Thanks to another secret blogger I’ve been reunited with my blog once more! Meg has a blog/diary that nobody in her real life reads.
Currently I have 8 more months of nursing school and tons of work to do! Instead I’m watching Young Victoria and loom knitting some hats for gifts. And of course now I’m writing here. :) But, now it’s time to go to bed.
Here is my 3 year old!!!! She is amazing.
Today has seen a break in the insane and hot weather. And it magically feels like FALL and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been looking at Halloween decorations all day and costume/decorating ideas. Martha Stewart’s blog had some great pumpkins that you drill holes into and then fill the pumpkin with Christmas lights, which was gorgeous. I’d link it but it wasn’t there just now when I was looking for it, but here is a tiny pic of it : I have found so many cool things in blogland recently I’m tickled, dunno why I was gone so long other than school, my daughter, my husband, my house. See ya soon
Its been nearly a year since I’ve been here. I’m ashamned. I’ve been going to school though. And raising my daughter whom I love more than air. I’ve got 11 more months of school ( eek!). We are currently in Pharmacology and I’ve got an A. I hardly think I will be able to maintain is but for now its very nice to be able to say so. And my daughter!!! She is growing and talking and is the reason I was born. For example :
- She loves this ballerina doll I purchased from Etsy :o)
I’ve been doing some sewing between tests. I’ve made stethoscope covers and leg warmers. nothing too crazy or time-consuming. However, one of the lovely ladies whose blog I follow over at KUKYIDEAS.com ( hyperlink doesn’t want to work, my apologies) has joined in a sew along that looks almost to good to pass up. It requires me to get a book…… but other than having no money to spend on a sewing book, I think I’m going to join. Which means….. more posts from me!!! So hopefully I will see you more often in the near future.
So the time is quickly approaching. My daughter’s 2nd birthday is almost here! And I can’t wait. I’ve started hand making decorations, thank goodness so many of t he blogs I read have helpful decorating ideas because I do NOT have money to splurge on decorations this year. As it is my daughter is only receiving handmade items from her dear old mom and dad. However, I will have some cute stuff to show and share. I’d show you now, but I think the birthday girl should get it before the rest of the world. But here’s a hint : Babalisme helped me!! So see you in a few days with a bunch of pics!! Back to making decorations for me!
This year for Halloween on top of being incredibly broke I was also incredibly busy. So Cali wore this:
A store bought pair of wings and tutu ( why a store bought tutu when I love making them so much?? They came as a set )
And this: Her Christmas dress, when it got too cold to wear just tights.
I didn’t really dress up. Cali went on a quick Trick or Treat around the cul-de-sac before she could freeze too much. And then she spent the night greeting all the other kids at the door saying what sounded like ” Bubble Tree” as trick or treat. She was very excited and very into the whole thing. She was sweet and only managed to steal 1 tiny SweetTart without us noticing.
The pumpkin that Cali picked and painted in the last post was transformed.
Apparently all of my pics are going to be all over this post and not where I would like them so please forgive me.
I haven’t carved a pumpkin in forever so I was pretty happy with how it turned out. We toasted the pumpkin seeds and Cali loved munching on them. I was surprised, also reluctant to share lol.
There have been so many things going on that I have to confess that Cali ( and I ) have been watching too much TV. We use to watch 1 hour of Sesame Street a day and that was it. And then I needed some study time so it got bumped to 2, and then I started turning it on in the morning, and now it stays on all day! I feel like a huge failure on the Limiting TV front. I hope to get back to the swing ( swing of hitting the OFF button) TODAY. I am making my Halloween resolution NOW lol. Less TV. Poor Kid, she wont know what hit her.
I’d like a pause button very much. I need an additional 3 hours of sleep a night. A lot has been going on, but most of it has been good. I’ll start about 4 weeks ago and work my way forward.
My little baby LOVES animals. I know this is in no way unique to her, but as a treat, we went to a farm a few weekends ago. Theres a local farm named Snead’s Farm and in addition to tours they also have a really cool direct from the farm produce plan that I would love to participate in sometime soon. Cali loved seeing the calves, horses, dogs, hayride you name it. She picked her own pumpkin and painted it! It was nice, but I was more than ready to go at the 2 hour mark.
My husband and my brother have come back from California. They really enjoyed their shorter than expected stay. They underestimated how difficult it would be for 2 guys without college degrees or a huge bank account to live out in Northern California. I knew it would be difficult but I didn’t want to be the person blamed for standing in the way of their dreams. So I was just as helpful as I could be.
I’m about to start my last week of clinicals, then a few mandatory study days, and then we take our certification test. And I’m already looking at when I can start school again. But since my husband would like to move in the next 6 months theres no way I can start an RN program where I am. So we shall see.
We’ve also been moving our house around to hopefully give us more living space. No pics of this disgraceful mess as of yet. And also spending some family time together.
Don’t you love the face she’s making? Yeah, she doesnt look like that really. And now, a Halloween post.
Just imagine me saying that like the kid from The Sandlot. I promise I have been doing stuff and will write about it soon. For anybody out there who stuck around.