02 September 2009

deep breath....in through the nose, out through the mouth...

It has been crazy busy again. Chloe moved in with her dad the day before school started. It has been a long time coming as many of you know. I still talk to her on a daily (or almost daily) basis. She seems to be doing better, which was the point... right? On the first day of school Jonathan came home, decided that he could no longer wait the few weeks until he turned 18 and packed his things... he also moved out and is staying with friends. I haven't heard from him directly which scares the crap out of me, but the girls see him daily at school and say that he seems to be doing well. The day after George died we lost Coco too. The vet thinks that perhaps they were poisoned. By the time I got Coco to the vet (less than an hour after she started seizing) he said that her internal body temp was 109 and that he was pretty sure that there wasn't anything that he could do. So here we are 2 weeks later.... with only one child at home and one dog. I have been crafting my fool head off. I always am this time of year. I can't wait to post some finished pics. I found a tutorial on the internet ( http://www.missgioia.com/2007/03/patchwork-cube-tutorial.html ) and I decided that it would be great for the baby shower in December. I am making the squares at 12" and it will be just shy of 3' cubed when I am done. I am working on the squares right now embroidering numbers and letters, colors and shapes... to eventually be used as a learning tool. We have decided (okay, you caught me, it was me) that cloth diapers are the way to go and so I have been sewing those and covers also. Gabbi has her ultrasound on September 11th and she will be 19 weeks already (doesn't seem possible, does it?). We have been holding our breath and hoping for a girl... or a boy, doesn't matter really as long as it is healthy. I have been taking pictures every week and will eventually get around to posting pictures again. Dad and Sandra came to visit and we had a great time. It didn't seem to last long enough, but it never does. Should probably get busy again, dishes to run through the dishwasher and a load of laundry to do ( I didn't realize how much easier it was with less people, lol.) . Love to you all, Suz