Got back from St. Paul about 8pm and we went to pick up the kid, who was passed out from all the fun at the grandparents.
craft show was very good there and I had requests for many new
styles of beads. But that was my last show for the season so I
hope that I will get time to list more pieces here.
weather is getting colder and it makes me want to snuggle in
blankets more and not come out. But I will force myself to
do it considering I bought yoga passes.
So I am starting to work on our
usual christmas letter and it is a challenge every time I do it because
it feels like there is nothing interesting going on this past year but
I am sure there was, like the move again..
Roy is starting to hassel me for a christmas gift list but this year
there is nothing that I am really craving to have. Roy likes to
buy me one gift that is a item I would like but not buy because it is
frivolous. So I do not know what to choose. Maybe a list of
glass? who knows.
I am trying to make a point of adding a couple of new items every day to the site.
Let me know what you think.
Yes kids are smart and we do take it
for granted most times. Yesterday I was putting Quinton down for
a nap and I told him "when you wake up, I will be in the garage".
Well he takes his thumb out of his mouth and says "beads". Yes, I
will be making beads in the garage. He may not be saying many
words but he knows what he is saying to me in one word and as a crazy
mom, most times I do too.
okay so I have been sewing the last couple of days,actually the sewing machine and I have been doing battle.
I am making little bags to put my
jewelry in and decided to make more for the upcoming year.
I have all this pretty fabric and need to use it up. It also
thrills Quinton because there are dials on the sewing machine for him
to play with which makes me do battle with the sewing machine again.
The kid keeps playing with the tension and then I can't get the machine to work. I love the kid , I love the kid.
It looks like we are spending xmas here in Cold Lake. Roy works
nights for those days and I really don't want to leave him. I was
hoping my family would do xmas a couple of days before but it was a "no
go" they are making supper on the 24th. So I guess in the
next week or so we will make a trip just to visit everyone and drop of
the few presents I have. I did not go shopping for anyone and it
is hard to buy for teenagers. And we do keep saying NO GIFTS
every year so I am going to try keep with that theme. I will
probably give a small present but it will not be anything spectacular.
I keep telling Roy lets buy
pigs from one of the organizations that look for donations for third
world countries and then we can send a card to everyone saying "this is
what you are getting for christmas" with the picture and where
the animals are going.
One year I will be doing that.
I have The die hard movie on my mind
and there is one scene where the character says "simple simon to the
pie man,let me see your wears...." or very close to that.
Why do I get sayings like that in my head.
I listed these beads on etsy for sale. They are so pretty that I hope no one buys them.
Getting ready to do some christmas shopping in the big city. What was I thinking, who knows.
So we all have colds now and it is really attractive and all Quinton
wants to do is cuddle up in my lap. Good thing he is cute.
we left for Edmonton, I had to deliver some presents and I go outside
to start the truck and clean it off and when I come back into the
house. There is Quinton ripping the paper off one of the
boxes. I say “QUINTON” and he puts his head down and tries to
stick the paper back on the box. It was so bloody cute that I
could not be mad at him. The present was rewrapped for the third
time ( yes he did it a couple of days before) and left for the next
person to unwrap.
ran to Edmonton for a quick shopping trip for the “can’t get in Cold
Lake presents” and got just about everything on our lists, the one
thing we forgot to look for was a computer desk for Roy. He gave
me his old one and the desk he has now is a tad too high for his mouse
hand. But we agreed that we will go and look another time after
parents watched Quinton all day on Friday and he was a dream for them,
then again he is a good kid and everyone loves him. He was even
trying to help carry all the parcels in house. Christmas
presents have the biggest pull for him right now.
some sweet talking kids, we convinced my parents to have christmas
supper before the 24th because Roy works nights on the 24th. And
I am looking forward to spending holidays with both families.
use to have supper on the weekend before the 24th
because everyone else's supper was either the 24th or 25th so in order
to get everyone together we would celebrate early. Now that all
the kids are older there is no need to worry about if everyone shows up
or not because of them having other plans. But we have Quinton
and my family does not get to see him often so it important to try
bring back some of those traditions we made as a family. And who
could resist a day of eating Ukrainian food?
sucks more then when you buy a christmas present for someone and it
does not work. Now I have to make the trip back to the store to return
Quinton was eyeing up all the presents around our tree, he is
still too little to realize what they are for, so we can put them under
the tree early. I would not be surprised if we will have to start
hiding them next year.
We are dog sitting today and tomorrow which
Quinton enjoys because we have no pets. I am putting off getting a pet
for us because I really don't like picking up poo, bad enough have to
deal with Quinton's.
