Thursday, April 29, 2010

I don't think so Tim

Trying to come up with a title for this post - I love home improvement, so I thought of Home Improvement. :-D

Updated pictures of the new room - and my new workspace.  My workspace needs some organizing, and I haven't actually used it yet - but I can't wait to. :)  Hopefully tonight!!

Also before the pictures - My last post was number 100!!  Craziness.  And!  In less than a week Noah will be 1!  This past year has gone by so fast and yet I can't imagine life without our Noah.  Each kid just makes your heart expand, it's amazing how much love potential there is there. :)

Without further ado - on to the pictures!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Room Progress

So just when I thought I was going to get back into blogging:

- I start babysitting much more regularly again.

- Spring hits, which means lots of cleaning, weeding, planting, and various out door activities.

- LOST!!  Oh how I love Lost.  sigh.  I won't bore all of you non Losties with theories and thoughts - but if you want to talk to me about it - I would love to.  Just shoot me an email. :)

 So yeah, blogging hasn't been on the forefront of my mind lately, nor at the top of my priority list, but I am working on some posts.  I want to do a boys update, for those that follow from afar, and are interested. :)  I have a few recipes hiding out.  And of course some gardening stuff to report soon (I hope.)

Today I thought I would share some new pictures of the room my husband is making. He has done everything himself, except for the carpet, well and the painting  - I did that. I love that I have a handyman husband, he has really made/built some great things, and saved us a bunch of money in the process. Love him! :)

These were all taken before the carpet was put in last week (obviously)  There is a bit of the trim up now too.  I would go get some pictures right now - but there is a little one sleeping in there at the moment. 

And finally, a question for my fellow Blogger bloggers.  How do you insert pictures?  Do you use the uploader online, or do you upload via a different program - or load them from a different site?  Do you use the web editor - or is there one I can download to my desktop?  I've been having some issues with picture placement and being able to put the text where I want it, and so on.  I suppose if I would learn some basic HTML that might go smoother.  Anyways, any advice would be appreciated.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quilt a long Weeks 5 and 6

So I finally have weeks 5 and 6 of the quilt along finished.  I'm completely behind - the instructions for weeks 7 and 8 are up already - this week I should be adding sashing...  Oh well, it will get done eventually.   Hopefully I can get the next set of blocks cut out tonight and finished before the end of the week.

Friday, April 9, 2010

MckMama + Compassion = iPad

Well for someone that equation will be true. :)

MckMama has a blog that I follow. Recently she and her husband went on a trip to Kenya with Compassion - a ministry I happen to love.  Yesterday she announced that she would be giving away an iPad to someone who gives to Compassion's Child Survival Program.  You can read up more about it on MckMama's blog or at  For every $5 you give via the link on her blog, you receive an entry to win an iPad!  Pretty sure the cut off time is tonight at midnight, so you have plenty of time. :)

Click here to go to MckMama's site and read more about the giveaway!

So far $16, 995 have been given!!  Amazing!

Expect to see a blog about Compassion in the near future.  It's something close to my heart.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Weekend Visit

Sometimes I am completely torn between my Love of living in rural Ohio and my unquenchable thirst for travel.  I love all kinds of travel, via planes, trains, or automobile.  Just exploring a new place.  Taking pictures of it all.  But at the end of the trip, I'm always ready to come back home to the slow pace of the country.  The wide open space that is our yard, the familiar places we frequent.

This past weekend a friend and I drove to Lancaster, PA to visit my best friend.  On Saturday we rode an Amtrak train into Philadelphia.  It was my first experience riding a train somewhere, and I enjoyed it.  So nice not having to worry about where to park or having to deal with the stress of driving in a city.

We took the subway to the historical part of town and walked from there.  We spent the day walking to several historic sites and then venturing downtown for a bit.  We met up with my best friend's cousin who lives in Phily. We had cheese steak for lunch. (So good)  We walked around carrying coffees.  We hung out in a Barnes and Noble when we started to get sore feet.  Then we made our way back to the train station, and back to Lancaster.  Then Sunday we drove the 6 hours back home.

I loved visiting. I loved getting a glimpse of what life might have been had we moved to Ireland, in the sense of living in a city.  (We most likely would have been in Dublin.)  But as we were driving home it hit me how much I really do love home.  I love living in the slow paced country.  But I'd go visit the city again in a heart beat.  Always torn. :)