Thursday, August 16, 2012

A New Adventure Has Begun!

This week summer came to an end and school started. I am so sad summer is over. This has been the first summer I haven't counted the minutes until they got on the bus! Last week we were on vacation and it looked a little something like this....

Who would want this to end?

Once I get into the swing of this new schedule I will post all my feelings on being the mom of a middle schooler! (Insert sniff sniff here!)


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Is this a test?

The kids needed and adventure today as I have kept them locked in the house while I try to work so we decided to head off to Costco. Costco is the perfect place to wonder around for hours and they even have free snack while you do it!

We had lunch and wondered up and down every aisle. Exciting right? I know you wish you were me.

Anyway, as we were loading the car up with our haul, I went to put the cart in the cart trolley thingy and noticed a cart in there with purchases still in it. I was parked out of the way so I looked around and there was no one to be seen. Who leaves their purchases in the shopping cart in the cart barn? I mean you have to have pushed it across the parking lot with the stuff in it and then walked away! And then it hit me, I have done that in the past when the kids were screaming, or I was on the phone (I know, I know) or just flat out not paying attention. Hello Mama LaLa land!

I grabbed the kids and we grabbed the cart to push it back into Costco hoping someone would come back and claim their laundry detergent and massive amounts of kleenex. How many people these days would do that? Take time out of their busy day to push it into the store and explain to the manager the details of the cart being full, or how many people would have just grabbed the stuff and thrown in their cars and thought "finders keepers"?

The finders keepers thought never crossed my mind. That might be why I find stuff that belongs to others all the time  in parking lots and grocery carts and at baseball, you get the drift. I believe in karma and temptation. Sometimes the carrot is dangled just to see what you will do with it.

Once, when the oldest was a few weeks old, I found a $100 bill on the floor in Petsmart and I turned it into the teenage manager. My husband was so mad at me because he was convinced the manager would keep it so I should have (we needed the money too!). But the truth was, it wasn't mine.

 Whether you believe in karma or not, I am a "rule follower" and am just not willing to risk what will happen if the "rule" is broken. I hope they find the lady who bought the stuff and she's smiles knowing someone was looking out for her (or him)


Monday, July 23, 2012

Let's Review...

Today I have a horrible, PMS based migraine brewing so some of this might get a little fuzzy and not make much sense but I will try and do my best..

Last night for GNO all the girls in the 'hood headed out for dinner and a movie. Of course this group of crazy  women wanted to go see a feel good movie that will leave you with a smile on your face and warmth in our hearts. So that means we viewed Magic Mike!

 If you haven't seen it and don't want it spoiled STOP READING THIS RIGHT NOW!

Since this was not touted to be an academy awarding winning film I didn't expect to see dramatic performances or a heart wrenching love story but I did expect more than men looking stupid. Don't get me wrong, they all LOOKED amazing and a few of them (Channing Tatum) can definitely dance but the dialogue was very much lacking. The characters didn't even seem to mesh very well past the three (ok four if you count the sister) main stars so all other conversation was pretty much boring.

Would I have seen the movie had I been warned that it was basically an inside 'look" at the ugly side of male reviews? Well.........

I will leave you with this....the halloween costumes for the neighborhood party will be much more exciting this year!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Well, this is embarrassing.....

I cannot believe it has been a year since I last posted on this blog. Wow. That is just crazy!

I could probably sit here and write a list of excuses as the why i haven't posted but no one want to hear all that. So instead of excuses let's just start over. Begin again.

Hi, I am Catherine! I am the mom to three obnoxious fabulous kids, the oldest is 12 and the youngest is 6 with an almost 9 yr old in the middle. When I started this blog I owned a retail embroidery and gift store but now I work out of the house as these children are quite demanding active. How did I work anywhere else for 5 years? That I will never know the answer to!

I have a website and an etsy store and they both keep me very busy. I love designing and creating. I have become addicted to Pinterest (who hasn't?) and keep getting in trouble with the hubby because I spend too much time "brainstorming" on there. BUT, I do have a room with fabulous curtains, pictures on the wall and flowers in the yard all thanks to "brainstorming" on Pinterest. Oh, and plenty of new recipes in the cookbook! That's not all bad right?

I do have to admit I am VERY NERVOUS about school starting this year! Why? Well, my oldest is heading to Middle School! Ahhh! 6th grade here we come! He is totally psyched and cannot wait to have a locker and change classes and all the fun things that come with middle school but I am scared to death! I am sure you will have to listen to me rant about this on here so be forewarned, it wont be pretty. I am going to be a wreck. He is my oldest and I feel like I make all the mistakes and have to learn the hard way with him. Fingers crossed I don't change my mind and lock him in his room and talk myself into homeschooling him! (ok that's definitely not happening!)

So here we ago again blog, let's try and keep up this time!