Friday, June 27, 2008

2 hot 2 humid...

I've said it before and I'm sure i'll say it many more times, i DO NOT deal with hot humid weather at all. Weather.com says it's currently 74 with 77% humidity, i don't know what that really "means" but i know i'm hot and sticky and i don't want to do a darn thing except sit in front of the fan with a bottle of water. I'm irritated in a way because we do have an air conditioner for downstairs, but John hasn't put it in yet, the two upstairs (in the bedrooms) are in so at least we can sleep. BUT if the one was in downstairs i'd have an accomplished day, instead of a lazy day. I want to sew today but i can't stand to sit and sew all sweaty. This weekend he is going to have to put the a/c in because i can't spend the summer like this, i have a lot of sewing projects in the works. On the sewing note, i just got all caught up on sewing trades w/ people. Now i need to work on some stuff for Faith, she is sadly lacking in summer PJs, poor kid, mommy sews for everyone but her it seems, at least at times. Still have 2 wedding gifts to make too, one for September, one for October, so i need to get my mind made up of what i'm gonna make and get to it, i won't be able to share here since both brides read this blog on occassion, so if you wanna know what i'm cooking up you'll have to ask me.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I made a new blog

I have a new weight loss blog, check it out if you are interested.

Sarah's Weight Loss Blog

Monday, June 23, 2008

Rochester NY Trip

We had a blast.
The museum for play was so cool. Faith wasn't quite old enough to appreciate all the things, she would find one thing she liked and just want to keep playing with that, she didn't understand that there was so much more to see and do. Her favorites at the museum were everything Sesame Street, the kid size super market and the computer for kids to play.
At the hotel she just loved the pool. Everytime we walked by it (it was right by the elevator) she would say "wa wa" and think we were going to go get in. Saturday night there were so many kids in it (our group was large, plus there were lots of others) that i thought she wouldn't want to be in there, but i think she wanted to be with the other kids too.
Sunday we did the zoo and she really liked that too. We even saw some of her relatives (the monkeys). It was a nice zoo but i have to say they could really use some upgrades to some of their cages and animal areas, the poor Rhinos were in such a small area, all the big cats need more room, i mean i realize a zoo no matter what size isn't a great size for any wild animal, but frankly some of them it was kinda ridiculously small.
Overall we just had a great time. It was a trip all about Faith and spending time with her and we did that, plus we got to meet a bunch of my friends from the internet and their families too. It was great!
Here are just a few pictures.




Friday, June 20, 2008

Another "Graham Family Caper" about to ensue...

Okay so today we are heading out to Rochester to visit a bunch of friends I have meant on the internet. Some of them i have known for well over 5 years. I originally met this group of online message board chatters when we were in the struggle of TTC our little bundle Faith. We know each other so well, even though we don't "know" each other IRL. So today we are heading out, stopping for a bit of shopping on the way probably and meeting up with them tonight/tomorrow. We will be taking all the kiddos to the Strong Museum for children and the Seneca Park Zoo. I think at last count it was something like 12 adults and 19 kiddos. Should be a blast, but I almost guarantee John will come home and want to get a vasectomy, LMAO.
And in case any of my IRL friends/family need me I will have my cell like always :-) Oh and mom is watching the house and Chester, Mic is off to the vet to board (and get a bath, the stinky beast).
And Happy Birthday Lukas, sorry we have to miss your party :(

Monday, June 16, 2008

Senile Senior Citizens

I got this cute little ditty in an email from my aunt today (whom impresses me how active she is at 80, how many 80 year olds do you know that email?)
Anyway here it is, made me chuckle ...

The Jewelry Store


An older, white haired man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with a beautiful young gal at his side.

He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.

The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring.

The old man said, "No, I'd like to see something more special."

At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. "Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000" the jeweler said.

The young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement.

The old man seeing this said, "We'll take it."

The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, "by check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon," he said.

Monday morning, the jeweler phoned the old man. "There's no money in that account."

"I know," said the old man, "But let me tell you about my weekend!"

All Seniors Aren't Senile

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Family Updates

Okay so....what's new here...
Got our new windows .... YEAH!!! they are so awesome, i love them. The crew came on Tuesday to put them in, about noon as you all know we got a HUGE storm, luckily all windows were in by the storm, the trim work had to still be done but at least the windows were in. Since the sun came back out in between storms they were able to get all the trim finished that day too.
John has been off all week and has gotten a TON of stuff done around the house. This vacation has been super productive. Today he's going to get the first load of pellets for the year. We are getting them super early this year to save some money later on, because like everything else the price of wood pellets will soar by fall.
Faith is thriving and continues to make us laugh every single day. We are just LOVING this age. Yesterday she had to help Dad while he was trying to put up the new shades. He was standing on the step stool and she climbed up on it with him, and mimicked all his hand movements, it was just too precious. She mimicks EVERYTHING now so we are trying our best to be more careful about words and such that come out of our mouths, i should say mommy is trying and being sure to remind daddy to try LOL. Some new things she's been doing is singing songs, trying to jump over her gate (that's funny to watch, she crouches down low and then jumps up, I really think that she is thinking if she tries hard enough she can make it over that gate, LMAO), she counts objects up to 3 (for example she'll bring you three books and count them to you 1, 2, 3), she also can point in her book to letters and numbers and say them, the letters still don't come out right but she can usually do the numbers to 5. It's so adorable it sounds like "one, two, free, or, ive" LOL. She CONSTANTLY wants to watch MELMO, she will bring you the "mote" and say "melmo". One of her new favorite phrases is "I know" so yesterday as i changed her diaper i said "i have to put some medicine on your rash (thank you hot days)" and she said "i know mom" with all kinds of attitude, she's not even 2 yet and she's throwing out all that attitude.
Well guess that's enough for today. I'm hoping to get some sewing done today for some trades i'm working on. I realized too this week that her birthday is a little over a month away and i have made absolutely no plans as to how to celebrate and what to get her, so uncharacteristic of me.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I miss the flintstones...

