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47 Days


47 days until The Girl’s birthday.  The Boy’s birthday was in March and I’m still working on his birthday socks because I’m an asshole.  But he loves me and is understanding…but he’s a master guilter:  ‘Mom, look at these (store bought) socks.  They have holes in them already.  I wish I had some good socks…’

Damn, damn, damn.

So, I have been online shopping and found these for Robin:

Start the cosplay NOW.

BUT instead of spending $15, I remembered that I can do stuff like this.  So, yeah.  I’m not always an asshole mom.  And besides, she’s getting an amazing Doc McStuffins doll.  In case you are unfamiliar, Doc McStuffins is a girl AND African-American AND wants to be a doctor like her MOM.  But Wal-Mart wants to make sure you are aware of something:

Where is my 10 foot pole?

Also, you need a comb to perform a thorough check-up.  But don’t worry, this family won’t need the use of a comb. They’re Ideal.  And…glaring:

They’re not for use, just for decoration.

In other news, still waiting for the basement to be fully repaired.  The first week of school went well for Josh (Robin not so much).  I am now going to find a snack as it is just past midnight and I am a Mogwai.  Goodnight!



Don’t panic.

But I think I broke time.

For real. Like shattered it all to hell.

It has been five minutes to midnight forEVER.  Usually, when I’m farting around imgur, I look up and it’s been way too fucking long.  Tonight for some reason, I’ve been surfing for hours in the span of 5 minutes.  I don’t know, maybe I’m losing my mind, or hanging out at the edge of a black hole.

Lots has been on my mind, and I write it out and delete, write it out and delete, write it out and delete.

I should have picked the gif where the hamster falls all over itself.

I have been doing things and taking pictures of said things.

Like, I bought a vintage camera case:

I wish it was leather. I have no idea what I’m going to do with it, but it’s pretty.

I’m making a toy wiener dog for the kids as per their request:

There. Done.

It will make more sense when it’s actually done.  Trust me.

I made cupcakes and overfilled them so I nibbled all the overhang off of the cupcakes before I iced them because I’m an asshole and I really like that crunchy edge part of the cake and run on sentences.

I made these two for the babysitter. They were the only two not nibbled. You’re welcome, Jennifer.

I feel like I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, nothing that I want to do and failing miserably at everything.  I feel like a ghost, going through the motions of my life.  Waiting to fade away completely.

I have probably been watching too much Ghost Adventures.

Sweet dreams.





Sorry, watching Alex’s Day Off and she’s making steak.  Steak is pretty simple but it’s easy to mess up.  I’m of the school that if someone else makes it, even if it’s just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it’s better.

EDIT: I just noticed that Alex looks really…Stepford-y in her bio pic.

ANYWAY, Mother’s Day has come and gone and I had a pretty relaxing day.  I cooked a roast and would have eaten it all myself if it weren’t for those darn meddling kids (and husband).  I got a wonderful gift for myself for Mother’s Day:


and this.

Which when cracked out of the books, looked like this:


and all of this.

And this.

I am overwhelmed. In a great way.  I keep running things by the Mr.  “what about this? This?  THIS? Why not this? Why NOT this?”.  Don’t tell anyone, but the accountant has a good eye for design and color as long as it’s presented to him in a visual form.   He’s a good sounding board, and isn’t afraid to tell me when something isn’t right.  He might not know what it is that’s wrong but he at least knows when it’s not right.

Some of the paper backing was easily peeled off, the others I just cut off because the glue was so strong that I thought it would have changed the color of the fabric.  The paper on the back of the tapestry fabric is simply not coming off.  I’ve cut all the viable solids into 1.5″ postage stamp squares.  What I’ll do with all the squares, I’m not sure yet but am leaning towards 6″x6″ checkerboard style depending on how many squares I actually have.  The embossed stripes I’m not sure yet.  The tapestry fabric I have no idea.  It’s beautiful and pricey.  I’m thinking of just framing the nicer ones for my craft room (that is still not cleaned or painted, tick tock).  It was breaking my heart how some of the tapestry fabric was hacked out.  Especially since it was pretty expensive:

Retail is more expensive I know, but still.  CRINGE.

Did I mention I got all the fabric for $2 at Cheapos?  There were more books, but the fabric was very upholstery and very 80’s.

Okay, fine.  If they’re still there in a week, I’ll consider it.