Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Money Clip Blues

 By Jacquie Murley

I used to be so full, here sitting in  your pocket,
We used to have such fun, out with the boys, out with your wife,
And now I sit here with barely a dollar between my folds,
 my only use is for the little bit of money my daughter hasn’t taken,
Why do you not have a son?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, January 29, 2010

Available Fonts and Design Stamps from JLynnCreations

Many have asked to be able to see all of my available fonts/design stamps....so ta-da! Here they are! I have roughly stamped each onto a piece of copper.

The list of design stamps is as follows:
flower, music note, swirl, sm heart, lg heart, double heart, peace sign, arrow, wave

spider, cat, bunny, dog, squirrel, dove, bird, bone, paw print

crown, cross, footprints,ohm, lotus, moon, star, sun

4leaf clover, pine tree, snowflake,branch, apple, leaf, maple leaf, starfish,shell

butterfly, (2 duplicates, crown and music note), seahorse, fish,shamrock, bee, flower 2/stem, anchor

angel wings, puzzle piece, horse, tree of life, jack o lanturn

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ice Cream Cake and Bakugans

Here it is again...that time of year for resolutions. Last year I started this blog in the hopes of it becoming a daily thing. I am sad to admit that it was pushed aside, but so is life with three little boys. Today we celebrated my middle son's 4th birthday. So much fun! Complete with ice cream cake and Diego and Bakugans ;)
Truly, that is how I knew I was old for the first time....my kindergartener came home talking about these Bakugans and I had NO idea what he was talking about! Wow...I am so old I'm out of the "loop" when it comes to the cool new toys! But I've caught on and now I even think they are pretty cool myself! They are like Pokemon and Transformers all in one...who comes up with this stuff??? It is a full time job keeping up with these boys, between school projects, learning ABCs, and of course the joys of sharing. Last of which is not going so smoothly in this house I might add ;)

So this year I will not be making some lofty New Years resolution to be keeping up with this blog everyday. Instead I will be keeping up with my boys as best I can, and will save the blog for those days I feel nostalgic for their baby days. I know, I can't even believe I'm saying it because it doesn't feel like that long ago that I was praying for them to sleep through the night and here I am... sad that they are growing up so fast. I see the ladies in the grocery store looking at my boys and I, smiling this knowing smile...and now I get it. They are smiling because they know that in the moment you overlook those little tiny details that make everything worth living. My wonderful, amazing (and now) 4 year old tells me everyday "I like you so much Mama".

And that is it. That is what it is all about.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Feeling like fall already???

Where did the summer go? It just seemed to fly by so quick this year! Maybe I'm just not ready for the warmth to end, or maybe I'm not ready for the snow that I know is just around the corner. Or maybe, just maybe I wasn't ready for my oldest, my first baby, to go to kindergarten. I usually love the beginning of fall, the crispness in the air and the change in the leaves invigorates me. But for whatever reason, this fall seems so bitter sweet to me. It just seemed to come all too soon.

I just signed the forms for becoming a "room mother" for the first of I'm sure many times. And I just sobbed after leaving my kindergartener at school for the first time. This is a fall of firsts for me and I'm sure it will be one I always remember. So now I am left with just two little ones at home and it's a strange odd feeling. I keep turning around with a feeling like I'm missing something...and I am. But when he gets off that bus he's just so excited that it makes up for the sadness. I'm sure in a few months it will all seem normal, but for right now I'm just left with this uneasy feeling for a few hours each day.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Will I Ever Catch Up???

It seems that the past few months have just flown by! I always think there will be time tomorrow...always tomorrow. But with three little boys, a husband who works 3rd shift, a dear grandmother in a nursing home, a jewelry business, laundry, dishes...and on and on...there's never enough time to finish the things I set out to finish, let alone to start something new.

I have abandoned my scrapbooking...they are all officially a year behind (and I have 5 going that I used to keep up with). My house is a mess, my laundry never done, jewelry all in pieces laying around...new ideas never finished, a grandmother I need to see more often then I do...and boys, always boys :) But, my oldest son is starting kindergarten this fall. So what did we do this week?? We went to the beach and the zoo and Chuck E. Cheese. Because you know what?? The scrapbooks and dishes and jewelry and laundry can wait. It will be there...but my 5 year old son will be 6 soon...and then 16 before I know it, and then 26 and gone. So this is what I do. Of course, my grandmother...there's always my grandmother. She will be gone before I am ready for her to be too. So tomorrow. Always tomorrow.