…..send me to my room. Please!!!
Hey, It’s Maria.
What do you do when Dad looks like this:
And Mom looks like this…
What do you do??? I have no idea.
When we signed on for the parenting thing 19 years ago, God told us we were smart enough to be parents. We’re not. I want my deposit back.
Have I ever mentioned how awesome Honey is? I was supposed to be out of town this weekend, but my plans changed. He decided that since I look like I do, I should get a “Time Out”. (Actually I look even worse. That photo is 5 years old.) I’m taking the motorhome and leaving. I’m going all of 14 miles. What’s so great about that and about Honey? He has 4 kids and a peeing puppy. I have me.
I’m going to knit. I have to pound on that Kauni. Someone, and you know who you are, started hers yesterday, and she’ll probably be done with it by Sunday. So I need to keep moving. Good thing there isn’t a Biggest Loser in knitting, or I’d lose to her! I’m also thinking about doing some quilting. I haven’t worked on a quilt in forever and it might just be time. I used to quilt way more than I knit. My ravelry name is quiltmomoffive. My license plate is WANASEW. But I am the boss of my crafting and I can do what I want. I have to be the boss of something!?!
I have a finished object. I finished my Lady Eleanor Stole.
The only think I don’t love is that there’s so much pink in it. I’m going to wear it with a denim jacket and jeans. What color shirt should I wear? Keep your suggestions clean. I’m the mother of 5 and I’m 44 years old.
I just need to tell you that the fringe absolutely makes this thing. I love the fringe. Now I need to play true confessions. Lady Eleanor isn’t really finished. Look at this and see if you can see what’s wrong:
This was the first fringe I did. Instead of knotting two strands together, I knotted 4. I didn’t read the directions very well. It hangs all wonky and I have to redo it. So that’s going along with me on my 14 mile trek.
Now I need to go make dinner, get groceries, clean up some messes, and do everything that I would have done this weekend, had I been home.
Hey Lexi, how’s the nap research going?
P.S. That photo of me was a promo shot for a little gig I did for a women’s conference on parenting and staying sane. I don’t really have the credentials to talk about either one with much expertise! Oh, and if you’re in Minnesota or would like to come to Minnesota, I’m in charge of a creative retreat (meaning quilting, knitting, scrapbooking etc.) in November. The accomodations are great and we have a ton of fun. Here’s the info. Just leave a comment if you’re interested, and I’ll get back to you. (Hey all you Texas people, you could come along with Mom.)