Yesterday as i sat listening to Faith's favorite shows, i pondered the changes in programming since i was young. Yup sure we had Sesame street and things like Mr. Rogers that were entertaining and educational, but now it seems every show (that i let her watch) is all got big lessons tied into it, always such good educational lessons. What i wouldn't pay for a good ole Fred & Barney caper, LMAO. And what of the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam, I mean it used to be Saturday morning watching the Bugs Bunny show was a HUGE deal. I havn't seen it in forever.
Faith likes mostly the disney cartoons for her age group. She adores the Wiggles, OMG sometimes I'd rather go deaf than listen to one more Wiggles song. Or what about good ole reliable Handy Manny? Sometimes i silently wish he give himself a big ole whack with his talking hammer. Oh and who can't relate to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, i often have a problem and think "now if i only had a mousekatool"...i mean don't we all have a baby elephant hanging around waiting for that odd choir that a baby elephant is just good for, as if I don't deal with enough poop around here, i need elepahnt poop, LMAO. Oh and let's not forget those little show off smartypants the Little Einsteins, John just about died laughing one day when i called them the "Little Smartasses".
Well she ought to be up soon, i can hardly wait to see what's on...

Friday, June 6, 2008

Hot enough for ya...

My God it's terrible. I hate heat, I hate humidity. I am just not made for hot weather, i cannot accomplish anything. My mood today has been less than patient and definately bordering on itchy with a Big ole B !

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cloth Shopping Bag

I drafted this pattern this week and sewed it up. it came out exactly how i imagined (unusual sometimes for my projects). It's so pretty, way better than boring old paper or plastic.


Should i be the "better" person...

Okay i have a dilema. As most of you have probably heard me say before some of my extended family are a bunch of boobs. I might even say some of the border on "trailer park" you know what. Now i know they are family but for the most part i avoid them, have for years, we just have nothing in comman and some of the things they say/do just really bother me. SO.....as Tracey and Gabby can attest i was really upset that none of my mother's side of the family (with the exception of one cousin, whom i adore) bothered to show up to my baby shower, i was beyond crushed. I realize we don't see each other often, but they are family after all and to have every single one of them totally blow it off, really hurt. We are talking like 20ish people. It wasn't about the "gift" though but once my mom told one of her sisters how upset she was that none of them showed up, i started getting all these "late" gifts, like they did kinda feel guilty for blowing it off and sent some little thing to make up for it. But see that's not why i was upset (the gifts), to me showers whether they be bridal (which most of them didn't come to either) or baby are about a celebration, you are celebrating with your family/friend the joyous event that is going to take place, yes you bring a gift but you mostly are there to support and wish them well.
So anyway that's the brief history part of this post, now on to my dilema. My cousin is getting married. Said cousin has 2 children with her ex that is now in jail, lived with him for years in their own home. While he was in jail she meant someone else and is now marrying said "someone else". (get where the above reference is coming from??). Anyway i have not even seen this cousin in YEARS and we don't live far away, just don't see her. Her mother is one of my mom's sisters that couldn't be bothered to show up for my baby shower and has since Faith was born been saying to me "oh i have a gift card for you, i keep forgetting to give it to you" (again could care less about the gift card, it's the point of hurting feelings, duh). The only time i ever see that aunt is when i stop in to her store to eat lunch or something, and we're talking like a few times a year at best and it's normally because my mom is with me and chooses to go there. So yesterday I get an invitation in the mail for her bridal shower. My first reaction was "heck no, i'm not going, no way". But then part of me is now feeling like, maybe i should be the "better" person in all this and go?? Should i continue to be bitter and not bother, should i go and take a gift (all the time knowing full well that's probably the only reason i was invited). Please share your thoughts.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

So disgusted...

Mother pleads guilty to killing newborn by negligence
I am DISGUSTED beyond belief about this entire story. From the beginning it made me sick to even think about the irresponsibility this college student had in this situation. She knew better, period, she knew she was going to give birth, labor is kinda obvious like that. She was down the street from the hospital, could have called 911, heck even called the front desk of the hotel for help. Here in NY State we even have a safe haven law, bring a newborn baby safely to a hospital, hand it over and walk away, no questions asked.
Now she says the baby was born alive but there are no explanations for it's fractured skull other than her lame excuse that it happened when trying to pull the baby from the birth canal. BULL **** !!!!! I won't delve further into why this story makes me so sick, i'm sure you all know me well enough to know why.
But i want to comment on her "sentence" for this atrocious act. WWNY reported last night she will be returning to Michigan to finish a bachelor's degree before her jail sentance. Part of her plea deal is 1 year in jail (of which her lawyer stated she will only serve 8 months, how he knows that i dont' know) and 5 years probation.
How lovely for her, get a college degree, spend a year or less in jail and move on as if nothing ever happened. You KILLED your newborn baby. I hate plea deals in cases like this, i feel fairly confident the district attorney would have won her case and maybe just maybe the sentance would have been more just, why did she decide at the last minute to plead guilty, cause she knew she'd end up with a lighter sentance.