Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Only a boy would say or even think such a thing...

Today at lunch I was admiring my sons and noticing how much they look alike. I don't normally notice this because their personalities are so very different--maybe you can pick up on that a little from the above picture. Anyway, I commented to them "Wow, boys, you look just alike. You even have the same color skin (both are creamy white)." Nathan pipes up "Yeah, even our butts are alike."

Maybe there is hope for them

I once heard someone say that being a skilled seamstress skipped generations. If that is the case, I didn't have a chance at being a seamstress the moment I was born. My mom is a very, very skilled seamstress--she made my wedding gown and so many other things--too many to count. I can't convince her to sell anything even though I would be more than willing to run the business side of things if she ever did. Anyway, the last time Grandma Horn visited she bought some patterns and fabric for the girls and their dolls. So when Grandma Snow visited last week she brought her sewing machine and went to work. As you can see, the kids were absolutely fascinated by the whole thing. I do have a sewing machine; however, as you can see with their awe of Grandma Snow's machine, mine hasn't made it out of the closet in awhile.

It obviously had a motor so Nathan was all over that and tried to figure out how it all worked.

Maybe there is hope for my children--they are the next generation afterall. Here's hoping my girls' spouses don't have to buy their own sewing kits to sew on their buttons like mine did.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In the last 24 hours I have ....

  • realized that I'm completely out of toilet paper and paper towels
  • run out of kitchen dish clothes twice and done 2 loads of white clothes
  • done 6 loads of clothes (this doesn't count the ones that my wonderful husband did)
  • cleaned up glass from a broken light bulb
  • 5 minutes after cleaning up the light bulb glass, cleaned up broken pottery from one of our "collected" coffee mugs
  • unclogged a very clogged toilet (somehow we went through a whole role of toilet paper in one of our bathrooms yesterday--maybe that's why I have none left!)
  • made my new favorite soup-black bean (Thanks Garden Girl for the recipe); my kids hate it
  • made at least 12 peanut butter and honey sandwiches
  • cleaned up my boys' room 3 times (this doesn't count the time that they cleaned it last night)
  • developed a nice little cold
  • started my (oops, our) puppy on house training boot camp. I don't think she's going to like me by the end of the day
  • cleaned both of our bathrooms
  • did three loads of dishes and two sinkfulls
  • mailed off our taxes--ugh
  • decided that the calendar must be wrong and it is really the end of February instead of the middle of April--I got my gloves back out today