I've been a terrible blogger this week. I apologize. The magazine I work for is going to print Monday and I have been editing lots of stuff. I also just haven't been myself this week. Instead I've been mopey and sad and generally feeling sorry for myself. I'm almost over it. Not quite.
I made myself a craft space. I have a rolltop desk in the front room that was basically a storage bin for notebooks and pencils. I cleaned it out and put almost all my craft stuff in it. It's so nice to have most of what I need right there in the same place! I have decided that the entire front room, in fact, is going to become my craft space. It is basically wasted space because we never sit in it or anything. I love the room. I have from the first time I saw it. It just isn't where we hang out. So, I am taking it over. I am finding it fun and challenging to make it a craft room that doesn't look like a craft room. I am finding ways of keeping my things there and having it still look like ...just a room. :) Baskets are great for that and pretty dishes. When it's light enough in there, I'll take a picture. I still have quite a bit of stuff in the dining room, also quite camouflaged to look amazingly like...a dining room.
Emily will be going home next week and the boys will go back to school soon. Turns out that Michael will be going to high school. His SOL scores were too outstanding, apparently, for them to hold him back. I sure hope this is the right thing. I had come to terms with his being retained a year. Now I have to come to terms with him moving on. I'm sure one day I will look back and wonder why I worried about it all so much. Right? Won't I? Just nod and smile.
To avoid venting my life to all of you, I will end this post now. You can thank me in cash and fabric.
Oh, I got some love-in-a-mist seeds from PlainandSimple today. She deadheaded some flowers a while back and had lots of seeds and was offering them to anyone who wanted them. I asked for these. I received them today. It was so much fun finding this sort of mail in the box today. She included a lovely card with such beautiful sentiment and I will treasure it. I have it sitting on the bookcase in my dining room. It goes nicely with my little pink space.
I hope everyone has a nice evening (or whatever it is wherever you are). Emily is staying at my ex's tonight. lol Isn't that a hoot? She and my kids have bonded so well that she goes there on his days. lol I love it. It really makes me happy.
I took Emily shopping today for school clothes. We had a nice time. We went to Goodwill where she didn't find anything, but I got some old jewelry for the beads and the smallest pair of baby shoes yet. They don't look like they've ever been worn. Then we went to Two P's in a Pod, where Emily and Patty (one of the owners) really hit it off and talked horses while I looked around. I bought some magazines, Cottage Living, from 2005 for 25cents a piece. I'll sit down with those in a bit. Then we went to the Discovery Shop but their prices have really gone up so we didn't buy anything there. Finally, I suppose it was inevitable, we hit the mall. Emily is a good shopper. She got some things on sale at Penneys, then we went to Goody's and I can't remember if she got anything there...and then we were starving. The mall is under construction so the entire food court was GONE..so we went across the street for lunch at Wendy's (mmmm, i had a fountain coke for the first time in ages. It was soooo good) and then back to the mall to see what T.J. Maxx had. I think she bought a little light jacket there and that was it. On the way home, we stopped at WalMart and she bought some things. I bought some coffee. lol A quick stop at the grocery store and we were all shopped out. She got some nice jeans, a few shirts, a jacket, socks, underwear...and she's good to go for school.
Ok, I'm really going this time. Talk to y'all later. :)