Sign-making has been an unexpected hit for me, and my Faith-based signs are very close to my heart. It’s amazing how the right words can affect a person at the right time, and these signs can help do that.
I did something last night I have not done in….years. I’m talking like maybe 15 - 20 years. Ready for it??
I went on a bike ride BY MYSELF!!!!
Seriously friends, as sad as that is, it was amazing. I have the most adorable bike. It is a pinkish/lavenderish colored Norco Rio Vista, a beach cruiser, and when I ride, people call out “Nice Bike!!” It’s awesome. But usually I have little people with me, so I can’t truly enjoy the ride. But this week, the kids are at VBS (Vacation Bible School, at church) from 6:00 – 8:30. Our baby goes to bed at 7:00. And it suddenly dawned on me, I could do this! It was great, and a perfect ending to the day.
I also played around a bit with editing pictures on picmonkey.com. this is a seriously fun place to be. I’ve been complaining lately about posting with wordpress, and something that really annoys me is getting all the pictures onto the post… it takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. So I’m trying to play with ways to make it easier and a bit more fun. And I put my blog’s name on the pics! (all the good blogs are doing it! ). Fun, right??
I had a really good day yesterday, and a really good day Monday. But Tuesday was not a good day. Although my headache was about a 3 on the scale-of-pain, sometimes it’s just the kind of headache that turns my emotions upside down. And it was a very hot day. And Anna was in a mood. It was a bad day. Hubby and I have also noticed something that has changed about me. I used to basically have a photogenic memory of everything in the house. I could remember where everything was. Even the most obscure item. Now I can’t remember where the keys were that I thought I had in my hands. I try to “talk” to myself when I do things now, like “I am putting Anna’s stuffed puppy in this box”, and at the end of the day, her and I will be ripping apart the house to find the stuffed puppy. When hubby find it, I’m like “right… now I remember talking myself through that”.
It’s frustrating, and it’s depressing. And it started when the headaches started.
Why am I like this? Is it because I have headaches and they distract me enough to keep me from remembering things they way I used to? Is it because I had just had my 3rd baby, and it’s my new “baby brain” that’s lasting a real long time? Is it because I have a beautiful but defiant 4-year-old redhead that can deplete me from all positive emotion in an instant? Am I just too busy with my 3 kids, a marriage, a dog, a life, and hobbies? Or is there something wrong with my head? My gut tells me I am just too distracted with life and everything in it, plus the headaches, to bother with the details. But it affects my daily life, so I want to get over it.
Oh well, I have my appointment with the neurologist today, we’ll see what his medical self has to say about it, my guess is he’ll tell me to slow down! …I’m not sure I know how to slow down! And this is why I love these signs, Keep Calm and Carry On. Maybe I should make a few more of these and hang them in every room!!
You can find these signs for sale on my For Sale page soon, just not today!
Whew! Well, we are back from vacation! I don’t know what made em think any part of that would be relaxing but we did manage to have fun! Unfortunately Anna was out of sorts the whole time and needed a lot of negotiation and deep breathing on our part, but through it all we got lots of sun, swimming, bug catching, and even lots of shopping! the perfect little getaway! But being back home means jumping right back into the craziness of our lives – hubby is grouting our new tile in our bathroom, and I am doing laundry of course, and painting like a mad man, trying to get ready for Sunday!! I’ll post the market again of Facebook soon, so watch out for that! I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to see you there!
I thank you for all sticking it out with me, while I’ve been sick and now away!
I am thankful Melanna is here today for our Fame On Friday!! I hope to post again on Monday or Tuesday, to let you know how the weekend went!! Take it away Melanna!!
My name is Melanna and I blog over at Rhapsody of Cacophony.
It’s my little piece of the internet world where I share all about the crazy that is my life. I “met” Leanne through a Facebook group for bloggers and very quickly became a fan of her blog. And since I live “next door” to her in Alberta, Canada I feel we have lots in common. Thanks for having me here today, Leanne!
I started blogging when my list of potential crafty and party projects got too long and I needed something to spur me on to get things done. (click on the pictures if you want to see that post)
I even took on scary things like trying out a sewing machine.
Turns out it’s not so scary. It even got obsessive for a while there (it probably ranks in my top two mediums for crafting and creating). I think I spent a solid 2 months this past spring only sewing! I even managed to make a tutorial for this dress:
My sweet husband got me a Silhouette for Christmas one year and a whole new obsession of crafting began! And I haven’t even moved past using it for paper.
