Picture heavy this week!
He might not be actually Pretty, but Hank is a ton of fun. (Why is this category so difficult for me?)
Peanut is crawling, and is every where!
|trying to get to the garage sale stuff pile|
|round the far side of the love seat|
|between sofa and side table|
|under the hutch|
|far end of the kitchen|
|I moved him right after this picture, promise.|
|a favorite spot for Hank, glad I had cleaned and vacuumed that spot the day before|
|behind my chair in the bedroom|
Not only is Peanut sitting, but he is wearing my most recent sewing project, a sweatshirt.
|His most recent favorite toy, a ziplock reusable plastic container.|
It's gonna need some adjustments, but I'm learning a ton. Its out of "Sewing for Boys". I'm finding at no patterns work just right, so I'm trying to learn how to do it myself -- create the patterns, adjust the patterns.
In this effort, my last library run was all about sewing, mostly.
|Really enjoying "Unbroken". Look for a review in a few weeks. And I have learned a ton from MS's cooking school.|
is the most awesome and complete sewing book. Its got just about everything I could want to know. I'm only about 100 pages in and I've learned quite a bit. MS's Encyclopedia of Crafts has some description of fabrics, but this has pages upon pages of pictures and descriptions of more fabrics than I ever imagined existed.
I'm hoping to put together an item or two for myself.
"You're so lucky!"(this is the 'picture')
This statement bugs me. I get it regularly when someone finds out that I'm a full time stay at home mom. Hubby pointed out to me that the meaning is probably, "you are fortunate". And we are fortunate. But when someone says "lucky", it suggests a whimsical, spur of the moment decision. As if it just happened.
We planned for this. We worked hard so that I could stay home with any children that God gave us. We saved, set up some passive income, and made plans. Now, I am working to keep our expenses down and figuring out how I can bring in extra income without becoming a working mom.
Okay. Rant done.