December 1, 2014

Xmas Reading Adventure

Our kids are going on a Xmas Reading Adventure and they are SUPER EXCITED about it too! What I did was mix up some old books with new books. They are mostly Christmas stories and chapter books the girls have never seen. Then I spent a good portion of the day wrapping them up! Each day in December the girls will have a book to unwrap and read for the day. They have to finish the book to go on. I’m sure some books will finish quicker than others. Will they enjoy their Xmas Reading Adventure? We will soon see!

November 26, 2014

When My Heart is Overwhelmed

When my heart is overwhelmed
Lead me to the
That is higher than I!
Proverbs 26:1

You've Been Warned!

I will be doing more of this in the months and years to come.

By the grace of God I have healed and am unashamed of my story.

You don’t want to fuck with me!

That Yarn: Granny Squares

Here's what I did with that yarn I bought.

Those aren’t all the granny squares but just a snippet of what I plan to do with them.

That’s the general layout just to give you an idea on how I plan to piece them together.

What do you think?

November 21, 2014

I Love to Crochet

I’ve been working on a “Mammas Blanket” for Foo Foo. She is obsessed with Kinsley and Fiona’s Mammas Blankets so I thought it was time to make her one too. These are the colors I picked up at the store.

Foo Foo’s Mammas Blanket is going to be made with Granny Squares. Some of the squares will be solid colors and others will be multi-colored. I’m just about done making the Granny Squares.

It has taken me about two weeks to crochet all the Granny Squares. Once I get those done I will lay them out to see how I want to put them all together. There are tons of joining methods out there but for the sake of time I think I’m going to go with a basic Whip Stitch with my Yarn Needle.

My grandmother taught me how to crochet. She started me out crocheting chains when I was a little girl and the rest is history! Every time I crochet something I think of her and can see her crocheting in my mind. I think she’s watching over me and smiles when she sees me doing it.

I am planning to post more pictures as I complete Crochet projects. If you have any questions about what I’m doing or Crochet Questions in general leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer your questions. Maybe this blog will turn into a basic Crochet Tutorial. You might teach me something too!

October 15, 2014

Everyone Is On the Mend

Fiona is not sick any more – Hooray!

Kinsley is not sick any more – Hooray!

My 6 month mammogram check up went very well. So well, I no longer need to be seen every 6 six months. I am very happy about that!

All of us got our flu shots. We had sore arms for a couple of days but that’s okay because we are determined not to be sick.

How about you?

What have you been up to lately?

October 8, 2014

Fevers, Flu Shots, and Mammogram Fun

No, 103.6 degrees of fever doesn’t make anyone a happy camper. I am grateful it’s not pneumonia all over again. Fiona was hospitalized when she was a kindergartner because of her oxygen levels. Yesterday her oxygen level was at 98%. That’s nothing to snivel at when you’re burning up. Her cell count indicated bacterial versus viral so she is good to go with an antibiotic. She just can’t be in school right now. She prefers her bed at this point. I’m predicting she’ll be back on track by Friday. Just in time to get all of her missed assignments so she can get herself caught up in time to enjoy the weekend.

Kinsley on the other hand has a different kind of sick. She had a fever but not quite as bad as her sister’s. We decided to stick with her doc appointment today instead of forcing her to be seen yesterday because she just wasn’t suffering as much as Fiona. A swab confirmed no strep but there was something going on with her throat. Back to CVS we go to pick up another antibiotic. She’ll be headed back to school in the morning.

All that’s left to do is to clean this house, Lysol all the doorknobs, and make the kids wash their hands as much as possible. I’m content with the fact that no one is coughing up a storm otherwise we’d be sporting those cute little blue masks you can pick up at your local urgent care clinics. Now if I could convince my girls not to be so huggy at school we’d be good to go! Seriously, keep your distance, wash your hands and you don’t have to be so huggy with your friends all the time.

Tomorrow is going to be just a tad bit crazy. I have my 6 month follow-up mammogram. I’m hoping this is the last one and I can go back to the once-yearly routine. I want to get in there, take the x-rays, and have the doctor tell me everything is going to be okay. Yep, that’s my preference – I think I’ll go with that!

Later on in the day we have our family flu shot appointment. Everyone in this house is getting a flu shot including Don. Ever since I contracted swine flu five years ago, I am a firm believer in preventing these horrible illnesses. Don doesn’t normally get the flu shot but now that we are exposed to people we don’t know we thought it might be a good idea. It’s better to be safe than sorry. You just never know – ya know?

October 7, 2014

Fostering Is Totally Worth It!

Wish I could bat my eye lashes, wrinkle my nose, and cast a spell on Nebraska’s foster care system – kind of like the old TV show Bewitched. Fostering kids is NOT for the faint of heart. You have to be ready to roll up your sleeves and FIGHT the good fight. Some days are great and other days I wish I were Donald Trump so I could get in there and clean house. No matter what the foster care system is doing in my state and no matter how bad things seem – fostering is totally worth it!