Yesterday I made cheese cake and before we go
to the farm, I will make Blueberry Delight but today I plan on making
gingersnap cookies. Those are Roy's favorites and Tara sent me this
recipe of yummy cookies she makes, I hope I can get them to taste close
to hers. She brings them to any beadmaking classes she is taking and
then we are all fighting over them.
Well I got my Christmas present already and it is a doozy.
Roy bought me a Mac laptop.
Yup I can be spoiled and we have been talking about going to Macs
for awhile and 2 months ago he bought himself a very large
IMAC. So we are both excited, the thought of not having to
worry so much about viruses and we use our ipods alot and mac has some
cool things it can do for itunes.
But... because I am looking to transfer pc files (that will work on
mac) that means I have to do work on the website. All those
images I have to reload on the website, I think. And mac does not
have publisher, they have something close but I will probably have to
rewrite any publisher pages I use all the time. I am trying to
put off most of this until January. I want to focus on how to
crop photos on the mac for the website, I must be crazy some days and
this is the time I usually do inventory.
this evening I ended up taking Quinton to the hospital because he had
an eye that was bothering him. Well it ended up he has an eye
infection and we had to get drops for it. It took Roy and I holding
him down to put the drops in and we have to do this every 4 hours that
he is awake for 5 days. Yeah I look forward to that.
Playing with the mac to figure out how to crop pictures and I have not been successful so far.
We went to visit Michelle today and I have to say that she gives Quinton the coolest gifts.
gave him an aquadoodle which is a pad that you just need a pen that has
water in it and cool Spiderman pjs and a t-shirt she got from a zoo in
the states. It has a gorilla face on it and he is going to wear it at
the farm tomorrow for Christmas supper.
Roy is getting a little
antsy about opening presents because he starts nights on the 24th so he
would like to open presents early and normally we do but I am trying to
not open them until we get closer to Christmas. So far we are saying
the 23rd, that way Roy gets to play with his presents and he will be
awake to see Quinton open his. I am not worried about my present
because I have the laptop now.
came home yesterday from the farm and the christmas dinner with the
family. It was good to see everyone and everyone got to see Quinton.
oldest nephew lives in Grimshaw and the last time he and his girlfriend
saw Quinton was at 4 months old. That is a big change from 4 months to
It is good to see everyone but I really like it more if
you get to spend time with just each family member, as a big group it
Every year we say no gifts and then we blow that out of
the water. Roy I don't think got pictures but there was an ocean of
presents around the tree. We had taken most of Quintons presents home
last week so he only had a couple to open. But he was helpful and as I
was giving the gifts out he was busy opening the ones behind me I had
not given yet.
After the presents were open, we did some
trades. Quinton was given a horse and rooster flashlight and he
already has the rooster at home so we gave it to our niece.
loudest most annoying present to Quinton was from my mom. MY MOM. I
would have excepted from the sisters as revenge but no, my mom got this
loud robot that rolls on the floor and says "fire,fire" as it shots
plus some other things. MY MOM!
No more turkey please. I have eaten so much turkey, I don't want to see anymore.
opened our presents at home a couple of days ago, Quinton got a black
and decker tool bench with plastic tools. Well he loved the hammer so
much that he had to hammer all his presents before opening them.
It is just about midnight and I need to go to bed now and hopefully dream about someone else cleaning my house.
We got the dog for a couple of days and Quinton is a little excited about having her because they do chase each other.
I bought some journals on etsy a couple of weeks ago and I just picked them up today.
This is the link to the store front for them. I think it a really cute idea and can't wait to use them.
So today I dressed the kid up to go outside for a whole 15min to hang up all the bird feeders we got for Christmas.
Quinton gets all excited to get dressed to go outside but when we do
that, he doesn't want to go into the snow. I have to carry him to his
destination, which is in the deepest part of the yard.
I have put off trying to figure out the photo cropping thing on the
computer. I know I have to do it but I get frustrated trying to figure
the mac out. I know it is here but I just have to be patient and
figure it out.
I have been working of counting all my supplies, did I tell you I am a
bead junkie. Pre-Quinton, I could do the counts in about 5 days on and
off. Well post-Quinton I started mid December and I finished 75% of
it. All I have left, is to count the beads I made and the glass rods I
have in the garage.
after alot of swearing and tantrums, I think I figured out how to put
images on the website with the mac. Nothing like finally giving up to
have the answer come to you in a round about way.
So my plans are to post some new beads that I have made. I don't want to give anything away but they are cute.
I hope you all have a happy New Year and don't party to hard.
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