Saturday, September 12, 2009

Have I Mentioned I Have Strong Feelings for My Mailman?

It is true! I have VERY stong feelings for my postman, strong and very confusing feelings! Picture this: all is quiet in the house. It's around 1:00 p.m. and the kids are napping. Finally, a little quiet time. I can sew or do laundry, or finally eat lunch. I am enjoying the quiet when all of a sudden, without warning, BAM! BAM! BAM! on the door and then DING-DONG-DING-DONG on the doorbell! Startled, I jump up from my chair. I'm not sure whether to dial 911 or run to the door. I pause to think and then BAM! BAM! BAM! again. I run to the door just as the doorbell rings AGAIN! I open the door and there he stands, my 60ish mailman. He says nothing but shoves a package in my hands and mutters something under his breath as he turns and walks away. It sounds like, "Have a nice day". Are you kidding me? Have a nice day????? First of all, you scare me to death, probably woke my daughter from her nap with your banging and doorbell ringing and then you tell me to "Have a nice day"! UGH! I am so livid, I can't even utter a word in response. UGH! I shut the door and I am so made that I could SCREAM! I need to make a sign that says "Don't knock, if you wake the kids, they're going home with you!" Just kidding! Anyway, I look down to see I am holding something in my hands. It's a box. It's from JonaG! YEA! Look what that nice mailman brought me! Oh, wait a minute. For a split second I forgot I was mad! I'm not sure whether to run after him and hug him or run after him and give him a piece of my mind! My thoughts are interrupted by the sound of a sleepy cry from my little one. So much for the quiet.

This is what that nice/annoying mailman brought me! Can't wait to get started on some cute Christmas stuff with this Christmas Snowflower fabric! YEA!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Day of Dance

September is always crazy at my house. School is in full swing and all of the activites start. My youngest started dance with her big sister this year. Although my oldest daughter detests anything girly, and because of this takes hip-hop, my younger one is still a girly girl. She was excited about her leotard and her dance shoes, especially her tap shoes. Here she is ready for dance!

My son also started baseball practice this week. He is at his second practice tonight and his first game is Saturday. It's going to be interesting. Most of the boys on his team have played before so he is going to have to work hard to catch up. I'm really excited about taking four kids to the ballpark on Saturday. FUN! FUN! (Okay, it's hard to get sarcasm across in writing). Anyway, more abou that later.

Speaking of J.P. and practice, they are on their way home. I better go act like I've been busy cleaning the kitchen from our yummy chicken and dumplins! YUM! Have a look see.

Looks good right? Just like grandma used to make? Well, this is just like my Hubby's grandma used to make. YUM! Sure was good!

Okay, gotta go clean up the huge mess in the kitchen! I just hate it when you roll out dough on your countertop and you're left with a big 'ole mess of dried up dough. YUCK!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Finally, a listing

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Hubby had to work so we are staying at home this weekend instead of partying at the lake with family. It's been enjoyable to be home with the kids, that is until I try to get something done.

I did finally manage to get a listing on my etsy site. I'm still having some questions about PayPal, but I'm working on that! This is a picture of the listing.

It's a double layer twirl skirt. I LOVE the polka dots on the bottom layer and so much TWIRL! This is a OOAK as I used all of the fabric on this one. The top has a witch's hat appliqued in matching fabric and ric rac.

I've got to get to work on more Halloween outfits and get them listed also. This is going to be a busy week.

I am getting off of here to go TRY and spend time with my hubby. He is busy drafting players for his Fantasy Football team tonight. Maybe I'll be able to talk to him while he's waiting for his turn to pick. I also need to go get my Big Brother fix for the night. Reality TV, here I come. Then Mad Men later. WOO HOO!

Goodnight folks! Have a good holiday weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September is sports season

Fall has finally arrived and for us that means football - Dallas Cowboy football to be more specific. Hubby and I took a trip to Dallas to see our beloved Cowboys play last weekend. FUN! FUN!

We left Saturday morning and headed to Dallas. We were excited about the football game, but also excited to go eat at what might be my new favorite "Dive". Hubby and I love the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri on HGTV. A few weeks ago, we were watching the show when they featured a 'dive" called Twisted Root Burger Company in the Deep Elum district of Dallas. They make 1/2 pound burgers and "twisted" versions of common condiments/sides.

This place is full of personality! The walls were covered with signs - most of them sarcastic in nature - such as "Clean Restrooms/Dirty Minds" and "Loaded Burgers/Poor Staff" - which is posted on the window. When we got there, the line was out the door. We waited while listening to the annoucer from inside calling out names like Madonna, Sonny and Cher. You get a "name" when you order instead of a number. We were "Cheech".

The burges were awesome!!! The rootbeer was wonderful (cinammon/pecan) and the twisted ketchup was great too (with chipotle). We will definitely be back! Maybe next time, I'll get to be Pamela Anderson's name shen I order. We look so much alike and all! HA!

After lunch and checking into the hotel, it was finally time for...dramatic pause....Cowboy Stadium. We couldn't wait to see it in person! They are working on the roads around Cowboy stadium, so it was a little crazy. We were armed with driving directions and Betty, our trusty GPS. After an hour of driving in circles, we finally found it. There she was, Cowboy Stadium. She was even more magnificent than on TV.

The stadium was awesome, although I did have a hard time keeping my eyes on the field instead of the HUGE screen. The food was good. The game was good, until the last 4 minutes when the 49ers scored again and it was all downhill from there. So, the boys didn't win, but at least this is only the preseason. Better luck next time guys!

It was a great trip, but I was sure ready to get home to my babies. It's amazing how an exausting 31 hours away makes you miss them so much. Thanks Mom for watching the kids!

Have a great night!