things are good around here tho. L & D started piano lessons. they are very excited. S has been creating costumes with all my materials and sewing machine for about a week. i admire her persistence. she is determined to make pants. she just keeps cutting, sewing, trying them on, re-sewing, starting over.... then finally she came in and said "look mom! i did it!" she had one leg sewn on. she was so proud. i also admired her ability to think outside the box. she traced a pair of her underwear. cut it out, sewed it together and then cut out material for legs and sewed that to the "underwear". it is pretty cute, i'll snap a pic of the finished product.
it finally rained a little. i got a new lens. we got our dryer fixed, well really it was an electrical issue, but anyway, it's fixed. the cars have been in and out of the shop. it's never a good time to get our cars fixed. we need the van to cart around the kids and do carpool. but it also drives me crazy that the cruise control and the sliding door are not working. those are the only reasons i drive a dumb minivan. and the great gas mileage. so we need to find a time to get that fixed.
are you asleep yet?
no, ok. i'll keep going.
i have been making a lot of memory books. those are really fun. since S had all the sewing stuff out, i made a few things. that is always very rewarding and enjoyable. i embellished a baby gift for my friend having a baby girl. i made a few "patches" and covered a few holes in favorite dresses that the girls just can't get rid of. i'm on a cleanse and it is so boring. but it is equally as frustrating not being able to fit in my jeans and shorts. i got a new lens. it's cool. i really want to remodel my house but that is not going to happen. i can't even watch any remodel shows or read any remodel blogs because it makes me really really want to do those things. maybe i'll just redecorate D & S's room. it needs a new coat of paint. the kids are obsessed with writing on the walls. they don't even care. they just write "i love you mom and dad" in really beautiful cursive. they have no shame. all of them do it. it's pathetic. i'm really excited for the new season of dexter to start. i'm doing lots of volunteering at church and at school, i think that is keeping me really busy. i can't wait for the backyard to be green and beautiful. i am so ready for the cool weather. i want to have dinner parties every night. i'm going on a trip with my mom. i'm so excited, but it is also exhausting trying to coordinate a time for me to get away. only because of the burden it puts on everyone else (paul). our friend gave us a week of their timeshare in nov. so i'm super excited about that. i want to go to disneyland. i think the kids will actually ride the fun rides now. the baby is a handful. boys are so different than girls. he cracks me up. he runs so fast and dumps everything over and tries to take everything apart. i shouldn't even have to do this dumb cleanse with all the running around after him that i do everyday.
well. it was nice unloading my thoughts for a few minutes, now i'm off to a parent-teacher conference.