Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I get to sleep in my own bed tonight!!!

As the title says, I get to sleep in my own bed tonight. For someone who works 6-7 nights / week this is a treat!!

I changed my schedule so I should get to have 2 designated nights in my own bed at least 2 nights / week, WOWZA!!

Yes, I have heard it all and yes my children do know they have a mother and are very well rounded independent and highly functioning individuals. And no, my husband does not cheat on me and knows very well he has a wife.

And yes I do cook on a regular basis - I just don't do regular housework - my family ~ the highly functioning individuals that live in my house (my children) are expected to clean up the nice home that is provided for them ~ and no one is aloud to say "I didn't make that mess" because if you are cleaning up after someone else and everyone is cleaning I am sure someone is cleaning up after you. And if you don't like cleaning up after others ~ remember the golden rule "do unto others as you would have others do on to you" meaning clean up after yourself and no one will end up cleaning up after anyone else. That is my husband's job, to ensure that everyone is doing their fair share and no one is abusing or being abused. Luckily they are not the type of individuals to abuse so alls good.

Okay, so I am done with my tirade but have heard it all.

This is the economy and the time we find ourselves living this day and age. A time we need be thankful for a job and enough income to cover our needs and if lucky extra. We need to relearn to be families and function together for the good and goals of all. Sacrafice and seal the bonds that connect us. I work for my family as my husband's industry is unsure at this time with frequent layoffs, thankfully he does receive unemployment during these times but it is only 40-50% if regular pay, so I work. I work hard and often and am thankful for my jobs (yes plural).

I think in general we were do a correction. For too long we had all lived in an "immediate" sociaty with the "I want it now and I will have it now" attitude. Once in a while we need a wake up call, a regrounding so to speak.

Thanks God ~ thank you for what I have, will have and have had. Thank you for lessons learned and lessons to that will be learned. Please grant me patience and knowledge. Allow me the grace to adhere to your gentle guidance and grow. And most of please hold my family safely in your hand. Thank you Lord, I love you.

God bless to all!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Well after almost 2 weeks, no surely only one week, I am back.

First and foremost ~ I finished BriAnna's skirt. Complete with embroidering her initials. I will get a picture before I hand it over.

So what is up for my sewing projects. Well, I have cut out one complete Cinco de Mayo skirt. I stopped after cutting the panels on this one because I am not sure if it will be long enough. It should fit my younger daughter but I think I need 2 more inches for my older daughter and the other dancer. I will get a picture of the t-shirt that inspired these costumes.

I also cut out 3 blouse patterns and for the life of me I can't remember which ones. Wait. . . I will go look on line at my patter stash on pattern review. . . be right back. . .

Okay, I'm back. First pattern is Vogue V9771 blouse. Oh, darn I can't remember the other two. but I am going to work on sewing all 3. I also bought Kwik Sew 3614 short pattern. This pattern was well reviewed on Pattern Review so I thought I would give it a try. I want to make it a stapple for my summer wardrobe.

For anyone following my blog, I am still working the 3 jobs. I will quit one job on 2/25 - at least that is my last 12 hour shift. Let me just say, God truely moves through us. I was really wanting to quit this job and praying over it but the money is good, etc. Well I was talking to a co-worker and I said "I know that God wants me move on and until I do what he wants me to do I will struggle".

Well, until I said that out loud I had not mentally figured this out. God used my own mouth to tell me something! Wow. He truely is miraclous.

Now on to my plan. I hope to sew on Friday and take pictures on Saturday. Then on Saturday and Sunday I want to work on posting my pictures - since I am new to blogging you'll wish me luck.

So what I am I sewing: 3 green skirts for Cinco de Mayo, 1 full Jalisco costume for the same, 3 white blouses to go with the green skirts, 2 summer style blouses for daily wear and 1 short sleeve dressy blouse. More to come folks!!!