Apr 7, 2011

Crazy busy!

I have not been able to post for a few days. Mostly because I have a wholesale order of 45 pairs of shoes that I have to get done by Monday. I have been staying up until 2 and 3am most nights to finish it. However, it is paying for our family trip to Hawaii so we don't have to touch our tax return. So I guess it's worth it. That's my pep talk to myself at 1am.
"Hawaii...Hawaii, you can push through for another hour! Sew, sew, sew!"
I would like to take a moment and just mention that I have to sew on 52 teeny tiny ruffles tonight. I counted. 13 pairs of Charlotte shoes, 2 ruffles per shoe, makes a whole lot of headache. Then I have to sew on teeny tiny bows with seed beads.


Now that that's out of my system...

Not only are my eyes propped open with toothpicks, but I took time to take Hunter to his first t-ball game of the season among other daily tasks that have nothing to do with sewing. He's so adorable and he's playing so much better this year.
My children look totally cute in these photos, but in reality, I've probably had the most hair-pulling week ever with them. Tessa has been a clingy grump all week. She has her moments of adorable cuteness, but most of the time she's been a clinging sobbing mess. Hunter is going through a phase where I feel like I am retraining many of the things I thought he had had down pat in the last year. Just when you think you can congratulate yourself for being an awesome mom with the super obedient children, they pull a 180 on you and you feel like you are starting from scratch all over again. Surprise! I am a humble woman this week. It's not been my week.I look totally happy here with Tessa, but in reality, there's probably a nervous twitch going in my eye. Or maybe that's just the super annoying bangs that I am trying to grow out. I have almost cut them about 50 bajillion times but have resisted the urge. Just a half inch more and they'll fit behind the ears.
By the time Tone got home a couple days ago, I felt like a wound up clinging sobbing mess. I haven't cried yet though. Just lost my temper about a bajillion times which makes me feel worse. The time I came closest to tears was when Tessa was screaming to nurse and wouldn't eat any food. For like the whole day. We are still having a really hard time getting her to eat solids and she's almost 10 months old. It's a 50/50 shot and she'll only eat very few things. My milk is going though and I can't provide enough for her and so she's starving some days. I refuse to nurse every two hours at this point, but sometimes resort to it when I can't get her to eat anything at all. I finally had to leave the room and Tone force fed her. He was so patient and nice that I almost cried in the other room listening to them. She was so much happier though after that with her tummy full. My awesome husband has totally taken over in the last couple of days, especially Tuesday when I just couldn't handle the constant bombardment of kids anymore. He's fantastic. He even managed to finish the four poster bed today that he's been making me for weeks now. He carefully handcrafted the whole thing out of cherry wood. It's so beautiful. My project for the summer is to completely redo our room and I'll take pictures as I go. He's asleep in it right now while I am writing a quick post before getting back to sewing.

Today I wanted to try out my Silhouette machine, but barely got any time with all the demands of children and sewing. I managed to squeak out a small project with the kids decorating the covers of their drawing books for the airplane ride to Hawaii. I'll post more on that later. I will say though, the way it cuts is pretty amazing.

Last week I got to sit outside for a few minutes while Tessa was napping (something else she has not done well in the last week), and read my copy of "Flea Market Style", drink some tea, and eat sugary treat. Heaven, even if it was 10 minutes only.
I don't see this happening again until I am on the beach in Hawaii.
Please don't ask me when the shop is opening again. Let's just say when I have a moment to breathe. Perhaps at the end of April.
Ok, back to sewing on teeny tiny ruffles.......


  1. Bless you! I hope you're able to complete the order soon and that the time flies by. Hawaii will be worth it!

    I can't wait to see the bed and your room redo!

  2. I hear you! I totally think that kids & babies take their cues from us, even when we wish they wouldn't. When we're tired and cranky (and wish that THEN of all times we had perfect children), they end up being tired and cranky along with us - making the whole house a mess. :P My grandma has a magnet on her fridge that's so true: "When mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." I'll be praying for you! When rest returns, so will sanity and more reasonable children (and maybe even more milk!). God will provide grace for your time of need.

  3. That was a wise comment from Sarah, so hold on to that. Oh, and of course, the promise of Hawaii is only a few days away!