Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Master Bedroom Redo Idea

Last year, hubby and I moved out of the larger bedroom in our two bedroom house and into the small one so the children could have more space.  Our current bedroom is only 7' x 9'.  While we don't mind our cozy little nook, I would like to redo the room.  It still has the paint scheme from when it was the nursery for our first born along with torn up remnants of the John Deere tractor wallpaper boarder.  That's not exactly conducive to a romantic atmosphere.

Ideas haven't really been melding together very well, but there is a repeating theme of an exotic middle eastern flavor.  Then, this evening, it struck me.....Song of Solomon!  The bedroom can be themed around the verse above, which you can get as a vinyl wall decal.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Poetic Justice

Hubby has a friend who unwinds after long days of work by writing songs and singing them on youtube.  He's been hammering out nearly a song a day and they're good!  It inspired me to tackle poetry again as a way to unwind and let go of some "mommy angst."

I wrote my first poem yesterday.  It tackles the feelings of worthlessness that haunt me, but I am not comfortable sharing it publicly.  The release of writing it out on paper and not having it bottled in me really helped and it was nice to dust off that creative corner of my brain.

For a little bit of fun, though, here is a silly little poem I wrote in high school:

Ode To A Dummy

I love a little man
Made of the best tree.
This funny little man
Named Charlie McCarthy.
This Irish little man
with lightening for his wit.
This wooden little man
Cracks jokes 'til our sides split.
I love this little man
From his monicle to top hat,
This funny little man
With the voice of a pussy-cat.
This perfect little man
Erases my sad frown
Whenever this little man
Blurt out, "Well, mow me down!"
This handsome little man
My love is ever true.
God bless this little man.
Oh yeah, and Edgar Bergan too.

Friday, June 15, 2012

2 Years Old

Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet little man.
He was our surprise baby, thanks to mommy reading the ovulation chart a week off!
I'm so glad I did!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So Far On My Summer Reading List

I actually have a summer reading list this year!  I haven't sat down and read books in a long time, except children's books.  Having a nursing baby affords me some time to just curl up while he's eating and easily read off of the Kindle on my smart phone!  It's easier than holding a book, which I haven't quite mastered while nursing.

Here's what I have so far:

Grade Leads Me Home by Marlene C. Miller is a true story about a woman who was a cheerleader and head majorette, but became Amish after she gave her life over to Christ.

Married Mom, Solo Parent by Carla Anne Coroy is a great book helping women who find themselves married, but parenting alone.  Thankfully, my husband is an involved father, but his job does take him away from home frequently, hence why I got this book.

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin is a book I'm eager to read.  I did wind up buying it in actual book form since I could get it cheaper than the kindle edition.  This book is about a dog that was used as bait in a fighting dog ring.  My own dog was used as bait in a fighting dog ring.  Thankfully, my dog wasn't nearly as damaged as Oogy.  She had some scars around her eyes, some bite marks around her hips and the last few inches of her tail was kinked a little and had no sensation for a while.  She's regained feeling in her tail tip.  We found out when I accidentally stepped on it with shoes on.  Boy, did she get lots of coddling after I did that!
That's all I've got so far.  Any recommendations? 

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Whirlwind and Lot

Life has been a whirlwind of baby care, child care and rearranging the house to accommodate our new little one.  I'm still not satisfied with the arrangement, but am working on it as much as I can without sacrificing time with my new baby and my older children.  It'll fall into place, I'm sure.

Thanks to hubby, my garden is in.  Thanks to crummy weather and critters, half the garden is destroyed.  I hope to replant what I can.  What I can't, oh well.  I'm happy to have ANY garden this year.