Wednesday, December 12, 2007

And the Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With Care

Ok, well we don't have a chimney but I finally got around to hanging up the girls' Christmas stockings. Or I guess I should say I *finally* finished making the rest of their stockings. After the family picked me up from work we had dinner together and then Raven and I hung out in my studio. She worked on making gifts for Grandma and for her friends while I worked on the stockings. They turned out pretty cute I think. *smile* I hung them up in the livingroom when I was done. Gwen was so excited when she saw her Christmas stocking (the bow on it matches her little bear I made her last week). She asked me if Christmas was tomorrow. She was disappointed when I told her no. I can't believe it's only less than 2 weeks away though. My how time flies. I better get working on the rest of my gifts or at this rate they're going to end up being New Year's gifts or next year's Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Miss Clumsy 2007

So I am still the reigning Queen of Clumsiness. All others bow before me and seem more graceful in my presence.

This morning I woke up full of plans, ideas and energy. First it was get the girls off to school, then on to my new exercise DVD that I picked up at the library (so I could be on my way to a new slimmer although clumsy me), then it would be onto crafting....finally tackling the rest of my bountiful Christmas list of handcrafted and homemade goodies for everyone, followed by a relaxing cup of tea, a good book and then lunch. Ahhhhhh.

Never quite made it past the breakfast part though. It all started off so well. We had just gotten the girls off to school without a hitch, the house was clean, I was feeling good, a kettle of water was boiling on the stove just waiting to be transformed into a nice cup of tea, and Brian was at the stove cooking me an egg to make me a yummy homemade egg "mc muffin". All was right with the world.
And then clumsy me as I was making my way toward the refrigerator ended up tripping and falling over and ramming my little pinkie toe right smack into the tip of Brian's giant steel toed boot. I felt a pop, it bent clear to the right, and down I went. All I can say is OUCH, ouch, ouch. Okay I'm sure I probably said a few more choice words than that but I'll just leave it at "ouch" for the sake of tender ears (or I guess that would be tender eyes since this is typed out? Oh well I don't know. lol). Anyhoooooo....needless to say my plans all went flying out the window and I now have a very swollen, ouchie, bruised, crooked, sad looking broken little tosie.

So not looking forward to going to work tomorrow and standing on my feet for hours on end. *pout*

Anyways here a pretty picture of some snowflakes I stitched the other day but never got around to posting. Cause I'm certainly not showing you my ugly toe, lol. ;)

Ok, now off to eat a warm, gooey fresh from the oven chocolate chip Christmas cookie courtesy of the Pillsbury dough boy and my loving hubby Brian. Mmmmmmm. Chocolate always makes everything better.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007's what's for breakfast.

This morning I made the girls heart shaped chocolate chip buckwheat pancakes for breakfast. Gwen was so cute she hugged me after breakfast and said "I love you Mommy, thank you for making pancakes." Awwww. That really made my morning. :) Ella seemed to really like them and kept asking for more "cake" and by the end of breakfast was well covered in smeary melty chocolate. And Raven (the one who had bugged me to death to make pancakes in the first place) of course decided she didn't feel like pancakes after all and didn't eat a single bite. Not a one. Kids... *rolling eyes*. Gotta love 'em.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Cozy Monday

The girls were off school today so I decided rather than run myself ragged on my "day off" like I usually do running errands, cleaning house, and trying to keep up with everything and everyone all at once that I was truly going to take the day off today and relax instead. Especially since I've been rather stressed out lately and really need to take the time to relax for a change. The house looks a little messy at the moment. But that's okay.

Instead I spent the day making yummy hot chicken soup from scratch, baking blueberry muffins, curling up on the couch snuggling with Ella in a warm quilt while reading a book, playing Scrabble in the kitchen with Raven (she won by the way), teaching Raven to sew (she made a cute little fuzzy pillow) and hanging out with the girls in my craft studio sewing them little stuffed animals of their choosing (Raven a little pink flowery cat and Gwen a little blue flowered bear).

Gotta admit it's nice to have a cozy Monday rather than a crazy Monday for a change.