Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween skirt finished...check! Starbucks...check!

Well, after many hours of sewing...including getting up at 5:00 a.m. this morning to make the attached pettiskirt. Baby Girl had a euro twirl skirt to wear on this beautiful day. I will try and get a good pic soon and post it ... just in case there is anyone actually reading this and would like to take a look. It is only the second one I've made, and they are so much work. . . but it is totally worth it. She looked great!

It was a beautiful day today. Indian Summer has arrived and looks to stay through all next week, which will be welcome. I have a busy day tomorrow - including a day out with my best friend. We are going to a fabulous spa/salon to have our hair done, lunch out, and then a lot of shopping and of course - STARBUCKS!! I live in a rural area, and we do not have a Starbucks within an hour of home - unless you count one that is located in the area hospital, but it isn't a "real" Starbucks. I really would like to have one with a drive thru - in the cornfield next to our house. I know, I know - it's never going to happen, but a girl can dream. But seriously, one within a 20 minute drive, and a drive must have a drive-thru!! We have a two hour drive to the salon / shopping, so I need to get crackin' on the laundry and then off to bed so that I'm ready for the big day. I haven't been on a girls only trip without our daughters in over a year - I'm excited and soooooo ready! Mom & Dad, if you are reading this - thanks for the birthday money, I really do appreciate it!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


UPDATE: Gas is now a $1.92/gal!! I am so lovin' this!!

I just filled up the van for a mere $2.22/gal. I can't remember the last time gas was this (gasp!) cheap! It's crazy that we all now think that that is a cheap price, but I will take that over $4.05/gal any day!

Fall has arrived, and it really feels like Winter!!

Fall is definitely here, and it feels like it is almost over and that it is time for winter! I saw a few snow flurries yesterday morning and I wanted to crawl back into bed under the covers...but that is not how a mama of three rolls.

I had to pry my youngest from her warm covers this morning. She kept insisting that school was canceled because it was too cold for recess. I dragged her out by her toes and told her that if had to get up so did she.... of course she's very ticklish so this brought on a round of giggles!

The boys are old enough to know, when mama says it's time to get up you better get movin', because if you miss the bus...well, let's just not go there. Things always flow better if we don't miss the bus!

I hope to finish up Baby Girl's halloween themed twirl skirt tonight so that she can wear it to school on Friday. I've only had the material for a year, so it seems fitting that I wouldn't get the skirt finished until now ~ I am nothing if not consistently slow at getting projects started. I'm going to make it with an adjustable waist band so that she can actually get some good out of it next year. Hopefully I'll get her accessories made before Friday - you know I've had the beads for at least two years and the ribbons even longer. Like I said I am consistent!