guess what i finally put in the shop? i love all the sweet, artistically talented bloggers that offer free downloads around holidays for us readers. what i'm listening to this morning...again. i got a lot emails about what i eat and how it effects pcos- so i hope you don't mind if i just answer all the questions here, instead of going through each email. goal: peaceful nights, productive days i couldn't find a video of him performing it, but listen to the lyrics. this week i am getting all my ducks in a row so that this weekend i can hole up and sew myself some desperately needed skirts for church and summer. do you have to be obsessed with yarn and needles and hooks like i am to think that is the most inviting little space you've ever seen? dos Buoy i think they are so cute. i love her litte handwriting. and she is beyond excited to pass them out. some other projects she and i looked at but didn't get around to (of course) from martha (of course): i am given glimpses of the why and the good and the reasons and the plan. the bigger picture and the necessity for some to not fit the mold. i look for girls with purses that compliment mine. lunch: whole wheat pita with tuna or deli meat or a big salad with grilled chicken. one more thought about best friends... when cate is too scared to go downstairs, penny will go with her and everything is all right. she lets cate dress her up for weddings or try to ride her or pull her by the tail almost daily. and even knowing the torture she will soon endure, she gets so excited when cate gets home from school. what a few hours on a sunny day can do for you... i spent a few hours organizing my yarn and needles into that armoire. at 18 i planned to live the tahoe hippie life forever. one day i felt compelled, i knew it, i just had to leave. i packed up my car and moved to the central coast. hey my little family, i'm just obsessed with him. acre of land is my favorite song of his. it made me happy. well, just as we were making preparations to get moving, grant was granted that job he wanted right here in utah. i guess we're staying put (sorry shellie, i wanted to live by you and drive to see ray and the beach on weekends real bad). snacks: NUTS!!! i would die without nuts. i love roasted almonds, cashews, peanuts. i also love those roasted edamame. they taste like nuts even though they're not. and nuts taste really good with a few slices of swiss cheese also deli meat slices, celery with peanut butter on it, a few whole grain crackers with cheese, beef jerky, sugar free snack packs, stuffed mushrooms, hard boiled eggs, string cheese, protein bars, crudites, and more NUTS! isn't life surprising? i was laying awake thinking last night about how different my life has gone then what i thought (in a good way). where are neighborhoods like that anymore? with bushes big enough to hide in? and kids that go around the block together all afternoon? and normal sized houses? and the old winkfields next door? ok, i don't need the winkfields. but i'd sure love to give my kids the rest. well, as it turns out, it was me who needed her the most. i think if the test of the greatest among us is the one who will be the servant, than penny wins in this house...ok, animal people...i get it. i really really get it.