Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

I've been busy, and I have things to post, but that's for another day. Right now I'm just tired of looking at that wonderful giraffe print bag. I'm going to finish more of the Christmas presents for the Masts while Ana is in bed (not pretending to nap) and Jack is at a friend's. If you've noticed, I have been around, making changes to the layout, etc. of the site.

Also, if you know what a Teah Party is then you're invited sometime this summer. More details may follow and if you like you may email me.

A bientot!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hey! For a gal that loves bags, this is a great find!

HandbagPlanet is giving away 24 handbags to mark the launch of its website. This is the bag I picked out. You too can enter to win a free handbag at their site.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's Autumn!

Now that I've gotten Twilight out of my system and fall is here I've been feeling the urge to create something. Mostly to sew something to wear. I've also been wanting to buy clothes that look really good on me (I found a new website but unfortunately they all cost upward of $50. And we are a poor college student family right now. Also with the economy slipping ("society is slipping, everything's slipping away" - if you can reference this quote reply and I'll sew you something and send it your way) what I really want to do is sew designer clothing so that I can wear them. :)
I'm also going to make Jack and Ana's Halloween costumes (and if I have time, mine and Joseph's, but what to be?). Jack wants to be Peter Pan and he wants Ana to be Tinkerbell. So, easy, right? I guess I'll find out.
Also There Is NO TULLE On Tinkerbelle! (FYI).
In my Current Projects: Right now I need to wash some duck cloth and outdoor home deco fabric for a square bottom bag I'm making out of this fabric (see photo). The orange is the duck cloth which I will use on the bottom, it is very sturdy. The other two are lighter fabric, but I'll want to be able to wash it now and then and not have it bleed or go lumpy.
I'm also working on a small jean patch quilt for one of the kids - I think Jack - on which I will embroider (with my new sewing/embroidery machine!) caterpillars, kittens and puppies and the like.
Another project in my bin that I've had forever is a costume dress from Simplicity, I'm sewing the blue one in the top left corner (follow the link).
And my oldest project is a patchwork quilt for my sister which I started years ago before my old sewing machine broke. (The one I recently bought is to replace this machine, so I haven't had one for over 4 years ;o(. )
I haven't started the Halloween costumes yet, but as it is now October, I feel it weighing on me that it's not done yet. I think I'll get everything for the costumes tomorrow (which means Joseph and I have to pick ours for the masquerade tonight) - it's errand day so I get the car!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Love Twilight enough to buy it? I do.

If, like me, you love the Twilight series, please support Stephanie by buying a hardcopy of the books here.
I'm going to buy them because I really can't be tied to the computer all day. And I want to be able to take them with me in case my palm pilot battery is low. Also, I just want to be able to curl up on the couch with these great books that I can't stop thinking about. Even though I wake up thinking there's too little time to experience all of mortal life before the end of the world snatches it away, by the end of the day my thoughts are returned to Bella and Edward and Alice and Jacob. (If I could be any of the characters I'd like to be Alice.) I'm going to have to read the Twilights again really soon. Its like the song that plays over and over and over in your head until you hear it again. It's a series that I will read several times.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Twilight series - free ebooks!

I've recently discovered the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. I read the first 3 books in less than a day each. The fourth is taking me longer, mostly because I've gotten sick of being lazy so I decided to pay attention to my family and my house. I did read the first half today and get back up to par with my house. Tomorrow I'm afraid I will have no time for reading. I'm co-hosting a dinner party at my house and will spend most of the day preparing. I am, however, in love with story.
If you'd like to get your very own free ebook click on the link. These are so far the only ebooks I have a link to right now, but I'll be adding more shortly. I seriously love these books. I get really put out when I have to stop reading. The first book, Twilight, I started at 1:00 a.m. and finished at 6:45 a.m. I felt like a dork for staying up so late, but I wasn't sorry. I couldn't wait to get the next one. My SIL lent New Moon to me a day later and that evening I was done with it. The library has a hold on Eclipse for about 8 weeks, so I looked for it online. I found all four books. yay!
Now you can have them, too. The fourth one is kindof messed up from the text, so I'm going to fix it, and then update the link. I'm still putting it on there in case you don't like the first version.

Happy reading!

New Moon
Breaking Dawn

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

happy birthday!

