Tuesday, January 3, 2012

High and Lows, first one of 2012

So, part of the whole New Years resolution thang is that I want to be a better, more regularly posting blogger. Which means that I'll be doing my Highs and Lows every Monday. Ignore the fact that I'm a day late. Oops.

Life, Crafts and Whatever

Let's start off with the lows, so we can end off with the highs, shall we? 

  • Lover, Ava and I have been dealing with a cold all week. I'm pretty sure that Lover and I have just been passing it back and forth. I was sick two weeks ago, he was sick last week, and starting Sunday I started feeling icky again. Coughing, runny nose, my head feels fat. It sucks. 
  • I managed to fall off the ladder when I was doing the touch up paint on my bedroom wall. I thought I was on the bottom rung and went to step down. But I was on the second to bottom rung. The ladder was close to the side wall, so I ended up falling into the wall, jacked up my elbow, scraped off some skin through my thick hoodie. And dropped the touch up paint container on the floor, spilling white paint all over our carpet. Oh, and you're asking, "Where was her plastic tarp to protect the carpet?" Yeah, I wasn't using it. I figured "Oh, I'm just doing a tiny area, I don't need it." Frack. 
  • I am officially sick of making pillows. I used to think Etsy shops were insane for going on "vacation" mode. I mean, why would you turn down the chance to make money? But now I totally get it. Today I'm making pillows 30 and 31 within the past two weeks. 

  • My bedroom stenciled wall is officially finished! I will be doing a blog post about it soon enough, but it's gorgeous, and totally worth a banged up elbow. 
  • When I was being a dumbass lazy and not using the plastic tarp and spilling paint all over the carpet, I screamed for hubby to come help me clean. He runs in, I'm screaming about the paint and spazzing out, and he makes eye contact with me and says "Are YOU okay?" No worries for the possibly ruined carpet, just wanted to make sure I was okay. That's amazing. I was once the passenger in a car that was rear ended by someone driving 35 MPH before (and had my 2 year old in the backseat), and the driver not once asked us if we were okay, just got out to survey the car damage and scream at the other driver. So someone who immediately is more concerned about your safety than material things is something to be celebrated and appreciated. 
  • Lover and I have finally found time to catch up on Dexter. We've been so busy lately, with his freelance and my etsy stuff that we haven't had any time to watch TV at night. While his freelance is a welcome addition to our income, I was missing our time together at night.
  • Etsy sales. Yes, I put this in my lows, but it's also a major high. I'm a SAHM, and Lover works so hard at this job and freelance so I can stay home with the girls. So it's wonderful to feel like I'm contributing to the finances. 
  • I didn't have to punch my computer or throw it off a cliff! For a week or so, I couldn't upload pictures anywhere. Couldn't attach them to an email, upload them to FB or Blogger, nothing. I'd open the attachment screen, it'd immediately close. Lover took it to work, and a guy up there was able to fix it. For someone who uploads stuff constantly, it was a huge hassle to have to upload them from iPhoto to Flickr to blogger, but thankfully, it's all fixed now. 
  • My 8 year old is such a pleasure to be around lately. We've had a hard couple of months, but the last couple of weeks has been awesome. I hope that going back to school today doesn't bring back the "Bad Arielle". 
  • Okay, I sucked at doing Highs and Lows last week, so forgive me that this High was over a week ago. Christmas of course was wonderful, the girls received too much stuff (but in our defense, they didn't get any "big" gifts like bikes or Leappads or anything, so they got a ton of small/medium stuff). I found a site online where you can do a personalized video for your child, where Santa will say their name, show pictures of them, etc. The looks on the girls faces were PRICELESS. 
  • Got an email from a reader, telling me she felt silly for writing me, but wanted to tell me how much she loves my blog. Seriously, NEVER feel silly for emailing someone to tell them that. It totally made my day, no joke. 
So I think that's it. Boom. 


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Sam | Away She Went said... [Reply to comment]

I love the one about your hubby asking if you are okay and not immediate freaking about the carpet. Oh, and I love Dexter too! Have you guys watched this season yet? It's soooo good!

Ness said... [Reply to comment]

I have been so remiss in reading and getting back to you. I was the one with the question on how to deal with Styrofoam for my Chrismon wreath. I finally found a glue that was Styrofoam friendly and decorated all 50 Chrismons either by covering with gold glitter or outlining in glitter. I bought a ginormous grapevine wreath, covered it in white lights, made hooks and attached ribbon to the back of each ornament so the Chrismons looked like they were glued onto the wreath. I have pictures but no knowledge on how to post them in a comment. Your encouragment kept me from circular filing the whole project. I promise to be a more faithful reader and commenter in 2012. Have a phenomenal day Jennifer!

Janice said... [Reply to comment]

Oh crap! A Highs and Lows! Now I have to get my butt moving and post! And my christmas-candy-inflated butt isn't moving too fast...But I'll see what I can do. :)

Glad you weren't hurt bad and that you didn't screw up the wall you'd worked on so hard! That's what I would have managed to do. And can't wait til you show picture of your wall. Looks like it must be gorgeous.

Tannis said... [Reply to comment]

I just noticed your new picture of you on your blog! Great photo!

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

Dude, Jake is wicked good people.
I'm really happy to hear about your sweet little darlin girl, Arielle. She's good people, too.

CindeeQ said... [Reply to comment]

Ha! I just spit coffee on my monitor... your last line,

or Zombies will eat your face!


I have a 12 year old who is obsessed with zombies. We just had this conversation on the way to school yesterday-

Zane: Mom, if zombie's attack us, I know how to survive because I read the Zombie Survival Guide. The first rule is NEVER go to the police station, because everyone goes to the police station!

Me: that is good to know, son. I am sticking with you if it happens!

So darn funny!

Thanks for the laugh--

Janice said... [Reply to comment]

Does the rule "Better late than never" apply to linking up to parties? I'm not sure it does because by now everyone has already read your post so no one will ever notice that I did link, but in the spirit of the new year I thought I'd follow through on my comment to post. :)

I'm very glad you are still doing this. It always helps my mindset to think back over the week and do a Highs and Lows post. Always. I really hope that even if I stop blogging that I will keep up this idea. And I'm so going to introduce it at the dinner table with my kids when they're old enough to participate.

Oh, and I love to read yours. It's like we got a quick chat on the phone every week. :)

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