Monday, October 19, 2009

He's a big boy now!

Today was the first day of preK for Gabe.

I suppose he did ok. One of my biggest fears was what if he was allowed to go to the restroom alone and wandered out a side door? Well...apparently today a boy hit him in the head with a toy and he became upset. He decided he wanted me. He was going home. Now. Luckily they caught him before he left the building. Honestly I'm not sure how far he got. Not sure if I want to know.

I got there early to pick him up so i could observe them on the playground-first thing he did when he got to the swings was fall off backwards onto his head. It took all I had to not jump out of the car and run to him. BUT I forced myself to sit and watch and see how the teachers handled it.
I walked with him and his new friends to the bus so he could see how it was done for tomorrow and he insisted on riding it today. He was soooo excited! I was waiting at the end of the driveway when they pulled up and he peeked up and saw me and waved and stood up. That bus monitor was on him like a flash and sat and gave him a talk about what you can and can't do on a bus (think they should've done that FIRST?? perhaps??) Well, needless to say he gets off the bus bawling since she reamed him and said they're mean and he's never getting on the bus again. Later when talking about his escape plan today he said he's never going back to Sissy's school again he doesn't like it. Sighhhhh. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

*i have the blahs

Ok this is the umpteenth day in a row of rain and dreariness. No, I'm not posting any jewelry photos as there is no sunlight to take you'll have to wait. :P

I did a couple new things whipped up today though. It's always a good day when I feel like I got something accomplished. There's still so much to do to get ready for this sale though! Stess!

In other news: I received the call that Gabe got into preK starting on Monday! He's excited---I'm a nervous wreck. Will he fall down the steps? Will he be the little turkey in the class always in trouble or the good kid? Will he end up sick all of the time? Too many what ifs and I just need to chill out-I know...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Handmade Christmas

We purchased a new tv cabinet at Ikea the other day and thought maybe it was time to get into this century and get a flat screen to go with it...So I had a thought: how about we make that into a "family xmas gift" and (besides Santa's gifts of coarse) anything else exchanged between us be handmade...

Ok-why am I doing this to myself? lol

That means I have roughly just over a month after completing this art fair to whip thru an already long list of things I'd like to create for all of them...this is going to be tough. Worst part? I can't blog about any of what we make since Chloe knows how to get on my blog now-stinker.

How about tomorrow I start a show of a few pretties I've been making lately...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy anniversary my dear...

We ran up to Bolingbrook yesterday for the day. Shopping at Ikea for our 13th anniversary. I know -how romantic!! lol. Fighting with the kids all day inside of that hell hole...I forgot how they heard you thru like cattle w/ those stupid floor arrows...I don't remember the one in Shaumburg being as annoying. In this one you couldn't go back to the bathroom (3 kids remember? *cough cough*) without going all the way back thru against the flow of traffic to the beginning. Can you say NEVER AGAIN????????? I did about 10 million times yesterday. 5 hours inside that place. Happy Anniversary my dear- here's a massive coronary for you-lol.

What made it all worth is was our dinner afterwards over at Bass Pro. I didn't even know they had a resteraunt! I've never been to one before but wow-that place rocked! The prices were good too. As a rule we never eat seafood unless we're on vacation on the coast so it's good and fresh so I was a bit skeptical. WOWWWW was it good! Trav got his old standby-a grouper sandwich- and I got blackened mahi mahi. yum yum yummmm it was perfect! What was even more awesome was the massive saltwater aquarium they sat us right by so the kids could gawk at the gorgeous fish and the baby shark that kept swimming by...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh boy-a new love...

Have you met these little guys yet? Oh this new show is the cutest!! If you have a little one 2-4 surely by now you've been sucked into Dinosaur Train by now.

Every morning it's like Gabe knows somehow when it's 8:30 and he starts jumping and dancing waiting for it to come on. I always chuckle at the silly theme song they have and we almost all have it memorized by now. It's like a contest to see how many words we all get right.

Now that I've done my public service

Beading news: Got lots of beads made today! Bad news is I probably won't be able to get to making anything until Monday since we've got so much going on all weekend. In my tray ready to go are the maings of a new lariat, ring, bookmarks, beaded bangle, keychain, pin and a pendant. I love it when I can whip thru a great batch of beads and know I can get a big chunk of stuff whipped up when I'm ready.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I survived my week of reading deprivation. I took it very seriously and didn't get on the computer, read mail-anything. I did have to help w/ homework but what's a little math work, right? I did get to spend 8 hrs at the E.R. one of those days! Evidentally (they think) the med I was taking from my pnuemonia caused my esophogus to get all inflamed. My sternum hurt SO bad. The nurse called me back and said to get in (she was more gloom and doom saying it sounded like a blood clot-greeeaaattt) so off a ran...

Back to the no reading-Honestly-I've got to recommend it! After the first few days (and dreaming I was writing emails-lol) I really got busy and got some stuff done! I made gobs of new jewelry-a few necklaces, 3 bracelets, maybe 8 pr of earrings, bookmarks, a keychain and a couple bezel set rings-cuuuuuuute!

I'm excited that I feel I'm building up my inventory. My tables are still set up in the dining room so I can add to the displays to get a feel of what I still need. This weekend will be shot as we've got another wedding saturday then Sunday/maybe Monday looks like we'll be up in Chicago for our anniversary. Nothing exciting-I just want to go to Ikea-lol.