Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Historic Christmas time again

 Time for the santa parade again!

 The reindeer ears really helped get the kids noticed.

 Grant is still in love with santa lucia.

And of course we had to take our pictures with the reindeer flight instructor! He promised the kids they will get their turn to fly very soon!

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Well then.

 I think it's pretty safe to say I am just not feeling that into life lately. I am finding it hard to care about any of it really. I cook, I clean, I taxi the kids every where, we visit doctors, I cook and clean more and more.  That's about the jist of it really.

I thrifted this pretty great quilt. I do mostly manage to get to the thrift once a week.

 We've had a couple of early snow events.
 The cat and I have watched the ENTIRE Gilmore girls.
 One of the fronts was AMAZING as it was rolling in.
 It gave the kids their first snow day this year.
 I sold a ton of ornaments off as I was putting up the tree.
 We saw the orthopedist again. Inside that circle is the great unknown in Jack's tibia.  When we went a month ago he said it could be cancer. That pretty much sucked all the life out of me. It was a very long month. It's impossible to do ANYTHING when you think your kid could have cancer. Every single thing seemed loaded with *what if*. And yet still I had to go on. More cooking and cleaning and endless responsibilities.  We went back the day before thanksgiving. Jack still has some pain there. He is still on restrictions from activities. The dr now says he thinks it looks like a normal "healing" bone, but if there is still pain in January we need a lot more tests. Yesterday we did a lot of walking and there was some complaining of pain. I guess I SHOULD be relieved after the last visit. But am I? Not really. It all still feels a lot like a big *what if*.  (Particularly since as far as we all know there was no injury.)
So, there ya have it I suppose.

That and a big bunch of birds.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Flea Market Finds

 The flea market is definitely winding down for the year. It's always a bummer to see it go.  I picked up a few more putz houses (I am working on filling a BIG tree this year!), some old stockings and a quilt.

 She actually signed it!
 At a yard sale I picked up a HUGE lot of hankies, a few tablecloths, some feedsacks and a few holiday odds and ends.  Those are nearly over now too.
And our big tree finally made it's big show before the rain and wind stripped it bare for the year.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Twin toothless and more

Jack has been limping for two weeks. We had to make an unexpected trip to the ortho two days before Halloween, which resulted in some rather (upsetting) and unexpected news.  Now we have to wait until thanksgiving for the next x-ray to be sure of what's going on there.

The day before Halloween I made 22 of these pumpkins with the second graders. First, they did not take 5 minutes for 95% of the class. LOL  They are cute though, and I hope the parents enjoyed them.
And! We currently have toothless twins, or not twins. They are so cute with their matching gap toothed smiles.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Halloween, the end

 One baseball player (at the very last minute);
 One Pikachu;
 And one Morelull (another pokemon character).

After taking the first pictures I super, super, super stuffed it, she liked it better that way.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

On the third day of Halloween

On the third day of Halloween, the Great Pumpkin gave to me:

A bunch of flea market Christmas goodies;

 A new (inspiring!) quilt top to remake;

 And one more Halloween corner, complete with another tree! A new to me plant stand made of spools (love), a new pottery barn kids kitty head, more costumes and the treat bag collection;
Including a new one!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

On the fourth day of Halloween

On the fourth day of Halloween, the Great Pumpkin gave to me:

 One murder of crows roosting in the quilts;
 One ladder full of orange quilts;
One collection of Halloween paper buckets both new and old;
And one new Tobacco drying ladder that is perfect for displaying old costumes!