Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Good, The Not So Bad and The Ugly

I have had one trying week here! I will start with THE GOOD:
I have been having some heart-to-heart prayer time with God! My weight has gotten so out of hand! It is very hard for me to write this! Anyway, I have a huge desire to get healthy and lose some of this weight! I know how to do it, I have done it many times before! HA! I also want to cut down on our grocery bill. I think that in my mind I'm still buying for a family of 5. Kelsey is away, Joey is hardly ever home for supper, Cade eats very litlle and NEVER wants to eat what I cook and Andy and I both want to cut down and eat better. We waste alot of food which means we are wasting money! I have inspired by Darlene's blog. She is eating better and exercising, last I heard she had lost 18 lbs!!! and I have found a wonderful blog called Leading the Weigh. Heather lost over 80 lbs and has kept it off for 8 years. She did Weight Watchers, exercise and changed her lifestyle!! Her blog is very motivating!!! She tells it like it is! It is a great blog, lot's of healthy eating and exercising tips. I have always been the "girl who lost weight and gained it back"...I want to be the "girl who kept it off"

This week I have been getting out and walking and eating healthier!! I feel great and it's not so bad!

I debated with myself if I should even write this but sometimes writing makes me see things clearer and feel better so here goes! I have posted about my 10 yo Cade riding the bus. My other 2 never got to ride. Andy is big time over protective and didnt like the idea. Cade begged to ride this year. We let him try it in the afternoons. He loves it. He begged to try it in the mornings. HMMM.. That was hard cause the bus picks up elementary through high school. We let him try it, he loves it. Then the problem started. Cade asked me what to do if a kid wanted the seat he was in. I said "let him sit with you or tell the driver" He said "It's a big kid and he wants the seat I sit in" I said "well, you can either get up or stand your ground, you don't have to get up" In fact, I believe my words were "Stand your ground, it's not like this kid is going to put his hands on you!" HA! Now we are finding out the kid started being mean about the seat, slapping Cade on the back of the head and threats. Cade never told anyone and held his ground until Friday. This Junior in High School punk-assed kid tried to yank Cade up by the arm, Cade yanked back, kid almost fell, angered he grabbed Cade with 2 arms and snatched Cade up then he threw my baby across the aisle into the other seats!!!! While my son was on his hands and knees on the floor between the seats this idiot threw Cade's bookbag onto Cades back and head. !!!! A few kids yelled and one middle school girl tried to stop it. NOONE told the bus driver!! Not even Cade!!
Well, all hell broke loose when Andy showed up at Cade's school to eat lunch!!! Cade finally told us everything. We told our school administrators who were furious!!! The high school was contacted and the principle called us after witnesses and the High schooler were talked to. It was also recorded. We were told the kid admitted to the assault and would be punished. We asked "How?" For privacy reasons they won't tell us !! They won't tell us when this kid will be back on the bus!! My husband is livid!! Andy mentioned that the boy was lucky that Cade didnt kick him in the privates... We were told that if Cade had kicked this kid then Cade would be in trouble also!!! EXCUSE ME??? My 10 yo was attacked by a 17 yo and if he had fought back he would be in trouble?? Later that night, after begging my husband not to go to this kids house and beat him senseless...we got a call from one of the witnesses parent...who just happens to be a police officer. He said that from what his son told him we should make a police report. I was unsure about this.. I kept thinking about this kids Mom. In the end we decide to make a report. We are not going to press charges but I really hope that a visit from the police will scare this punk!! I don't know if we will put Cade back on the bus or not. He wants to ride again. I do know one thing...we told Cade that if this boy EVER lays a hand on him for Cade to punch, bite, kick, scratch, scream whatever!!! and if Cade is suspended we will celebrate every day of it!!

Thanks for listening to me! As you can tell my brain and stomach are still churning! Hopefully a good walk will clear my head!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I don't blog giveaways unless I think that they are SUPER GREAT and this one is!! The Vintage Sheet Blog is having a great giveaway!! She's giving away Moda's new fabric line Dream on!!! and I want to win!! but...lucky for you she is giving away a ton of the stuff so go on over and sign up!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

FNSI Results

It was a stormy night here in Georgia! What a great way to spend it! Sewing! I made up 2 pillowcases to send to my daughter Kelsey who is back at college. These are so quick and easy, but with the french seams they look like you really put some time into them! I don't really follow a pattern so much on these but this is the one that I go back to if I get stuck!
Here is the pink one in action! I had planned on taking these outside to get some bright shots of this gorgeous fabric but it is very dreary here this morning so I gave up!

Here is the quilt that I made this summer. Kelsey loved it and I was proud that she wanted to take it with her to school! I think the pillowcases will look so pretty with the quilt!

I love FNSI and always look forward to seeing what everyone else makes! Thanks Heidi and Bobbi for hosting!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

3 Things That I am Loving Right Now

This is the little tray that I bought when we were in the mountains. I love the colors of it and it is great to hold a few of my favorite things!

This book makes me SO happy. It was definitely the pick-me-up that I needed with Kelsey being back at college. It is "Embroidery Companion" by the AMAZING Alicia Paulson.

I LOVE new fabric!! and nothing is better than Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet 2!

I'm putting in alot of time at the Media Center this week but come friday I hope to spend the evening sewing up some pillowcases for my sweet girl!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday Night Sew In!

Friday Night Sew In sign up is up at Handmade by Heidi! The next sew in is August 20. I appreciate Heidi and Bobbi hosting this! Kelsey left to go back to college this week so I think I will enjoy a night "with the girls" sewing, watching a little tv and eating chocolate! Kelsey took the star quilt that I had made with her. The quilt looks great in her room but she really needs a set of matching pillowcases. That is what I am planning on sewing Friday night. If the fabric I ordered comes in.
I hope that everyone enjoys the weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Spending My Time

Stitching with my favorite helper. Watching out the window for the school bus to bring me my boy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First Day

He had a great day! Liked the teacher and LOVED the bus ride. By 4:30 he was doing this:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to School

Thought that I would share the little label that I made for my Sister-in-laws quilt. This was my first embroidered label. I was happy with the way it turned out. This is the little Sunbonnet Sue quilt that my Mother-in-Law and I made. Nanny hand embroidered the blocks and I put the quilt together and quilted it. We had the baby shower Friday night. it was beautiful and special. We are all so excitied for this baby!

Cade started school this morning and I guess I have the "empty house blues" It will probably get worse because Kelsey moves back to college on Friday. I know you hear it all the time but kids really do grow up too fast!

I am hoping to get some much needed cleaning done and maybe a little sewing time! Today will be the first time ever that Cade has ridden the school bus. He is trying it out this afternoon!! Maybe that is why I'm nervous and flitting around getting nothing done!

Have a great day!