Tuesday, January 30, 2007

six weird things

I have been 'Tagged' by Heather.

So here goes - Six weird things about me:

1.) I can't stand to feel anyone breathe on me. It's much much worse if I can smell their breath.

2.) I am terrified of needles, doctors, and riding in elevators. I have no tattoos and no plans to ever have one. My only piercings are in my earlobes.

3.) Anything about the VietNam War makes me vomit, literally, or at least very dizzy and sick to my stomach.

4.) I used to never want to have any kids. I tried to be surgically sterilized in my early 20's, but couldn't find a doctor to agree with the procedure. Now I can't imagine my life without the children.

5.) I am very conscious of what I eat, I avoid all sorts of allergens, harmful ingredients and chemicals in my home and diet, but I have been a smoker off and on since I was 13.

6.) I am a very deeply spiritual person who abhors organized religion of any sort.

There you have it. Weird stuff about me.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

online forums and message boards

I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if I just stop posting online altogether? For that matter, would anyone even care? I'm terribly addicted to the internet, I know it. I need to stop. Once I get it out of my system, I can do just a little bit without going overboard. I've done it before, limited my online time to less than an hour each day. I've got other things, much more important things to do with my precious time than sitting here on my ass staring at the computer. Admitting that you have a problem is half the battle, right? Either way, I will be spending much less time online for the next few weeks as I get the house ready for a big Valentines party I'm throwing for the kids. That's the only way I know to force myself to actually clean and declutter. I need to reset my mess tolerance to a much more socially acceptable level. I am going to do it!! I am making progress!! It's just the progress I have been making over the last few years is way too slow for me now, I want instant results... *sigh*

Oh, and I got some incredible fabric the other day. Look for more skirts on my etsy shop soon!! :) I might even make a matching pair, one for a little girl and one for Mommy. Now, parting with it once I make it, that's a whole different story!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

some new things I made

I'm having problems with the rechargeable batteries for my digital camera. But I did manage to snap and upload a few photos, and added a few items to my etsy shop last night! More to come soon, I promise. Just as soon as I get new batteries...

Sunday, January 7, 2007

not sure when it happened...

When did I turn into one of those people? One of those women who doesn't have anything to talk about unless someone asks me about my kids? Went to a party last night, without the kids. Left them at home with their Oma. Hadn't seen a lot of those friends in a very long time. Everyone looked so old. Funny, I don't *feel* like I'm any older than I was five or even ten years ago. I didn't have much to say to anyone. Just stood back and watched everyone else for the most part. I most certainly do not get out without kids nearly often enough. I guess it's official, I'm Mom now, and that's more than just what my kids call me, it's my whole identity. Used to be, when the womenfolk started talking about kids, I'd run away and hang out with the guys in the garage instead. But I don't care about motorcycles, and I quit pretending to be interested in them a good while ago. Raising my children is my life, I wouldn't have it any other way. Strange how that changes everything. One thing is the same, I'm still the round peg in a world of square holes. Geesh, it's a bit early for an identity crisis, that usually happens in February....

Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year!

My Mission: Get Organized and Declutter!!
no, really, I am going to get better organized in 2007. Been working on it a long time, making headway slowly. What's so weird is that when I was working outside the home, I'd spend most of my workdays cleaning and organizing my workspace regardless of what the job was. Need to somehow get back in that frame of mind, where I need order so I can do my job efficiently.

The tree came down yesterday. Before I can put all the decorations away, I have to finish cleaning out the livingroom closet. I have organized the wrapping paper, gift bags, the ornaments, even "Frank" our Halloween guy has his own place where I can find him. It's frightening the amount of things I thought I needed to keep that are now being thrown away. Maybe I should sell it all as a mystery box on ebay? LOL!