Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More than the daily whine

How about some update-y stuff. Boy do I ever sound boring but really if it weren't for Friday school craft class and the odd get together with friends I would have nothing to report except more sleepy, sicky pregnancy stuff. I think we have all heard enough of that for now so since I managed a nap today and am feeling okydoky I'll dig through archives from the last few weeks.
Remember that I got my hair done?

This was a big deal. I needed it badly! Like two inch root bad.
I had this vision of what I wanted and it didn't turn out quite like it. I hated it for the first few days and now it has grown on me. 
I would love this do on someone else but I wanted more subtle streaks and was trying to grow it out. Am loving it now though so no complaints. Seems my hair dresser knows best. 
Now out to the yard. Somewhere we have not been in over a week. It is just too cold out there and the wind, eck!
However we did get out and soak up every single moment of sunshine and warmth before we hit the freeze.

And for some of you who were wondering about Halloween. Only three weeks later but here it is. 
Not the chicken but a turtle. 
Last minute Kaitlyn decided she wanted to be Franklin and dug out her turtle costume. I was sad not to see the chicken but I secretly hope for next year. Ethan went as a screeching giraffe. He was furious at us for making him dress up and it took him 3/4 of a block to get over it and get on with the candy getting.

For a few moments Kaitlyn wanted to go as a ballerina but after much coaxing was talked out of it. There was no way that would fit over a snow suit!

And the crafting. We have been doing tons but rather than post it all here I will eventually get it all up on my craft site. Don't go looking for it now, I am hoping to do it in the next few weeks.

The regular craft of our day has been going strong. 
And it always gets out of hand.
Or maybe I should say on hand. Har, har....sad. Blame it on prego, mommy brain.
Dave has been going crazy outside with the Christmas decor and once he kept blowing a breaker realized the limit for the year.
If we stay here and not at the lake I think a new outlet will be in order.
Out at the lake we have been working on plans. After having my uncle who is an architect out we found out that it will be better for us financially to tear down the old place and start new. Not music to our ears but a relief to know what we have to look at.

Now in the evenings rather than go on here (though I would often rather do that) I have been plugging away at orders due before Christmas.
This one is nearly done and I think it will be one of my last portraits for a long time.
I just cannot find the time and energy for them and I just don't get the same satisfaction out of them as I do when I paint what comes out of my head. Weird and maybe selfish but one day when I have time to sit for hours at a time I will get back to them.
Since I have been feeling so lousy I try to take advantage of every moment that Dave is home. I nap. 
He does a lot of the fun stuff and has become quite the crafter. Kaitlyn decides what to make, tells him what she needs and away they go.
Now I just remembered that I did have more to share, oops.
All the pictures are still on the camera.
We went to the Santa Clause parade on the weekend and then I had my birthday yesterday, yup the big 28. Ha, I actually feel pretty young still though I am getting told on a pretty regular basis that I am "SOOOOOOOO" old. Thank you Emily!

Anyway I wanted to say thank you all for hanging in there with me, your comments and e-mails make my day. I hope I can get around and say hi to you all in the next few days, xoxo!
Off to Zzzzz.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The truth about my dud-ness

I think this is the longest I have ever gone without blogging. I feel rather detached and strange, I have no idea what is going on out there in the blogosphere.  I have weird blog dreams but am too tired to check in. I am just beat!

I am cranky and extremely scatterbrained.  I crave bad food and then feel sick when I see it. 
I rarely get out of my PJ's and skip more than one or two days washing my hair. A total dud.
My 300 photos a day has turned into 300 a week and then I don't get around to uploading them.
Dave has been so amazing, he is picking up after all of us and keeping it together. I could really sleep all day, all night and still be zonked. 
The reason I haven't been around is that I have been falling asleep with the kids and although I mean to get up again I just don't.
Then there is the yucky feeling. I wake up and feel pretty good but by early afternoon I take a turn for the worse. By supper food is repulsive and then I just feel ill. There is a stack of crackers next to the bed to get me through the night wakings and the pee trips.
I am really just totally wiped.

So I am sorry I haven't been around, I will be back soon, really! I have a ton of posts and a new hair cut and a fatish bloaty (already gained 8-10 lbs) belly...

 and fun crafty stuff, Halloween pictures and then the paintings....I have been working in every spare moment to get orders done before Christmas and still have 7 to go. I don't know why I said yes to half of them but I guess it is just that I couldn't say no.
Anyway I am off, I need to lay down, feeling rather uck!

Thank you all for the e-mails and comments, I love you all and wish I could keep up with you all right now time, I am just soooo tired.