"Girls like football too, yo."
Those were the last words my sister ever said to me. :o) I've never really cared much for football. I mean I think it's really cute and sweet that people get so excited about it, I just don't know anything about the sport. My husband has tried to explain it to me multiple times, but I usually stop listening after a few seconds. So when eHow asked me to come up with a couple of DIY's for football season I was pretty scared! I texted my sister and she said: "Uh...Seahawks!" :O)
After she died (I hate those words! I hate them! I hate them. I hate them. Oh, I hate them.) I was going to email eHow to let them know that I wouldn't be able to do the projects after all. I couldn't even brush my teeth, let alone create something. But when I realized that it was the last thing we'd talked about, somehow I had to finish it. And it had to be in Seahawks colors. :O)
The table runner is made of astro turf and faux leather fabric, painted with acrylic craft paint. The pom pom garland is super easy and made from plastic table covers and white duct tape. Each one can be made for less than $10, so that's pretty exciting! Get the DIY's on eHow.com here:
DIY Table Runner
DIY Pom Pom Garland
It felt good to make something and shoot photos again, I've missed that. Life has actually been really busy the last month, even busier than usual. Maybe that's a blessing from God, to keep me from thinking too much. Just a few days after the news about my sister we got the news that our little baby "B" would have to be moved to a new home soon, which has been really hard as well. We've always known that this would likely be the case, but I guess a part of me hoped he would magically be able to stay. After being with us for the past year, he has really become part of our family. There will be another big hole here when he leaves. We were told so many times not to get attached to him, but how could we not? How do you hold a baby every day and rock him to sleep and hunt for his binky ten times a night and make a fool of yourself just to hear his giggle and fuss over his health and teach him how to walk and teach him how to say "please" when he wants your last bite of cookie and learn what his noises mean and what causes his tummy to ache and kiss his fat little cheeks for 365 days and then just say goodbye? But there is nothing we can do. We've met the couple that will be welcoming him in their home and they are so, so kind, I know they will take great care of him. And he will have our prayers forever, which is the best thing we could ever do for him anyway. :O)
Life is a weird thing. I'm sorry it's not been terribly positive on the blog lately. I'm trying to stay above water here. But the world is the same as it's always been. One corner darkens, another lights up. And mine will be brighter again before too long.
Here's hoping that yours is bright right now. And if it's not, hang on. Just hang on, please. You are loved. By probably a lot more people than you know! Myself included. :O)