Nov 28, 2010

More Giftmas...

Goldfish memory- engaged.  So you get another list.  Get used to it.

I think I've narrowed down what to make for the girls.  I hit the AWESOME flannel sale at JoAnn's on Black Friday and got enough to do diapers and make pj pants for me and the girls, plus a bunch for diapers (19yds for $40) .  Maddie's will be skulls and hearts and Em's will be monkeys.  Pillowcase dresses for each, but more fitted at the waist.  I may do a tie or elastic so they can use them for a while.  Tie straps, too.  I need to figure out the embroidery.  Both will get the cat mitts and headbands- black for Maddie and white for Em.  I have plenty of Peace Fleece in both colors, so I'll use that.  The pillowcases are already bought, too.  I just need to get the thread for the serger, elastic and ribbon.  Maybe some embroidery floss.  I need to look for a pj pants pattern for the girls.  I'm debating drafting my own from some Old Navy ones they have and like or just buying one.

I'll have plenty of sewing time this week, since Justin will be home M-W.  He's getting snipped tomorrow morning.  :D  So he'll be sitting on the couch playing video games and watching bad TV while I work on Giftmas stuff.

Nov 21, 2010

Giftmas lists....

Yeah, this is more for my own brain than for any of you.  I have the memory of a goldfish these days, so blogging it is!

We were talking about what to get the girls for Giftmas this year.  We've started a good tradition of a gift from each of us, one from their sister, and one (usually a big, joint gift) from Santa.  This year with all the diaper sewing and other stuff I'm making for Cheddar Jack, I want to make something special for each of the girls.

For Maddie I'm going to make a set of knitted amigurumi superheroes.  She'll also get a cat headband and matching mitts with paws embroidered on them.

Em wants a Pillow Pet.  We'll see.  They look way more complicated than I thought.  I may be able to come up with something, though.  If not, it'll be a house for Gus (her favorite bear).  She'll also get the cat headband and mitts, but in white since she love Hello Kitty.  Maybe I'll make hers monkey ears instead.

We're debating getting the girls an inexpensive laptop or a small flat screen from Santa this year.  They want both, but won't get both.  I know they'll use them, so it's not a frivolous purchase.

I know what I'm making Justin, but I'm not putting it here, because I'm not 100% sure he doesn't read this.  I won't forget that one, anyway.

And me?  I got a serger.  YAY!!!!!!

Nov 19, 2010

More could be Facebook statuses

Because it's been a while and I'm lazy, you get more Almost-Facebook statuses.  I'll put up a more coherent post..... sometime.  :p

Dr's appt yesterday.  It was super quick, in and out, even found parking easily!  Baby is good, weight is good, I'm good.  My hips are fucking killing me, but it's part of pregnancy.  24 weeks and counting....  I'm almost to end of the second trimester.  Eeeeek.

I've been printing off patterns and buying fabric for cloth diapers.  I even cut some out the other day.  Best of all?  JUSTIN BOUGHT ME A SERGER.  WOO HOO!  I'm wicked excited.  Can you tell?

Nothing new on the med board.  It's finally being submitted.  We'll know what the informal board says sometime in Feb.  Then we make the call to take it to the formal board in San Antonio or not.

There was thunder and lightning last night!  It was just a few times, and sad, but it was still there.  I loved it.  I miss good storms.

And that's all the goldfish brain will let me remember at the moment.  :p

Nov 8, 2010

Grrrr. Arrrrrgh.

I need to get the fuck out of my house for a little while.  Not for knit night or anything.  Just OUT.  Of the HOUSE.  By MYSELF.

Tomorrow I plan to go to the Airmen's Attic to pick up some t-shirts and flannel sheets and towels.  I'll be turning them into cloth diapers.  Then I have to pick up Justin for lunch and take him back, then pick up the kids from school at 2:15.  Not much time to get away, huh?  Blergh.

I have no idea why I'm so fucking cranky.  Well- I have a feeling it's pregnancy.  I'm not feeling the glow with this one I did with the last two.  I feel huge and fat and ugly.  I hit my trigger weight about two weeks ago, which I think is what did it.  You know that weight where you go OHMAHGAWDI'MAFUCKINGWHAAAAAAAALLLLLLLE!  Yeah, that one.  And then realizing I still have 17 weeks to go?  UGH.  Of course, it doesn't help that my friend's husband keeps pointing out how little weight she's gained to me.  You would think he would know NOT to say that to a pregnant woman, considering she's giving birth to his 4th kid.  But he's become a grade-A douche over the last 6 months, so I'm not surprised.

Then the drama.....  OMG, Maddie is crying over every little fucking thing today.  Dishes, trash I ask her to pick up, everything.  I want to smack her.  Hard.  Or just send her to bed.

Tomorrow will be better.  Tomorrow I will get stuff to make diapers and all will be good.