Wednesday, December 31, 2008


First of all let me clear up that I normally enjoy having five excited, energetic ten-and-unders at my house...This time I miscalculated. According to my calendar I wasn't supposed to be bloated and hormonal, and neither was I supposed to be having bad allergy problems or having issues sleeping through the night. I picked up five of my Sunday school kids last night, and brought them to my house after a trip to the library and then to walmart. I had saved the money for the food (you'd be shocked by how much they eat) instead of spending it during the after-xmas sale so I was okay though. We rented two movies, and I turned it on and pulled out the snacks as soon as we got home. Anthony and Chris were here visiting so I sat upstairs talking to them and just did frequent checks on the babysat-by-a-movie kids. Today was altogether chaotic. I have a huge headache-but then I can't actually blame it on them because of my allergies sadly lol. They ate breakfast, and read their bibles and then I went to breakfast (because dad promised to watch them.) When I came back from breakfast they were playing basketball and we went for a walk, and back inside for book reading and cd listening. Lunch was served before they headed outside for more antics only coming inside to play on gameboys and ask for food. Lastly we went to mya's house to play and stayed for quite awhile. There they shamelessly gorged themselves on cupcakes and deer bologna. *Sigh* Soon we leave for church. Class is going to be full of coloring tonight.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Do I look fat?

I don't like to call it a diet...the first three letters spell something fatal. I like to call it a change in eating habits. Either way I've noticed an unattractive weight gain and I have to do something about it. I lost seven pounds because of my accident, and then gained them all back on my steroids, and then my will gave way lol. I've never been the type to going to far for the sake of weight loss, or even care that much, but when my clothes start fitting different I don't like it. Mama promised to go on the Daniel fast with me after the new year, last time I did it for two weeks (skipping weekends) and I lost a dress size.
For Christmas (and :-) Christmas dinner) we are going over to aunt Luana's house. I always enjoy Christmas, and thanks to the sudden drop in the weather to 18 degrees, it feels like it too!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I've been researching for a paper I have to write in English composition I on going green in the fashion industry, or eco-friendly design. I was shocked by how many ways there are to "go green" and how unnoticed they have remained. Lately there is a lot about being green, and all that, but you rarely think about it as being so usable in the fashion industry. One of the biggest things that surprised me was that shopping at thrift stores is considered sort-of eco-friendly. Earth-friendly people tend to frown on throwing away clothes just because you no longer like them. It's a good thing I've always been a thrift store person, being a pack rat anyway, I dislike throwing things away when I think I may be able to use them...unfortunately I rarely am actually able to use them again, but that's beside the point. I just thought I'd share this, I think making some changes in the way we reserve what God has given us whether it's energy or other recyclable resources is a good idea. I believe one big reason it's so overlooked is because it seems like so much work, and no one wants to go through extra stress or worry.
If you want some sources I'll put some on later.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This is me tired out and looking raggedy on Sunday evening on the couch. Angel is simply a big lap dog at heart, and climbed up on my lap to nap too. I miss my Angel.

Thanksgiving, definitely worth being thankful for.

The things that make us happy normally involve people we love. I had the best Thanksgiving. We spent almost a week at Mary and Richard's house, and as big as our family is, with as crowded as things were, it was still great. Somehow I picked up an allergic reaction to something there starting Thursday, and it created quite an itch. I was shocked when welts started popping up Friday morning. By Saturday I couldn't take it any longer and bought allergy pills. I spent a lot of time with John and Rachel, I think we all got to hang out much more than we expected.
Would you believe I caught fish? Yes, I went fishing. My brother-in-law convinced me, so on Friday morning I went with the family-minus Julia and Sarah-and fished. John came along and he and I bickered back and forth and laughed the whole time. I believe his doubt of my fishing skills drove me to greatness, and I didn't even bait a single hook!
Tuesday Mary took us to a thrift store. The thrift stores are really great there, I found a very nice skirt, and a target brand skirt for Julia (right up her alley definitely.) On Saturday we went to the flea market where I bought a cool Southern girl tee shirt and taught Rae how to eat boiled peanuts. Sunday John, Rae, Peter, and I went to Saki, a hibachi (sp?) grill. The food was delicious and the chef was hilarious. It was my first time (John thought that was something worth making fun of) and it was awesome. By the way I do realize that I have the days out of order, I just wrote this any kinda way.
Depression set in when it was time to come home, but I'm much better now. I have to say that it was worth the missed schoolwork and all. Speaking of which, I missed two classes and am still ahead of everyone on the jacket I'm making. I think everyone is just chillin in the class.