I think I've become a complete homebody...I don't know if it's because I have 4 children and the thought of going to Costco or anywhere with all of them makes me cringe but lately I just do not feel like making the effort to leave the house. I know it's partly due to my new sewing "addiction" and I think about the hours I will waste shopping when I could be at home creating...I'm pathetic I know. Or how I don't want to struggle to find something that might fit me right now since I keep saying I'm going to go on a diet or start exercising but never manage to do either. The thing that bothers me the most with that whole issue is I actually have to make an effort now to lose weight. I think after you turn 30 it all of a sudden gets a lot harder. And my problem is not that I gain weight during pregnancy (because I do gain a little but this last one I actually lost more than I gained since I was puking everyday - the others were bad but not AS bad) but that I gain it after. During my pregnancy everything makes me sick so after I think I eat since I've been utterly deprived for 9 months. And it's not like I need to lose a lot of weight but a good 10-15 lbs. wouldn't hurt me at all. Sorry to go on and on about weight. This has nothing to do with the begininning part of my post - I think I'm mentally trying to gear myself up to start exercising this afternoon when hubby comes home.
I even bought myself some new running shoes and since soccer season (yes, mommies play too) starts in mid-September I need to get in shape now so I'm not begging for a sub after playing for 5 minutes!
Ok enough about weightloss and exercising..onto more interesting topics.....
So anyway I think I'm being forced out of my home today since eventually we will need to start school again (that's a great thing about homeschooling - you feel a little rebellious because you can start school whenever you want to!). I'm making up my list for Walmart (sadly there are no Targets in Hawaii...or other wonderful stores that you on the mainland are lucky enough to have) and want to get there before the school items are all gone or no longer on sale. I actually haven't even cracked open my teacher's manual since I got it back in May so I need to look around it and see if there's anything we need for the first few weeks of school. This year I am tackling teaching Kindergarten to son #2 so this could be quite a challenge. He tends to march to the beat of his own little drum :-) - we'll see soon enough how it's going to work out.
On to crafting news...yesterday I sewed together the makings of a quilt for above son. I sewed while watching the most wonderful movie ever.... I must say I have a huge "crush" on Colin Firth - I don't know what it is and he is just so wonderfully akward in this movie (and most other movies I've seen him in too). So that was how I spent the day yesterday..of course there was lots of pausing (so as not to neglect the children) but I managed to squeeze out some quilt squares. I used this as a guide of some sorts and I'll have to lay them all out and see if any of the squares actually go together - right now I'm a bit unsure. My poor hubby - dinner turned out to be chicken soft tacos - not very original but it was all I could throw together since I had spent most of the day sewing. I'll try and snap some pics later so you can see the squares before they are all sewn up - it actually came together much quicker than I thought - especially since I wasn't alone sewing yesterday.
Ok so I'm off to stop a pillow fight and enforce some chores so we can get a move on...if only mommy would get off the computer things would progress much faster.