for some reason, maybe being my 20 balloon pics i couldn't get anything to work on my blog so decided to continue on another post.
so after balloons we headed home for donuts and coffee. there was a garage sale on my street and i couldn't help but to notice and buy these little finds.
i have wanted a sewing machine table for a few months now and was happy to pick this one up for $3 !
later meg picked me up and we headed to the art show at the balloon festival. she wanted to find a bread bowl or a fruit bowl at one of the pottery booths. little did she know i was going to be in every booth chatting it up with all the artists. i could have spent all day smelling homemade soaps, fingering through beads, taking in the photography and literally could have spent hours in the purse booth with the cutest couple sitting there sewing. that is where i picked up this... when i got home brian took the boys to star wars. luci and i took the advantage of being just girls and headed to meg's where her and addie had their last "swim party" of the summer. afterwards we picked up our favorite greek salads with garlic rolls and devoured them on her couch. i can not even describe how much i am going to miss her and the void that will be in my life after i move. lucky for me we text like 30x a day and send phone pics of daily happenings so we will still feel like we are in touch.
we had a VH1 morning.....i know what you are thinking and it wasn't the boobage inappropriate shows for anyones mind. we watched the countdown which the kids and i love. when we don't like it we mute it and share what we really liked about the others. i try to give them a little education on the best music ever made, hope they are taking in the knowledge. hehe. gav is currently borderline obsessed with Coldplays viva la vida. i am really liking the sound of Duffy with her blues feel and Jason Mraz who seems kind Jack Johnsonish.
bri took the kids to church and i had my own little version of my church. after 18mo of single motherhood, i am trying to soak up any "me time" i can. i dyed my hair a darker shade for fall, i did all my grocery shopping for the week without kids in tow, and cleaned up the house a little which is pretty impossible with all the boxes sitting around. when brian got home i put my feet up and let him bbq the dinner i prepared.
luci and i worked on this a little while it was cooking.
it was a beautiful evening. we were outside sanding on the porch while talking to brian through the open kitchen window when it just started raining. and raining and raining. so we had to do this
it is tradition for the sade kids to do a little rain dance in the summer to welcome fall.
looked on etsy to check out camera straps to find like 22pages of them! made mine look so sad. it's okay since i enjoyed the process so much. it really got me excited about sewing again. i knew emily falconbridge had some ribbon ones on her etsy but i had no idea that there were so many fabric ones. my idea was to just make a "sleeve" for mine so i could change it out for others varying seasons and such. little did i know it wasn't just my idea but a marketed thing. fine with me since i am just making them for myself and my friends. very inspired right now.
i mentioned to the kids that we are back to very limited tv time again since last week they got back on the "t.v crack" while momma was having a hard time. gaven replied "you can go to adams and play storm trooper legos with us as long as you promise not to embarrass me." nice eh? they don't like me to play legos much since i make the storm troopers and darth vader look within themselves and find good in the world. they kick me out of the game pretty darn fast and then i can go on with my happenings. works every time. wink.
off to pack some more. brian has an interview today with someone from Mentor Graphics where he is interning now. if that doesn't look promising we have decided to start applying in illinois (how can i move there if i don't know how to spell it?)(or did i?) the market is good there, my dearest friend lives there with her computer nerd husband who also graduated from OSU and the housing is very affordable. it just makes sense. moving there during tornado season does not but it isn't a sure thing so i will deal with that when/if it comes. we have decided to register the boys in school here until then. there is like 8 days till school starts so i have waited as long as i possibly could. which brings me to a dream i awoke from this morning.....i was dreaming that i had to go to the dr. because i was smiling so hard it hurt and i could not stop. why was i smiling? i sent my boys to their first day of school! doesn't that say it all!??????????!!!