Friday, September 23, 2011

a fall poem (entry) and little tidbits

did you see the giveaway at the jolly jabber? I entered, but wanted to share my poem since I thought it was doesn't take much does it?

hi, my name is lisa.
I am a barista
I love the FALL
cool weather and all.
I dont have to sneeze
when I jump in the LEAVES.
I don't like a spider.
I love to wear a SWEATER
could fall be any better?
I need a new fall QUILT
perhaps one will be built
with a gift card won
when this giveaways done.

in other news, no luck on the house hunt. Oh well. Not in a hurry.

R started school and LOVES it. She is good friends with a little girl already. So cute! H keeps takign a bag too and trying to sneak into the classroom. The teacher catches her every time much to H's surprise and disapointment. too cute! They both start daycare on Monday!!! I will be getting some state assistance, and the girls will be going almost full time. The place is run by a married couple who have two children, at least one has special needs. They wanted to make sure the girls were a fit so they not only asked us to come once, but asked us to come twice, and then a third time and have me leave them there for 20 minutes or so and see what happens. Very nice loving place!

I am being given a bunk bed that needs some work (part of it was repainted, then put into storage, and another part was sanded and never painted, so both will have to be sanded a little bit again and painted, and a ladder has long been lost but dad is handy) and a complete correll dish set from a friend of my moms. so kind. I don't LOVE the dish set but I know it won't break (you knwo teh cream with green trim and ivy pattern? I know you know it!) but it will be good to use with the girls until they learn to be more careful and as our "every day" dishes until I save up and slowly buy the dishes I LOVE (at crate and barrel)

I actually bought 6 "appetizer" plates for about $30 with a coupon that I LOVE....should I get 12 or is 6 enough? Mind you I am not planning on replacing these, and I want to use them as my "company plates" for years....until I get married someday a long time from now and register for something else. I am planning on getting these, and these, and these all in that teal color, then getting a bunch of white stuff that will mix and match for a classy and quirky table...that's me. Classy and quirky!

whats new with all of you?


Katie said...

It sounds like you're keeping busy, even if it's not quilty stuff. Refinishing a bed sounds like a big chore, but I know it will be worth it in the end. Your poem is cute - good luck winning! I hope you figure out the housing situation soon, too!

Barb said...

I was wondering where you have been....and it looks like you have been real busy!!

Ruth said...

I'm glad you found a good situation for the girls. That should help a lot! The dishes you received will be fine for every day. I have some correll dishes in the camper and they work fine for eating - Hee Hee! I'm getting ready for 3 craft shows, so I have been sewing like a crazy woman. Good luck with the house hunt.

seventhsister26 said...

The poem is adorable;) Keep your chin up on the house hunt. We are getting antsy to move ourselves. It is a scary jump from here to Oregon, but we know it will be better in the long run. Glad to hear that you are getting the support you need right now, whether it is financially or in shoulder form;)

Marsha said...

Cute poem, hope you win! You are keeping really busy and it sounds like the girls are doing well.

a good yarn said...

I don't blame H for wanting to go to school - it's a fun place to be! Your poem is neat and I hope you win. Love that teal colour. It will work fab with crisp white. ann :-)

Beth said...

Cute poem...hope you win.
Like the teal dishes and they will look great with white pieces too.
Good luck refinishing the bunk beds, the girls will love them.
Glad to hear that the girls are happy and you found good daycare for them.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Cute sound busy, that's good...happy to read R loves school, that's always a good thing.....HUGE laugh on the dishes, those are exactly the one's I have BUT I'm looking at new ones - used to love them, now I want the square ones...I've got three sets of china, one really cheap, one not so cheap, and one that I love but still not new. When the time comes, check Craigs List, just remember to take a friend when doing any picking up.