Friday, November 29, 2013

happy thanksgiving

we were all together for thanksgiving.  i did brunch and dinner.  some ate both with us.  it was also my sons 30th birthday so it was a little more special.

this little boy has stolen my heart for good

and this one has too

and this one is working on it


the next one coming up

  little charlie baby in there!

the greatest blessings of my life

days are busy, fitting in time spent with each one. helping them out when and where we can.  jeff and i both work part time so we have the extra time & we have the energy.

i've been doing a lot of sewing/crafting.  right now my project is a baby mobile for charlie--felt hippos--that is julies favorite!

thinking about decorating with my christmas/winter stuff, but it still feels like thanksgiving so i won't rush it. 

goal for this week is to walk six days, eat less carbs--esp. at night! and to finish the mobile.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

i'll rest when i'm dead

still busy!  i guess its the time of year.  working hard to get wood cut for next winter.  button up the property and get things ready for winter.  haven't done the leaves yet.  just bought a leaf blower--gonna give it a try.  blow most of them into the woods and blow some into one big pile to shred for compost.
we've been helping the kids out a bit too.  and i've been sewing, sewing, sewing!  i'm finally at a point in my life where i have the time and the money to do extra projects.  nice!

burp cloths have been a biggie on my list, with all the babies coming along.
i also just finished these crib rail covers for charlie babys crib

i've got lots more things on my sewing list to do.  a couple nursing covers, and curtains for sarahs kitchen. we already bought the fabric and i washed it today.

i've been juicing lately--mostly carrots, kale, & parsley. today i juiced almost a whole bag of ruby red grapefruits.  its a thing of beauty.  the juice gives me so much energy. its alive, unpasteurized juice, not dead grocery store stuff.  you can feel how good it is for you.
gardening is done for the season, although i still have kale i can pick.  today i created my last compost pile.  i layered new scraps, the older pile, shredded leaves, and grass clippings.  this should be ready to use by next may.
i've been spending at least one whole day with grandson joey each week.  he is 27 months and a joy to be around!  he spends the night every monday and on tuesday i hate bringing him home.  he is my first grandchild, and as such holds a special place in my heart.


his favorite thing to play with when he is here is the beans.  i filled a large shallow clear tote with a locking lid with dry beans and he plays with his trucks in it.  he also loves to bury toys and find them and sometimes he puts his feet in and buries them too!  when he gets a bit rambunctious with the beans and more start spilling out, then i put it away.  he is learning to keep the beans in the tote if he wants to keep playing.

i've been trying to keep up with studying my bible. i should do it daily, but for some reason i let it slip.  not a good thing.  i'm in the book of ephesians.  each day i write out at least five verses.  then i summarize it.  then i write 5 praises and 5 prayers in my bible study journal.  so far thats been working well for me.

well, there is another week on the wink!






Monday, November 4, 2013

busy, busy, busy

life has been very busy, but i am trying to keep it diverse so i don't burn out or get bored.  (as if that could happen!)

working on lots of baby projects for julie & bens little charlie who hopefully will arrive by the end of the year.

these are my most recent sewing projects. passy clips and bags to hold the pacifiers and keep them clean.

a repurposing project. this was our coffee table-it had a lid and was basically a big box for storing stuff. we turned it on its side and moved the legs and added a shelf.  cheery paint job and its all set for the playroom.

working on next years woodpile.  its been a struggle this year to find the time to work on it with all the other happenings around here.  we still manage to spend an hour or two a week, and we will see how far we get before the snow comes.

new grandson lukas is doing wonderfully! and everyone else is too.  we've been keeping joe overnight on mondays and we love it and so does he--makes me very happy.

jeff had a bad cold a couple of weeks ago and now i've got it.  i'm trying to keep going but taking it easy at the same time.  drinking tons of water, herbal tea, using apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon, juicing, and thinking positive!!!!

more sewing projects this week--teething rail cover & then start a hippo mobile.  it feels good to be completing these creative projects.