Monday, October 5, 2009

Pain Pain go away....

My daughter walked out the door this am for "success day" looking like every 16 y/o boys' idea of the "sexy librarian" Lord help me. We start sewing the crayon sewing tonight, last night was spent trying to figure out how to cut the damn thing out. no pattern, and my sewing machine & serger literally have cobwebs. I haven't sewn for so long. I used to when she & her younger brother were babies/toddlers. They had cute outfits completely out of the ordinary. I know..a crayon, should be easy right! I know we will figure it out, at least I got heat & bond on the material for the letters, and the block the letters go on, so YEAH ME!

Now about my darling daughter. She wanted me to iron her shirt for success day today...hmmm..she is sitting there telling me to make sure I get the ruffles just so..I'm thinking, what do you know about ironing, have you ever, so I ask..she says, "well yes." OK granted, the kid hasn't really had a Mom around for 3 years, maybe some who have tried to be Mommy, but not me...and she is taking full advantage of it. Which part of me doesn't mind, but I am beginning to think...well actually, will continue to do stuff for her, as long as she shows some interest in cooking (she will need to when she is off on her own), and of course the catch up with school, the searching for scholarships, and nothing less than a 90. Many may say this is putting too much pressure on her, well when a 90 is not difficult for this chicky to obtain due to a high IQ, I'm actually setting the bar low. She spent the last 2 years not attending school regularly, and went from a 3.9 something to a 0.7. pretty sad, so I know she is capable.

This am, I woke up in the chair again...which meant my back was spasming up the yahoo,, medication, then my darling daughter calling me to tell me to go to work. I am basically being screwed by the department of labor and dept. of defense. This injury happened at work, and I continue to suffer the consequences. Pain is everyday along with spasms, making dinner is a horrible chore even if I love to cook, and the rest of the stuff, crafting, the ironing, and have no idea about the sewing..who knows...I may find my self spasmed into eternity. Hard to remain positive with ongoing pain, but I try. And I know this post is full of all sorts of happy goodness, isn't it?

For any Crafters, be sure and check out the Christmas with the Cricut is amazing, along with My Pink Stamper. Which brings me to the next thing I have been thinking about...not to put down all the hard working "stars" of the Scrapbooking industry, but I think they have been replaced by these wonderful talented bloggers with flip cameras. Making videos for the masses, not worried about messing up, sharing a passion, and not for the money, just for the love. That is where scrapping is going..and I think the industry understands that with many (provo craft really jumping on board) donating items to these talented ladies who in turn pass on the love.

I happen to love reminds me of a huge quilting circle..except in a electronic world. We learn more about these ladies and don't have to hear about the crap that goes along with the stacys, heidis, CK's possibly "fixed" contests. I think this trend became apparent when the Smack blog closed...not much to do except make fun of people, which in it self was stupid and nasty. You can't smack these bloggers who are having fun with their flip cameras, because they are just doing their thing, and sharing the love of the craft. Well hope that all made sense, off to check out my videos, oh yeah, Creations with Christina is another fav blog. She makes gorgeous Cards, and Cards of the week, shows an entire list of places to hang out and find more great sites!!

Take care to any poor soul who comes across this thing.

Lisa : )