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Sunday, January 2, 2011


Hi!  I know I’ve been naughty (good thing Christmas is over…lol) and haven’t been around much.  BUT, I’ve been focusing on my family and truly enjoying the Christmas break.  I also promised myself I’d be taking January off from crafting, but, I don’t think I can do it!  You see, although I haven’t posted a picture of it yet, my good friend got me a SCROLL SAW for Christmas!  I am so freaking out, and itching to use it…The night we opened presents, her husband and I ripped into that box, pulled the saw out, placed it squarely on the kitchen counter and played!  It was awesome! (They were humored to see my small stash of 1x8s sitting in the kitchen…but they came in handy with the saw, now didn’t they?).  :)   Anyway, I am so excited, and I am dreaming about spring, when I can get out there and cut and sand and paint to my heart’s content! To make it even better, my stocking was stuffed with various ear plugs and pink safety glasses!  SO.MUCH.FUN.  I can barely stand the wait.  Something not so fun around here right now, is the process of getting rid of the binky for my sweet 3 year old.  I know, I know, I should’ve done it sooner…but I’m such a softy, and she LOVED that thing.  The dentist gave me a deadline (which I purposely skipped…I’m stubborn that way).  But, Thursday night was her last night with a binky (or Me-Me, as she calls it).  She is so very brave, and has only cried for it once, which was last night.  It broke my heart…I almost gave it back to her (I didn’t really throw them away, like I told her,  I hid them…just in case  I couldn’t handle it  she got too upset).  I’m glad I didn’t give in, because I know it’s better for her, but like I said, I’m a softy and hate seeing my babies cry, and to make it worse, she kept saying <with pouty lips and big teary puppy dog eyes> “My MOM threw away by me-me”…over and over she said it, with tears falling…  It was awful!  So, I’ve been busy trying to distract her from the thought of it, and haven’t even been on the computer for the past 4 days or so.

I hope you had a wonderful start to your New Year.  I already blew my resolution, even though it was simple (drinking more water).  I think the stress of the binky thing has been an excuse to consume large amounts of Diet Coke!  So, we’ll try again, with the water, maybe tomorrow…  And, hopefully get school started again, and get back into our ‘normal’ routine.  I’m looking forward to it.

Thanks for stopping by, and for being patient with me!


  1. Yay for power tools! :-) Can't wait to see the beauties you create with it.


  2. Oh my goodness ... I am so thinking of you! I remember going through that with my eldest. It's so hard to see them cry at first, but they are so resilient. Thinking of you brave mama!!!
    Also congrats on your new toys!!! Can't wait to see all the lovely things you are going to make. Happy New Year.