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Runs for Cookies: Saturday Morning Pictures


These have been meant to be Friday Evening Pictures–a week in the past!–but higher late than by no means. A lot of the pictures I’ve on my telephone are of current tasks I’ve labored on. I will put these in a separate publish although. I have been actually into stitching currently, and it has been so chilly exterior (we had frost on the bottom yesterday!) that I have never been motivated to work on outside issues. I *want* to wash the storage; throughout the winter, we simply toss issues in there to place away within the spring.

It has been an emotional week. Final weekend, only a few miles from me, a girl was driving drunk at about 3:00 within the afternoon and drove her automotive proper into the aspect of a ship clubhouse. The place there was CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY occurring. She hit and injured 15 folks and two youngsters died–siblings, ages 4 and eight years. An older sibling and mother are nonetheless hospitalized and there was a candlelight vigil on the boat membership final evening.

Would not that simply rip your coronary heart into items? I’ve ZERO sympathy for that girl and I hope she rots in jail (she is presently out on $1.5 million bond). She has taken no duty and has proven no regret. She was going so quick via the car parking zone that she went 25 toes INTO THE BUILDING earlier than her automotive stopped. And that was after she’d hit a parked automotive shortly beforehand. I’m merely devastated for these youngsters and households that not solely have been injured, however there to witness it! There is no such thing as a getting back from that form of trauma. 

Okay, I’ve thought of it a lot this week that I would like to maneuver on for now. It is horrific and I am unable to cease interested by that poor mother who misplaced two of her youngsters and now has an enormous restoration ahead–both her and her 11-year outdated son had extreme accidents.

I believed I had much more pictures than this, however that is most likely due to all of the pictures I took for the baseball workforce. Talking of baseball, Eli determined to go away the workforce. He’d been taking part in baseball since he was three years outdated! Nonetheless, the varsity coach form of sucked all of the enjoyable out of the sport for him (and a number of other different youngsters) and he determined he’d slightly spend the time at work to save lots of up for a automotive. Eli stated it had been on his thoughts continuous and he put a variety of thought into whether or not he needed to proceed taking part in; as soon as he made the choice and informed his coach, he stated it felt like an enormous reduction. He appears happier and his temper is so a lot better! I did not understand how a lot it had been affecting him.

Anyway, listed below are just a few pictures which were hanging out on my digicam roll…

When Luke and Riley have been at Brian’s one weekend, we went over there to see them. They’ve this play gear that hangs in a doorway (a swing and these rings beneath). I used to be attempting to explain to Riley how she might most likely do a backflip with the rings and I wasn’t doing an excellent job explaining… so I made a decision to reveal for her, hahaha. I hadn’t tried it since I used to be a child, and I had no thought if I used to be going to fall and break my again, however I managed to do it. And it was so enjoyable! Riley took this image of me whereas I used to be hanging the wrong way up.

The youngsters have been leaving the next day for Texas (only a brief journey with Brian) so there wasn’t time for me to take them to Barnes & Noble for Luke’s birthday custom. I’m going to take him the following time they’re right here, however within the meantime, I had gotten him a ebook that I used to be planning to purchase since earlier than he was ever even conceived. It is a ebook by Dr. Seuss referred to as “My E book About Me” (Amazon affiliate hyperlink), and it is a fill-in-the-blank ebook for youths to fill in. My mother and father obtained one for every of my siblings and me, which we stuffed out once we have been about six or seven years outdated. Luke simply turned seven, so I believed it was an excellent time. (That is severely a unbelievable present for a 5-7 yr outdated! I nonetheless have the one I stuffed out. Possibly I will dig it out and publish a few of it.)

Right here, Luke was beginning to fill out the ebook. I observed he was writing together with his left hand and I stated, “Luke, I did not know you have been left-handed! Do you at all times write with that hand?” and he stated, “No, I can write with each fingers” and he switched to his proper hand and continued. BAHAHA.

In the meantime, Riley took every of us (Jerry, my mother, Brian, and me) upstairs individually to 1) fashion our hair, and a couple of) make us a reputation tag. I want I had gotten an image of my hair! She put a variety of spray-in conditioner in it and slicked it down on my head and put a bow on high. It was… not my common look. Ha! Often, after I inform the children I’ve to go away, Riley jumps in my arms and asks me to remain longer. This time, I stated, “Riley, we’re going to have to go out in a couple of minutes” and he or she replied with zero hesitation, “You have to take out that bow!” The youngsters are SO humorous; I want they did not develop a lot between every go to.

