Monday, May 11, 2009

Trying to get the groove back

Well, after having sick kids and being housebound for 7 of 9 days, I'm trying hard to get back into the groove of things. On top of that, life stuff has been really, really hard. When I'm drained emotionally and mentally, it wipes me out physically so it's been hard to get focused. All those housebound days really messed up my exercise routine too... and that's a huge thing to keep me focused. So, when the boys went to Chuck's for the weekend, I hiked the mountain Saturday morning. Boy, did I feel the time lapse and coupled with the heat, I felt a little sick by the time I got to the top. So, Sunday morning, I got up at 5:00 so I could be at the mountain by 6:00 with hopes of beating the heat. It was MUCH better! And I remembered to take a few peanuts for the chipmunks and squirrels. They are so stinkin' cute!

Friday, I completed all my kits for both of my upcoming classes at the Creative Quest. See:

This first kit is for my TLS fusing class. I made the pouches from a book page to which I sewed a piece of organza. The pocket itself, could but used in the class.
These are my postcard kits complete with fabric for the base, bits for design, timtex with fusible web already ironed to it, and some fibers. I've also written out instructions for this one too. Still need to do that for the TLS class.

I also taught a friend a book binding class on Saturday. That quiet time was so nice!

Yesterday, I picked the boys up before church and afterward, we went to my mom's for lunch. There was enough time for my step-dad and I to play a game of Scrabble. He almost quit on me when, for the second time ever, I played all my tiles in one play getting the extra 50 bonus points. Mwahahahahaha!!!!! We then took the kids to see Hotel For Dogs. It was pretty cute.
Of all the days, I forgot to take my camera to mom's with me. The boys and I got photobooth photos at home.. and I could only manage to get them here in front of the computer one at a time. But here we are:

Sam drew me a picture of himself that he was so embarrassed because he thought it was so bad... but I LOVE it! I'm going to hang it in my bedroom. He also wrote the sweetest thing in a paper at school: "What makes my mom special" This is what he wrote but anyone reading this that sees us in real life, do NOT tell Sam I put this here or he will die! But it's sooooo special to me, I have to share it.
My mom is special because she has red hair. She is nice because she helps me with my homework. She helps me when I'm hurt. She also takes me places I like. My mom also takes care of me. That's why my mom is special.

There is a little picture of me painting that he drew. This will be one of my most treasured possessions forever, from my son who finds it very difficult to express his feelings and emotions. This is a big deal coming from him. I love my boys!

Just got back from a 45 minute walk and now have to get some work done on a commissioned journal before my counseling appt. today. Gotta' run!


Rhonda Hall Breuwet said...

that's so sweet what Sam wrote! Cassidy wrote that I was a good mom and how much she appreciated me supporting her like I do. That made me feel great. Then not long after that, she did a 180 and the meanness came back out. LOL But once we sat down at the restaurant, we made up because we didn't want the day to be ruined. We had a ball bowling. I actually won one game. I got a whole 105. Don bowled that game left-handed just as a joke; otherwise, he would have beaten me.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Hi Angie! Thanks so very much for visiting my blog. Yes, the death of this little indigo bunting was quite heartbreaking, but I felt a bit of comfort from the fact that he had a proper burial in the garden.

See you in Phoenix in August.


Joanne Huffman said...

What a sweet note from Sam - it makes the mommy-heart sing. The photobooth photos with both Sam and Max look great. Your class packets look fantastic - lucky students! I hope things ease up on the emotional front.


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