Thursday, January 31, 2013

Still Here....

I had such high hopes for today. I was going to wake up feeling 100 percent better. I was going to go to my favorite Chamilia/Vera store. I was going to have my bracelet replaced. I'm not sure if I told the story or not but my bracelet broke when I was shopping a few weeks ago. Luckily I was in my car when it happened and felt it sliding off my wrist. You can not begin to imagine how upset I was. While trying to get my bracelet replaced I was going to pick up the new Vera Bradley promotion. A really cute coin purse shaped like a heart. Do I really need a coin purse? No. Kind of. Ok. I have an obsession for coin purses. I'm not sure why but it started when I was a little girl. Purses and coin purses. You can thank my Grandmother for that. The only other person who's love was stronger than mine. Anyhoo. Let's just say when I woke up I was not 100 percent. I was barely 50 percent. My daughter yelled,yes yelled, at 4:55am could someone turn off the alarm clock. As I shot out of bed soaked in sweat,I realized Hubby's side of the bed was empty. Not a good sign. I got up and looked for him. One step into the family room and I knew. The puke bucket said it all. Two parents down. Ugh. Sad to say not much of anything got done today and I'm not holding out much hope for tomorrow either. Pray we keep this virus to ourselves and not pass it on to the rest of the kids in our house.

Night all.........

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Sick. Sick. Sick. Yep that sums me up this week. At least a got to enjoy our snow before I got sick.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Ever wonder what happens when you hang wet jeans outside on a day when it's 18 degrees? They freeze solid. Like a rock. Haha! I'll tell ya between our freezing temperatures and two kids sick with that coughing bug/virus,I seem to be having some awesome mommy moments. Haha!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I wonder if there is cake in heaven....

Today would have been my Dad's 58th birthday. It's been an emotionally draining day some of it has to do with my Dad and some has to do with a rough time we are going thru with our daughter. I just don't have it in my to write more today. I thought I would share my facebook post with you.

This was the first song when I turned on my ipod this morning. Titanic came out when my Dad was sick and this song hit it big when we were told he only had 6 weeks to live. Foo Foo (then 2 years old) for some reason took a liking to this song. If she heard it on the radio or on VH1 she would stop whatever she was doing and come running to sing it.(Actually preform it) Needless to say she would preform this song for my Dad and it would take all we had not to cry when she would sing "My heart will go on" and stretch her little arms out. She showed me that your heart does go on. Not because you want it to but because it has to for her sake and her 3 and 5 year old sisters. You can say that it playing on my ipod this morning was some random coincidence. I know differently. Thank You Dad for showing us that even if you are not here physically you are still with us every day. Happy Birthday Dad!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Aloha Friday

Look who is back for Aloha Friday?? Or just back blogging in general?? It's been a long last few weeks.

If you could go back to high school as the person you are now,would you be in the same cliques you were then?

I would most likely not be in the same clique. I let people boss me around a little too much back then. *Read Bullied* There were so many times I should have spoken up or maybe defended myself a little more. Now don't get me wrong,my friends were all different walks of life. I was friends with cheerleaders,brainy,jocks,and farmers. I was even in the FFA. I just had one girl who her whole purpose in life was to make mine miserable even if it meant including others into her imaginary war with me. I know if I went back to school I would not be allowing that to happen again. Thank Goodness we didn't have facebook back then. I can only imagine how much MORE she would have made my life or others.

Don't forget to head over to Island's page and answer her Aloha Friday question.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wordless Wednesday~ teacher presents

Last month I was trying to come up with ideas for teacher presents. I wanted something thoughtful, different, and homemade. Most of all I wanted something that the teachers would like and use. I know teachers are slammed with Christmas presents and sometimes it's stuff they could do without. Years ago I found this pattern to make"melting snowmen" out of fleece. Over the years I have made several and always enjoyed personalizing them. I try to find fabric for the hat,gloves and scarf that I know is something that they like. I noticed on a couple of field trips that two of the teachers carried Vera Bradley bags. Since I have a obsession love of Vera it was a win-win. The original idea was to find two to four different Vera fabrics and match the zip id(filled with a Dunkin Donuts gift card) to the fabric. I bought this Twirly Bird Pink fabric early last year was not able to find anymore. Actually I wasn't able to find any Vera fabric. I was so bummed out! I compromised and bought zip id's that matched some fleece that I had in my fabric collection. I know. Not the same. :( I was happy with the way they turned out. Guess who will be collecting fabric throughout the year????

What do you think of these? If you were a teacher,would you have liked one?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year to all of my blogger friends and family. May this year be the best year yet for all of you. It's been a long last couple of days and this Chickie is heading to bed. Well,after my daughter gets home.

Night all!