Thursday, August 21, 2008

Check out my new blog!

I will continue posting about art and stuff here, but have started a new blog to rant discuss the other stuff in my life: hormones, serotonin, the kids, being in a blended family, my hot husband, pet peeves - you know, the stuff that makes up my daily life.

Come visit me and let me know what you think about the new blog!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'ts the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Wow- it's been a looong time since I posted. I guess that's what happens when you have 4 kids home for summer. It's been three months of a constant trail of 10 year old neighborhood boys through the house ( I've tried to make my house not child friendly, but alas, they all seem to want to gather here), constant running my teenagers around ( none can drive yet- which is probably a good thing), and THE FOOD! Oy, WITH ALL THE FOOD, ALREADY! It's amazing how much food teenagers consume- especially since they don't wake up till almost noon and then drape themselves over a chair most of the rest of the day- I mean, how many calories can they need? THEY BARELY MOVE!

A few weeks ago, I was still enjoying summer - no homework, no schedules, no grumpy early mornings. BUT THEN, the kids got bored and started turning on each other. They reverted to 3 year old sharing tactics( ie NOT sharing) and pushing each other's buttons for their own entertainment. And I started to REALLY NEED SOME ALONE TIME! I would have given a kidney for an hour of silence.

So today- I celebrate. The annual migration of kids from the couch to the classroom. I have 7 WHOLE HOURS of silence, peace and peanut butter free countertops. The house is, once again, my domain. Even the dog seems happier.

Happy New School Year to Mom's Everwhere!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Fun Garage Sale find!

So...recently I went junkin at garage sales with my good friend, Deb. We stumbled upon this sale with a bucket full of these really old parade flags. We had no idea they were worth anything, but we loved how they looked. We bought the whole lot. Well, turns out, we hit a jackpot of junking, because we spent 25 cents per flag and sold them to one of the nations foremost American flag dealer for 3300 dollars! Way cool, huh? Turns out several were quite rare civil war era hand waving flags. Here's a photo of one of the flags. I'll be keeping myt eyes open for old flags!