Monday, May 17, 2010

Bad Blogger

I know, it's been a long time. Almost a month. I have been SO busy... I don't even know where to begin. I put my two younger kids back in school about four weeks ago (?).. Don't ask me *why* I put them back in school almost a month before school gets out. But, I had had it. The 13 year old is doing pretty good with it. He wanted to go back to school. (And he needed it. He needs a structured schedule..) The 7 year old did great the first week. He even got a sore throat and still wanted to go to school. (It was "Crazy Hat Day"). The second week (and ever since!!) is not going so well. Separation Anxiety. (Sigh) Every morning, "Can I stay? (home)" "My throat hurts" (Well, his throat did hurt that first week, and strep throat was going around... So I worried..) Then, this morning, "My head and stomach hurt". (Oh, new symptoms?...) I said, "Well if your stomach and head still hurt in a couple hours, tell your teacher, and I will come get you".. (The first couple weeks, that worked.) Well the school health aide called me a little after noon "Eon has a fever of 101". :( I felt so horrible!! I went and got him. Anyway~~ It has been a hectic last few weeks. Besides putting the two younger ones in school, our oldest got a full-time job. :0 He had to start at 7. Our 13 year old starts school at 7. So. I had to drop them both off at the same time and drive 60 miles in between. Yeah. Well, I had to get up at 4:30 in the morning, in order to get out the door by 10 to 6. Drop the 18 year old off at work by 6:30, turn around, drop the 13 year old off at school. Then wait an hour in between. Drop the 7 year old off. It sounds WAY too easy here. He isn't working there anymore (looooong story). So now I only have to get up at 5:30. (yaaaay...) I actually should be in bed right now. 7 am feels like sleeping til 10 now, on the weekend. LOL Anyway. That's where I have *been* the last month. The picture is of some raisin scones I made recently. And lemon curd. Been able to bake a little more, with the kids in school. When I am not running around doing errands or helping in the class, or cleaning... I feel busier now than I did before.. I guess I need to update my blogger profile eh since I'm not homeschooling them, eh?.. Anyway. All these pictures are not in the right order. I don't even know what order they would go in. So.. :P

This is a package I got for a scrubbie swap. I also got a red scrubbie. (I don't know what happened to the picture I took of it..) :D

This is a package I sent a while back. "Tag & Silly Swap". Sorry the picture is a little blurry. Just random things.
I wanted to make a cupcake tea cozy, or *something*. I ended up (looong story short) making up a cupcake hot pad. :D This one I made in acrylic. I actually have only made the one. Here is a picture of it hopefully you can see a little better. It's on my pattern blog. :)

Here is a picture (I hope I didn't already post about this, I'm almost positive I didn't, but...) of the "Mauve" skirt I started. I haven't worked on it in a long time.

I got some fabric to do the lining. (I have NO idea how I am going to do it. I got a pattern, but... My sewing machine is broken. So don't ask me how I am going to sew it together?...)

And last but not least, the project I have most recently been working on. It's about half way done, I would say. My shalom cardigan vest. :D I got past the armholes. Now it's just straight knitting. I'm so excited about it. I tried it on and already love it. I hope it turns out as good as I think it will. (And I hope I have enough yarn and don't have to buy yet another dye lot to finish it...) :/ I am making a trip nearby a Michaels next week (oldest sons' driving test...) and I will be sure to stop at Michaels..
Well that's the very short version of the last month... (Minus the stress and irritating trip to the DMV--twice!! And still not getting my sons drivers license... Which explains the trip next week...) Hopefully it won't be so long in between this post and my next. :)


Paula said...

WOW . . .better you than I . . you life is WAY to hectic. . . . so hang in there. . .summer is around the corner.

Lucy said...

You may not have been blogging but you seem to have been crafting...beautiful!

Mimi said...

Hi Tina, looks like you've been very busy! Hope things go smoothly next time.
The knitted vest is looking good ;)