I realized how slow I've been on the hobbying end of this blog lately... Oh so weak! My original goal was to blog eat least 3 times per week and, well, any of you who are reading on a regular basis have seen the decline in the number of posts. I'm sure you've also noticed the decline in hobby material and the increase in the mommy stuff. Adding the 15-20 hours of professional work really cuts into the creative time. Thankfully I like the job or I'd be in a scary bad state of mind. A few more weeks of work and then I'll be off until mid-August. Ahhh the creativity & productivity will return... I hope!
Let me give you some of the latest mommy...
Saturday was a gorgeous day and the whole family was able to get out and enjoy it. There was happy play and some yard work-- mulching, weeding, etc. Bike riding on the driveway, examination of the herb garden, inspection of the hedges, arborvitae and rhododendron planted last year. Little Mr. I'm Five requested a hot dog dinner picnic on the deck. HobbyHubby headed right to the store for the supplies which also included chips and dip, something we don't indulge on all that often.
Sunday we sent the boys to church and Little Miss Finally Four and I headed south to see my parents. My mom is doing so much better, still weak, but better none the less!
Yesterday I took the little people Claytopia (the local paint your own pottery place) ans we made some birthday gifts for my parents. It was great fun and the little people just thought it was the best thing ever.
Today we went for ice cream at the Dairy Queen and then headed to check out the local beach which has recently been redone. A bit of time on the playground rounded out the trip. Such a treat!
Now for some of the hobby...
Any of you seen the new Artful Blogging? Simple Sparrow is featured in this issue as well as Whip Up. How wonderful for these bloggers! Artful Blogging is a really lovely magazine. Inside each issue you'll find beautiful pictures, well written posts & articles, and even the paper used is fine. It is a bit expensive, but you'll find very few advertisements and if you like blogs, this has only the best inside!
I've been knitting a bit on my latest Lucy Bag, started sometime in March. I've also been working on lining up so many new sewing projects that I can't seem to get any sewing done! YIKES! I took a trip to the JoAnn's for some notions the other day. Yes, notions I might need for things I might want to make some time when I might not want to go to the store! What an addiction these hobby life brings...