Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Recap

Here's some bits of my weekend.

Friday we had a half day because of parent teacher conference week. I had a ton of stuff I should be doing, but decided to have a little fun. Soon after I got home, I finished this page (I actually started it at 7:40 in the morning before leaving for work). It's based on last week's Sunday sketch at SC:

Then I got to work on some valentine garlands. I'd punched a whole ton of scallops and hearts a couple weeks ago with this project in mind:

I may have made 5 of them and still have plenty more to play with

After a bit of paper fun, Shawn and I headed to an evening movie since I was home early. We saw The Rite. Interesting, but not as good as I thought it would be. We headed home after the movie since Shawn's stomach was bothering him and I spent the rest of the night in bed with the laptop and some tv. I'm pretty sure I fell asleep early.

Saturday I should have been working on my grad school paper (that was due today) and cleaning the house, but instead, I spend way too much time looking at CHA related posts online and doing other nonsense. I had a music therapy client around lunch time and wasted a good hour at Super Target after seeing her. Came home and had some more Valentine fun:

Did some laundry and scrapped a page for a challenge at SC. I lifted the fabulous Tina:

And took a bunch of self portrait, mirror shots for another SC challenge that I've yet to get around to. While I was at it, I decided to take a belly shot, since it's been requested by some. This is the best I could do. Don't mind my grumpy looking face, I seriously took about 87 pictures before I got one that was even remotely acceptable. Not the best picture, but you get the idea...a little bump has begun to poke out:

Sunday was spent working on my stupid paper. ALL DAY, 8:30-5, with the exception of switching laundry and making cupcakes for dinner at my parents, was spent writing. It didn't get finished either, which made me grumpy this morning when I woke up and realized a still had a lot of work to do by the end of today. Luckily, I rushed out of work as soon as the kids left and managed to get the paper finished and submitted by 6pm tonight. Phew. I'm usually not a procrastinator and had no idea this paper would take me so long. I usually write pretty quickly. I'll be sure and get back to my plan ahead ways before my next paper. I'm not a fan of unnecessary stress.

Had dinner at my parents last night because this one's hubs was in town on business. It was pretty fun, but I stayed up way too late. That along with the tossing and turning caused by the stress of unfinished work and I'm pretty much ready for bed any minute now. Before I go, here's another page I did last weekend that I never got around to photographing or posting.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


So, there's something I've been meaning to post here, but haven't yet. Funny thing is most of my loyal blog readers, you know all 5 of you, already know (as do SC readers), so the post wasn't high on my priority list. Yet, some of my friends are dying of anticipation and want to know when I'm going to share on the blog, so here goes. Maybe you'd like to take a guess (those of you who don't already know)....

here's a few clues:

  • I'm hungry all the time
  • my pants are getting snug
  • I'm currently working on this
  • I go to the doctor once a month
  • I'm tired
  • I'm reading this
  • I have several cute little grainy black and white pictures
Obvious enough? Yes, I'm pregnant! Currently 16 weeks and due July 14. Crazy excited. Spending a lot of time dreaming and planning and surfing baby sites....its really getting in the way of my productivity. I can't wait to be a mommy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Another weekend mixing to do's with want to do's. A little bit of fun stuff and a lot of things that needed to get done. I even remembered to take some pictures this weekend. Nothing exciting, just everyday stuff. Here's a glimpse at my weekend:

I spent my Friday night relaxing, watching tv and wreath making:

Saturday morning I was up and moving bright and early. After some time wasted on the computer, I started a load of laundry. While in the laundry room, I happened to get inspired by the pile of Christmas cards on my scrap desk. I am not one to save cards, but I do like to do something to document the cards we receive each year. So, I scrapped a quick page with squares punched from several of the cards:

After finishing the page, I headed out to run a bunch of errands and do a therapy session. My stops included two dry cleaners (drop off clothes at the organic dry cleaners and pick up bedroom curtains from the less expensive dry cleaner), Starbucks, Home Goods, Verde Maison, Micheal's and Home Depot. I didn't find what I was looking for at Home Goods, but I did manage to find some new towels, another thing on my list:

My Micheal's stop included the purchasing of a second wreath. I'm kind of addicted now:

My Saturday afternoon and much of my Sunday was spent doing this:

and this:

Lots of laundry. Lots of schoolwork. Not fun, but needed to happen. I did manage to squeeze in some baking and soup making today. This muffin recipe, this bread recipe and some corn chowder for dinner.

Tonight I've finished up the wreath, uploaded pictures, blogged and now I'm off to crawl in bed. Hope your weekend was happy!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Taking a study break from

Reading 8 million articles on autism and structured teaching for my grad school lit review that is due at the end of the month.

Eating cilantro hummus, baby carrots and pita chips.

Wearing pink plaid pajama bottoms, a pink t-shirt and my red striped socks (from my outfit earlier today). And yes, I am in my pj's at 6:30 on a Saturday night.

Listening to this fab song:

Wanting to get back to crafting and make my second yarn and felt wreath of the weekend.

Waiting for the washer to finish so I can put in the next load.

Wishing I could find that house cleaning fairy.

Contemplating ditching the studying for the rest of the night and crafting or baking or both.

Enjoying a quiet, uneventful evening.

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Wonderfuls

1. Weather in the mid 70's
2. Strawberry milkshake
3. Figuring out I can blog from my iPad using the HTML setting (for some reason, i cant type in the regular compose section)
4. Climbing in bed with my iPad, knitting and The Wire by 7:30pm and pretending I don't have things I should be doing
5. Wearing a very comfy tunic top and leggings for the second day in a row.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Facts

1. Blogging hasn't been high on my priority list as of late. It is what it is.
2. I'm probably not posting part 2 of the 2010 recap. It's Jan 14. I'm over it already.
3. I'm currently waiting patiently for Shawn's belated pistachio/chocolate birthday cake to cool. It smells amazing. Yum.
4. I am very happy to have a 3 day weekend (if you don't count the 1 hour therapy session I am doing tomorrow).
5. There's a lot I need to do this weekend, but I'd much rather knit/scrap/read (and not the research I should read for grad school)/lounge.
6. Today I overheard a first grade boy tell a 1st grade girl, "If you want another girlfriend, you just need to tell the other girl that she's your girlfriend." She didn't look convinced of this process.
7. My house is a mess.
8. Today was music therapy day at school. I love that I have a Friday morning sub and get to spend my Friday mornings doing 3 music therapy groups.
9. I'm looking forward to The Wire and knitting for the rest of the evening.
10. I may be slightly obsessed with Words With Friends. I currently have at least 6 games going.

And because I haven't posted any crafty goodness in awhile. Here are a few pages I finished during winter break:

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