Sunday, March 15, 2009

It really is the thought that counts

Tonight I had some wonderful friends bring me out for dinner. We had an amazing time, laughing and talking. I havne't laughed that hard in a LONG time. I had left the kids at home to watch a Jon and Kate plus 8 marathon that Haley was excited about. I have to admit that I was gone longer than I thought I would be...but didn't really worry, since we were just a few blocks away. :)

Well, Haley decided that it would be really great to do something nice for me. When I called her to let her know I was on my way home, she was super excited about what she had done. I was getting excited too...until I walked in and saw Davis' very nervous face. Haley led me into the kitchen, where she had "cleaned" the floor. When Davis was reaching for something in the pantry, Haley saw that Baking Powder is "Great for Cleaning!" and decided to sprinkle it all over the floor in the bathroom and the kitchen. (When I asked her why she didn't pick it up, she said she thought it needed to sit for a while in order to work.) But then when she went to put the baking powder away, she saw "sprinkle" and "ground" on the cocoa powder. Yes, I said cocoa powder. So she sprinkled that all over too. So as I entered to see my 'Surprise!' I saw a floor covered in brown and white powder. :( To make things more interesting, someone had walked through the room in order to get to the other side, and had tracked the cocoa powder along. See exhibit A...

Yup, that's a footprint. :) I'll admit it, we are in need of new carpet, so don't look TOO close, lol. But this definitely doesn't blend in, lol.

The hardest part about the entire thing was that Haley was TRULY doing her best to help. I was SO PROUD of her for trying so hard to do something to make me happy. I tried so hard to explain that I was so happy that she tried to do something for me, and that it really is the thought that counts. At 10, I am surprised that she did not realize that this was more mess than clean, but I also realize that maybe it's time I have her help me with the cleaning so that she knows what to do. :) I think for her, the thought of coming up with the whole thing on her own made it that much more special. And I love that she was so willing to put herself out there and do something to help. :)

She also sprinkled baking powder other areas around the house... My computer, the table, the back of the couch... so here is my computer, in all it's glory.

I couldn't bring myself to take a picture of the floor with the cocoa powder. It was so thick the dust buster couldn't pick up the powder. ;) I figured if I took a picture of the floor I wouldn't be able to forget how completely covered it really was. ;)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ever Wonder???

Ever wonder what you've done to deserve the amazing friends that you have? I have had a week like that. :) I have some amazing friends, and such a support system in them, that I just have to wonder what I did to deserve them!

Here's one example... my friend Celene asked for my address recently. I thought she might have a card to send, or I don't know, maybe some cookies or something? Nope, I had recently mentioned in her treasury on Etsy that I loved the bird house that she had included by Bacon Square Farm . And she ORDERED IT, and sent it to my house! Can you believe that? I was so surprised, and so excited, I had tears in my eyes. :) And I can tell you, it is so much cuter in person, I can't even explain it.

I've had other things happen this week that touched my heart, and all had to do with amazing friends. So, you all know who you are... THANK YOU!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

When life takes over...

Wow, my life took over and I haven't had much time for etsy, my blog, or anything else! I'm hoping to get back in to posting and sharing with all of you!

Last month my husband was laid off from his job. That's the way of life lately here in Michigan. :( So he has moved in with some friends in New York temporarily to see if finding something there might be easier. I'm hoping it is! :) But I miss my hubby.

Being mom to two kids without a hubby at home has been interesting. I find I can do it all...but I miss being able to talk to someone at night after the kids go to bed. I don't know how all of those single moms do it! Work all day, make sure their kids are healthy, happy, and get their homework done AND still keep their sanity. :) So to all of you single moms out there... YOU ROCK!!!

Next post...Disney! :)