Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Life is just too short not to -

I am quitting my job.

Not just quitting to quit - but quitting to have more family time.

I worked hard to get a 'title' at this job only to figure out that I didn't want what came along with the title. I love being around my people so much & I wasn't getting to do that anymore.

I am not one of those people that wants everything - I want to be comfortable. I want to be able to heat & cool my home, I want to be able to take a hot shower, I want to have fun with my kids, I want to snuggle with my honey. Those are the things I want.

Not having a 2009 vehicle doesn't bother me. I drive a '95 Ford Bronco - I love it - NO PAYMENTS! I just want that blissful feeling I get when I am hanging out with my people.

I will enjoy all of these things!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Well I finished the quilt I was working on - I am very pleased with the way it turned out.
It is made from flannel material - very cozy!
For the stitching on the squares I used a leaf stitch - something a little different.
I love the way the colors worked together - when
I picked the materials I didn't realize it matches my store bought quilt on
my bed perfectly.
But this is a Christmas gift for my Sister In Law.

Here is another Christmas gift that I made today.
My daughter loves the peace sign - when I was in the bead shop the other
day I couldn't resist this!
I think she too will love it.

This is a Christmas gift I made for my oldest daughter's step mother.
When my daughter met her dad I didn't expect the relationship I have gained with
her step mother. But it has been great getting to know
her & puts peace in my heart knowing who my daughter is with.
I truly feel blessed that I have this relationship with this woman & that she is
Sam's step mother.

My last thing to show today - My daughter's friend asked me to make
this necklace for her coach. She has twin daughters.
I let them kind of guide me in what they wanted with me
throwing ideas out for them as well.
I like the way we designed it.

I finished the quilt up last night & made all three jewelry pieces today
& it isn't even noon!!!
I have so enjoyed myself - I needed that boost of creativity to get
me going again!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our Children

Today I am sewing - which is a very peaceful & thoughtful time for me.
While sewing I have been thinking about my children. They range in age - 16, 15, 13, 11 & 7 - but unfortunately they cope with a common problem that our children have today - broken homes. My 16 year old was born when I was 19 - her father didn't have anything to do with her until this past summer - which at first was very hard for me - but I am dealing with it - whether or not it is good for me or not it is for her. And with this new relationship she has with her father I too have a new relationship - not with him - but with his wife. That relationship is very special to me. She & I have been on the phone for hours before - we have built some sort of friendship. This had made me think more about the situation my other children are in. My 15 year old is my step son & the other three are my children from a 10 year marriage that was never going to work. I gave my all but sometimes that still isn't good enough. And sometimes getting out is better than staying for your kids. Which in my case it was.
Ok but back to my point today. These kids should NOT have to hear from either parent that the other parent is worthless in any way! My 3 kids came home from their dad's yesterday with the same ole' story - their dad bad mouthing me.
I ask anyone that reads this that is in my situation - please remember these children will be adults one day & they will think like an adult one day. When you bad mouth their parent it hurts them - you aren't making yourself look good to them & you are tearing down any relationship you may have with them. So instead of hurting them with your negative words why not just work on building your own relationship with them stronger. Whether you like the other parent or not it is THEIR parent & they love that parent!

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Furbabies

This is Belle

my 15 week old Great Dane

This is Roscoe

He is almost 6 years old

I just adore my Danes - They are amazing dogs. Extremely loyal!
Roscoe is a Halequin - Belle is a Black
When she is old enough I am going to breed them
I can hardly wait to have Great Dane babies!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not been too good at this -

I have not done to well at this blogging thing!!!

But I really want to get better - I am going to do this - New Year's Resolution maybe??? LoL

I have been really hating on my having to work outside of my home - so I am trying to work a game plan with Sister - she has a degree in advertising & is very computer savvy! Me - I am just a creative mess! I want to make everything - so I will! And she will help me network me & my things!

I am currently working on a quilt for my sister in law for Christmas - it really reminded me of how much I adore working with my creative side!

To see this pile of rubish & know it will be something my sister in law will love when I get done with it makes me smile!
As soon as I have the finished product I will post photos!