When I was on bed rest, right before having Christopher, I was at a loss for things to do. Then, Mama Marge came to my rescue.
She brought me a Mary Kay box filled with books and yarn. The books are from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (a mix between Twilight and a trashy novel…yummy), and are amazing. I’m still working on finishing the series. The yarn, however, gave me something to do with my hands.
I started by crocheting, which I’ve known how to do since I was 10, but I got bored. So, I pulled out one of those “I taught myself to knit” kits, and I literally taught myself to knit.
Unfortunately, Christopher came a bit earlier than anticipated, so I didn’t get to finish my project…until now.
Check it out…
I’m quite proud of myself for finally finishing my first ever knitting project. Of course, as soon as I finished that project, I started a new one…
That’s all for tonight – I want to finish a few more rows before I head up to bed.
Here is the before mentioned video of Annabelle singing the Birthday song to Tripp. Let’s hope it works *fingers crossed*
Yesterday I said that I was working on figuring out how to post videos to my blog, and I was stumped. Well, I think I’ve figured it out. Keep an eye out for a test post later today, then the tutorials will begin.
Anyone else excited (besides me, of course)?
Yes, I’m a day late. I spent way too much time, yesterday, trying to upload a video of Annabelle singing “Happy Birthday, To You” to Tripp, but it just wouldn’t cooperate.
On an unrelated note – I burned my hand tonight, so tonight’s post will be fairly short. I was making mashed potatoes (instant, of course) and Annabelle came to the doorway of the kitchen and asked me a question (which I honestly can not remember what it was). I turned to answer her and splashed boiling hot, watery spuds on my left hand. I ran my hand under cool water, but I had to finish dinner, so I filled a freezer bag with water and finished cooking. I had to call Mark to pick up some burn cream (which worked wonders, btw).
Needless to say, I’ve not had a good evening.
I’d hope for a better day tomorrow, but it’s June 15th and I’ve been in a funk about it all week. Seven years later, and I still miss him. I love you, cuz, and I hope you’re enjoying afterlife in the clouds.
No promises on a post tomorrow, but I will try.
Today was a bit unorthodox, for me. I had off! Because I worked the Federalsburg VFW Bike Show, on Saturday, I had to pick a different day to have off, this week. Now, Mark always has off on Tuesdays, so I’m sure you can all see why I choose today as my second day off, for the week.
Now, don’t get me wrong, we love our kids, but it’s nice to have a little time for just the two of us.
We traveled to Georgetown to take care of some business, then we ventured to Salisbury and spent the remainder of the afternoon perusing stores, talking, and laughing. It’s wonderful to still feel so giddy with someone after almost 2 years together.
We did come home early enough to pick up the kids a little early and head to MomMom and Pappy’s for a visit.
All in all, it was a wonderful day off. But it’s back to work tomorrow, and I definitely don’t have a shortage of things to keep me occupied for the remainder of the week. It’s a good thing, too; I’d rather be busy than bored. Plus, plenty of pictures to be done. Yayness!!!
I promised a run-down of our weekend, and here it is.
Saturday, I had to work. My work sponsored the live bands at the Federalsburg VFW Motorcycle Show. We took a Terrain, Sierra 1500, and Sierra 3500HD Diesel, to have on display. We also have this awesome giveaway going on all summer long, and I had over 100 people enter to win one of 13 $500 gas cards throughout the summer. Who doesn’t love free gas?
It was hot, but it was fun. The Harley Davidson guy was kind enough to share his sunscreen (he sympathized with my fair skin), and the wonderful ladies at Diamond State Women’s Facility had an extra pop-up tent that they set up for me, so I wasn’t sitting in the direct sun. I was lucky to be surrounded by such kind people.
GeeGee and Nanie El came down, for the day, and watched the kids. They had a blast.
Sunday, Dad came by to get the kids and I, and we ventured to Salisbury. We walked around the mall, and Annabelle convinced PopPop to play in the kids area with her.
