Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day

I'm so excited about our green and "GOLD" theme, madly trying to finish all the details for an event filled day. Managed to get the leprechaun hat done (you may be able to tell from the glue streaks in the picture that it's still drying). I'll be letting Nathan glue little shamrocks to it before our gold hunt tomorrow morning.
and this is the stairwell display, hopefully I'll find some stuff on sale this weekend so next years display won't look quite as sparse.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stay Home Stay Happy

I know your going to want to kick me .more about my iphone. but I downloaded the kobo application and have been scanning through online books. Anyways I just read the first chapter of Stay Home Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-home Motherhood by Rachel Campos-Duffy.

"All of us want the same thing : to be there for our children without losing our sense of self and purpose. We want to transform the stay-at-home experience by finding innovative outlets for our creativity and professional interests so we can feed our minds and souls during this incredible- and fleeting- journey."

that quote jumped off the page at me (or the screen i guess- I'm going to have to get used to the idea of reading an entire book on a screen- no sure I'm there yet!) But I was thinking along those exact lines for the last few days. It's hard not to start losing yourself or only think of yourself as Mommy. I try to use my art skills both to nurture myself and create fun activities for Nathan, but I still hate going to parties or anywhere new and facing the question "what do you do?"
"I'm at home" which I almost always feel like I should follow up with "for now," or "until the kids are in school". I loved the fact the author is making no apologies for being a stay at home mom. Her attitude is so, I could be having a glamorous career, but I choose to be at home and I'm proud of it! -
maybe it's just me, but I wish more women would admit they are proud to be stay at home mom's, maybe societies attitude about it would change a little. And Maybe I could feel a little less like I have to apologize or make excuses for why I'm at home instead of back at work.
It probably is just my own insecurities and maybe it's in my own mind that people seem to cut conversations short at that point. like if she stays at home and talks to a three year old all day she can't be all that interesting or informed or current. I think I am, I try to be, and I can still carry on a conversation with an adult as an adult. It's not like I'll ask you if you need to use the potty in the middle of a sentence or something.

St. Paddy's prep

I'm really mad at Chapters and their lack of St. Patricks day spirit ( look what happens when one company gets a monopoly in a market) they have absolutely no Leprechaun or St. patty's related books in store for kids. And all orders are 5 to 7 business days so nothing would be here in time.

I searched Youtube and came up with this 60 year old movie, which will have to be how I explain leprechauns to Nathan.

and I'm busy trying to turn a foam hat from the craft store into a green top hat in the next few days. wish me luck...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oh dear

I am so getting crazy with this iPhone thing.
I love the apps.

Today fingerzilla is on the top 25 downloads. Under free apps. I installed it and both Chris and I have played until our fingers hurt. It's crazy! I don't know I survived this long without having a phone (that's really a mini computer with me all the time) like I said I dread my phone bill.


Yay me!
Just got an iPhone this afternoon.
I can so see myself becoming
Addicted to this!!!
(my phone bill is going to be like a million dollars isn't?)