Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Blogger's Chest

Ever since I started blogging, I've found that I'm constantly logging ideas, memories, moments that I plan to write about, but I just can't find the time to do it. So they sit there, on my chest, nagging me like the plants outside drooping for water, or the 4 loads of laundry piled by the washer, or the little girl crying "Mommyyyyyy, i want some milk, i want some milk, I WANT SOME MILK!!!". At the moment, my blogger's chest is full and heavy. And, there are just some things that I HAVE to write down. Things of old, things of new. And I do plan to write about them...but not just yet!

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First off, I'm going to take on a little challenge which I hope to blog about over the next week. Over the past 6 months or so, I've become obsessed with sewing. It is my one hobby/outlet that I love to do whenever I get a break from the kiddos. I remember when I first played around with my sewing machine...I picked it out as a birthday gift the year I had Maggie, thinking maybe I'd learn to hem a pair of pants, make a curtain...that kinda thing. It sat in the box until literally the day before I had Maggie. I had nested the whole house to pieces and decided it was time to figure out how to use this thing. So, I called my dear neighbor down to help me. She told me first things first, we had to learn to wind the bobbin and thread the machine....okaaaaay. So, there we sat thumbing through the sewing machine manual trying to figure this all out...the whole time I was sitting there I was having contractions. I was very uncomfortable and just couldn't deal with the technical terms being tossed around and I recall thinking..."sewing is just NOT going to be my thing...this is way too complicated...we can't even thread this stupid machine....". Well, we got it threaded and I sent her home and later that day called the doctor about my contractions. The next day Maggie arrived. : ) It took about 3 years for me to really get it...and now that little baby is a twirling girly girl who loves dresses! I've been planning out dresses in my mind that I would like to make for her, but I just haven't been able to make that jump. I read a lot of blogs for inspiration and one of my favorites, mentioned Meg and how she's doing a kid's clothes week challenge. The challenge is to sew an hour a day, making clothes for your kids. Cool, I'm in! I will be happy to successfully make one thing that fits, but if things go well, she might just hit the jackpot. I didn't forget about Sloppy Joe either...he's got a pair of shorts on the list.

So, there you go, a long-winded explanation about blogging/sewing to tell you that I'm going to sew some clothes for my kids this week. The point is that once I get through this week, I'm gonna get back to blogging and get all of that "stuff" off of my chest.

Before I go, I can't forget that today is Mother's Day! My Mother's Day gift was an entire day at home to myself, which I enjoyed yesterday! It was really nice!! Today I really just wanted to be with my family and well, be a Mom. Maggie was, quite frankly, pretty rotten today. I won't tell you how she treated me on Mother's Day, but it wasn't pretty. She's in a funk and she'll get out of it I'm sure. It really doesn't matter, because I am blessed to have her. I can't imagine a greater life than being a Mom to my two little munchkins. And, I am forever thankful to my Mom for showing me the way! Happy Mother's Day!!

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