Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No more mistakes

We have a new policy in the B.S. household:  No more mistakes.

Yes, we will probably make a lot of mistakes.  But we are not allowed to look at any decision and think "OMG!  We made a horrible mistake!"

Because that's what I've thought about every single decision I've ever made.  It might sound like an exaggeration but it's not.  I still second guess purchasing the car that I've owned for five years.  I recently decided that living like that is exhausting and leads to a lot of regret.  Which sucks and is no way to live.

So no more mistakes!  If something doesn't work out, that's fine, we'll regroup and work together to figure it out.

We're approaching a time of MAJOR transition.  Things aren't exactly falling into place for our move and it's really scary and now we have to make a lot of decisions with no clear path.  So...there is a lot of second guessing going on but we're putting a stop to it.  No more mistakes!

Anything that happens, any direction we go, it will be where we need to go at that time and if we need to make a change later, it's okay. 

Didn't get the job? 
That just means that there's a better one out there.

Nothing falling into place where we're going? 
Maybe we need to broaden our search.

Timing doesn't seem to be working out at all? 
Oh well.  No biggie.

I'm probably still going to do a lot of second guessing, but I'm working really hard to just live my life rather than analyzing it with "what ifs" and "OMGs!"  So far, it's going pretty well.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

About those onesies....

When I posted for Sarah a week ago, I shared some photos of the onesies we made.  Well, we didn't make the onesies, but we did make them cute.  Strike that, baby Audrey made them cute; we just put designs on them.

Side note, as noted by my friend Elizabeth, "onesie" is technically "onesie (tm)" and trademarked by Gerber corporation.  All other "onesies" are "bodysuits" but who wants to put their baby in a bodysuit much less decorate one?  What is this?  1993?

Most of our designs were inspired by this post from I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar.  One design we ripped off wholesale from her freezer paper stenciling video tutorial (linked in the post).

By the way, freezer paper?  Who knew this existed much less it's endless design possibilities? 

Blog proprietor Cheri is one of those Mormon moms with an endless supply of creative ideas and, apparently, time.  Where do these LDS women get it?

Also, can one of you make me this with the jersey knit fabric I have sitting in my closet?  I'd make it, but a) I don't have a sewing machine and b) I'm terrified of making things that someone would actually wear.  I do have a sewing machine on my Amazon wishlist.  If one of you wanted to get it for me, I might learn how to use it.  Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Transitions are not fun

I love to move, I love change, I love starting new things...

I do NOT love not knowing what's going to happen!  In fact, I legitimately hate it.  I do not love feeling like perhaps we are making all the wrong decisions.

We're moving in OKC in less than a month.  S will be in grad school.  We are living in the house my parents still own.

That is all we know.  We do not have:
1. jobs
2. direction
3. sanity

I "do not like button" this.

S and I are spending a lot of time sighing and looking off into space.  Let me tell you, we're really fun to be around.  We also fun bloggers right now, no?

Here's what I hope to share in the next few weeks:
1. We got jobs!
2. We have direction!
3. Hello sanity!

In the meantime, help?

In other, more positive news, my brother is engaged!  My brother is engaged to my best friend's sister!  Congratulations Philip and Courtney!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

This is for Sarah

This post is for Sarah -- 

Who checks my blog religiously even though I've been at her house for three days and she knows I haven't posted anything.

Who has been my best friend for over half my life.

Who reminds me that we haven't changed too much since high school.  We still get the same haircuts, buy the same clothes, and are great craft buddies - though onesies weren't in our line up 16 years ago.

Who believes in the power of sugar.

Who is a wonderful mom to this little girl who I love and who is totally rockin' her new onesie. 

Who makes me laugh and about whom I have stories that still make me giggle.

Who really needed something to read so she became the subject of an entire blog post. 

This is for Sarah. :-)