The -ing list

August 8, 2013


I came across the -ing list from visiting Cathy Zielske's blog today, she came across the idea from Elise Cripe's blog.  It looked fun, so I wanted to give it a go for myself.

preparing for the start of a new school year.  Aubrey is starting kindergarten and Hunter is a 2nd grader. And I have just two semester's left on my Master's program.  

wishing that I could add a few more weeks to the summer.  I'm not ready for the craziness of homework to start.

looking forward to my mother-in-laws arrival next week.  The girls are very excited that Grandma Pat is coming for a visit.

wanting one of these, really bad.  I'm telling myself that if I had the ability to print out photos and digi pages/cards at home (and from my iphone and ipad via wifi); I would be better able at documenting our life (Project Life style).

watching old Castle episodes.  I can't get enough of this show.

needing to get my hair cut, but trying to decide if I just want a trim or if I'm going shorter.

cleaning out my kitchen cabinets and drawers.  Lots of purging going on at my house.

watching Hunter work on her cartwheel at gymnastics.  I love watching her confidence grow as she gets better and is able to do things she once thought she couldn't do.  

deciding what my next crochet project will be.  I am almost done with with Block O (go Bucks!) granny square blanket I'm making for my mom.  And although, I won't have a lot of time to work on a crochet project when school starts, I like knowing I have it there, whenever I can steal a few minutes to work on it. Working with the hook and yarn is so relaxing and calms my mind. 

loving the macro shots I've been able to capture on my iphone recently and longing for more time to be able to explore nature and add to my collection.



Thinking out loud....

March 27, 2013

It feels like each day is just a whirlwind, that the speed of life has increased the older I've gotten. I'll admit, I come to my blog often and look at it. I long to write updated and current blog posts, but am afraid I'll start writing only to discover that I have nothing of importance or usefulness to say...especially since it feels like everyday is the same as the day before.

I miss blogging. I miss a lot of things I use to be able to find the time to do ...... time for crafts, time to read books for my own person enjoyment, time for household organization projects, time for exercise, time for play, etc... There just isn't time for these things right now.

I'm counting down until I am finished with grad school. I will be done just before Christmas - oh what a wonderful Christmas present that will be! While I am so glad that I decided to return to school and get my Masters degree, the pace of working full-time, being a mom to two little ones, taking care of our home and carrying the heavy workload of two classes each semester is really taking a toll on me. I'm tired!

As much as I aspire to complete my weekly assignments during the work week (they are due each Sunday evening), the truth is I just can't figure out how to make that happen and spend most of my weekends with my head stuck in a textbook and my fingers pounding on the keyboard.

If I could go back in time...I would have gone back to school much earlier...right after completing my undergrad degree. The only thing getting me through is knowing how good it will feel when I've reach my goal and received my degree.


2013 One Little Word

December 30, 2012



September 27, 2012

Totally random...... Currently I'm.....

  • Feeling worn out from trying to balance work, school and family.  
  • Wanting to build in some bi-weekly (or even weekly - if I can arrange it) ME time 
  • Enjoying the cool fall air that is coming in from the cracked window
  • Listening to the sound of Timmy Turner from the TV - but surprisingly the kids are sitting quietly together, watching...without any issues or fights!
  • A bit jealous of the mom's who don't have to work out side of the home....I wish I could be one of them...for at least a little while
  • Trying not to give into mommy guilt when Hunter asks why I can't pick her up from school (darn work gets in the way!)
  • Wearing my hair curly because I hit snooze one too many times this morning and didn't have time to straighten it.
  • Waiting for my dryer to go off so I can fold and put away a load of laundry
Linking up today to Ali Edwards' blog. Lots of other awesome bloggers/scrapbookers are sure to check it out! 


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