Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Oh YAY!!

Ok so my co-worker just told me about a local forum and mommy group. I'm excited!! I need to get out and meet some people dag-nam-it. So it's called Peninsula Mommies and my membership is "pending." We'll see what happens. Now, I'm off to find out what's going on in the world of blogging.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

What is this blog REALLY about?

You know I've been thinking...well not really I just thought... that I have no clue what this blog is about. I mean is it a craft blog? Is it a blog where I just dish about things that interest me? I don't kn0w... I find myself wanting to post about personal things then thinking. "Wait no I can't post that because this is a craft blog and no one REALLY cares about what's going on in your life." But then I really don't care what people want to know about. I try to remind myself that I'm not doing this to fulfill others but to fulfill myself.

That being said....


Today I read a blog about writing and it made me think back to the time when I wanted to be a writer. Just like everything else I ever wanted to "be" it never came about. Now it's something that i would LOVE to be able to do but I think I have lost my voice. By that I mean, I have lost my opinion or my point of view. How do you get THAT back? It's pretty weird. I have the strange feeling like I'm watching myself live life. I'm not really engaged and I don't make any decisions. I just watch things happen. Isn't that a bit strange?! I mean really that's some mental ward stuff, right?

So maybe I need to take the time and actually think about things not just do them. Form opinions not based on what will cause the least bit of friction but what I REALLY believe.

I think that I have become complacent in my mediocrity. I mean let 's face it I have a mediocre job, a mediocre family life and just really a mediocre existence. But what do I expect?! If I'm not willing to engage from opinions, STICK to my opinions what else will I ear have? If I want to go back to school I need to find a way to MAKE it happen. If I want to be more active with my children I need to find activities and DO them. Take them places. Do whatever not just say I'm going to do it and don't. I think that I'm really turning into my parents. And that's the last thing that I would EVER want to do.

It's hard, for me, to be good at life but it seems for some it just comes naturally. They don't have to work at their marriage or being a good friend, mother, wife, sister, daughter. They just are. I wish that I had that ability but now that I realized that I don't what am I gonna do about it?

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Craziness

Wow, things have been crazy for the past couple of days. This weekend we went to the good ole Spotsylvania and visited with the family. It was all very rushed 'cause the hubby had to go to work on Sunday. Well anyway, now I'm home and stressing-out over this birthday party.I have over a month but I still feel like I don't have enough time. In reality a lot of it can't be done until closer to the party. Hayden's going to be 4 so this will likely be the first birthday party she'll remember so she has to have TONS of fun. I have some ideas (mostly stolen from Martha) but I'm stressing over hotel arrangements for family and how I'm going to DO everything. Admittedly I've made this harder on myself than it needs to be but... if I didn't I wouldn't be me.

I'll post some pictures of my progress a little later.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

For me or the kids?

Ok I was just minding my own business at modernmom.com when this jumped out and said, "Buy Me!" I mean how cute is this thing? It's called a plasma car and apparently it uses your child (our your own) natural energy to propel you on any flat surface. You can read more about it here. At around $69.95 it seems to not be too much more expensive that flippin' Tickle Me Elmo when he first came out (don't ask it's a long story...).

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Most Wanted










I was just sitting here thinking about all the magazines I don't have... I thought I'd make a list of my most wanted.






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Floating shoe rack


I was doing my daily check in at Not Martha and as always I am amazed by her craftiness. Here she was upset that the j-me shoe rack wouldn't fit in her space but I think her adaptation came out way better. She even gave us a tutorial. What do you think? Do you want one in your house?



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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Another one from Vitamin...

This is definitely one of those things that I wish I would have come up with first. It would have come in handy before I quit smoking. Even as a NON-SMOKER (feels good to say that!) I still think it's rad....

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online book swapping?





How come I never put 2 and 2 together?! Sometimes I REALLY don't know about myself. I decided to compile a list for those who are like me and had no clue that this existed online
(I've never used any of these so I can't recommend one over the other. I plan on picking one soon and I'll be sure to post what I think. If you have any that you prefer over another be sure to let me know.)


And here we go:


BookMooch, Bookins, What's On My Bookshelf, Title Trader, Swap Club, Swap Thing, Swap Simple, Bookswapper.de, Bookhooper, Frugal Reader, Read it Swap it (uk), Paperback Swap










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I.V


This is absolutely WONDERFUL! My plants suffer from bouts of drought... I mean, I try but sometimes they get oshed to the side. If you're anything like me, go to Vitamin and check it out. I'm not seeing any prices on anything so... I'm thinking it's one of those, "If you have to ask you can't afford it" type of things. But it's still pretty rad.
**got there via freshome**


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Need a nap?

I definitely want one of these right about now. Check out the article here.
**via goody blog**

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Phew!!

Ok, I had NO CLUE that you had to be a computer science graduate in order to change your flippin' blog skin thingy....

I definitely wouldn't have been able to change mine without:

The 3 column blog layout generator from Firda Beka. Apparently, it doesn't have something called tables....and I guess that's a good thing. Spanks Pam for pointing me in the right direction...

Ok, then after I got the basic layout I ran into problems with graphics. In comes the helpful Dr. Dobbs who made it pretty darn simple to re-size pictures. (Although I still can't figure out how to re-size the picture that I want for my header. Oh well, the tiled image I have up there for right now works).

My whole title was done using this nifty thing that I use to make the glitter images with.. It's pretty self explanatory but if you need help just ask me (ha... I act like someone is reading this other than me) Oh... and if you should happen to want to make a glitter name or title or whatever click here for some instructions...

So I guess it was a lot easier that it could have been but for someone who likes to click and drag that was a WHOLE LOT OF WORK!

speaking of which........

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This is JUST the begining!!

So, after my MANY failed attempts at keeping a blog, I've decided that I'm going to follow this one through all the way. I think previously I let myself be intimidated by all the fabulous bloggers out there. I mean they are wonderful and provide me with HOURS of entertainment at my very slow, BORING job. But I had a "grow up moment" and realized that no one is comparing me to them except me. I mean good or bad what does it REALLY matter?! It will be MINE.


Soooo let us begin............

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Listening:

Lot's and lot's of the XM Kids station.. ugh!

Reading:

Nothing at the moment and it makes me sad

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