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I finished the 9 pairs of flannel pants for my friends family!!  Not
only that, but they are all wrapped, labeled, and have a candy-stuffed
stocking attached!  I put them all in one big box so that I could
deliver them without fear of forgetting one or more...yippee!!!

Now I need to work on stockings and a tree skirt, then onto the 3 pairs
of pants left for my family

Larisa, wishing Rebekah would go to sleep and stop coughing, that there
were more hours in the day, and that I was able to get at least 1 good
night of sleep


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Well done!
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thank you muchly

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YAY!!!!  Good job.  Hope Rebekah feels better soon.  Is it a cold?  Poor
baby.  :(

Sharon
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"Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
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getting over congestion caused by being put on milk based formula.  Doc
had her on it because of colic, but it turned out that she was more
allergic to it.  Of course, had I known that it was milk-based, I
wouldn't have put her on it at all.  We switched her ack to soy on
friday, and the congestion is clearing up rather nicely.  Needless to
say, I am a bit angry because her doc said she probably shouldn't be on
milk-based because her older brother had a milk allergy (in talking to
dad, turns out that he is allergic to milk, and after a bit of a chat,
that I have a mild milk allergy as well <sigh>).

But things are working out...I get to be around 1am, she sleeps until
around 430 when DH gets up with her, so I get to sleep until 7....DH has
been going to bed around 9pm

Larisa

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OK now I am tired!!  9 pair - great job :-))
Here is wishing your Rebekah will be better soon.
I am also sending wishes for you to have a good night of sleep.
wooooooooooooosh --------- wishes sent!!!
Sun



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thanks bunches!  I have the feeling I will get some sleep this
weekend...no family visiting, and DH has a 4day weekend, so I should be
able to sneak in a couple of naps :-)  Rebekah is doing much better and
hopefully we won't have to see the doctor until her 2month checkup on
December 2nd

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congrats on doing such a great job. and again larisa...how DO you do it???  im
overwhelmed with what you accomplish!
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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Thanks.  how do I do it???  I enjoy my sanity, and I know that if I
didn't find time to sew and block out most of what is going on around me
that I would go bonkers up here.  None of my family is here, and neither
is DHs, and I hate to keep bothering my friends when I am bored, so....I
sew instead.  Most of the time, it is either on the weekends when DH can
take over both kids for a while, or at night, like I will be doing
shortly.  DS is in his room (hopefully sleeping!) and DH has already
gone to bed so that he can get up with DD for the early morning feeding.
  I will be going to bed in about an hour or so if DD doesn't wake back
up (she just drank nearly 5 ounces, so I hope she sleeps for a while!!!
- she slept for 6 hours last night...wahoo!!!!!).

Larisa, not meaning to overwhelm anybody....

P.S.  Instead of doing Christmas shopping to morrow like nearly everyone
else, I am doing the month's grocery shopping <grin>.  Once that is
done, I will hit a fabric store or 2 to get the fabric I need to finish
the tree skirt I just decided to make....top half pinned together and
will be sewn before bed tonight....it is 2 different fabrics, divided
into quarters....alternating fabircs for each quarter.  When I get the
fabric for the back, I will probably doing a little quilting on
it....got tired of the ratty red felt-like one that we have used for 3
years <sigh>.

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'risa-

i need to take lessons from you!  i work full time..my office is in my home,
and since DS is almost two, i spend most of my evenings doing "work work" (ie
for the company) rather than sewing.  i need to get better organized here!

though, for christmas presents, i have been making some gorgeous (if i do say
so myself) embroidered snowflakes on my embroidery machine.  with that, i can
turn it on, and turn it loose, and still do some work.  but, that has been my
sewing so far.  i am making (just ordered the windblock fleece from malden
mills) a poncho for DD, and pj bottoms for DH, i am making DS an alphabet book
as well.  i better get started!
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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betsey,

I don't "do" anything but take care of my kids....which is sometimes
more than I can handle, and sometimes rather dull.  I applaud you for
finding ANY time to sew since you work from home AND take care of your
little one!!

Since my youngest sleeps most of the time (she slept through the night
for the first time last night!!!) I mainly work around the olders
schedule.  We have read/story time while eating breakfast, then we watch
some PBS shows.  It is while he is watching PBS that I am checking
emails/newsgroups and doing some sewing.  Then we take a play break, I
bottle the baby while he eats, then I eat.  After that is quiet time,
where he can either play in his room quietly or take a nap.  The baby is
usually sleeping, so I can sneak in some more sewing, but most often, I
crash out with the kids (I'm the one who gets baby duty until 3am, so I
need the nap).  Then, once DH and DS have gone to bed (both are in bed
no later than 9pm unless there is something special going on), I get
some more sewing....it's all in finding your window of availability.

Sometimes, I only get 1 or 2 seams done on a clothing project I am
doing, but that's work that I no longer have to worry about doing....It
took me about 3 weeks to do my friends flannel pants this way, but they
got them in time for Thanksgiving!!!

Now, however I have gotten in over my head...again....what else is
new???!???

I still have to make DH, DD and myself flannel pj's before Christmas,
but I went out and bought fleece to make DS some play around
pants...well, that's what I bought today.  Yesterday, I bought him some
corduroy to make him some fairly decent school pants (both fabrics were
on sale for $1.99/yd, and I only needed a yard for each pair of pants!).
  I also have to do 2 more stocking and finish the tree skirt, for which
I finally have all of the fabric <sigh>.

Oh, and then there is the fleece sleeping bag thingy that I am planning
on making DS so that he can sleep in our room when he has a bad dream
(not in our bed, but at least in the room with us).........GAK!!!

Anybody want contractor work???

On a side note...baby Rebekah will be playing the role of baby Jesus in
the church's Children's Christmas pageant <sigh>

Larisa


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larisa...
i need you to bottle some energy and send it to me!  and congrats on rebecca
for sleeping all night...what a good girl!

i told the DH today that for christmas, he could give me one "very cheap" (ha
ha) gift...and that would be two hours every saturday morning for me to just
sew.  of course, its an impossiblity in our house! LOL.  but still, what a gift
that would be.....

betsey
betsey
"we do not inherit the earth, we caretake it for our children"

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hmm, bottle my energy......not even sure where it comes from.....but I
can give you a rough idea of my daily intake:

1 cup of coffee with milk (enough to change the color) and 2tsp of sugar
(maybe more if I don't pay close attention).

Whatever cereal I happen to grab, vitamin, antibiotic (only a few more
days), and anti-depressant.

downstairs to check email and try to get some sewing done while DS
watches PBS...I usually have a generic version of Dr. Pepper with me at
this time (M-W-F)...on T/TH DS goes to preschool for 2.5 hours, so I am
usually home sewing during that time as well!

Lunch...usually sandwiches and chips or something, again with some form
of caffeine

quiet time....large glass of water before crashing out

wake up, most often with some water, and then a glass of iced tea, give
3yo snack and threaten him if he wakes up his sister

start dinner, which requires complete attention, allow 3yo to help when
feasible.

dinner with water or another version of caffeine

read with a glass of water

3yo to bed thanks to DH, me downstairs with baby, check email, bottle,
baby to sleep, get some more sewing in if possible.

bed around 11:30 (hopefully!!)

Larisa

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I fondly remember that when we first adopted DS, I firmly announced that every
Saturday was Father's Day, i.e.mother's day off.  Ah well, it lasted about
three months, then there was a rush on at the office and he had to go in on
Saturdays!!

So much for good intentions!!!

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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