Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So Much For That! ...but at least there's pictures.

Remember how I was all, 'I'm getting a vacation!' last week because the kids were going to be busy this week?

That was before I remembered that this week is decoration for VBS at our church. Sigh.

So, after running all kinds of errands yesterday morning, I went there for the afternoon before getting Patrick from camp, taking him to get some dinner and then to karate. Today I dropped him off and went straight there, and just came home about a half hour ago at 2:15. I am wiped. At least I didn't have to bring the kids like last year, though, which was nice. DH is picking Patrick up on his way home from work tonight, so I don't have to go back out today, which is good because the house is an utter dog-hair-covered wreck. As soon as I get some energy back, I'll be vacuuming and dealing with the laundry.

Hair?! We no have no stinking hair!

Patrick's having a great time at camp. Yesterday they played in a creek, swam, went on a horseback ride, did a treasure hunt, and did some 'jousting', since it's pirate theme week at the camp. I haven't heard from Josie, but I assume she's having a fabulous time. I miss her, but I'm not going to call, because I want to let her do this on her own without her Mommy butting in. Besides, cell phone conversations with her never go well, since it's hard to hear her little voice, anyway.

Last night was Patrick's first time in the big kid karate class, and it's obviously the right place for him. He did really well, and really, it's just hilarious watching all these little kids do their exercises. For instance, they were doing jumping jacks, moving front, back, right and left. Half the kids don't seem to know R from L, so they were all crashing into each other, plus they look more like electrocuted frogs than boys doing jumping jacks! All the parents were cracking up watching them.

See these eggs? They are in one of my my hanging geraniums on the front porch. They're sparrow eggs. I have no idea how long it'll be before they hatch, but I imagine that we'll know when it happens by the loud PEEPING we'll be hearing around 5am once it does! I know it'll probably kill the plant, but I stuck one of those water globe things in it to keep it watered, and hopefully that'll help. I really don't want three nice, lush plants hanging there and one big, ugly dead one hanging right in the front.

I made these last night while I was watching Jon and Kate, which I haven't watched in years but kind of wanted see last night, with what they were probably going to announce. Anyway, I had originally made these a couple of weeks ago at the bead company in town, but I didn't like how they came out, so I went to AC Moore yesterday and picked up the necessary tools and the little silver dangle beads and put these together by myself! It was so fun! I love being able to get exactly what I want, and the exact length I want. I have some other things I'm going to make too, since the store had some beginner kits on clearance that had stones and shells I liked for cheaper than it would have been to buy them separately. My next step is going to be to take a wiring class, so I can learn to do funky wire wraps with stones, etc.


AndreAnna said...

ZOMG, I love the beads! I've been so into beads lately but have no time to make any and zero like for what I see in the store.

Great job!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Love the beads! So pretty! That's awesome that both of the kids are enjoying their days away from home. They're so grown up! And that video made me laugh. Ha!

Swistle said...

Pretty beads! OMG, you should totally have an Etsy store!

Hotch Potchery said...

I love your beads! I love the long bead necklaces with the tiny seed beads, and I just don't see them around. I should add that to my "to-do" list.

OH, and J&K, what did you think?

creative kerfuffle said...

love your jewelry! awesome. one of my friends started making jewelry and i'm soooo fascinated by it.
j&k--i used to watch that all the time and got fed up w/ all the freebies they got and all the plugs they did. plus, kate was a bitch. i can't say i'm surprised--she always treated him badly. but, i think now he's acting like a spoiled brat. i think they both need to grow the hell up.

Cherish said...

Its too bad you didnt get the break you were hoping for, but it sounds like you're still having a good time with all that you have to do.