we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

r e s p e c t, find out what it means to me

i finished my second day of training at the p o today, and all i can say is... be nice to your postal workers. there are lots of rules, and sometimes what you want isn't within the guidelines of those rules. that being said i am enjoying myself immensely. tonight i am enjoying one of the things i love the most, time with the hubby. the hour grows late and i need sleep, so without further ado: the thankfuls.


1. note taking- who knew there was so much to putting mail in boxes.

2. good food- lots of good home cooking lately

3. my hubby- he has been so helpful this week and i don't know what i would do without him

4. new shoes- the hubby got me a really cute pair of shoes last week.

5. kind words- you guys have been so sweet and kind. i can't say thanks enough

6. crochet- I've been making stuff like no one's business. several projects need to be posted on my craft blog soon

7. ravelry- I've joined a group of ladies that are amazing. they are wickedly talented and compassionate to no end.

8. chocolate- I've got some awesome chocolate that is to die for, and I've been enjoying it one piece at time

9. coffee- it's really helped with my early mornings and late nights

10. fall- it's cool here, evenings are in the upper 40s and lower 50s. i LOVE this time of year

i hope that this little bit of happiness brightens your week as you have brightened mine with your kind words. thanks

Friday, September 24, 2010

have you ever seen the rain

we were blessed to have a magnificent rain yesterday. i feel the blahs starting to sneak their way into me. i feel overwhelmed this week, and i don't like it. this summer was rough and the fall isn't looking up at this point, so i think i may just be allowing myself to wallow in the self pity. i found myself struggling for a thankful list yesterday, and i have so much to be thankful for. i have to admit I'm somewhat dreading the impending move, yeah the job isn't official yet, but with 3 different ones on the table... it's a matter of time. the hubby is beyond excited about it, and i find myself dreading it.

i know it will be a new start, but I'm content where i am. the lil man is napping and the princess is playing peacefully in her room, so i think i may crochet while the washer washes and the dryer dries. i really am grateful for all the comments, sorry I've been down for so long. the normal, yes i am using that term loosely, will be back soon i promise.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

i was thinking bout her

what an amazing day I've had today. i got a lunch date/play date with my friend peaches and her adorable daughter. she made us spaghetti, rolls, and this delicious iced coffee drink. we had a lovely talk too. adult conversation is so lacking in my days. i begin orientation on Monday and i am very excited about the opportunity. the services have been set for my friends mother. things continue on the usual course here at the casa de finch. rumors about a move circle overhead like buzzards. we will see what the future holds for us. I've found some really awesome groups on ravelry, the ladies are a riot. well, crochet time draws near, so on to the thankfuls


1. adult conversation- i don't get to talk to adults very often, so when i do i feel like I'm in heaven.

2. wonderful comments- not only the ones I've received here on my blog, but the several i have been left on ravelry, thanks you make my day

3. eating at home- the 2 week menu is up and running again. we had yummy crock pot dinner tonight.

4. learning new things- the baby hat that i made recently had a stitch i had never done before.

5. opportunity- there are several that are opening up, and we are trying to listen to what God wants us to do.

6. jokes- i love a good joke, and some not so good ones

7. new tv season- my shows are back woohoo

8. clean sheets- i love to sleep in clean smell good sheets

9. friends- this week has been rough family wise and the friends have really pulled up the slack

10. understanding- there have been some fb and blog posts this past week that have been very disparaging to people i know or am getting to know. it makes me wonder WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

i hope that everyone has a great weekend. we will be attending a birthday party for pattylicious' oldest son. a funny sidenote when doing spell check crockpot came up as an error and one of the suggestions was crack pot. just thougt i would share.

Monday, September 20, 2010

it's so hard to say goodbye

a dear friend of mine that i have blogged about recently has lost her mother. her mother was an amazing woman, who gave others hope and happiness. they took me in for a few weeks the summer after my granny passed. i know as a christian that death is just a stop on the journey of life, but the absence of the person that you loved is still a hole. there are times i still think that my granny or grandpa would get a kick out of something and i reach for the phone. my heart aches for the loved ones left behind, and i pray that they have peace during this difficult time. if you can send up a prayer for the family.

