Thursday, March 31, 2011

Messages ... And Not All of Them Speak of Love.

Right now, I'm not sure what the kids were fighting over earlier today. But it ended up with David writing two notes to Julia. Here's the first one.

Dear Julia. I will hit you at 1 minute. Your pal Dave. P.S. I will hit you. P.P.S. I will call you names. P.P.P.S. Get away. Bad Julia.

As soon as he handed her the first note, he proceeded to writing the next one.

Dear Julia. I am saying I'm sorry, but I am not saying sorry 100 times. Your pal, Dave. P.S. I am wrong. Sorry!

I'm glad I stayed out of their argument. Sometimes, you just have to let it go and trust they will figure at least some things out by themselves. After all, according to David, Julia is his best friend.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Enjoying a beautiful weather before another snow fall tomorrow.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


My thoughts and feelings are scattered all over lately. There's fear, frustration, sadness and feeling of helplessness. Yet, at the end of the day I realize I have two healthy (still questionable about one of them) kids and life is really good.

Julia.... my Julia. I've been saying for years now that I should have studied child psychology before becoming a mother and more so now than ever. David has been reading Bible to us. Last night, Julia was woken up by a nightmare and later in a day she asked me: "Mommy, does God put bad dreams in our head while we are sleeping?". I'm not sure she was satisfied with my explanation though.

And then there are times when she talks back like a teenager. Her favorite phrase : "I don't care". It had been driving me nuts and after a few weeks of ignoring it, I finally snapped and asked her where she got it from and who in school talks this way (of course, I blame everything on school). She replied to me in a matter of fact voice "Dr. Seuss talks like that".

David now decided to go by Dave only on a paper though. Is it just sheer laziness of writing 5 letters? Who knows with him.

I've been knitting non-stop lately. The crazier my life gets, the more I knit, the less I sleep. I think I might have even found a knitting community in my town.
Julia has been begging me to teach her how to knit because according to her that's the only way she is going to get another knitted bunny.
David felt pity on me for carrying my yarn in my hands from one room to another, so he made me a "basket" just for my yarn.

And here are just some of the knits I've completed in the last few months:

I love to knit, but I despise sewing (if required) pieces together. So, I end up completing a project as I'm running out of the door with a wrapping paper in one hand. Thus, I don't get to photograph many of them.
My next few projects will be for my kids -- a mouse for David and a skirt for Julia.

I'll try my best to post more often, but honestly, I'd rather spend this time knitting. Thank you for stopping by here even though this place is not updated often.

Monday, March 14, 2011


David turned 6 years old last week. Six!
This is what six looks in our house....

Happy Birthday, my big boy! You are loved so very much.