Monday, February 15, 2010

Signing off?

I'm not sure that I will be blogging tomorrow.  Anna is having an EEG and must be sleep deprived, thus her parents shall be sleep deprived too.  Sorry that I won't be able to post the results of the EEG/doctors appt but you know that you can call. As the day of the EEG draws near her seizures (?) are fewer and fewer.  She hasn't even had one today!

I'm feeling a little nervous and excited about my computer fast. My friend Betsy is joining me and encouraging me that it will be great for us.  And it will.  The internet is not so much a presence in our house, but when the computer is dark, I feel an absence.  I'm sure that I'll get over it.

I have been busting out some lingering projects and tackling things quicker, trying to find a groove of productivity.

I did these fabric buckets and banner for a baby gift and upcoming shower.

I have worked on many, many other things but I can't show you - because some of you might be on the receiving end.  How's that for a teaser?

Anna gave herself a haircut.  I thought we would miss this milestone of childhood, but no.  She looks sweet still.

Well, as I post this she comes to me saying that her thumb is "twisting" which looks like a little focal seizure to me - we will see.  Prayers appreciated!



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Preparing for the fast

I had no idea my internet/computer fast would generate such visceral responses!  I thought I was the one with the problem but now I think lots of people (you?) out there are a tad too dependent on the computer, blackberry, etc.  Am I right?  
I'm already in the process of weaning, which is a cross between actually cutting back and binging.  
I won't be blogging during the fast but hopefully will have lots to show afterward.  I'm thinking of keeping a journal with a pen and paper *gasp!* maybe I'll scan them in when it's all over.

Here's some creative ventures of late:

A painting of Reyna.  A noble dog.

For Christmas I was gifted a linoleum cutting set.  This was my first attempt.  The linoleum block was hard to carve so I  purchased some speedball easy carve.  Oh it cuts like buttah.  I love it!  I made these birdy Valentines for Lucy to give to her classmates.  I was so proud until I picked her up from school and realized that today was the last day she would be at school before Valentine's day.  Cards?  At home drying on the table.

We are so ready for next year.

Confession.  I want to bite the ez-carve, it's the texture and the smell....  Do I have pica?

Changing the subject, I will cry when no one can wear this gown.  It is one of my favorites

  They are just so darn cute aren't they?

Too bad I'm ignoring them while I blog.

See you later.


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