Friday, September 17, 2010

the big giant gorilla went up the water spout

that's right sing it to the tune of the "itsy bitsy spider". the girls sang that to us as were driving home from piano last night. i am happy to report my spoilee for the swap received her package and was thrilled with it. i don't know why i worry so much, maybe it is because secretly i crave recognition and validation. my friend's mom is back in ICU, she was improving so well and then took another nosedive. i think i may rename her heiness to the princess, yeah let's do that. well, the princess missed pre-k yesterday because she was sick Wednesday, and i don't send sick kids to school. I'm so excited about being able to go to east Texas. it will be a quick trip, but I'm hoping to get to see some of my buds. there is a hotel with a 2 room suite we will be staying at when we are there, and I'm trying to talk the hubby into driving in Friday and leaving Sunday. i didn't even realize i had missed my thankful list because i didn't realize yesterday was Thursday. i began this post this morning, but right as i began to list my thankfuls i got a text from my friend, firecracker. her mom is the one in ICU. i spent today there with her and her brother as they made some very difficult choices. my love and prayers go out to them and their families tonight.


1. good Kleenexes- otherwise my nose would be raw by now. there were many tears shed today.

2. good friends- while visiting another of our friends arrived. she was tired from her long drive, but glad that she could be there when her friend needed her.

3. changes- I'm so glad that at some point when i wasn't paying attention i became an adult, and so did the people i went to high school with.

4. hot tea- I'm feeling a bit weak tonight and the tea is helping warm me.

5. fall- there was a crisp bite to the air this morning and it whispered fall to me.

6. my hubby- he watched the kids today, so that i could be with my friend. he then took us all to dinner to get us out of the hospital. he is an amazing man

7. my kids- apparently they played very well today, and even got a big bag of dum dums for my friend.

8. my bestie- we were going to have a date tonight, but i was called elsewhere instead. she was so sweet about it and i really appreciate it.

9. crafts- they help work out some of my angst and turmoil.

10. you- that's right all of you who read this and leave me encouraging words. i can't say thank you enough to you.

11. peaches- she's my friend from Georgia. i received the sweetest package in the mail from her this week. she said that she sensed that it had been a rough summer for me and she wanted me to know that she had been thinking about me. thank you.

it is good to be thought about and prayed for. have a good night I'm going to crochet something

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

my baby just wrote me a letter

yes, it is the second postal centered title for my blog. the reason being, i am the new postmaster relief in our great city. it is a part time gig that will help with our move. yes you read that right. within the next three years or so we will be relocating, but i don't want to dwell on that right now. i have a sick princess who wants nothing more than to sit and snuggle all day. the lil man is getting so big and so funny. his new favorite saying, "no no". i finished a couple of projects this past week. one i'm dying to post pics of because it is sooooo cute, but it is a surprise for someone who reads this so alas no pics til it's given. i finished a pair of slippers for myself yesterday. well rainbow six starts so i'm grabbing my hooks and whipping something up. what will i make tonight?

Friday, September 10, 2010

hey mr. postman

if you want this week's thankful thursday you will need to visit my craft blog. i was tired and posted it over there, and i have no idea how to get it here. you really should look at it, i was very proud of the post.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

all i've got is a photograph

or as it could be titled what i've been doing this summer

the don harrington discovery center. this place is science fun goodness.

this is the planet section of the center. they were filming a commercial for cool things to do for a staycation in the area while we were there.

the albuquerque botanical gardens
the kids really dig the giant area

isn't she beautiful, she's almost 5 foot tall now.

our produce from the garden, the poor white zucchini stood out amongst his dark brothers.

the beautiful canyons not far from our house

the cool cloud machine at the discovery center

yeah, that's my name, don't wear it out.
love his curly hair

smile pretty.
check out my craft blog for all the crafty goodness i have been up to lately. the hubby should be home tomorrow, so i hope to actually get a thankful post up. take care