Monday, September 15, 2008

BOOOOOOO! Michaels

That's right, boo and hiss to you Michael's craft store!  I love to use my 50% off coupon that comes every once in a while to buy a new book or magazine, but apparently you have a new policy.  No coupons on books or magazines!  Boo!  I've bought Craft and Memory Makers before because it's a better deal than a subscription to use the coupon.  Today I was going to buy Crocheting for Dummies  because for some reason I really want to learn how to make a granny square and I have this sick fantasy that I'll be put on bed rest in late November, spend my days lounging on the couch as we homeschool and my mom comes over to bake pumpkin chocolate chip bread for me and do all the dishes and laundry and I crochet baby booties and other baby stuff.  I say it's a sick fantasy because I've been on bed rest before and those were the two most torturous weeks of my life!  I can't be contained to the couch, no matter what... I'm a terrible bed rest cheater.

In other news, the G key on our computer is broken.  I'm sure it was the kids somehow, but Darren pointed out that I'm a violent typist, so maybe.....

Now that we bought a new camera I have acquired a new skill... leaving it behind when we do really cool things.  On Saturday we took the kids apple-picking at Avila Valley Barn.  It would have made for a cute spread in my scrapbook.  If I'm a truly neurotic scrapper I would re-do the outing just to get the pictures... any guesses?  Will she or won't she?

And finally, we bought the new kid an infant car seat today.  This is what happens when you are a fervent de-clutterer, you have to go back and re-purchase things that you hastily put in a yard sale.  Oh well, I like this one better than our old one.  We have a great second-hand baby store here so I was also able to find some jeans for Cameron.  She's been wearing shorts all summer so I had no idea how much she had grown until I tried to put her in pants on Sunday, "ouch, Mom!".  Beauty is pain Cam.... life lessons courtesy of Grease.

4 comments:

Sallie said...

I will gladly do your dishes, laundry, bathrooms, make chocolate chip pumpkin bread and whatever else you need me to do! Now I have to make a confession - I too am a VIOLENT typist. I excuse it by saying I learned on a manual typewriter. What's your excuse??

Love Mom/Nanny

Hilary said...

Hey! That STINKS!

Chocolate Chip Pumkin Bread is so yummmy! May I have some? :)

John said...

Be neurotic. pack up those kids and go take apple pickin' pictures soon. You know you want to!!!!
Besides if you wait to long, you'll have to buy the apples in the store and then pose the kids in front of trees that don't have any leaves on em'.....
I'm just sayin'....

David A. Rusco said...

You might substitute this... a picture taken a couple of years ago at the Avila Valley Barn. Although they're not apples...and Jason is just a tid-bit shorter.