SPC #2 Widgets

SPC #2 Widgets
I really ripped off Joy with this one, but I really like fd’s flickr toys. They are so low maintenence. And with this crazy weather I’m in my wool socks one morning and in my flip flops the next. But my toes are a-tinglin’ these days as there are some exciting possibilities on my brain. I am still longing to get that email from Patty our agent, but on the flip side our closing date for Jefferson Heights has been moved up to April. And our relocation funds are solidified. As I was expressing yesterday in conversation, I can’t believe how much God is giving and then He expects immediate thankfulness and responsibility. I can’t believe He has trusted me with so much.
And for no reason at all, I want to show off the pretty girl who is Brandt Sykes daughter, she’s gorgeous! And I want to say congrats to the Levengood’s on their long-awaited baby girl Katherine. Celebration is order!

SPC Web Widgets #1

This is a little bit late, but I had a hard time finding a widget that was compatible with my blog without filling out tons of junk or making my computer freeze up. This was super easy and fun! I’m sure some of you are more creative than I with wording and subjects. Have fun!

SPC Web Widgets #1

This is a little bit late, but I had a hard time finding a widget that was compatible with my blog without filling out tons of junk or making my computer freeze up. This was super easy and fun! I’m sure some of you are more creative than I with wording and subjects. Have fun!

SPC B&W #4

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This isn’t all the way black and white, but I like it. There’s only so many pictures I can look at of myself that are black and white. Another minivan shot. I just love taking pictures while I’m driving. Yeah, pull me over, arrest me. Driving while capturing images.
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There are so many places I want to snap pictures of as I drive around and around and around town. And I did drive everywhere today, Eden and I. See I’m at that place, that place that desperate people reach, where you see how much money you need and you have no options to save anymore. All you can do is get a friggin job.
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I went and turned in two applications, well one. The other process was a bit more complicated. I am reaching out stretching myself to come to grips with the reality that I am going to join the real workforce after being out of it for 6 years. Joel has been a pillar of strength as I come to this recognition. There is the life of a straving artist. Starving is one thing, but starving and in debt is another. I will not be in debt if I can help it!! So before our Marietta house sells I must be the one to make sure the minimum payments get paid. So who will pay me? Target? They just took down their “Now Hiring” sign the day after I apply “we’re not hiring at this time”. Starbucks? “Oh Ma’am you’ll have to apply with the Hotel, see we’re Hotel staff” Home Depot? That’s my next bet, even though it’s miles away from my home base. I keep waiting for that perfect thing to fall from the clouds.
But what made this kinda crappy use of my morning sans Josiah better was that I finally got the guts to introduce myself to Shawna at Main and Mocha who lives in my new neighborhood. Joel is so good about hob-nobbing, I’m shy (or aloof, take your pick). And then I took my weekly drive by our house and what did I see to my great delight!
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It’s painted!!! Sage green! I was only going to believe it when I could see it. I guess I’m just waiting for the builder’s to screw up. We’ll see how Joel likes it. I always think he’ll poop on my happy light green color parade.
As much as I’d like to tell you about the neighbors I met this weekend and the cool has hell lofts that are in the old Clark Bro’s Furniture building I must sew some baby shoes, apply for jobs, and get artist info together (look for me in a local publication soon!).

SPC B&W #3

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Here’s me and my girl having a quiet before bath snuggle while Joel and Josiah visited baby Naya. I’m a bit too germy to visit a new baby, but I’ll see you soon little Naya! Eden is testing new boundries and becoming a alot more fun. Isn’t that annoying how those things some together? Why can’t they just be sweet without any backlash. She’s started falling asleep toward the end of our morning jaunts and then is almost impossible to wake up. When she does wake up it’s full tilt tantrum, and she will not eat lunch. Afternoon naps are all thrown off depending on how much sleep she got.
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But then she’s become ever so adventurous. She thinks she’s 7ft tall and can do anything and more than her brother. She understands (almost) everything I say, she’s super organized and retains so much knowledge about her surroundings. She’s probably ready to potty train, but we’re putting that off until the new house. Eden can christen it. She loves looking at pictures and identifying everyone. I have no desire for another baby right now because she is the snuggliest baby ever! I mean, maybe Josiah just doesn’t have much of a snuggle gene, but Eden sometimes won’t even eat her meals unless she’s sitting on a lap. My girl, she’s petite and snuggly. Just with her personality she’s a perfect form of birth control.
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SPC Resolutions #4

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This is not really a self portrait. Cat took this last weekend at the Pickel Barrell. So give credit where it’s due. I guess when I look at this picture of me I think of how I have turned 30 this year and I am starting to realize that my age does matter. I can’t and won’t dress the way I did in college. It’s unattractive, it’s sloppy. I have to clean up and be pretty. I resolve to be feminine. I do like pink, I like make-up (except when my mascara is poking me in the eyes), I like scented lotions that make my skin softer. And for the first time my husband bought me perfume for my 30th birthday! I would so wear high heels to keep my pants from dragging on the ground. Ugh, that’s another thing. No more pants dragging on the ground! Being feminine is not about weakness, sappiness, flakiness, or being shallow. Being feminine is celebrating what God has made me. I want things to look nice. I want my purse to make me feel kinda stylish. I watch Project Runway and Runway Moms. Although I don’t watch romantic comedies anymore (sappy). I think being a mother is a very feminine quality. And being the mother of a little girl brings it out even more. Eden and I had our 3 and half hours just with Eden this morning while Josiah was in school. We shopped!! For clothes!! I got one pair of pants and a shirt so I can look presentable at AVA. We went through the clearance jewelry at Target. Eden loved it. Then we went to the thrift store and had fun trying on shoes. I came home with an oh-so-feminine pair of Teva’s, there in great shape too! It was fun shopping with Eden, we had a great girly time.
But resolutions aside, you’ll see me in blue jeans and Doc Martens (although they are purple corduroy). I’ll be sporting lots of hoodies and sneakers in my lifetime. But I will always want to dress in a way that makes my womanly side happy.
AND IN BIRD NEWS:
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Here’s my next little bird. It’s not quite done, but almost. Look for it in New Eyes Shop. It’s about 5″x7″ on canvas.
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Also I’ve paused on the birds for now to work more on Eliana. No worries Sam and Sara, I’ll have that done before her 2nd birthday.