Jerry and I went to Goodwill at some point and we shopped round by ourselves earlier than assembly up on the checkout space. I noticed this Buddies mug (what an awkwardly formed mug!) and I knew I *had* to purchase it for Jerry with out him seeing it. I tucked it below some garments in my cart after which completely forgot about it till we have been on the checkout. It went one thing like this:

Jerry: “You bought the mug!”

Me: “What do you imply?” (realizing then that I meant to cover it and forgot)

Jerry: “I used to be going to purchase that Buddies mug and conceal it from you!”

Me: “That is what I used to be doing for you!”

So, we had every seen it and Jerry simply left it on the shelf till he might return for it with out me seeing. When he went again, it was gone. As a result of it was in my cart, haha. I believe I will plant some cat grass in it.

Do you ever get the sensation you are being watched? 😉

Might Duck look any extra evil?

Jerry was DYING to get his fingers on one in all these ghost lure popcorn buckets from the discharge of the brand new Ghostbusters film. As quickly as they have been obtainable, he drove to a theater about an hour away with the intention to purchase one. Then he went again two extra occasions to get the smaller sized ones to ship to Luke and Riley. They offered out tremendous quick, however he managed to get them.

Jerry, Eli, and I went to see Ghostbusters. Not like Star Wars, I truly do like Ghostbusters (nothing like Jerry does, however I believe it is a cute nostalgic film). 

My dad requested if I might make a pecan pie for Easter. I’ve made them 1,000,000 times–my dad loves my pecan pies–but one thing SO ODD occurred this time. I don’t know why, but it surely hyped up throughout baking(?!) and the feel was completely off. I’m a self-admitted horrible baker, however I make a killer pecan pie; this was so unusual! My dad stated it nonetheless tasted good although.

I lastly made one thing with the Buddies cloth that I might gotten. I had deliberate to make Jerry and I matching pajama pants, however I believed this could be extra enjoyable. These are backrest pillows and so they’re SO comfortable. Jerry and I haven’t got a headboard, so they’re good for sitting up in mattress (normally we simply stack a bunch of pillows on high of one another). 

I have been on a very good sleep schedule (lights out at 9:00 pm) and it has been understanding nice, BUT I get up method too early. I actually assume my physique solely desires six hours of sleep as a result of it is virtually unimaginable to sleep longer than that. So, I normally find yourself waking up at round 3:00 and I attempt to keep in mattress till 4:00. So, I’ve began studying my Kindle earlier than I even step foot away from bed.

Means again within the late 90’s, I learn a ebook referred to as “The Present of Concern” by Gavin De Becker (Amazon affiliate hyperlink) after seeing him talk about the ebook on Oprah. It was SO fascinating to me and I carried a variety of the into with me all through the years. The ebook was partly the rationale I selected psychology for my main in faculty. I do not know what prompted me to need to learn it once more, however I began it and was sucked in instantly. It is about listening to your instinct and the way the tiniest particulars can predict somebody’s conduct. I extremely suggest that everybody learn this–especially ladies.

When Jerry and I have been at Goodwill, I noticed a pair of pants with this tag and I believed the tag was so cute! I have been saving some tags to placed on a bag one in all as of late, so I have been paying extra consideration to them. I did not need to purchase these only for the tag, so I no less than took an image.

I made some severe progress placing my denims quilt again collectively. I completed the quilt high and I really like the way it seems to be. Nonetheless, I began quilting it and it seems to be horrible now. I’m simply not lower out to be a quilter! I believed the toughest half can be stitching via the thick layers however that wasn’t an issue at all–I’ve sewn via rather more than this earlier than. Nonetheless, the quilt high form of bunches up whereas I am stitching (even with a strolling foot) and after studying about it, I believe it is as a result of the backing was too taut. So, it will look homely, however that is what I really like a lot about denim–I believe it seems to be finest when it is form of messy. So this quilt goes to have character! 😉 I will publish a pic when it’s very finished.

After I was feeling unhappy after listening to in regards to the drunk driver, I checked out a bunch of “eye bleach” memes (mainly, actually candy and healthful memes/quotes to make me smile). I actually preferred this little story:

I took this image of Chick yesterday–he was SO out of it. He is so chill; the polar reverse of Duck, who has as a lot anxiousness as I do. Peas in a pod, me and Duck.

Duck was digging via some issues I’ve in my evening desk, and I grabbed my telephone to take a video of him. As quickly as I began it, he sensed I used to be there after which leapt towards me to take a look at my telephone. It reveals his “curious” look very nicely.

I discovered this neck tie at Goodwill and I cherished it. I purchased it with the intention to use the material on something–haven’t determined what yet–because it was too distinctive to not. I really like {that a} 13-year outdated boy designed it for the Save the Youngsters Fund group.

That is all I’ve obtained for now. Have an amazing weekend! xo

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