Tuesday, January 26, 2010

He's Three!

I can't believe he's been in my life for three whole years now! It seems like very recently I was impatiently waiting for him to come in to the world. Keep rockin' Ciaran! You are the raddest, awesome-est, coolest, little guy a mama could ever wish for. Big kisses to you on your big day and plenty of cake and ice cream! Love, Ma!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stormy Day

We are having some stormy weather here right now and I feel like doing nothing. I keep looking at my little pile of leathery goodness on my table and thinking about how lovely it would be to get some cool leathery stuff done and listed, and I am so excited to finish up the baby booties I am making for the Etsy Winter Baby Shower!, but I keep finding excuses to spend the day with my butt planted in this chair. Ed doesn't help either, she keeps looking over at me with a big grin, talking to me in that cute little baby voice, and I don't want to take my eyes off of her. Just feeling extremely lucky, and even more lazy. Hope it passes soon. I need to get my butt to work!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Etsy Baby Shower Winter 2010

I am pleased to announce that I will be able to donate two pairs of these fabulous handmade leather booties to the Etsy Baby Shower this winter. I will be letting the mom's to be pick their color combination out of my selection of leather and suede. I can't wait! If you know of any mom's to be please refer them here: http://etsybabyshower.blogspot.com for all of the official news. I was a receiving mom during the Fall baby shower and got the loveliest gifts! It made Ed's coming into the world that much more special.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Nervous Energy

After the earthquake we had up her yesterday, I have tons of nervous energy! I managed to get more sewing done today than I have in the last two weeks! When we came home from our very adventurous outing yesterday, we had no power so I spent the evening eating peanut butter sandwiches by candle light and telling Ciaran to stay away from the candles every five seconds. I was giggling to myself about cleaning off my work space earlier. Halfway joking, halfway relieved that I had cleared most of the clutter off of the table and found better homes for most of it. Otherwise, coming home last night would have sucked! Although, as precariously as everything is stacked and placed around here, nothing fell except a picture of our old friend Seamus, and he just needed to be picked up and dusted off. That was it! No toppling of furniture, stacks of paperwork, patterns, DVD's, paints, jewelry supplies, it all stayed put. Miraculous really. So Sunday was a day to be glad. Glad for our safety, glad for the safety of those we love and care about, glad for all those we don't know but made it out safely, and super glad for no extra messes!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Waiting Around

Today is the day that Mark's big box of beer comes. So I offered to wait around until it comes. The only thing is that my kids are antsy! Ciaran NEEDS to get outside, and little Ms. Ed kept me up for most of the early morning hours being fidgety and still is. She is my precious gassy girl! So today I am taking the opportunity to oxyclean some stuff, since it has to soak and be rinsed throughout the day, and I will be here basically doing nothing. But, I will use my down time to put together a couple of special projects for special people in my life. I can do this during nap time! I actually managed to list another travel wallet on Etsy yesterday during nap time. I was so excited! Although, as usual, Ed woke up during my photo session and would not go back to sleep for anything. She is sleeping more though, and is starting to have regular nap times, not just little cat naps here and there. I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Its getting a little easier to find the time to work now that Ed is older and easily entertained by her toys. A lot of times I just plop her down next to me and we talk and make faces at each other as I cut and glue things. It's the sewing part that is harder to get to. She is super alert and any little sound, light, or change in temperature catches her attention and bugs her, so my sewing(unless the gassy one is in her crib)is done to the soundtrack of fussy baby. Oh well, can't please them all the time. I just hope that someday she'll get used to it so I can get this huge pile of ready to sew things off my table and into my shops....Oh, and I still have to sew together my diaper bag. Hopefully, I will get to that before she's out of diapers.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Revenge of the Resolutions

They have come back to haunt me so this year I have made no new resolutions I have only made a list of things to try and do, notice I am using the word "try" and that is all I plan to do, nothing set in stone, no pressure, and this is it so far:

1. To try and and take better care of my teeth and gums, I cherish food too much not to enjoy it.

2. To try and eat more vegetables and fruit, I really do like them but get way too caught up in bread and crackers.

3.To resume trying to hold my breath for longer than one minute. I know, it's lame, but I really couldn't when I was sick a few years back and I'm kind of bummed that I still can't do it without feeling uncomfortable.

4. To try and understand and appreciate others for what they are and quit trying to make sense of everything. Sometimes life is not supposed to make sense.

5.To try and save a little money so one of these days my family and I can go on another trip like we had planned for 2009, now that would be fun!

6.To try and get as many hugs and kisses from my kids as possible.

7. To try and do something creative at least once a day, now that Ed is here and has a bit of routine, this should be a little bit easier.

8.To try and clean-up and organize more often, I like being able to find what I need when I need it.

9.To try and just enjoy, not to stress too much, and drink lots of coffee.

That's all I have for now, hope you all had a great celebration and are enjoying 2010 so far. Cheers all!