Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Lost Taylor

First off No I have not died from any sewing related injuries (Yet)

Things have been crazy busy as always in the life of Taylor. The kids keep me super busy and not only that this whole new June Cleaver mom thing has thrown me into overdrive.

After weeks of sewing and cleaning and keeping up with 3 kids the snow hit. We live in the greater Puget sound area it doesn't snow here. So thanks to mother nature my Christmas shopping was a total mess. Mr. Montana was out of town the week before Christmas while my lovely mom mobile was stuck in the driveway. Even if I could have backed out of my driveway I wouldn't have gone anywhere anyway. You couldn't have paid me to drive in the snow. Its not that I don't trust myself its everyone else out there its not like everyone else out there on the road cares about my precious cargo.

Dear anyone who knew we wanted to get a Wii for Avery (Mr.Montana) for Christmas. Um HELLO why didn't you people bother to tell me that this was going to be a hard to find item. EVERYONE was SOLD OUT. I guess it was kinda my fault too it didn't process in my lovely mom brain that while looking at stores they never seemed to have any. So its not all your fault, but come on if you know me you should know that sometimes its imperative that you point things out.

Mr. Montana and my Mother who I'm thinking about starting to refer to her as the crazy cat lady started and finished Christmas Shopping on Christmas Eve just moments before Toys R US Closed. And to my surprise Avery said nothing Christmas morning about the Wii. It wasn't until the next day he started asking about it.

I am happy to say that we are now the proud owners of a Wii and I have lost my 6 year old and my man child to it. New Years eve Mr. Montana even came home early from work to play. I figured I would give it a few days before I go into mom mode and lay down the law and set some rules for playing and the amount of time spent on the darn thing. As for now I will let them have some fun and who knows maybe I will get to spend some time in my NEW SEWING ROOM!!!!

I was told it was my Christmas present that I Taylor would get my very own Sewing room a place to call my own. Then I was told I get to be the one to clean it out of all the kid crap that had been collecting in there. Lucky ME!!!! Not even 24 hours later the catch all room/former bedroom of Chloe's was all MINE. Now I cant say that I have been able to sew yet. Just the idea of having a room that I get to toss all my crap all over the place and not have to figure out where my family is going to eat their next meal is just PRICELESS!!!

With all the time I spent sewing in December and dealing with Snow. I found out how much I hate COMCAST. So for all of you who have wondered where in the heck I have been or if you have been trying to call us. I have two words for ya COMCAST SUCKS. They will be out Monday to replace our phone box and we will be given a new number. So for all of those who were waiting for my Merry Christmas Phone call.... I'm sorry I was planning on calling I really was I wasn't being lame and I didn't forget about you. It was COMCAST and they SUCK. Oh and I no longer have the email address I had before I will talk to them at some point and pray that there is some reason they can give me the same one again. Just in case they wont or cant I will spend the next few days trying to come up with something fun and new for my possible new email address.

Thank Goodness I have the net back it was as if I was cut off from all of the world. I could live without a phone, but no net is like dying a slow and painful death. Maybe I should let COMCAST know they almost killed me.

Any who for those who missed this....
Merry Christmas EVE EVE
Merry Christmas EVE
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

Oh yeah and I know I have always been good about sending out Christmas Cards with Updates on the kiddo's with some super mom cute picture that only a mother could truly love. I didn't forget. I will at some point in 2009 get out Happy New Year cards with a 2008 review so don't worry you didn't miss my boring updates. You will be forced to read them soon.... And for those who don't read them I will find out.

Until Next Time,
Just MOM

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I knew this day would come

I have always known that one day my children would be spending endless amounts of time with their friends and would never want to be home. I just figured it wouldn't be this soon.

I'm not talking about my 6 year old or my 4 year old, but my 2 year old has a BFF.

Miss Chloe wakes up wanting to spend every waking moment next door. They don't have a typical friendship well who really knows this could be a normal 2 year old BFF relationship. They hit and push, take toys from each other. Then after they spend 2 minutes in timeout they are hugging and kissing each other. At least for a moment or two until the whole pushing and hitting thing starts over again.

The other night after going to the local RW with the little girls for more apron fabric and getting the best workout that I have had in years running all over the store chasing two 2 year olds we decided to drive around and look at Christmas lights.

I'm sorry, but when it comes to little kids who are just learning how to talk and the wonderful things they say it makes my heart melt. Chloe had passed out by the time we got into our neighborhood, but Miss NANA was enjoying all the lights.

We saw countless snowmen along with tons of Cocaine's.....

No matter how many times we said Candy Canes they are now Cocaine's.

Well I'm off I need to start digging a tunnel from our house to next door. This way I wont have to freeze while I pass my child next door. Plus it will make for easy transport of sewing machines. I gotta go find my plastic spork and start a digging!

Until Next Time,

Just MOM

Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm Back!!!

At least for now...

The last 3 weeks have been spent looking at countless fabrics and sewing until my fingers bleed. So they didn't really bleed, but they sure felt as though they should be.

This past Friday Angel and I pulled an all nighter getting ready for this STUPID BAZAAR. I haven't stayed "awake" that long since High School and I'm not really sure I could ever do it again. After the bazaar I came home and passed out my Honey is now referring to it as my "Longest Sleep Record" of 18.5 hours.

Thank GOD I have a great hubby who took care of the kiddo's so I could catch up on my beauty sleep.

I no longer hate Aprons nor do I feel like I wasted all this time making them for nothing. No we didn't sell a darn thing at the Bazaar, but not a single person did either. I don't think anyone came with the plan to buy anything. They came for the Dumb $3.00 breakfast and to take pictures with Santa on their Camera Phones... People were so cheap they didn't even buy Santa Photos...

We are hitting another Bazaar this weekend if they don't sell I will "Giving" away Aprons to all of my readers.

Here are some photos of what my last 3 weeks looked like. My Children have never watched so many videos nor has my house ever been this dirty. I haven't done laundry in days and my hubby was forced to wash towels the other day.

I think Scott will be happy once the house is back to "Normal" and for the day I get to bed before 2am.

Not only was I sewing until my fingers felt like they were bleeding, but while I was busy trying to keep myself "Awake" the other night I spent hours using a HOT GLUE GUN making our sign. Needless to say I no longer have finger prints blisters have taken the place of them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sewing Until My Fingers Bleed

I have spent the last week sewing like a crazy person with minimal sleep and consuming more coffee in a day then most people do in a lifetime.

While I sit here trying to wake up enough to pull out my sewing machine and find what little ounce of creative inspiration I have left I figured that I would blog. Something I haven't done in well over a week.

I have to force myself today to sew the last of the aprons and construct a super cute little sign for our booth. I have a feeling that I will not be sleeping tonight....

Yesterday I put all my kiddo's down for a nap with the plan to sew and get as much done as I could before everyone was up. I poured myself a nice cup of coffee sat down and attempted to thread the needle. I was running on two pots of coffee and less than 4 hours of sleep when I realized that there was no way I could sew a straight line when I couldn't even see straight to put the darn thread in the needle. I figured that maybe I would try closing one eye so I was no longer crossed eyed when I gave up and headed to my room for a much needed nap.

As of 2am today we have 27 aprons done and only 23 more to go...

I should walk away from the computer sew myself some gloves with thimbles at the end of every finger and force myself to only take potty breaks every 10 hours and turn my kitchen table into a sweat shop and sew until I cant see straight. My children are lucky that we don't own another sewing machine because I would be practicing Child Slave Labor for sure.

Only 46 hours until the Holiday Bazaar Starts.... I think we might go crazy before then.

Until Next Time,
One Tired MOM