Yesterday morning, those are the happy sounds I awoke too. The girls were overjoyed that it was not only snowing, but sticking. 🙂 I on the other hand wasn’t thrilled. I had the last day of my show to do, and snow is not bead buying weather. Now that it is Monday however, I love the snow! I am thankful for the 2 hour delay that the kids had for school, we all needed to sleep in. Here are the girls as they are walking down to the bus stop. Allison of course already had a snowball!
Archive for November, 2010
I have been having fun the past few years making and selling scrabble tile pendants at the shows that I am at. They have been a huge hit. I wanted to do some in a round shape, and after a light bulb, finally went off, I started using pennies to make the pendants on. They are an even bigger hit than the scrabble tiles. So today, I have been tripping over pennies all over my house.
Here are a bunch of pennies done, just have to wait 24 hours for the epoxy to set.
And here are some Charmed Pennies all finished up just waiting to be put on etsy later this weekend.
This morning, I am very thankful for the fact that Allison was getting her shoes and socks on 15 minutes before the bus came, not at the last possible minute which happens a lot! Turns out she has no clean socks. They are all in the washing machine. So, I grab the hair dryer in one hand, the iron in the other, and with a minute to spare, she has on toasty warm socks, and she and Daylyn are off and running down the street to catch the bus. I am a little worried though, she loved the warm socks. Hope this doesn’t mean she will want them warmed for her every day! LOL!
Yesterday at the girls school, they held a Veteran’s Day assembly. Daylyn’s choir sang 2 songs, and Allison gave a little speech. Here what Allison wrote, with just a little help from Mom and Dad.
All of my Great-Grandpas served in World War 2. One commanded a sub chaser, one was a medic, and one flew in a a torpedo bomber. Both of my Grandpas served as well. One served for 20 years in the Air Force. My uncle also served in Iraq. They have all worked very hard to keep all of us safe, just like our soldiers do today.
Please help celebrate the hard work they do for us. What they do for us is so special, we should help them back. Help give gifts, send letters, do whatever you can. If you have someone helping, when they come home, throw a party.
They risk their lives for everyone,. So everyone should do the best they can, to be the best person they can be. So please help us celebrate Veterans Day.
The other day Daylyn asked if she could make dinner. I have to be honest, as a busy mom, sometimes I don’t have time to have my kids make dinner. I just need it done, and done fast, but I actually had time to have her make dinner. She wanted to make one of our families favorite easy dinners, bagel pizza’s. Here she is making them.
- small bagels
- jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
- shredded cheese
- turkey pepperoni
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bagel halves on a cookie sheet. Spoon spaghetti sauce onto the bagels, sprinkle shredded cheese on, and then your turkey pepperoni or whatever other toppings you love. Bake for about 8 minutes, then take out and enjoy!
1. Place bagel halves on pan, and spoon on spaghetti sauce.
2. Sprinkle on some cheese
Tis the season for me to be busy! If you are in the area, and would like to come and see me, here is where I will be at….if you want to schedule a show, just email me and let me know!
The Original Mt. Country Christmas Bazaar
Fri ~ 6-9pm
Sat ~ 19-4pm
at the Eatonville Lions Club on Carter and Rainer in Eatonville, WA
Thie show is a special event sporsored by Dr. A.W. Bridge Orthopedic Guild in support of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
November 11 -13th
Thurs ~ 6-9pm
Fri ~ 10-6pm
Sat ~ 10-4pm
at Sawyer Crest Homes in Maple Valley, WA
Spanaway Lake High School 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
November 13 -14th
Sat ~ 9-5pm
Sun ~ 10-3pm
Bellevue Bead Festival
Sat. ~ 10am-6pm
Sun ~ 11am-5pm
at the Meyedenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
The Yarn Deli
Weds ~ 11-9pm
515 New Jersey Street, Suite C
I was reading a friends, Rebecca’s blog today and she wrote,”Why is it so easy to sacrifice our time for others but so difficult to sacrifice it for ourselves.” It is true. As women we were so many different hats in our lives, wives, moms, daughters, sisters, and friends. Many of us work and volunteer and serve in our communities, schools, and churches. Most of the time there is very little time left at the end of the day, and if there is, we probably just want to sleep or do nothing. There is a simple joy in doing simply nothing. We need to remember to take care of ourselves, that we are just as important as the people we serve. What a great example we can be to our children if we let them see that Mom is important, her dreams and goals matter.
I think it is an important lesson to show them that when we do take time to put ourselves first, once in a while, that we are reaffirming who we are. We were someone, an individual before we married and became parents, and it is important to not lose sight of that person. When we do this, we will be more able to continue to serve those we love. We can only go on so long without taking care of ourselves. So today do something for yourself, take a few moments, remember your dreams, and make a plan to realize them. You and your family will be blessed for it.