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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Friday, June 11, 2010

holy blog post, your retinas are gonna bleed....

wow. lots to cover.  list please, for my sake: lasik, middletons, bday, projects, giveaways

okay, i will just roll with that order.

lasik.  bdawg got his lasik the other day.  yesterday, actually. his post-op appt report: 20/12 vision, really good response for less than 24 hrs after surgery. he's driven, and he's walking around w/o glasses...weird.  i think that whole procedure is just...weird. and amazing. ridge knows it's his daddy but he sure is giving him some strange looks.  sawyer didn't even seem to notice anything.

we are sans one child this weekend bc he went to gibby's.  so it's weird having 3 people instead of 4 in our house.  ridge won't know what to do. 

middletons-- big post i've been wanting to get to.  okay. bdawg and i had already discussed what we felt like we should donate to this family.  we agreed upon the same amount, simultaneously, so that was kinda cool.  anyway, you guys helped us out.  big time.  i haven't put the pencil to paper very hardcore yet, BUT i can tell you with donations as well as purchases from our business, the total collected was somewhere in the ballpark of $1200.  Now, I have to take out business overhead, but that is still gonna be a greaaaaat greeaaaaaat contribution.  So way to go people.  We've been in the hospital, so checks haven't been cashed and some of you haven't paid for your orders because I haven't made them or billed you yet, so we aren't finished, but that's what we collected-- you guys rock! we are going to be able to send this family more than we'd anticipated bc of your help. thank you so much.

sawyer turned 4 this week. it was a big deal.  we were at the hospital and all, but it was still good. we got to come home that day.  and apparently, i don't have any pictures from that day as far as presents go.  BUT, he got a bike.  and some other stuff, but that was the big deal. he likes it a lot. yes, he has a helmet. i will be posting lots of bday pics over here.  well not LOTS. bc i didn't take lots. i know, i'm a loser.

projects....the latest projects: baby swaddlers and super awesome flower hair clips. i don't have a picture of the latter, bc i sold them all to the nurses while we were in the hospital! ha ha ha.  but once i make some more, i will post pics. they are the cutest $5 you will ever spend.  the baby swaddlers are also adorable. a friend of mine bought her own fabric and had me make her a couple. here's how cute they are (more pics at the photo blog):
$25  gets one of these, unless you buy the fabric, then i'll cut ya a deal.  I don't have either of these fabrics in stock, bc, as mentioned above, my pal picked her own fabrics. And if I do say so myself, they turned out quite cutesy!

crochet hair's a gander. the only one i have is mine, and it's brown.  so here ya go. but i have LOTS of bright colored yarn, AND smaller clippies for smaller chickies!  i'm not mad in that first picture, regardless of how i look. :)  The clippies look WAY cute with a ponytail.

and finally. giveaways! i'm just throwing them all in together.  so here's how you enter to win.  comment here, and say which item you are wanting to win.  or just say you want to enter to win all of them.  if you just comment on the blog and don't mention the giveaway, i'm gonna assume you don't want any of the stuff, so go ahead and feel free to comment- i won't send you my junk unless you ask for it!  and soon i will have some new giveaways. NEW giveaways. soon.

first item up to be yours:
These old Clorox and Purex bottles may be worth something, or they may just be junk. I don't know. We got them in Eureka Springs when I thought one day I'd actually have a laundry room they'd look cute in.  But, alas, I've always had small laundry rooms not worthy of my decorating time.  So anyway, these glass detergent bottles and an old washboard are up for grabs.  The second picture is what the washboard says on it.  The washboard isn't big. Maybe 12" across.  If these are worth a lot of money, somebody stop me. I guess. They've been sitting. for seven years.   yeah. 

Next item:
3 burp rags.  These are NOT brand new.  In fact, they may have been sawyer's, i don't know.  They do not have any stains on them.  I wouldn't ever give these as a gift, but if you want them for your own kiddo, go for it.  Warning- the bandana one was formerly an OSU one, so a teeny line of pokes fabric peeks out.  So you sooner fans better steer clear.  If nobody wants these, they will become dust rags or trash for us.  Anyway, we're clean, people. So if you like em, they are yours. But they are used. 

NEW giveaways, soon.

Third item up for grabs (and 4th and 5th):
get your read on, peeps.  L to R: Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.  This is a good read. I didn't want to get rid of it. BUT, I never read fiction books twice. Well, almost never. I might be convinced to read the Twilight books again or to read some of Francine Rivers novels or some other Christian fiction or even non-fiction twice. But that's about it. Anyway, clearly I paid 9.99 for that copy, and clearly Ridge chewed the upper right corner of it.  Want it? let me know.  Nexxxxt...Time Traveler's Wife.  Great read. But not easy to follow. So if you like fast, easy reads, this one isn't for you.  But I loved it.  If you haven't read it before or seen the movie, there are a couple of sexual "scenes" in this book-- I'm trying to disclose all information-- I don't want anyone freaking out on me if you win something, then find it offensive.  So you were warned.  And finally, another Picoult book that I personally didn't like at all (sorry, Jodi Picoult...although I know you most definitely aren't reading this).  BUT, I'm giving it away, so who cares if you like it or not? It was still worth the read, I was just disappointed in it when I was finished. It isn't worth reading twice, in my opinion. 

So there ya go.  comment and let me know what you want to win.  If you dont' care, but you just want to win something, let me know.  you can enter to win ANY OR ALL of this stuff.  Although, even though I will randomly pick the winners, i'm probably not going to pick the same person for two prizes, I'm just saying.  Or maybe I will. 

Man, I have an awful cough.  Best of luck to you all! Don't forget to head over here to see birthday pictures!

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