Monthly Archives: September 2009

goodbye september.

While I usually find myself excited for the arrival of October, eager for the crisp weather requiring cozy knits and Pumpkin Spice Lattes I instead find myself wondering where the heck September went? I seriously have no idea and I actually feel robbed of a whole month. Please tell me I’m not the only one feeling this way!??! Apparently the whole month snuck right past me while I was enjoying the lingering heat and adjusting my household to include one more. October is wonderful. October is fabulous. October is my favorite month out of the whole year…I’m just not ready for it! I usually spend September gearing up for October. October means digging through stacks of Rubbermaid bins to find all of the fall/winter clothing that I didn’t get around to organizing into just one bin and instead dispersed it into anything that had room enough to spare. October means starting my Christmas gift making if I hope to have another handmade Christmas. October means cleaning up the yard that I was just getting used to spending time in. October means gearing up for a Halloween sugar-induced coma in November which requires one to stockpile toilet paper and canned goods so as not to sink too far into filthy slobishness (i think i just made up a word). October means beginning the heartache of seeing my tan fade to pasty white after spending so long trying to procure it. Sigh. And after all of this you’re left wondering why I love October…and I do love October. I just usually spend September dealing with all of the frustration of seeing our warm weather slip away and by the end of the month I come to terms with the situation we find ourselves in in this northern climate and am ready for all of the loveliness of autumn to begin. But no, not this year. September got away on me and only this morning did I realize that tomorrow is October and that I have not done any preparation what-so-ever except in printing off a recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte which I suppose is all one really needs to do to prepare for fall. Ugh. Someone tell me they are in the same boat!

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prunella and i.

Meet my new purse.
I started making my new purse today and I was so excited about it that I even finished making my new purse today.
Actually, Prunella did most of the work and I just helped out here and there.
I’m very happy with how it turned out.
Especially the green flower.

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oh, go read a book!

Well, that’s just what we did. Rhonda (my sister-in-law who lives 3 streets over) invited the kids and I to hop on the bus with them and head on down to the library. I haven’t actually been to the Millennium Library since it was re-opened so it was a nice treat, that and the weather was unbelievable today! Considering I have a library fine of $50 left over from high school I tend to avoid the whole ‘book-borrowing’ scene…who needs free books anyways? I actually enjoyed reading all of the huge books to the kids (Robert Munsch is always a favorite) while Rhonda looked for potty training inspiration. I may have to come back when we are in the pit of winter weariness and are in need of some new scenery. They’ve even got a coffee shop, count me in!

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king of the castle.

So I made Rhys a castle today cuz, you know, who needs to spend 150 bones on the Schleich one when you have a perfectly good, albeit old diaper box, some toilet paper rolls and some construction paper! “Not I!”
I don’t really know what I was thinking though, sure it turned out great and he hasn’t stopped playing with it all day, but who in their right mind makes their toddler a castle at 7:30 in the morning! Don’t do it! It’s not a good idea! If you’re ever tempted…just don’t! Someone slap me. I need to re-think this time management thing. Sure it was a good thought to make the super-cool castle first thing in the morning so that the ‘spirited’ four-year-old has something to do all day…but one doesn’t actually follow through. I couldn’t figure the stupid thing out for the life of me and I ask you…WHAT IS THERE TO FIGURE OUT??? It’s four walls with some toilet paper rolls stuck on the corners! There. That’s it! But no, I was trying to do math and math and I don’t get along on the best of days, and then I wanted to make a draw-bridge, and then I thought a little matching village would be fun….well, I simply don’t go through enough toilet paper to facilitate the building of a whole village so we just stuck with the castle (and a few trees). Anyways, all my silliness aside, it was actually a fun project and Rhys is really happy that he now has a home for all of the knights that he got for his birthday.

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getting better.

Today I made Zucchini Bran muffins, Corn Chowder, Rice Pudding and Biscuits. I did the laundry, cleaned up toys and had my sister-in-law over so the kids could all play together. I did dishes and read over some recipes that I’d like to try out. I also checked Facebook twice, read the Free Press website and looked up some craft ideas. I accomplished all of this while caring for three toddlers.

…I think that I’m getting better at time management.

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things i’ve been able to accomplish while avoiding facebook for the week.

1. Upcyle my shirt (see previous post).
2. Go to the Walk-In Clinic and wait for 2.5 hours to see a doctor for 5 seconds.
3. Take the kids to the park.
4. Make a monster batch of cookies.
5. Read 6 McLean’s magazines (I happen to really enjoy this magazine and if anyone would like to bless me with a subscription for my birthday {Oct.13th} I would promise to love you forever).
6. Convince Rhys to get a haircut.
7. Prep the kitchen for James to paint it.

8. Visit the local thrift store and buy a bunch of fabric, a table runner, two tank tops and a whole pile of children’s books for $4.
9. Exercise 5 times.
10. Take the kids to play with their cousin’s on two occasions.
11. Keep a way tidier house.
12. Successfully take care of three toddlers (meaning that they actually get fed and their bums actually get changed).
13. Overall feel like a better more useful human being.

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