This weekend was HOT! Blah. I think we're about ready for fall weather to come this way. I did manage to make a mini-birthday flag banner thing which looked utterly ridiculous when hung on the chandelier.Yep, sure did. I guess it'll adorn the piano or something instead. Then, I really wasn't going to get Keely any birthday presents because she really has everything. That just seemed mean though. She only gets new things on her birthday and Christmas and we have to give her stuff to open, right? I then realized she definately needed a tricycle. So, I went, (with Keely) of course, birthday shopping. Then, I made some of this yumminess…
Tortellini salad…cheese tortellini, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives all in a red wine vinagarette with fresh basil and parmesan cheese. I've been such a kitchen slacker this summer, usually I make lots of pasta salads and vegetable trays-this year…not so much.
The husband worked endlessly on the deck expansion project. The pool neighbors ruthlessly blasted their music. Much fun was had out there. NOT. The hubby is an official red neck now. I told him I would sew him a pretty patchwork flap on the back of that hat for him.
I finally managed to do ONE stinkin' scrap book page for Keely. I try to do at least one a month and to make it something that portrays that particular month. This is June and the Jungle Fort.
Before we had Keely, it seemed like I had no interests. I couldn't stick to one hobby because they all seemed pointless to me. Why paint a picture? Why walk around taking photographs? Why do anything? What is the point? The hubby always had things to do. Usually he would work on writing and/or reading projects and I would wander our apt. piddling and organizing closets to pass my free time. How far I've come since having Keely. I have SO many interests it is comical. My craft closet is a hodgepodge of all my random hobbies: scrapbooking, drawing, painting, beading, sewing, writing, photography, decorating, blogging, the list goes on. I feel like a truly unfocused crazy person right now. I want to do so many things (which is good and energizing, but also frustrating since I only have but so much time that I can do adult creative endeavors, ones that can't have little fingers in the way). I just can't seem to pick one or two things at a time and just dive into those alone.
The summer is quickly coming to end and we feel a bit let down by the whole crash of the farm house dream. We really put a lot of our energy into that and used up much of our summer plotting and scheming. Now, we are trying to cram everything in before the time is up. We both are also trying to fall in love with our home again, since we'll probably be here for awhile. Hence, the deck building and me now trying to re-arrange and re-decorate. I'm thinking of re-doing Keely's room since she'll be a such a big girl soon. Three whole years old. I can't believe it. Also, trying to get/keep my priorities straight-making sure I don't let my wants and interests take up the majority of my time instead of my Keely. I think I could ramble for another hour, but posting time is up. I'll shut my trap now. Thanks for reading if you made it this far.
August 21, 2006
Last summer, my computer crashed and I lost all my Keely baby videos and photos. It costs $500. for a computer co. to try and retreive them off of the hard drive. We haven't forked over the loot yet. Luckily, I had a lot of my photos saved on Snapfish. I was looking at them this weekend and I'm going to share two of them. Look at pretty Keely sleeping at about 1 month old- mind you this was for a split second. I just laid her down to take the photo and quickly picked her back up. She never slept without being held.
You can even see a slight frown forming there…it would have turned to a wail.
And this one used to crack me up. That expression! She was just 2 months old there.
(Make sure you back up your photos blog readers.)
August 21, 2006