Thursday, October 4, 2007


The calm before the weekend we have a huge party in the house; complete with visiting relatives from out of town. I am very excited about having my parents in. I love it when they are with me. My son is back to school since his poison oak incident. He doesn't look normal but, I don't think he would scare the other kids. This weekend will be spent cleaning. Everyone will be in on it, even my husband although he doesn't realize it yet.

I was finally able to get back to my "drawing room." I am starting a new series of angel paintings. The first one will be for my daughters room but, I will be taking orders after that. The painting will be portrait of an angel to watch over my kids and our dog "Love" will also be in the painting. We had to put her to sleep last year and none of us has gotten over it yet. I think it will be comforting to her to think that Love is watching over her while she sleeps.

I am also toying with an idea for a colored pencil portrait to copy and give to relatives for the Christmas. Just a hint we are big Pittsburgh Steeler fans.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Thanks for all the well wishes. The poison oak is still impeding our lives. Yesterday was horrible. My son woke up with his face completely swollen and his eye shut. It was quite a sight. His sisters cried when they saw him. He was in good humor though. I took him right to the doctor and she gave him a prescription that will work in three days. Until then we are struggling through. My legs are gruesome and swollen as well. Today we are a better but, are looking forward to our full recovery.

My son is his normal active mood. We came up with a great easy game today that WAHMs can use to stay in shape and interact with your kids. We played "chase." I took a bouquet of flowers (it can be anything though) and my son chased me all around the house trying to get them back. We mixed it up a little by jumping over things and hiding and jumping out at each other. You would be surprised how it got my heart beating. He has a blast!!!! It was a lot of fun. If you did it for 15 mins. twice a day, it would be a great cardio workout. We even put some obstacles in the way to make it an even better workout.