Runaway October

Delving into the crazy world of crafts, cooking and kids…

My progress thus far January 2, 2008

Filed under: '08 Resoltuions — Katie @ 9:07 pm
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Well, honestly not the greatest.

  • Did I cuss? Yes. Did I give up? NO!
  • Did I smile more? Dunno, no one else but the boys were home with me.
  • Did I spend more time with Declan? We did some laundry together, but nothing special.
  • Did I do any crafts? Nope. I did try a new eggsalad recipe though, with a few touches of my own everyone really liked it. I also signed up for the Daring Baker challenges. Seems I missed out on January, but hopefully I’ll get in on February’s challenge. Yay! I am really excited about that.

I also had my final 10 week visit with my wonderful and adorable Midwife. Everything is good, Rowan has doubled his birth weight and then some, etc etc.

All in all it was un uneventful day. Tomorrow a have a little guy coming to play for awhile so that he’s used to us when he starts daycare with me on Tuesday. Exciting! 😀


2008, here I come! January 1, 2008

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Well, here we go!

I’ve graduated from the world of MySpace blogs and here I am. Decidedly unhappy that I can’t have a custom theme until I set up my own domain but oh well, no need to get picky over little details.

My main reason for starting a freestanding blog was to help me stick to one of my New Year’s resolutions – to do more daring cooking adventures and complete more crafts. I’d even like to get some stuff completed and sold through my Etsy shop. I’m contemplating changing my shop name though. Such tough decisions.
Today breakfast was Sausage/Egg/Cheese/Potato/Onion breakfast burritos. Nothing new or fancy but tried, true and delicious none the less. Lunch was homemade macaroni from a recipe off the Carnation Evaporated milk can. It was alright. I was hoping it would be like the Outback Mac&Cheese, but alas, no such luck. Someday I’ll get it.


2008 Resolutions December 30, 2007

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I spent a bit of my super early morning nursing and reading others resolutions, courtesy of decor8. Bad idea. Now I have 6 million I would like to add to my own list and whittling it down is hard. So here it goes.

1…) Stop cussing, completely. No “shoot”, no “Christ on a pony”, no “son of a biscuiteater”. The sentiment is the same, so technically it is swearing, just not using the actual word. This is going to be a super tough one.

2…) Smile more. I have one of those faces that in it’s normal state can be mistaken for a scowl, which in turn makes people think that I’m surly. Really, I’m not. Also a smile can make a persons day.

3…) Spend more individual time with Declan and treat him like an adult. This was great inspiration for that and it truly makes sense. If we want our children to grow up as respectful adults, we need to model that behavior always. Some days I go to bed and cannot think of a time that I sat down and played with Declan, or did more than fill a simple request for a glass of water. Poor little man.

4…) Create and add some items to my Etsy shop. It’s been open for almost 2 years now and I’ve never put a single item up for sale.

5…) Along with number 4 goes do more craft projects – for myself and with the kids. Declan is getting big enough that a little structured craft time would be fun for both of us. Also, sending home neat little crafts with my daycare kids would give me a great sense of satisfaction.

Of course there’s the mandatory ones – Lose weight, make more money, get organized, buy a house, get rid of debt…. blah blah blah.

So, that’s the long and short of it.

Good Luck on your resolutions and have a Happy 2008!