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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Update from last some clothes for Z...and she likes them! Big step! Today we 'chalked' her hair-wet chalk, rub on hair and then heat style it. She chose blue but not sure how long it will last. Easy though and she has a variety of colors so I can see this happening again!
Darling hubby took me to Ikea last night and we bought some new shelving for my craft room.YAY! Now I can get organized...cause of course the old TV console thingy wasn't really doing it for me. If I could figure out how to post a picture on my blog I would. I seem to have much more room now! My classroom will be next week...needs the cobwebs, dust etc to be taken care of. A much needed spring cleaning is due! Lots of fun ideas on pinterest. Love that site!
Need to learn how to link to my pinterest site and also how to upload pics...spring break education I think.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thinking about middle school fashion/style...Z's daddy has suggested that we need to shop for her...thinks she has floods for pants! I told her the story about asking for a 'ghetto blaster' when I was a tween, and my dad suggesting that I actually needed a full-on mom told me to just go with dad was offering so I needed to take him up on it as it didn't happen often! Same situation here. SO decided to go and check out her closet to make sure we got rid of the 'old' clothes and were ready for some infilling of new ones! Are having a debate about skinny jeans and showing her derriere in such tight apparel. Appropriate or not? They are all the rage but bring me back to the 80's paint on's that my sis wore (with lumber jacket, high top undone runners and the black leather purse...with a perm) sigh. My little girl is growing up?!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Can I just say "Thank-you"! Finally everything is in English!
After two years with only what I write in English, I finally found the place to go to change all the Arabic into English. YAY! Now to continue what I started...haha! We shall see. And on the flip side...found out today another friend with breast cancer. Too many here. Not sure what that is all about. Am committing this to prayer as I am at a loss to know what else to do.
Found a site today by Stephanie Ackerman who doodles and has all sorts of AWESOME quotes...some from her, some from others. Love her stuff. Put them on my pinterest board under HOPE. OK, time to get the kiddos and me to bed...too late last night and tomorrow is a big day in KG...saying farewell to one of our friends. Will be lots of BIG emotions going on.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Sunday, October 31, 2010


Well, it is October 31, and I had to write this experience today. So my daughter changed her mind about her costume from a mime (just couldn't find the right striped shirt, let alone a pair of black pants that weren't leggins and too tight to wear alone!) to a Hippie costume. Luckily for her, mom had a green tie die tube top beach cover up with a peace sign embroidered on the front, Zara had good appropriate sunglasses, as well as a few bead necklaces, flip flops and a wild sequin sash thingy she was going to tie around her head. OK. Well, it was something. My son on the other hand was a little more consistent in what he wanted to be. A Zombie DJ. Yes. What is that?! Couldn''t persuade him to be a pirate or anything else less, well, dead. So I am not really happy about this choice but everything else suggested is shot down. He has gathered his costume bits...baggy shorts, big hoodie and sunglasses. Not too original, but hey, then we consider the dead part and the white makeup with scars and stitches, and I guess he's got it. Now, bear in mind, that although it is fall here, and yes the weather HAS cooled down, at 10 am it is still 26 degrees, and will be warmer this afternoon at 2:30 for the parade. He's goign to be wearing a hoodie. I am still disturbed about the fact that the only 'costume-y' thing going on with him is going to be this make up that we will have to figure out over the lunch break, when I make a decision to google 'DJ Costumes'. I find the little kid's' DJ character from some TV show, but not really suitable for my 8 year old. THEN I come across 'home-made-costumes. com' or something similar and a woman has a picture of her niece's get up as a DJ. Awesome. It all revolves (tee hee) around the turntable with records on it hung around her nieces neck! I figure...yes, I can do that, and then MAYBE we can skip the makeup if Jude gets a REAL DJ look going on! I grab my can of spray glue (sorry environment), the backing to one of the kids' many art pieces (black pseudo cardboard) a garbage bag and then some shiny craft paper for the records as black records on black turntable doesn't really stand out! I cut out DJ JUDE from craft paper, glue onto the black garbage back, staple that to the black cardboard to cover his legs and make it look like a table or box or something a DJ would stand behind! Then, cut two circles from the shiny paper for records, and then figure out how to hang it on his neck. Dog leashes! The lady from the website said her niece had suspenders, but alas, no suspenders in this house! Lots of dog leashes on the other hand...and black to boot! So, after making appropriate holes, I realized that we would need some reinforcement of duck tape, yes thankfully we had that, and now once threaded, we will just have to measure how long Jude needs it. Whew!! All this done outside on our old table, trying to avoid dripping sweat from my brow onto the black cardboard. Yes, the weather has changed but not all that much, however, when you are a mother, desperately trying to work around a morbid costume idea, at 10am the morning of Halloween, and know you only have one more hour before your son shows up to get ready for the afternoon...the sweat is not entirely from the heat! Let's hope he buys it!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Yes it has been months since I last wrote. We now have puppies (6 Months old) and boy how our life has changed!! Pretty dramatically too. Who knew! Well, we should have. It is like babies all over again, and yet, different, as we can leave them alone and go out, but they are not as cuddly or smell as sweet as a baby! LOL! They are very active, very vocal when we come home from somewhere, or in the morning, when they are up and ready to start THEIR day! This has been somewhat beneficial for me, as I have been forced to get up earlier than I like to walk them, and then I have gotten into the routine of going for a workout after that at the gym. We have taken them to some training classes, and have gained some ground in some areas, but still working on trying to keep the peeing and pooping to one location!