It was a busy weekend, but it was a lot of fun. I have the best kids ever!
Yes, that’s me. But, in my defense, I had a very busy weekend, and I spent exactly 0 time a my computer.
Don’t worry, this isn’t my “official” post for the day. That will be up tonight.
We all have them, and they suck. You know, those days where you feel completely beat down and defeated. Yeah, I’m having one of those days.
It’s not that anything bad, or different happened today, its just that it all finally caught up with me. I’ve been running and running, and I just haven’t had anytime to just stop. For some reason, I was busier than ever, today, and my thoughts were able to keep up.
June always seems to be a sucky month for me. Between Grandfather’s birthday and the anniversary of the crash, I get in this funk that lasts for the majority of the month. Yeah, I know that these things shouldn’t bother me anymore, but I can’t forget. Add this to the stresses of everyday life, and here I am.
I try, I really do. Most people don’t notice that the smile on my face is just a mask, but I know the truth. Mark knows the truth, and so does Dad. They really try to cheer me up, but June just hurts.
There are, however, some positives to this month.
- My awesome nephew, Tripp, was born on June 13, 2009. That little blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy makes me smile.
- We added a new member to the family, this week. Donielle and Caleb Shores welcomed their little girl, Autumn Bea, into this world, this past Wednesday. Unfortunately, they live way up north, so I’m not really sure when we will be able to coordinate schedules for a family get-together.
- Father’s Day – I love my dad, and he’s done so much for me, over the years. Plus, this is Mark’s first Father’s Day, as a father. I’ve got some plans to try to make it extra-special for him.
- The weather. It’s finally summer, and its nice to be able to play outside, now that the pollen has calmed down a bit.
I guess I’m just having a pity-party tonight, but its over now. Time to put on the big girl panties and keep on truckin’ (yes, the cliches were 100% necessary). Tomorrow is a new day, and I’ve got a pretty awesome day planned.
Sneak Preview of Tomorrow’s Blog
My work is sponsoring the bands at this year’s Federalsburg VFW Motorcycle Show, and I get to take some trucks up for display. I’m hoping for a beautiful day, plenty of good company, and some awesome pictures. Follow me on #Instagram (@kelmo1388) for pictures throughout the day.
I am determined to make my posts regular, so I have been doing a lot of blog reading. I browse the “freshly pressed” section of WordPress, check out a friend’s blog, and even some blogs that she recommends. I think I’ve got some interesting blogs brewing, but they’re not quite ready, yet.
Here’s a preview of things you can expect to see:
- Sock bun tutorial (I am obsessed with these, and there’s a special way to do it when you have lots of layers)
- Favorite iPhone photography apps (I have more than I probably should)
- Make-up favorites (brands, colors, etc.)
- The League challenges
- Wordless(ish) Wednesdays
- Currently (see here)
- Naked face challenge (this is going to take some time…I love my make-up too much)
- Favorite mixed drink tutorials (because I’m not pregnant, anymore)
Not to mention regular updates on the kids, and Pinterest-inspired projects (I’m currently planning a family binder & diy maxi dress).
Oh, and we’ve got a ton of remodeling projects planned for this summer, so I’m sure that will show up here and there.
If you know of any awesome blogs, let me know. I’m always looking for more inspiration.
A couple of months ago, I was browsing Pinterest, and came across this thing…
(Yes, it is hyper linked to the original post)
Essentially, it is a quick, easy, and random version of scrapbooking. Now, I have scrapbooked, in the past, but I just don’t have time these days. I love the concept, but I don’t have the time to completely create everything, from scratch. That’s why the a Smash book is so AWESOME – half the work is already done for you.
I got a baby-themed one for Christopher. Check it out.
See, Pinterest isn’t just for browsing, pinning, and forgetting about it. This was the second Pinterest-inspired project that I have done. And don’t worry, I got a separate Smash book for the entire family. Maybe I’ll share that one a little later.