Sunday, July 12, 2009

another Sunday, come and gone!

Wow, what a wierd weekend. Middle of July and we are surrounded by pouring rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning storms. Who would've thought we would spend one day in the pool and the next day in the rain! Crazy Oregon weather. So, what did this weekend bring? New magnets, new dishwasher, and a new book binding technique. Pretty exciting, I think!

New on my Etsy site are these magnets, they are so much more beautiful in person, but crappy pictures do no justice!

I made one WONDERFUL find this weekend. Long story short, my dishwasher shorted out about 6 months ago and I have not been able to bring myself to buy a new one -- I didn't know if it would even work after all. SO, as I was driving through town (in Travis's truck, no less), I passed a yard sale. As I glanced to the side, I see a shiny, glowing, beautiful, white dishwasher!!!
I jump out of the truck, give it a look over, and the price..... $30. So, I gave it a what the heck and they threw a sold sticker on it. After a busy weekend and three trips to the hardware store, Travis pulled through today, and installed that baby. Officially, it works. It is wonderful. Dishwasher is in effect.

I also learned a new book binding stitch today: the coptic stitch. I love it... soon to be in the Etsy shop: coptic bound books. I love learning new things!!

Have a nice evening, I am off for a long relaxing bath...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! Just stumbled here from facebook. Good find on the dishwasher!!! And in reading your older posts....I was right where you are 2 years ago. I was just starting out as a stay at home mom and pretty underwhelmed about my day to day. Not because I wasn't excited to be there with the kids the whole time, but becuase I was struggling with the fact that I wasn't contributing equally to the finances of the home. I feel completely different now. I have the energy I need to be the best mother and partner I can be. My house is organized and stays that way (which is invaluable in the sense that my kids know where everything is all the time... most of the time anyway) I save on groceries because I can do anything homemade, I have a vegetable garden and we DON'T PAY FOR DAYCARE! And now that I'm going back to school, I'm pretty sad that I'm leaving this chapter behind. It will take a minute to find your groove but once you do, you will probably feel more empowered than you would if you were bringing home a big paycheck. Because what is the use of bringin home the bacon if you don't have the energy to fry it up?

Take care,

Oh and I sent you an email with the posting for my old position.

Trying to jump on the green train...