace going and then can let the water run once again through the pipes (they were 100% drained before the furnace went off...) Also when the furnace is checked/cleaned/etc we can start painting! and cleaning...and whatever else needs to be done before we can move in...but in reality we're all just waiting on the ground to be warm enough to dig to replace/move/fix/whatever the septic tank.
Been spending my time keeping things cleaned down here, and starting M with her "school." She LOVES it! She's only 4.5yrs old right now so we're working on ABCs and 123s the most along with LOTS of coloring and such. Going to start S too and teach her right along with her big sister since S is soo smart with things already...why not grab that knowledge and feed it? This is why I wanted to homeschool my kids...I can teach my 4.5yr old and my 3yr old the same things at the same time and not force the 3yr old to be "held back" due to her age...She's a smart little girl and knows it and she just gobbles up knowledge as it is already...I hope she stays that way as it'll help her a LOT in the future.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Can't Forget the Daddy...

I made hoodies for the girls...and since my DH's hoodie went MIA he asked if I could make 1 for him too...well I took 1 of mine, traced it added some for seam allowance...and
it is complete! now when he wakes up in the morning we shall see if it fits...

next up? A hoodie for MY Daddy :D but he's going to wait since winter is nearly over...I'll make it up for him for next winter...since I need to get more material to make it anyways :D

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hearts and Princesses

Last night I made S a Monkey hoodie...it was the 1st hoodie I had ever made and turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself. S loved it I had put it, with her Monkey pants on the bottom of her bed and I woke to a "Thanks Mommy my Monkeys!" and she wanted them put on right that second which I obliged, happily. M then asked "Mommy? Can I have a Princess shirt like S? pwease?" and of course I could NOT say no to her :D so she picked out the material...I got out the size 5t pattern and pieced it together...then got to tracing/cutting the material...I didn't get to really sew it until all 3 kids were in bed. But it is now complete and she'll see it in the morning :D
She picked out the materials and which Princess I used as the applique (it's Cinderella)

And now...my DH wants a hoodie, too...lol I don't have an adult sized pattern for a hoodie yet...maybe I need to make 1 using 1 of my hoodies...hmmm we shall see how THAT 1 will turn out I guess

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monkey Shirt!

A Monkey shirt made with Minky?! Who can loose with that :D S has yet to see this as Mommy has been up late sewing it up for her I can't wait to see her reaction in the morning :D
I'm off to bed now!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monkey Pants!

My little S has a thing for Monkeys...she LOVES her "Monkey butt" (diapers that have monkey print) and her "Monkey snuggle" (Minky blanket it with Monkeys on it) the 1 thing she didn't have; and made known to me; was Monkey pants! I didn't have enough material to make her pants completely out of Monkeys but...She's got her Monkey pants now!
Side view
Front view

She's a happy little girl...and has asked for a monkey shirt to match...I still have some monkey material left so I told her I'd see what I could do. I feel I have spoiled my kids...how you ask? They want a specific print/type of shirt/pants/skirt/pajamas they make their wishes known and Mommy does what she can to fulfill those wishes by MAKING what they want. :D I'm glad they love what I make for them and know that I'll do my best to let them have their favorite things on their clothing they just got to say what they want!

Snow, Wind, and Much More...

Starting March 3rd it started to snow...I mean yeah it's stopped inbetween but it's been snowing off and on since, with no end in sight (according to the news) 6+ inches total they're saying over the next couple of days. We've gotten about 4inches by yesterday noonish, another 4 or so by this morning...and more is trying to come down! and that's not counting what's blowing off the roof in the 30mph winds! Well, in the past when March "comes in like a lion" it's been real calm ("like a lamb") at the end of March so I can only pray that that's what happens this year, if not...I guess I get to move into the farm house in snow! (keeping in mind I'm planning to move the END of APRIL!) And yes, there has been years we've had blizzards into May!

I'm also hoping that everything finalizes SOON! this dragging on crap is getting old, fast. I mean yes, the farm house is MINE! BUT we can't do anything to it til the rest of the estate settles...guess the people who said it can take "up to a yr" weren't kidding...

Still haven't figured out what's going on with the serger...I'm just going to take it back to where it was purchased from. And since I don't have a gift receipt and my brother can't find his receipt I'll end up getting in-store credit if anything, which don't get me wrong, is NOT a bad thing! I mean I can get a different serger (Brother 1034D maybe? :D) and have some left over :D but we shall see...I gotta be able to GET to the store 1st which is right now, easier said then done due to weather...

Baby D hasn't been sleeping all that great lately...I REALLY hope that's just a SHORT phase he's going through and not 1 that lasts nearly 2yrs like S' did...lol I don't mind staying up with them, or even waking up with them, but I do like some sleep lol and the way he cries in the night...it's enough to break any Mommy's heart. :( My poor Baby Man.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Life Goes On...

Lately I've been thinking more and more of various different things in life. Like dreams. What is a dream really? I'm not talking about the kind of dream someone has while asleep; but the kind that you look forward to completing someday, somehow in your life. One such dream for me was to turn the farmhouse into MY home; and each passing day that is becoming more and more of a reality for me, but it'll still be time before it's fulfilled completely.
Then there's the dreams of family I've always had. I've always wanted 6kids; even had names picked out for 3 boys and 3 girls. Sure I've not used ANY of those names; but I have 3 kids (2 girls and a boy) so maybe I'm on the way to completing that dream, too. But then you have people who come along and say things that hurt that basically say "Give up on those dreams of kids" it's not their life it's mine. Why must people say things to hurt like that though? Sure they might not know us as well as they think they do but still...why hurt someone for something, anything, just by saying words. The saying goes "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". Well, I feel that's a lie, cuz words DO hurt a LOT sometimes.

I've also been thinking of my Grandparents. My Grandma and Grandpa. They're both no longer here in flesh, but call me strange if you'd like, there are times I smell my Grandma's "smell" that I can't even begin to describe even if I wanted to. And I smell the smell of my Grandpa's tobacco. And I know they're here with me even if not in flesh. Oh, how I miss them some days. My Grandma was the one person I could talk to about anything and everything knowing I'd not be judged over it. I miss that, I don't feel I can openly speak to anyone without them judging me in some way these days. :( I miss my Grandpa's laugh when I'd share with him something 1 of the kids said. I miss hearing his scooter going, don't think I'll ever hear a scooter going without thinking of Grandpa. He left us so fast, in some ways I'm glad, but in some ways I'm not.

I guess maybe it's the time of year. Right now me, Grandpa, and Grandma would be discussing, purchasing, counting, and planning seeds and plants for the gardens. Grandpa would be asking me "Betsy, what fruit tree should we get this year?" and then we'd plan where to plant it. Well, Grandma and Grandpa, this year I WILL have a garden! A BIG garden! On the farm! I know you'll help me decide what to plant, how much, and where. And when the time comes in the fall hopefully we can transport some of those fruit trees from town out to the farm. I know for sure I'll be getting myself an Apple Tree, or maybe 2 or 3. For the Apple Blossoms, Grandpa. Maybe I can find some Wild Roses to plant, too! Now wouldn't that be neat? And for Grandma I'll plant some "pee-on-mes", there's already at least 2 Lilac bushes there still! I will keep our plans happening each year, the plans of a garden and fruit trees. And I will turn the farm house back into it's old glory and make it my dream home.

Sorry for this sad, and depressing post...but hey! life's not all lollipops and rainbows, right?