Monday, May 17, 2010

Rest, More Rest and Planting a Garden

Thank goodness for cuddly puppies!

My life has been a bit pathetic lately. Go to work in the morning, come home, find something to eat that doesn't sound revolting, lay down for a while, get up and do some stuff around the house, lay down again, find something to eat that doesn't sound revolting, and (you guessed it) lay down again for a while. In between all of that I am constantly thinking about the business I have that has been completely neglected for the past two months. I am trying not to beat myself up too badly about that, but I am starting to wonder if I'll every feel motivated to work in the studio again!? I am sure I will, but for now I guess I need to focus on this little baby growing inside me. I desperately need to get some new jewelry to Seasons very soon. So one of these days I am going to force myself to work. I just don't feel like myself at all. I never thought I'd need so much prodding and prompting to make jewelry.

Caleb was our rock picker

It was a beautiful weekend! My sister and her kiddos came over and we worked outside all day Saturday. We cleaned out and planted our little gardens and did other yard work. It was a fabulous day. That evening we grilled out - my mom made an amazingly delicious vegetable pizza. I don't think a cheeseburger ever tasted so good!

Amos sat in a cool dirt hole and chomped on grass all afternoon.

Well, I really truly honestly hope to get some work done in the studio this week. I can't promise anything because I never know how I am going to feel from one moment to the next. But I am praying for focus and motivation. Truth be told I am a tad bit nervous to delve into all of the studio chemicals that say "known to cause birth defects in the state of California" on them. I am sure you metalsmiths know which ones I am referring to. That's the last thing I need right now : )

Alright, it's almost time to start supper - spaghetti, green beans, and garlic bread. Italian food has been sounding sooo good lately : ) Have a great night!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Best Mothers Day Gift...

...Is finding out you are going to be a mom!

We lost several babies a couple of years ago and haven't "tried" since. We found out a couple of weeks ago that we are expecting unexpectedly : ) I have a fantastic doctor who did an ultrasound right away to see how things are going and it's all good! We saw the fluttering little heartbeat and strongly developing fetus (I totally cried right there on the table!). I'd post the ultrasound pictures but at this point it's just a little white blob. We were informed that the chance of miscarriage is less than 5% at this point so we are very HAPPY!

So it's no wonder to me now why I've felt so unmotivated the last couple months. Besides being absolutely nauseous, sick, and tired I am feeling good in my head and heart! I'm excited for Monday - I'm going to get back to work in the studio (finally) and life should be getting back to "normal". Hopefully I'll have some new jewelry to post soon : )

Oh - did I mention I'm due December 25th? Yikes!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Give Away Winner

Congratulations Brittney!!! Comment 7 was the big winner : )

I must apologize for being MIA as of late. Lots going on in the Armstrong household at the moment. I suspect things will be back to normal soon!

Until then...