Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I now have a High Schooler!!!! ACK!


Oh dear.... Yesterday I learned just how old I am. My oldest is going to be in HIGH SCHOOL next year. Say what? She was just 6, right? Well she turned 14 this year. Holy cow!

Yesterday was her 8th Grade Promotion. They had a very nice ceremony. The kids wore their class t-shirts and jeans. They entered kind of like you would at graduation. There was a slide show of baby photos and then recent photos of them. Then the band, orchestra, and choir performed. Finally they got certificates and well wishes on to the next phase of their school career.

It kind of freaked me out when I realized that she's the class of 2021. That just so happens to be exactly 20 years after we graduated (hubby and me). We were class of 2001. I was 19 the year Tbug was born. I was 17 when I graduated. That means I'll be 37 when she graduates. HOLY CRAP! I think I'm getting old. Or she is. Or we all are. I can't believe she'll be in high school next year.

Don't mind me while I sit over here in the corner and cry my eyes out.

So this year, one of the milestones in her life that I know of was she had her first boyfriend. Her mom asked her what that meant because they never hung out, they just talked at school, on the phone, and via text, but still... remember those first crushes and those first boyfriends.

He broke up with her recently because they, "had nothing in common." I guess she went home and cried her eyes out for 2 hours and decided it wasn't worth it and she wasn't going to date anyone for a long time. Unfortunately the 3 times of the year that relationships in school end are Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Summer Vacation so I kind of anticipated it happening but hoped for the better. Sadly it came true. Although that might make her daddy a little happier.

She goes to a fairly small school so I hope she doesn't settle. I keep telling her don't settle and don't let boys get in the way of your future. She wants to go to vet school so she has a lot of years ahead of her. I just keep telling her not to let those dumb boys get in the way of her future.

Anyway, now I have a freshman on my hands. I think I'm seriously going to go curl up in a ball and cry a bit. I should have said bawl a bit... haha.

Tbug,
Your dad and I are so proud of you. Here's to a great 4 years of high school. Make the most of it! The rest will follow! You'll do great and we'll be here every step of the way. I'm also good at proofreading/writing English papers. Keep that in mind :). haha



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thunder


So far his name is Thunder. We're still working on a registered AQHA name, but for now we call him Thunder. Why? Because he was born during a thunderstorm while I was in Cozumel. I woke up on Friday the 12th to the first photo. Now... to come up with a registered name!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Quilt Block 17 & 18

Today was Monday. Typically I LOVE Monday's because that means that Abug and I get to go and hang out with grandma, but for some reason today was different. I guess I knew it was a Monday. I struggled. I was grouchy and grumpy and everything else. I'm sorry I grumbled! Gosh.

So Grandma kept Abug entertained by making her a new "purse" even though she brought one with her.

As you can see Abug loves her great grandma and I see the feeling is mutual!

So to add to my frustration (wonder if I should have started that with sew... haha) grandma's sewing machine quit working. It already had quirks but something happened and it died. So we had to use the old Singer. When I got there Grandma said I'd love this sewing machine. I anything but loved it. I spent more time trying to make it work for me or fixing my mistakes because I wasn't paying attention than I did sewing.

This machine kept losing the top string. It kept getting the top string stuck in the bottom. I just was not having luck in my favor. A block that should have taken maybe an hour took me like 2 1/2 hours. I was already frustrated and add to that and it just wasn't a good/fun Monday. I'm so happy I was able to go and spend time with Grandma. I was happy that Abug can spend time with Grandma. Nothing makes me happier and that outweighs the frustrating Monday I experienced by far!

Grandma picked out these block colorings. After Quilt block 9 and the fact there is sooooo much orange polka dot, we had to try and incorporate some of that in. I think we may modify quilt block 9, we discussed how today, but there will still be orange polka dot so this helps incorporate that into the rest of the quilt.

And here we go, another laid out picture. I know I say this every week, but I really do need to lay it out on a floor!


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