Empty out the pots and pans cupboard, toss in a couple wooden spoons, a screaming baby, and you're good! What is funny is when the older ones get involved. I think they were more into it than he was.
Whatever the case may be, it keeps them entertained long enough for me to finish a couple of things.
I've been working endless hours on getting my diapers right. And then...my master pattern disappears. Are you serious, I say to myself. I had to use one of my partially made ones to draft another pattern. So I guess technically it's my own pattern, which I love endlessly and for which I cannot lose again or I may lose my mind:) It helps to have the pattern for the product that your trying to sell, and for which your tester buddy has tried out and pointed out kinks as well as "goods". They fit Matthew great also, and it's saved us a bundle on having to purchase more diapers. They can start at $10 and just go up from there. I've even see some for $35. Now...you do get what you pay for. However, I can't justify spending $35 on a diaper. So I find cute fabric and make my own!
Around the holidays there is usually a craft-type fair on base where you can reserve a table to sell your stuff. I'm seriously considering it this year. I just need to get all the details and really bust my butt to get enough done that I can take it with me and have enough to fill a table. I'm open to ideas and suggestions.
All the pot-banging and diaper sewing aside, things have been pretty quiet around here. My headaches have finally ceased. Thank the Lord! I thought I was going to spend the rest of my days wearing sunglasses and popping pills all day. The test for my pituitary function came back normal, so that is an excellent thing. I'm assuming that it was migraines. Better that than the alternative! I got the flu about a week ago...and it seems that when the flu came, the head aches went away. I won't complain.
Life comes up and we get off our schedule of school work and such. Too many extra activities going on as well. (And time being sick in bed!) It's hard to do the things you have to do when you are filling up all your time with extra's. In the spring...we're only doing one activity each. I like being home and having things to do around the house. I'm a homebody. So are my kids. They tend to grumble and moan when we have to go somewhere, so I can't wait till all these things are done for the holidays.
I'd like to sit on the porch with a cup of tea and stare out at the trees and birds without having to think, "What am I forgetting that we're supposed to be doing?"