Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My son

I do not mean for this blog to become about my son and ADHD but sometimes there are other people out there going through the same thing, and it would be nice to connect with them. We had been to the counselor on Sunday and the second we are out of there my son is in a bad mood because his sister has a softball game that his grandparents are going to so he cannot go over to their house, because he does not want to go to the game. Children with ADHD can be very self centered, and have no feelings or considerations for anyone else in the family. It is all about them, all the time. When there are two other children involved it becomes rather hard to keep it all balanced. It is harder on my husband, I think then my self, it just eats at him, that his son can be so disrespecful, and mean after we have tried so hard to make things good for him in a single day.

This is a journal that I made out of fabric, it has a spine made out of rug hook cloth. I think this is how I keep my sanity is by doing crafts whenever I can, even thoug my loving son, says I do it way too much. (gee is that because when I am crafting the focus is not on him.)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Journal class with Teesha Moore

Only two more days and I will be taking a journaling class from Teesha Moore at the Paper Studio in Tempe. I think it will be a good time, a break from the regular Saturday morning routine of doing laundry cleaning house and running errands. This is a good way to start my fall break. I have a whole week off to practice what I learned in her class. (Well kind of I will have Cayden with me the whole week,) so I will do as much as he will let me. Then next weekend I will be goin to Laughlin for Caitlins softball tournament. This is more excitement for me in one week, then I have had in a whole year. Watch out I may not know how to react. Not only is there gambling which I don't do, but there are outlet malls, oh yeah. I made this altered purse to carry my supplies to class on Saturday.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Creative Underground bottle cap swap

These are the bottle caps I came up with for their swap. I do believe they were to have already been sent, I am sending them today. I feel bad about not getting them there on time, I am usually very good about meeting deadlines. I took this picture with the new camera the school purchased for my classroom. It is an Olympus 6mp. I told my husband it is time for us to update our camera. We have a 2 or 3mp I am not even sure we have had it for such a long time.

We only have two weeks left in this 9 weeks and then we have a week off for fall bread. I cannot wait, I have a ton of things I want to do and I hope I will be able to get to some of them. I will be taking a class from Teesha Moore at the Paper Studio on journaling. How fun is that going to be.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What To Do

Over a year ago I purchased a charm from an artists website, and paid for it via paypal. I have yet to receive the charm. I have tried several times to contact the artist, yet she never has returned an e-mail, phone call or letter. Just recently I ran off the paypal payment to show that she did indeed take the money out and mailed it to her hoping she could see to sending me the merchandise. Have yet to hear a thing, I am becoming agitated about it again because I see she has a book coming out soon, and I find it sad that she can be doing so well and yet overlook the small person who stems her business. I feel like writing to some of the places she teaches, but I don't think that would be the right thing to do, yet what she is done is not the right thing either. I would really like to order some more of her charms, but I would be stupid too, I guess I will just have to wait and see if I ever run into her at one of these artfest things.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I am glad I belong to the Artunraveled yahoo group. I though the retreat was the following week, I would have missed my classes, as it starts next week. I am so excited I cannot wait to take the classes I have chosen. It is nice to attend something here in town. I think spending 4 days making art is going to be better than sex and chocolate together. I am looking forward to learning all kinds of things, that hopefully I can use some of in my classroom.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Even though I live in Phoenix the summers get shorter and shorter for us teachers. It seems like school just let out and we are already returning back to work. I did not get done any of the things I had said I was going to this year. Part of the reason is I have three children. As much as I love them and know I will miss them to no end when they are gone, there is some times when I need a minute to myself. And lately the baby now 20 months old is not sleeping through the night, so I am tired when I wake up. He is becoming very spoiled, wanting to be rocked back to sleep. I am going to have to start just letting him cry until he can go back to sleep on his own. I don't know if I can do that.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Son Leaving

I will be taking my middle son to the airport in the morning to go visit my parents in Oregon. I will miss him greately even though he causes me so much grief. He will return on Wednesday the day before his 11th birthday. I know he will have a good time and it will be good for him to have some time alone with his grandparents. Even though they live here parttime, he never spends as much time with them as he would like. It will be good for my daughter to have a break from him, I know having a brother with a disability is hard.

