Sunday, August 31, 2008


I asked my sister-in-law to capture some picture of me while I am still pregnant. I thought I

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Wal-Mart Experience

On Monday night after our unsuccessful FHE I had to run quickly to Wal-Mart to purchase milk and some stuff for our dog. Anyhow, I was also reminded by my hubby that we needed bagels. I did not want to make my quick visit to Wal-Mart to turn into my weekly shopping day, but since I was there I was going to bring as much as I could home. I did not last very long at Wal-Mart because my bladder started to act up. I left my shopping cart in an isle with the intention to return to it after I went to the lady's room. I got to the lady's room and it was packed. I picked the wrong day to Wal-Mart, the day before school starts. I decided that I needed to return to my cart quickly and check out. I ran to my shopping cart, and proceeded to join the self-check out lane. As I waited my turn (anxiously), I was observing this family. They were in another self-check out lane. They were checking out tons of stuff, my first thought was: it must be faster to check out, out of the self-check out lane than from a regular registrar. Not too long after I was standing in the lane I realized why this family of four (mom, dad, and two teenage young daughters) were checking out in the self-check out lane. As it turns out it is easier to steal from a self-check out lane. I saw one of the girls scan a piece of fabric, and then proceeded to skip the scanning of two other pieces of fabric. The scanning machine went bazurks saying something like "Unidentified object found in the bags!!" I glanced at the parents and the girls and they pretended that everything was just fine. I came home and told Brad what I had just witnessed and he suggested that I say something. I guess I am not one of those very strong souls that speaks their mind, but I think I will have to from now on. I know it is not easy, but I guess I will have to build myself with courage and say something when I witness someone or something being wronged.
I just could not believe that the parents were fine with their daughter's behavior. Talk about thieves in the making.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Crafts for our Super Saturday

Here is the final decision on the Super Saturday Crafts.

Polymer Clay Magnets/ Pendants

We have a set of four coasters and a trivet.

A super cute fence post reversible pumpkin for the fall and Halloween.

An FHE Board

Friday, August 15, 2008

Domestic Engineer

I was filling out a medical form for my hemotologist office and it requested the information on occupation. I thought it would be funny to throw in some humor and I listed my occupation as a Domestic Engineer. Needless to say tha my doc found it very funny. I guess people don't realize how much work it takes to be an at stay home mom until they do it. This past two weeks I have been under the weather trying to recover from a UTI, and I have not been able to get to my house chores as I would like to. I just take a look around the house and the food my family consumes when I am out of it and it is pretty scary. Brad lives on grahm crackers and frosting, and little Bradley is hooked on cheerios. Awful things happen when you are not yourself. Then little Bradley totally gets off his sleeping schedule. Anyhow, once mom recovers she never truly recovers because she spends another week or so trying to put baby back on schedule and trying to keep the house clean or as clean as it can get it. Anyhow, I just thought I would share this with you, because it made my MD laugh. Sometimes we don't think people even read those medical forms, but he did.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Super Saturday Crafts

So some ladies in our ward want an FHE Board for our Super Saturday. This is what I came up with. It is still not a finished product, but I am working maybe ordering vinyl letting for the board instead of stickers. Also the magnets would be personalized with black and white images of the family members.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dumpster Diving

About two years ago I developed a bad reputation of dumpster diving. It all started when my gay neighbors were throwing out heaps of beautiful Christmas decorations. I just could not believe the amount of great things they were throwing out. I found a fancy wine bottle opener which was never used, and I gave to my neighbor because I had no use for it. Anyhow, since then Brad has called me his dumpster diver. I have to say that I had been good for a little bit, until the other day I found this plastic bin for Bradley toys. It had not tears, and to my surprise it had tons of little hot wheels for him. The bin as just dusty and I cleaned it. I was thinking about using the bin for storing office supplies but instead I gave it to little Bradley.

Then about a week ago, someone put out this little dresser, and I just could not resist. I brought it home, it was a pine stain color, beautiful, but I wanted something more conservative, so I painted dark brown and replaced the drawer's knobs. Now I am using it to hold some of Brad's office supply. Check it out.