Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The absolute best!

Yup, that's what you guys are - the absolute best! Thanks for all your encouragement and support. We had a snow day today, so Donald didn't have a chance to redeem himself at school, but we've done a lot of talking and he has had consequences today, and I am hopeful that he will start to understand how important it is for him to do the right thing, if not all the time, then as much as possible.

I worked entirely too much today, but tomorrow is also a snow day, and I'm going to be more disciplined about stopping work when my usual work day is over - that's the problem when I work from home, I tend to overcompensate and work more than I would if I were at the office. But for now, the kids are in bed...wait, I hear voices...what are they up to?
(tiptoes up the stairs to find...)

"I'm teaching him how to play chess, Mom!" OK, let them stay up, there's no school tomorrow, after all.

So now, I'm in bed with my laptop and my new little notebook ready to catch up on some blogs! Check it out - Jason wanted a journal (NOT a diary, mind you!) and while shopping for him, I picked up this little notebook that fits in my purse and has GRAPH PAPER in it! (not to mention a hot car on the cover! I'm sure it was never meant to hold quilt ideas, but unconventional is my middle name.)

I don't know about you, but I have a million little scraps of paper with sketches of quilt block ideas from when I'm looking at blogs or perusing magazines at the library or whatever I'm doing when inspiration strikes. With this little notebook, I can keep all those ideas in one place and be ready to sketch any time, any place!


Rachel said...

I wish there was a "like" button for this post. You sound so much happier today! Your boys are wonderful and have their own personalities & strengths. Everything will be just fine. Plus, have you ever heard of a chess player getting in big trouble? Haha

I love your little notebook - with GRAPH paper :)

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh my, I carry one just like that except for the car. Yes, don't let those ideas escape!

Stray Stitches said...

Great notebook - I've not seen with graph paper. Enjoy your snow day and DON'T WORK TOO LONG!

Shay said...

Love the notebook...very cool!

I wish we had snow days here !

Nancy said...

So good to hear you sounding better today/yesterday! And chess - maybe Donald can teach his classmates what he is learning in his chess lessons from Jason. Jack takes Kid Chess after school once a week - I may have to learn a bit about it before I babysit for them Feb 24-27! I hear you all are 2 hours late tomorrow - and following snow routes. What does that mean for your boys?

Cheryl Willis said...

add a background coping strip to the top of the block so you don't lose it when when you add borders., from your drawing it looks like 1 sq should do it. I am going to have to make a few boats! cw

joe tulips said...

I thought about you as I watched the weather channel this week and wondered....did they get a snow day??
Yippie for snow days!!
I don't think I have ever seen a notebook like that, with graph paper in it. Then again, I haven't really looked either. Cool and handy.