People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I am humbled by:

my lack of learning,
my underestimation,
my sheer idiocy,
the talent my girls have at destroying
my house faster than I can clean it.

What made me think that I could
leave them alone for more than 1 minute?!?!
Silence is not's deadly.....

It started first with me starting to clean our bathroom. They took that opportunity to make some soup that entailed uncooked rice and pasta, spices and of course butter.......all over the kitchen counter, floor, table, themselves....ect. Bath #1.
So I start cleaning that up. They take that opportunity to go to the bathroom and get my scrubbing brushes filled with Ajax and start scrubbing the sink, floor, rugs, carpet, walls, and couch. Nice. Bath #2.
So I figure that I better finish cleaning the bathroom so they don't get chemical poisoning or something. In the mean time they decide that a picnic in the living room would be a great idea. They get a couple boxes of cereal and dump them on the living room floor. Whatever.
I finish cleaning the bathroom and go back to the kitchen to finish cleaning the "soup". I realize to my horror that it is yet again, very quiet. I go to their bedroom where the door is closed. This is what I found.....
Ajax canister empty, Sophie covered hair to toe, and the rest of the room covered. Great. So much for chemical poisoning prevention. Bath #3 and all before 1 pm.
So now I am holed up in the computer room for a mom break, with the door locked so they can't get in. Am I worried that they will make another big mess? Not really. They are both banging on the door and screaming to let them in.

Look at in crime.
Anybody need some good birth control? Come on over.....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

3 days + 0 kids =

Two table top runner thingys.

A pillow cover for my bed.

A king size quilt top.
A new purse for my store.

And 2 painted lamp bases and a recovered lamp shade. Sorry no pics at this time. I just love my free time! Big thanks to Jason for taking the kids camping so I could have some therapeutic R&R.