Saturday, October 23, 2010


I loathe this word, mostly because it describes me very well. It's Saturday night, 9:21pm and I am sitting in my pj' I have procrastinated showering. I have a few half sewn projects on my sewing table. A Fall wreath a quarter done. Laundry drying on the rack in the living room, my camera sitting next to me plugged in and uploading over 100 pictures. Oh and I haven't blogged in a couple of days.
But mostly I have a final paper due tomorrow night at midnight mountain time.


Procrastination is a big fault of perfectionists, and those of us who suffer from OCD and ADHD. Everything must be done perfect and right and often it becomes too overwheleming and thus is just not done until the anxiety of it all takes over and sleep loses out.


Here I sit on a Saturday night, with plans to finish Blake's overalls before tomorrow, shower and dry/straighten my curly hair for church in the morning, upload and edit pictures from yesterday, write this blog, participate in my class discussion and start my paper...and when I look at what I really did today it hasn't been much. I played with my kids of course that's always a wonderful thing. I did some laundry. I made lunch and dinner. I did some sewing.


I wish I had a solution for it, I have a lot of excuses that surround it but nothing that's really concrete.

Mum always said I learn the hard way...this may just be another one of those times, especially when I know I want to watch Amazing Race tomorrow night.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I never liked pumpkin growing up, Mum would often serve it as a side item and I always passed or took a little and gagged on it...who am I kidding I still don't like it unless it's in pie form! But I make the BEST pumpkin pie from scratch none of this canned business, oven roasted pumpkin pureed and added to ice cream and a few spices makes for one delicious pie.

I will post the recipe soon, I can make it from memory but I just guesstimate the amounts of each and I'm sure you'd much rather prefer I post the specifics!

Tuesday this week we ventured to the 'local' ha nothings really local for me...but none the less it was a noted awesome pumpkin patch and we went to meet up with some great ladies from my M.O.P.S group! I wasn't overly impressed, the hay ride was short and kind of scary for the 3 and under group, the scavenger hunt wasn't really planned or structed BUT the pumpkins were abundant and beautiful!

We arrived early morning and soaked in the sun while enjoying the various shapes, sizes and colors of pumpkins! Kaitlyn had a ball running around the maze of pumpkins picking up every one she could get her little arms around and Blake looked on with awe neatly tucked in the Ergo.
We finally left with a nice sized pie pumpkin that was beautifully painted today by the artist herself and will be proudly displayed until it gets to gross and has to meet its fate of the trash can.

This Friday we're going to the pumpkin patch at church to pick out our family pumpkins, they have the whole back play ground covered in pumpkins of all sizes!! I'm excited about the photo potential and since they pumpkins are on the ground Blake can be apart of it this time!
I need to stock up on newspaper, new pumpkin cutting tools and spices for pumpkin seeds! With four pumpkins to carve this year we're going to be in pumpkin seed overload and I cannot while I don't enjoy pumpkin, the seeds I enjoy in abundance!

 After our adventure at the pumpkin patch we continued the fun at a park, this place was enourmous and of course a one-way system...I got to enjoy the beauty and vast size of the park twice while trying to find a place for the kids to play and for Kaitlyn to run!

This last picture is my favorite, because it caught the moment...he could not have been having more fun! He even tasted the sand to make sure he got the full enjoyment of being in the sand for the first time.

 I aboslutely love each stage of watching my kids grow, but I think the 5 month age has to be one of the greatest. Grabbing for everything, tasting everything and figuring out life and enjoying LIFE!

You know it's been a wonderful, successful and day full of joy when the only sounds in the car are two sleeping kids....


Monday, October 18, 2010

Menu Monday

Lunch: Turkey and colby cheese wraps with a side of carrots
Dinner: Cabbage Pancakes

Lunch: Out for lunch - we're off to the pumpkin patch then a craft event stopping by my Sunday School teachers house for lunch.
Dinner: Crock Pot Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches side of cantelope
Dinner: Jessica Seinfeld's Decepitvely Delicious Spaghetti Pie

Lunch: Frozen waffles with cream cheese, side of grapes
Dinner: Tilapia, cornbread, and peas

Lunch: Tuna Melts on English Muffins, side of peaches
Dinner: Baked Chicken Nuggets, mushroom/green pepper/onion saute

Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Hot & Spicy Crock Pot Chili and cornbread

Lunch/Dinner at the grandparents