Friday, September 18, 2009

Tea Party Day

Today was Tea Party day at school for the Youngest.  Everyone was encouraged to dress up and use their manners.  All I could think was, Yeah good luck with the good manner part.  I tried to get some cute pics.  Most of them turned out silly instead:

 I got one cute one at least:

It's been raining here like crazy for the past couple of days.  Check out this great big honkin' spiderweb in my front yard:

Now if I only knew where the spider was...

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How not to wear crochet

Oh My.

Is she wearing a pot holder?  Doesn't Hollywood employ stylists to make their stars look better?

This was found in the Daily Mail, one of my favorite UK sites.  You can read the full article here.

While I enjoy a good granny square now and again in a blanket, I think designers should stay away from them.  Although, I do have to admit to liking the off the shoulder bit of it.  Maybe this would have been cute as a sleeveless top on a 15 year old. 

Um, is that fun fur on the bottom and sleeve?

I think Cate Blanchett could have come up with something a little better.  Don't you?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Technology Hates Me

Don't you just hate it when technology works against you?  Isn't technology supposed to make your life just a little bit easier?

Not for me, not today.

I tried to post some stuff on Craigslist on the barter page today.  I had to write that post three times (and it was long) before it finally got published. Three freakin' times it disappeared into Never, Never Land!  Or, as the Youngest says it, "It Distappeared". 

Then,  trying to photograph some stitch markers that I'm trying to put up in my Etsy store, I took one pic and then the camera battery died.  So I guess I'll be posting more tomorrow.

Next was Google Reader not wanting to work with Firefox for some ungodly reason. 

Don't  forget the birthday party invites that I purchased online and printed myself.  Two of the numbers in my zip code were omitted and I didn't notice until after they were printed out.   Hello Mr. Sharpie!

I mean, really people, aren't computers and cameras and the interwebs supposed to help us?  Well it's just not working out for me today.  Errrgh.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Eldest!

Yesterday I spent the whole day telling the Eldest that it would be the last time he would get to do "whatever it was he was doing at the time" as an 8 year old and pretending to be really sad.

Today he's acting like a peacock.  It's officially his 9th birthday!

I'm going to have lunch with him (McDonald's of course) and take his class snacks, Krispy Kreme donuts as a matter of fact.  The child may explode from junk food today.  I can just see it now:  NEWS FLASH!  Mom (age 39 forever) arrested today for exploding oldest child by way junk food.  More news at 11:00. 

We're putting off his party until the 26th due to schedule conflicts.  Luckily it'll be outdoors.  I don't know if I can handle 12 silly little boys overnight inside the house.  We'll just pray it doesn't rain then, okay?

Monday, September 14, 2009


Don't have a lot to show for my weekend.  My choir had a very long day Sunday that lasted from 7:45 in the morning until around 8 pm in the evening with three performances total.  Today I feel like I've been hit by a great big semi truck.  Slightly pooped even.

But somebody got lots of rest.  Look who I found on the back of our couch:
(Click to enlarge)