I have just about finished my pieces for the Creative Underground swap, I will post them here when they are done, in the next couple of days. doing 31 of something is a lot to do. I want to spend the rest of my summer two weeks, learning my new embroidery machine. I really want to do some jeans and a skirt before school starts and I have to go back to work. I cannot believe how early school starts here.

The above picture is of a quilt I made for my mother, I am sending it with my son to give to her.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Journal Page

This is a page from a journal that I have been trying to work in at least once a week. I like this page because it is very simple and the colors work well together.

I just returned from one of my sewing lessons for my new embroidery machine. I cannot wait to get busy and start doing jeans. It's not complicated, there are just a lot of things you have to remember, and I think my head is so full of remembering to do mommy things there is not alot of room left for other things.

We are in the first month of summer, and I do not think my middle son Canyon is going to make it, he is already wanting to go back to school, summers are a hard time for kids with ADHD as they need structure every minute of their day. We are going to look into golf lessons, I have tried every other sport over the course of the years, and he absolutely refuses to do them. I hope as he gets older he will reconsider, as I feel sports are very important to kids. My older daughter plays softball and is one her way to Payson today for a softball tournament for the weekend.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

New project for Inspire Me Thursday

This is the first week of school being out for all of us, and so far things are going pretty well, knock on wood. Canyon has been spending every afternoon at the swimming pool across the street, where he sees kids from school. I hope this can last awhile, as he is not one to try new things. I am trying to get him to take golf lessons, but he is refusing. A child with his disabilities it is hard to get him to do much. I on the other hand am all over the place, I have a milliom things I want to make. This is the first project I have completed so far. I was cleaning out drawers and found all this stuff I have collected and never used, so I decided I had to make something from it all, not buying anything to complete the project, and this is what resulted. I have to say this is one piece I am happy with. Usually I create something and it ends up in the garbage.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Inspire Me Thursdays

I made this for Inspire Me Thursday. This is my feeling about shoes lately. I absolutely love them and can never have enough, but right now there are not any that realy appeal to me, that are reasonably priced.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Growing up

This is a picture of my littlest. He is on his way upstairs to go night night. He is just as sweet as he can be, sometimes. He is the youngest of three. The oldest being 16 and the middle child being 11, what a spread, we could not have planned it an worse, but he is a blessing. I tell you being a new mother again at 42, was quite a surprise, but I am such a different mother with this one then I was with my daughter. 16 years really makes a difference in mothering, the things that seemed so important really are not, I am much more relaxed with this little guy.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Hello Kitty

I made this outfit for my cousin who had a baby girl. We need to keep her fashion wise. Don't you just love the rhinestone sunglasses?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


For the past week I have been reading the blog on baby Ryder and all the complications that went with his birth. It absolutely brought me to tears several times. I found the blog by accident and could not stop going back to it and sending the family my prayers. I even stopped by church on the way home from work one day and said a prayer for the sweet little baby. I have to say this touched me and brought back awful memories of my own sons birth, but in the end I was able to bring my son home, and they were not. He survived for a week. I would like to say my son was unharmed, but not the case, he is ADHD which was the result of a high fever from spinal meningitis. Needless to say my husband and I have been on a continual learning adventure for the past ten years.

One thing I do not know how to do yet is edit my pictures, I do not like this picture, but do not know how to delete it without deleting the whole page.

Monday, April 24, 2006


The weekend it over and it is back to work. I found this really cool store in Scottsdale this weekend, called Swoozies. They have some neat stuff. So far all I purchased was some flamingo wrapping paper, and my daughter made me buy purple and turquoise M$M's, which we will not be able to eat as they were tooo expensive. They have some great chairs in there unfortunately they are not for sale, they are part of the store fixtures. I e-mailed the company to ask about them, but they would not share where they came from, I have their corporate phone number so I will call them and beg for the info., as I need new chairs for the kitchen, the baby is wanting out of his high chair and wants to sit on a chair at the table with the rest of us, now we will be a chair short. These would be perfect.

Friday, April 21, 2006

It is Friday

It is a beautiful day today, not to hot, for Phoenix at this time of year it is great, I hope it stays that way for the weekend so we can go to the park. We need to be walking the dog more as she has put on more weight since we started her on her diet. Sounds just the same as for us, as soon as we start a diet we end up putting on more weight. Why do you suppose that is?