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Computer Relocation

I’ve recently had my computer moved from the home office into a corner in the dining room. Why? Well, I want to be able to work and also give my daughter the opportunity to explore her world instead of being cooped up in a pack and play all day. It looks like so far the decision is paying off as I’ve gotten more work done today than I was able to before the relocation of my computer and the arrival of my daughter. As you can see above I created that spiffy little card this afternoon… following in the footsteps of the santa elf, and the well love gingerbread card.

The relocation was supposed to be easy and nothing was supposed to go wrong… well for some reason my sound card and nice 5.1 speakers decide to just die on me! That I could have done without! My husband kindly fixed the issue for me this weekend and everything is working nicely now 🙂

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Last Week

I really do know I am due a recap of how life has been going lately!
Just last week Great Grandpa Lowmaster ( to Melody) visited all the way from Pennsylvania! I can relate a bit about living there because I did when I was 8-10 years old. Right now the foliage would be at it’s peak Fall colors… it was absolute gorgeousness. Here you don’t get the fall colors so much because there’s so many Evergreens. So, being busy we tried to spend as much time with GG Lowmaster as we could before he had to fly back home. One of the fun things we did was going up to Tillamook, Oregon and touring the cheese factory together. It was quite fascinating. Another thing we did was spending time with GGrandma Francis Quimby on her 85th birthday. These are family memories to cherish and hold forever.

Now Justin, Melody, and I went to the Pioneer Museum in Tillamook as well as a visit to Oregon’s Shortest Lighthouse ! It was raining so I had Melody in Bjorn wrapped up in my coat… hehe… On Sunday we visited Fir Point Farms and bought 70lbs of plump pumpkins! We arent’ going to carve all of them but I am hoping to cook something with them.

Tuesday was a tough day for me because Melody got her four month shots. She was so sad after wards but soon cheered up later in the evening.

I’ve been busy working on my own Christmas designs for my shop and also started work on a design for my clients.

We’ve got some grocery shopping to do in a bit so I’ll cut this short for now.

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I believe it has now officially entered the rainy season … so I guess I can kiss the sunshine could by for the next 6 months? …I love rain but sometimes with living here, I can easily get sick of it…hahaha

Yesterday I was quite busy as I entertained and fed my in-laws and my husbands Grandpa of whom is visiting all the way from Pennsylvania! Speaking of the PA, I bet the leaves on trees there are looking gorgeous… I would know this because when I was 8-10 years old, my family and I lived in PA and it was absolutely stunning. My Mom has several great pictures of my older sister and I standing on a covered bridge with the fall trees all around! Here in Oregon, it’s a different story, there’s so many Evergreens that all you see is green! …And this is why my husband needs to take my daughter and I to the pumpkin fields to get some Fall color in our pictures… and hopefully on a day when it doesn’t rain.

So tomorrow since my husband has the day off and GG Lowmaster is visiting, we are going to go up to Tillamook Oregon and visit the dairy/cheese factory! That’ll be fun and dry…lol. I don’t want to be getting Melody out in the rain to much especially with cold season about to start…

Justin should be home for lunch soon so I gotta fly!

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Where has this month gone? I decided since I can’t get to sleep that I would log a thing or two down. My blog has been pretty bare these last couple of weeks but life has been anything but. I am still wondering how those parents of three or four kids do it. Maybe it gets easier? I’m sure I’ll find out one day.

Over the weekend my husband, daughter and I went to the OMSI… it’s a science musuem and a cool one at that. There was so much to take in and it was so busy that I felt like I couldn’t. Melody was really enjoying herself too. .. there wasn’t a peep out of her all day. She’s such a little doll.

Speaking of Melody, poor little thing must have her teeth coming in as she keeps poking her tongue in that general direction and she seems to want to gnaw on just about everything now.  Another thing is from 7pm and on she seems to really be fighting her bedtime…she just becomes generally cranky… I’m hoping that this won’t last that long. Needy… yes some days more than others I just think it’s because she is becoming even more aware of what’s around her and the teething too… I don’t mind because I’m Mommy and I know she needs me but it can be rather draining and hard to do things because if I leave her be she’ll start crying and every mother knows how that sucks the energy that you do have right out!

I managed to get some work done in the art department but not as much as I would have liked… then again, it is only Monday, so I hope this week will get a little better for me… Already Monday and I’m crying for the weekend…going to ask God for a bit more energy and peace of mind 😛

I guess maybe I should try to get some sleep now, Lord willing…

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