When I was 6 my mom got a friend to put together a music themed birthday party for me. I have never forgotten it (or the 3D grand piano cake!). Since having kids I’ve gotten a little party obsessed and plan their birthdays all year long. So throughout my blog you’ll find the growing collection of parties I’ve put on for them (another one will be posted about next week since it’s happening tomorrow!). These are just a few:
|Teddy Bear’s Picnic|
My favourite part of parties? Making the cake!
Sometimes I’ll throw in a recipe (when I remember to take pictures!), but mostly it’s all just the every day happenings of our life.
And of course since I’m a mom these two find their way into many of my posts.
I’d love to meet you, so I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!
Isn’t she a.m.a.z.i.n.g.?!?! Thanks Melanna!! xoxo!
And thanks everyoine for reading!!
Are you wondering what this “Fame On Friday” is?? Read on!
I love my followers, and I am so grateful to all of you for following my blog…and as a thank you, I want to show you off! I know there are A LOT of talent reading my blog, and I want to know more about You!
If you have a blog, let us know whatever you want us to know about it! …But you don’t need to be a blogger to be featured. Love to bake? Send me your pictures and recipes! Love to knit? Send me a scarf! Haha, joking Maybe you accomplished something you didn’t know you could do, just because there was no one around to help you. Brag about it here! Maybe you changed something in your life in a positive way. Tell us about it! Maybe you are amazing at organizing. Share your tips with us!
If you would like to be featured, send me any info you would like us to know about you & pictures of what you have created. I’ll schedule you in for a Friday, and will email you to let you know when you are scheduled, so you can brag to all your friends!
The Only Rules:
1.) You must be a follower of Because (I think) I Can through email, Linky Followers, RSS Feed, or Facebook.
2.) Spread the Love! Let people know you are being featured, and where to find it! Do you have a friend you think people should know about? Get your friend to contact me!
That’s it! You can email me at leanne @ becauseithinkican . com, or contact me through my contact form on my sidebar. I look forward to getting to know you better!
I will apologize in advance for the length of this post!!! But I really wanted to share all of this with you! Friday we finally had a clear sky, and I couldn’t wait to take advantage of it…. so with baby asleep and hubby working from home, I picked up Anna from preschool, and hit up a place I only found about recently…
so much fun!! I can’t wait to go back! Preferable without kids and with cash!
Can I show you more pictures?? I’m sorry this post probably takes awhile to load, but I need to show you what we did at the end of the day!
We live so close to the Greater Vancouver Zoo, and get there as often as we can, even if it’s only for an hour… and this time we hit it lucky!
I just found this quote tonight: “I will spend eternity knowing my children as adults. But tonight, right here, right now, and for the next precious years, I have the rare privilege of knowing them as a child. What a gift to experience the children in our lives as children! For a brief moment during the journey of mortality, we get to watch them laugh, learn, experience, grow.” ~Author Unknown
Thank you so, so much for reading!
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Today’s Pinterest post is a little different… yesterday I mention I had 1 more “like” to go to get to 50 on my Facebook Page, and would offer a giveaway for every 50 likes….and since it was reached last night, I get to announce a Winner!! WARNING: This winner has 48 hours to respond to the prize, otherwise a new name will be drawn… so this post is going out at 10:00 am Pacific time, Wednesday the 23rd, so the winner must respond to me by Friday the 25th (my daughter’s 1 year birthday, but that’s besides the point!) at 10:00 am Pacific time!
I’m literally drawing the winner right now… so wait for it…. the winder is: Ashton Suzette Jackson!
So if you are this winner, or if you know this winner, please get back to me as soon as possible!! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are you winning??
I want to make you a custom painted wood sign!! I have some wood here, the size is 5″x15″ … you get to choose a single word for me to paint on it for you, plus you get to choose the background color out of these choices: graphite, turquoise, old white, or yellow.
Do you need some inspiration for your single word of choice? Here’s some pins I’ve pinned to inspire you!
Congratulations to Ashton Suzette Jackson, and I hope I hear back from you within 48 hours! thank you to all of you who have “liked” me so far on my Facebook page, and I will do a giveaway for every 50 “likes”, so if you haven’t “liked” me yet, here’s the link!: My facebook page!
Thanks for reading!!! xo, Leanne