Call it whatever you want, I've been in one.
In every way, shape, and form.
God...double check, or triple
And don't even ask about healthy eating or exercising or getting the house clean, or spring cleaning through the girls plethora of toys, books, clothes...meal planning, and cooking.
It's ALL been pretty nonexistent.
I won't go as far as saying I've been depressed because I haven't. Just slumpish.
I think I'm slowly making my way back to the surface though.
I've started crocheting again.
I participated in this Pay It Forward Handmade when I first joined Instagram. Basically, I have the full year to make something for the first five people that responded saying they wanted to participate. Then they posted it on their feed and the first five people that responded to them, would receive something that person made.
Even though I'm pretty dang sure that I won't be participating in the two craft shows I was hoping to this Autumn/Winter because I have NO stock, or branding, or set up (I'd really have to kick butt to be prepared I think) (maybe I need a crafty friend to kick it) I've actually been enjoying it again.
We went to the store the other day and picked up two canvas' and a box of crayons so the girls can finally have some art on their walls. Made even more special since they will have worked on it. I know that glueing the crayons to the top of the canvas and letting them melt down is pretty typical when you think of crayon art...
but I think I want to try it like this, I really like the way Jenna's came out. I don't think the girls have the patience though, so it will be something I do on my own.
The finished product is really truly stunning.
Honestly, I wasn't planning on this post being about creating...but I really want to try this other crayon art project with the girls as well.
And I want to create a painting like this rug. Not necessarily those colours, although they are lovely. I have not had time to figure out the how, maybe something like this video. There is no link from Pinterest, so if anyone knows where this idea came from, please tell me.
And those "shirts" I mentioned sewing in my last post were inspired by this ingenious idea...I just didn't have scarves lying about. So I improvised.
And especially for the cooler weather I really want to felt the crap out of something.
That was eloquently said, Non? (The French didn't help, did it?)
Didn't think so...
Also, something quite unrelated. Roxy is a funny girl. She's not stand up comedian, leave you rolling funny, but funny.
Today on our way home she was telling these awful cross the street jokes that always end up in a story...they go something like this...
"How did all the animals cross the really, really, really, really, really big road?" (her "why's" turned into "how's somewhere along the way.)
Dave or I: "hmmmmm, I don't know, how?"
"They runned and they jumped." But then sometimes she'll continue, "and they landed on the other side in a field and they walked through the peepee and poopoo and got it all over their feet and it was really gross." (A lot of her jokes end in peepee and poopoo. No, we don't tell peepee and poopoo jokes, and she mostly watches PBS, so it's just that age I guess)
Of course we laugh hysterically, because obviously we want to make her think she's the funniest thing in the world so that way when she's around other children that don't "get" her jokes she'll be devastated.
That was SARCASM people! Although sometimes I do feel like we might be setting her up for disappointment...
A bit later in the car she was trying to tell her daddy to say something, (she can be very bossy in play. She will script out our whole interaction, you say this, I'll say that, etc) but we couldn't hear her properly and so we had her repeat it like 5 times and finally I looked at her mouth while she said it, (champion lip reader, hearing loss right here) and said, "OOOOOHHHHHH, sprinkler!!" and she said, "Yes, mommy, repeat after me (no lie), SWINK-UH-WUH!"
I was in stitches, because of course I repeated it exactly, and kept cracking myself up.
Finally, I hear Roxy in the back say, "I'm funny, huh, mom?"
Lately she's been asking for sweets for breakfast. EVERY day. And every day I tell her no and explain why...the other day this is what she said to me...
"Mommy, tomorrow morning I want to have pie with you and daddy."
"Well, pie isn't really a breakfast food...."
"I know," (she's always saying I know when I tell her something she clearly didn't) "tomorrow morning when it's night time, I want to have pie with you and daddy."