10/20/11

Thursday Thoughts

Decided to put down on paper..or in my case, this blog, what I'm thinking about lately. Kind of a brain dump to allow room for more craziness to enter. I fully expect you to think I'm nuts by the time you're through reading, but here goes:

  • I finished another Birdie Stitches block yesterday. I'm either the slowest stitcher on Earth or damn that took forever.
  • The slow stitching might have something to do with needing one hand to pick up and drink my glass of wine.
  • OK OK, it was 2 glasses....but lest you think I'm like that Mom to the missing baby who passed out after 5 glasses, my mother-in-law AND husband were home.
  • Not that I'm judging a mom for having a day where she feels the need to get shit-faced drunk on wine.
  • But come on, really? Who does that?
  • ...without backup in case of emergency?
  • Where was I going with this?
  • Oh yeah, so I'm a slow stitcher and that's why I hate sewing on mundane things like quilt bindings, buttons, hooks-and-closures.
  • You know, the stuff that holds it all together.
  • and also pieces of fabric on top of other pieces of fabric....you know, hand applique.
  • Ick.
  • Stop clutching your pearls in horror, I didn't say I didn't appreciate hand applique
  • it just isn't for me. All that hand stitiching.... 
  • I particularly hate making the blanket stitch. 
  • I don't even like doing machine blanket stitching really
  • So I can't explain why I enjoy doing embroidery so much.
  • Crazy, huh?
  • Maddy is 9 months old today.
  • Someone please stop the clock.
  • Thank you.
  • Samantha has learned to count backwards from 50.
  • And she does it. A lot.
  • Like All.Day.Long.
  • Hence the need for wine.
  • I gave Maddy peas for dinner last night.
  • She scrunched up her nose a bit, but ate them.
  • 5 minutes later as I was holding her, I felt her stomach heave..
  • pea soup all over both of us.
  • very Exorcist-like of her.
  • I can't blame her though. Neither her Mom or Dad likes peas at all.
  • As in we NEVER eat them.
  • That's what I get for trying to be a "good mom" and feed my kid a particular green vegetable when it is genetically predetermined she won't like them.
  • I bet she'll just LOVE french fries and chocolate cake when she's old enough to eat those.
  • Again, genetically predetermined....
  • Samantha thought the pea soup was so gross she ran from the room screaming.
  • right into my sewing room where she proceeded to bump into my table with my carefully organized embroidery floss cards sitting in neat stacks
  • by color.
  • 362 of them.
  • Hence the need for wine.
Have a great day!

CGM

8 comments:

  1. Oh Tanesha, you are not nuts at all. All of us moms have had days like that. You are SO entitled to your 2 glasses of wine. I hope tomorrow is all sunshine and blue skies for you. Happy quilting.

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  2. ROFLOL

    P.S. I hate peas and love wine too :)

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  3. I am glad I am not alone in my own crazy world. Good to know someone who likes to read and quilt is there with me. ;-)

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  4. You really made me smile today, and that wasn't easy to do today! Isn't being a mom great???

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  5. Great post - you made me laugh! I remember all of that craziness from when our kids were younger. Makes for great stories!

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  6. Putting down your stream of consciousness on paper just cracked me up. It reveals that you see the world through humor and grace. You made me smile.

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  7. Maddy will also probably like wine when she grows up! Great post Tanesha....thank you for making me laugh. :) Oh and I also hate peas.

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