It has been brought to my attention that my shorter posts just aren’t cutting it. In my defense I have been reading therefore my presence in reality has been limited. Also, I wrote a post yesterday but it was so lame I could not bring myself to publish it! It needs to be revamped big time. Or maybe scrapped
like this shirt. Wow. How do you like my first attempt at silk screening? No I was not drunk when I did this.
My hands are a little mangled from working on a headboard all day. But that really had nothing to do with this sad, sad attempt at creating a beachy scene. One can never have too many pajama shirts so here’s another one Gavin!
When my mom described the silk screening thingamabob she was thinking of getting the kids for Christmas, I thought it sounded great. It has taken me this long to finally get up the nerve to find a tutorial on YouTube. My practice attempts were so messy I almost quit right there. Then I thought I knew what I was doing. See what I get for thinking?
By the way, if you ever want to really feel bad about yourself, ask your child to take pictures of you. Gavin has been been a photographing fool today.
Besides a lot of pictures like this, we got a lot of extremely unflattering pictures. The kind that successfully shatter your every illusion that you are not as fat as you imagine! P.S. bonus points to those of you who can find the very long silver strand of hair running nearly the whole width of this picture. *sigh*
This project took place on our knees. Much of it on the hard tiled front entryway. Heath and I whined all day that we were too old and too fat for this project! But hey, at least I look young. Heath’s coworker saw me the other day and was surprised that I was so young. She honestly thought I was 28 or 29. That made my day. Heath said that people say he has a baby face. “A very fat baby face.” I asked, “Do they want your baby face to cry?”
Enough complaining. This is my favorite picture. How have we managed to stay happily married for nearly 12 years? We still kiss while we work on DIY projects together. I would say these projects that are often the downfall of many solid couples only bring us closer together. We love working together. We love dreaming together and then making those dreams come true. I know. Gag!
This is my other favorite picture. Gavin didn’t take this one though. Last night I was cranky because of the Clutter Monster taking over our house. The boys got their room all clean. Heath went upstairs, at his own risk, to deal with Gwen’s batting eyelashes in the midst of her outright defiance to cleaning (all week). He yelled down to Parker, “Put your toys away, they don’t belong there! Actually, that’s kind of cute. Wait just a minute. Your mom needs to see this!” It is cute so I got a picture. I love these reminders of their creative young minds.
My headboard is nearly finished. It looks awesome. I will have to post more on it later. For now, I hope this post will suffice. It’s not the most creative or funny thing I’ve ever written. It is real though. This is my life. Some days are definitely better than others in the “cutting it” department.