Monday, August 31, 2009

(No) Baby, (Almost) Bean Bags, and (Mixed Feelings About) School

I have so much to say today!

Baby first: she was due yesterday. She is not here yet. Phooey. I'm going to see the doctor in a couple of hours for my weekly appointment. Hopefully something magical will happen.

Secondly: If you are waiting for the bean bag tutorial please don't lose faith in me! I kind of had no idea anybody really saw or even liked the t-shirt bag tutorial until some of you mentioned it to me in person or I heard through the grapevine, so I wasn't in much of a hurry to get the bean bags done. Then today after our morning walk Kelsey asked me when I was going to put up the bean bag tutorial and I realized that people read my blog who don't leave comments. Anyway, so if you are one of those lovely quiet people who are sitting around with your t-shirt sleeves waiting to learn how to make wonderful alphabet bean bags with them, I promise I have not forsaken you! I'm just not done yet. But I'm close. And I'm a heck of a lot closer since Jenny donated a bucket full of pinto beans (from 1973) to the project. Thanks Jenny! Perhaps I'll finish those today and then the rest of you can all enjoy pinto beans on your floor as well.

Third: School started today! ("If I knew your name and address I would send you a boquet of newly sharpened pencils." I didn't really know how to fit that in to this part, but that's what I always think of when school starts. I think I'll skip sniffing tape though. "I'm sure you have no idea what I'm talking about." Okay, okay. I'll stop having a conversation with myself now.) Well, I know a lot of you moms out there have already started your children back in school, but I'm talking about my husband being back in school. BYU's fall semester started again today. I have two feelings about this: 1. Whoo-hoo! Another semester under way; another semester closer to being finished! 2. Bryan has homework again. Lonely me. Also, let me just say that, while I am extremely glad that I graduated already and am done with college and having to hike to class and worry about getting homework done, I am a little bummed that I don't get to enjoy the rush of starting a new semester. It's fun to get excited about all the things you're going to learn. Perhaps, though, I'm even more bummed that I didn't get to buy school supplies. Anyway, I think I'll just be satisfied to keep learning from reading books and fun crafty things from blog tutorials and such. Oh, and learning how to keep another human being alive.

8 comments:

alee said...

I read your blog even though I don't always leave comments.

I too was sad for school to start this year...I mean, I kind of was last year, but I was planning a wedding and that helped to distract me. At least Nick isn't in school and I am not...that wouldn't be fun! (It will happen soon enough anyway)

Happy crafting and waiting while watching the happenings of The Shop Around The Corner :)

Polly said...

I'm a little sad that school is starting again too...and that we're still in California...but come December...we're OUTTA HERE!! And back in school somewhere else...either because Eric will have a teaching job or he'll be working on his teaching credential.

Kathy Haynie said...

Mark and I started back to teacher work week here in Oregon today. It was good to be back doing work I love, with wonderful colleagues, but I will miss all our summer playtime.

Holly Mayer said...

MMM we don't start school til the 10th . I wonder why it is so different?

lauren said...

Hurry up baby! I hope she's as cute as the curly headed stick figure I drew of her back in the day camp days ;).

Breezy said...

baby is here now, right?!?!?!?!?! Update and WITH pictures as soon as you have a moment :)

Nancy said...

Your t-shirt bag tutorial was so fun. Keep it up, and let us know when your gal really does make her appearance!

Katie said...

Ahem... check out the private family blog.