Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
This chair came with our marriage. It was my husband's grandmother's and it has been in every place we have lived (it has been somewhere that is). Of late it has resided in our storage room taking up space, space that could be used to store other stuff.
Don't get me wrong, I love vintage as much as the next lover of all things used and loved. But this pattern did not go with any of my early American garage sale decor that I have in my house.
Now she wears this lovely black and white flowered frock. Home dec fabric that I purchased for another project. Created
cheater efficiency style. Simply a piece of fabric sewed up each side and an envelope enclosure at the end. I am thinking of painting the wood a shiny black. What do you think?
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Okay, I will be the first to admit....when it comes to science fair I am a bad mom. This year it is the twins turn at the science fair go around, I guess you could say I am bad mom squared. It is my 7th and 8th time doing this. It is odd for me to be this way- I am:
a. a pre-service teacher (enough said...sheesh)
b. I really like science (often heard...go ask your mom she is the science girl)
c. I enjoy doing things with my kids (and this is a good experience for them)
But science fair....well bugs me. Maybe it is the lack of instruction that I feel the kids get ( I don't really know it just seems that way). They panic, "what do I do, what goes on the board, we have to do this NOW."- I am admittedly a chronic procrastinator relying on the
excuse notion that I work best under pressure, whereas the pleas of NOW send me running in the other direction for a place to hide.
Or maybe it is because my usual laissez faire personality goes on vacation and words such as, "that can't go there it looks unprofessional." -Really, it is a kids science fair it shouldn't look professional. Then my son gets that- oh no mom is getting upset, I better agree tone- in his little voice and i feel like well, the worst mother. So I made myself laugh and be patient and work with the boys on their boards and yes force them to turn off all distractions.I only heard the 'tone' once and quickly made a joke. And it is done, they are ready to be judged. Let's hope they get more then a participant ribbon but if they do...that's okay.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
So said my son when he walked in the door from school and eyed the cinnamony yumm-fest on the counter.
Since last Thursday I have been on Spring Break. Just me. At home. Alone. WOW.
One bite of these tender sugary muffins had me convinced that I did, indeed have fun today. And you should have tasted my fingers (I know that would be weird) but if it wasn't and you had, you would have agreed that these are quite possible the best thing since...well you know the rest.