Anah is 3 months old today. She is already scooting (has been trying and getting better since she was born) - she pushes with both feet to move forward -, smiling, laughing, talking, all the things that 3 month olds do. I'm sure most babies only three months old don't scoot. Today during pilates group she rolled from her back to her tummy. She's been rolling onto her back for a couple of weeks. She loves to pull herself up to standing and to hang from our fingers. She's a strong little girl. And happy. We're glad she's in our family. Right now she's trying to put her passifier in her mouth, but she's holding the string. I think I'll give her a hand.

Signing out, and back into work,


“It's been quite a ride. I loved every minute of it.”

Rest in peace, Charlton Heston.
October 4, 1924 – April 5, 2008

This quote is from a speech given to the Harvard Law School Forum February 16, 1999.

"You are the best and the brightest. You, here in the fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River, you are the cream. But I submit that you, and your counterparts across the land, are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that ... and abide it ... you are - by your grandfathers’ standards - cowards."

I would suggest reading the entire text at

It doesn't take but a few minutes, and it should challenge you.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

And Then There Were Four

Katherine Anastasia Elizabeth Petersen has finally joined our family.
Jack looked at her right after she was born and said "I love my baby sister."
Even though labor lasted about twenty hours, I spent almost all of it at home. I had Ana about twenty minutes after I got to the hospital.
She has dark hair, big dark eyes and an olive complexion. (Very different from Jack who was pale with red hair). She has the cutest smile and her eyes light up when she's happy. She's already trying to talk and almost can say "hi". Okay, so she's only two months old so it's rather more just making sounds, but it sounds like "hi" and she uses it at the right times. She can roll from her belly to her back, and onto her sides, and she's working on creeping. I love to watch her hold up her head, her core muscles are very strong and get more of a workout than mine.
She's a joy to have around. It seems she is more temperamental than Jack, but maybe I just don't remember how he was at two months old. It's all good, we'll train her up right and then she'll be a happy and obedient little girl. I love her and I'm glad she came to our family. It's really cool that I already feel such a connection and such a deep love for Ana. I'm just happy she's here.

Here's a picture - Katherine Anastasia Elizabeth, 3 days old.
In the picture above (with her eyes open) she's three weeks.

Her eyes focus now and she's able to follow us with her eyes when we move, and she recognizes us when we walk by. She's a lot of fun. I really enjoy watching her grow and learn new things. It's fun to teach her about mortal life. It's exciting to feel like - here, let me show you all these cool things you can do! Let's start by crawling so you can get around. And here are some really yummy things to eat - you'll like them. And here's this neat thing, and this other neat thing. Ooh, and look over here at this! You'll love doing this!

It's just way so much fun to be a mom. I love it.

(If you want details email me, as I don't want to post them on the net, and it's so much more amusing to listen to me tell the labor details. What a joke!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Two of my favourite things

So once again, we find ourselves with a gaming group. yay! I still like our old group better, but I am happy to be gaming again. We just ended a campaign; it lasted only about 4 weeks. As individuals the characters were good, but as a group, they didn't really have any reason to be together. Also, and more importantly, their skills and attributes didn't really work well together. Hopefully this next group (a group of mages) will be more cohesive. We've only been playing Gurps, instead of also card/board games. It's because most of the people in our group haven't RPG'd for a really long time and they're so excited to play that they only want to RPG. It's kind of amusing to watch them get back into the RPG zone. None of us are really there yet, but that's also due to us getting to know each other. It'll get there. Or not. Either way, it'll be fun while it lasts.

Another of my favourite things is that my freelance copywriting business has taken off. I'm only working part time. I tried to work full time but ended up being angry at my family (for not letting me work as much as I wanted to [read: for needing me to take care of them]) and angry at myself for not meeting my obligations (both familiar and professional). So I decided to cut back to part time.
I couldn't get more than 4 hours a day anyway, but with two kids - 3 yrs. and 2 mos. - and my husband taking a light load of 17 credits at the University, I figured 4 hours a day was great. And it doesn't over tax my sanity.
I'm really glad I have this assignment; I love writing copy. It makes me happy.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Miracle of Miracles

Both kids are sleeping. Or at least pretending to. I'm going to get off my lazy arse and do some yoga before Anna wakes up. And I'll be glad I did.