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10 February 2014 @ 09:50 am

Any other parents out there Squeee over the moment when your child can't put them down?! ;)

"Just let me read a little longer, Mama!"


29 October 2013 @ 10:02 am

I keep saying that...

I'm at a crossroads and need to make some difficult choices. I only hope I'm making the right ones...

The question is, how strong can I truly be...


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12 June 2013 @ 11:19 am

Summer is upon us -- though the weather isn't so sure about that. We'll be lucky to break 70 today, not that I'm complaining! :P

The kids are finally out of school, and we are enjoying the fact that we don't have to drive up and down the hill and into town numerous times a day!

And since we had a birthday party at our house this weekend, which resulted in a MOSTLY clean house (and it hasn't been mostly clean in months!), I have suddenly turned into productive housewife (no matter that I am not really a housewife anymore...)

I have mixed and baked up a storm (pancakes, chocolate bread, whole wheat bread, a berry pie).

The garden has been watered.

The dishes have been done.

A craft has been setup in order to hold off the cries of "I'm bored" that will inevitably begin soon.

Laundry is even washing.

Now, if I could just focus on getting my TPP Admin work done!!

And maybe clean my room...

And find my coffee... (where did I put it?!)

My cold, cold coffee... *sigh*

Anyhow, happy Wednesday everyone!


PS: I will leave you with a picture of my chickens on the hunt (for bugs).  Enjoy! ;)

Current Mood: whimsically busy

I'm at volleyball watching my girls play a double header, and I am so appalled. There is a little girl here, shes probably about 12 months old and enclosed in a stroller. She has been so for well over an hour. She cries out, and the mom just ignores her, shoves a bottle in her face, or hands her phone to watch a video. All that baby wants is for her mom--or anyone--to pick her up, and it is breaking my heart. There are 3 adult family members sitting right by her, and they don't give a rats ass that that baby is miserable and neglected!!

Some people shouldn't reproduce!


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10 April 2013 @ 09:29 am

So I am sitting at a local bakery waiting for eldest daughter's pickup time and I see this art:

(this art is a part of my middle daughter's class art project--which is displayed at the bakery.)

Now, when I look at the picture all I can see is Hermione, with really long hair, looking off into the night. As I sat considering it, I Suddenly felt the need to sketch! So I did, sketch that is! Which in and of itself is amazing as I've been rather dead artistically speaking lately (or so I've felt). All I had with me were a couple of pencils and my journal--no sketch pad. But I can't wait to get home and flesh the idea out more. And I'm pleased enough with the results...

Sketch one

Sketch two

It was a nice feeling, creating again. Even if it is just a little sketch or two in my journal. And I can see more that I will meed to create before this image lets me go... Things involving paints or ink... Heee!

Perhaps this will help me get out of my writing rut too! Cause I am really getting tired of hitting a wall every time I try to do something lately! Lol! ;)

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12 January 2013 @ 03:33 pm
Title: Remember This
Artist: meladara
Recipient: carley9
Summary: "Don't forget this. Even when it seems like I'm never going to return... remember this." (excerpt from Six Days By Carley9)
Rating: G/Work Safe
Media: Watercolors on Paper
Author's Notes: Carley9 selected my prize for her Bingo win! Here is her art, and I will fess up to perhaps going overboard... It was suppose to be a 'mini-painting'. LOL! Well, some of these are 'mini' and they all started as a painting... :)
Disclaimer: Yep, still own nothing that is recognizable here. :)

Remember This ~ Image Heavy!!Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
12 January 2013 @ 02:39 pm

My five year old insisted that we paint today, and the results are just splendid!

Crooks By: Olivia age 5Collapse )

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08 January 2013 @ 09:30 am
Happy Birthday, My Dear Karelia!

I picked out a mushroom birthday cake just for you! Hee! ;)

02 January 2013 @ 06:15 am

From this side of the drive to California I always wonder what I was thinking when I agreed to take the kids to grandma's for a few days!

I don't know if you can tell, but in this pic is it 5am and we have 736 miles to go...

Again, what was I thinking?!

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