Monday, May 13, 2013

A Lot Going On

Last week was so busy for us here at the homestead.  The school year is winding down and it seems as if I'm either working, running my kids here or there, or now going to to end of the year recognition ceremonies for my daughter.  This past Thursday my son left for Washington DC with his class.  This was the first time he had been away from both his Dad and myself. From the moment he left to moment I picked him up I was so worried someone would do something stupid in the DC area like a terrorist attack or the like.  Then I worried about the tour buses they were on because you hear about those wrecking.  I was a worried mess to say the least.  Needless to say he had a great time!  He was just happy to be able to hang out with his new girlfriend.  UGGGHHH!!!! I didn't go through this with my daughter.  Plans are now made around this girlfriend he jumps on his bike to go see her when he can.  Luckily, during the DC trip, they kept the boys and girls separated as much as possible.  She is a very nice young lady and her Mom is also a paramedic and single parent.  The funny thing is when my son had to be transported to a different hospital than where he was when he was probably 3-4 years old the Mom was the paramedic who took care of him. LOL. Very small world I'd say.  I've taught classes that the Mother was in so we know of each other.  Anyway, all of this happening with graduation and now him with a girlfriend is making me me feel old. On top of my son will be a freshman in the next few weeks. Wow!!!! Time is flying by!!!!

On another note... my daughter has decided she does not want a job involving computers.  She apologized to me for it.  I told her not to apologize as at least I didn't pay for the education she got.  I'm just glad she saw it now before deciding to take online courses for it then deciding she didn't like it.  She of course has been volunteering at YMCA 3 days a week since the beginning of the school year.  She has decided this is what she wants to do is to work with kids.  She says it makes her feel good to be able to help them with their problems.  The director approached her last week to see what her plans were for the summer.  We of course are waiting until she turns 18 to start the job search through the board of DD.  The director asked if she would want to stay on and possibly work full time during the summer.  What an amazing opportunity for her!!!!! I sure hope the position is there for her.  What an answer to prayer if they decide to hire her. My daughter's job placement specialist will be talking with the director soon.  I hope he can secure this position for her. Fingers crossed everyone.

Remember my last post about stitching? Yeah I had to deviate a little.  I can't ignore my customers.  I was getting requests for patriotic items.  So last week I pulled out my fabric and went to town.  I have a ton of ideas and have made a few things but the requests keep coming in.  lol.  I've even had a request for a witch already this fall.  I also have several stitching requests on top of that.  And of course on top of that planning a graduation party!!!! Arrrgggg!!!!!! I guess I need make a list of what all needs done and get to it. LOL.  So instead of me talking your ear off I'll give YOU a sneak peek.  I haven't even shown this stuff on Facebook.  You are the first to see. :-)  I know the coloring is off, but it gives you an idea.  I accidentally spilled wood stain on my camera and have not bought a new one yet.

I'm also working on this special order...  the middle sheep has to be torn out along the bottom because it actually looks two toned like I must have used two different whites. grrr....

This was my latest finish of my pinkeeps I was working on.  I think they turned out great!!! And the customer LOVED them!!! 

I worked this past weekend and had a wedding on Saturday so I got nothing done.  Today is laundry and catch up day.  Before I forget Happy Mother's Day!!!!  I had to work, but when I got home Steve had bought Popeye's chicken and a strawberry pie for me.  :-)  And both my kids were home to see even though I told my son he was the bad child for not texting me Happy Mother's Day earlier.  He was worried about our power being off for a few hours yesterday and a toy DC truck he wants to buy and texted me about that instead!  LOLOLOL  That kid of mine.... I tell you. :-)
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1 comment:

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Love the previous comments!! LOL! Reminds me of some of the emails WE NEVER RESPOND TO!!

Yes, we always have and always will worry about our kids...when they get girlfriends or boyfriends, when they are out of our sight, if they will get a never stops. Somehow most everything works out, but we still want everything perfect foe our babies!....Jan (and I love the americana bird! )