Monday, August 17, 2009

It's That Time of Year

Thank you everyone for your incredibly kind and supportive comments on my last entry. I don't know what to say. Stitchers are easily some of the most amazing, sincere, caring, and generous people in the world! Thank you for making me feel so good!!

And thank you everyone who offered to do personal exchanges with me! I hope to make time to do one with each and every one of you in the near future. Ranae and Vonna are on my list in the coming months! I've been busy at work getting things together for those exchanges and I have to say that I am incredibly excited about it! Thank you ladies for offering to join in the fun with me!

In between organizing myself for my first exchanges, I have made a little bit of progress on "Something Sweet" from BBD. I am loving this project now as much as when I started it! I have already picked out a spot on my wall for it too! Now if only I had a lot more open time to work on this one!

These are the weeks that get a little crazy around here. I'm sure many of you commiserate with me that this time of year gets hectic. And I don't even have "school aged" children! DH works for a university, and it's move-in time and student-tech training time. That means he works some days on the weekend (like yesterday) and he works extra long week days. We miss him. I feel spoiled to have a husband that (usually) works regular work hours. These extra hours remind me not to take his (mostly) predictable schedule for granted!

On top of that, I am headed back to school myself this year. I mentioned before that I was going to start taking classes to begin working toward my BSN. Well I have 3 classes this semester starting a week from today (8/24). Biology, Statistics, and Economics. Wish me luck! This surprise came in the mail from my mom and my sister to get me ready for my new role as student! And when I finish school, it can carry stitchy projects! Lucky me!

And we decided to find a preschool program for Cuddle Bug. We are hoping to give him more social interaction with children his own age. We found him a preschool class that meets only two days a week (Tues and Thurs) for 2.5 hours (9-11:30 am). I'm hoping that will help him to open up a bit and not be so painfully shy around other kids. We will see! He starts that in September.

So we've been working hard around here. But it isn't without it's joys and celebrations! Ladybug turned 6 months old a week ago. We had a half birthday party for her and she had her first bite of "solid food." The adventure begins with that! Smeared sweet potatoes and sticky diapers. Fun! I cannot believe she's already 6 months old!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend full of crossed stitches and relaxation! Hoping you all have a great week and happy stitchy wishes!


Courtney said...

I am working toward my BSN right good luck!!

Suzanne said...

Your stitching looks great. My DH usually work regular hours, but every now and then he works late or weekends or is on-call for work. Those days can be really hard to deal with.

Good luck with your studies!

valerie said...

Great progress on your BBD and good luck with your studies. I love your new school bag.

Anonymous said...

Hope the new year will be successful for all of you. You're certainly off to a great start with love and support from your family and a beautiful bag to boot! I bet there's room for a little stitchy project in there in between the student stuff... ;o)

Brigitte said...

I wish you all the best of luck for your new start at school. With your new school bag nothing can't go wrong now, lol. How thoughtful of your mother and sister.

Cheryl said...

Great bag! How exciting you start your classes soon! What do you do with the kids when you're at school?
Caleb is 7months today- it does go quick eh?

Kathy A. said...

Back to school! Congratulations! I have such admiration for women who can accomplish this. I wish you luck! How wonderful of your family to send such a gorgeous school/project bag.

Julie M said...

Good luck in school! That bag is too cute!

Time does go by fast. My youngest is going to be a senior this year and I am having a hard time with that. It seems like just yesterday she was still climbing up on my lap for a lap sit as she called them!

Good progress on your BBD!

Michelle said...

Your BBD looks wonderful! Congrats on going back to school and now you have a fabulous bag to do it with!

Ranae said...

Oh great! Now I have to compete with Vonna's finishing, lol
Please don't compare, lol
Sweet Something is looking sweet.
Good Luck with school

Michele B. said...

I'm filled with admiration for all you are taking on - stitching and non-stitching. Hope you and Cuddle Bug both enjoy your new school experiences. And happy half birthday to Ladybug!

DaisyGirl said...

I think most everyone is trying to get back in the swing of things for school. Whether it's a new pre-K,kindergarten, elem, middle or high, college, whatever your journey is, enjoy it. I really myself should go back to school, but I need to work to pay for my boys school and future college costs.
I know Cuddle Bug will enjoy meeting and making new friends. It won't hurt, and it will help with social issues that they will need to learn to get ready for big school.
Happy 6month old to LadyBug!

Michelle said...

Wow you are going to be even busier! But even more fulfilled, that's for sure! Good luck with everything!

Sonda in OR said...

I can totally relate to finishing's not my forte either. Every once in awhile, I surprise myself. Best of luck on the BSN! You'll feel so good when you've finished! I know I will feel so good when I have, too...may that day come soon!

Carol R said...

Great BBD stitching.

Love that pink tote!

mainely stitching said...

Quickly catching up with over 3 weeks of blog posts .... Yikes! Love your stitching. And the story about 'only dogs pee on the ground' nearly had me rolling off my chair with laughter!

BeckySC said...
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BeckySC said...

Your BBD is looking great :)

I think the plural of biscornu is actually biscorni :)

Have a most love day, Kim :)
PS..sorry about the deleted comment-made a booboo :)

Lelia said...

Lovely BBD! Enjoy the day : )