Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cards using DSP

I had another card class. I didn't realize how back to back my classes were and it was starting to stress me out a lot. I almost didn't even finish prepping everything.   The last card I planned was the Christmas one. I just wasn't feeling anything. I'd half come up with an idea and then in my head determine it wasn't good.
I made 2 example cards to show that the hexagons can be more than one direction.

The camera was the first card I planned. I adjusted it a little from my example. I think 3/4" strips might be better than 1" because it was hard to keep the strips only overlapping on the sides.
This was the same card as my last class. It fit both occasions and the only person coming to both said it was OK.

Overall I like these better than the last batch. But if I look at the other 4 I like all but the owl and I never like the owl. So I'm not sure which set are better. I know at class the owl was a favorite. I guess I'm just weird not liking it.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Oh what a bad day. It was really tiring. Dave didn't get home until 8 PM. Ella went to sleep minutes later. So it was hard and I didn't get a break. Ella only had 2 naps. Each for about a half hour but she also wouldn't even sleep unless she was nursing at the same time. (I'm not sure that counts as a nap.) I just needed the break so I let her do that. 

The paragraph above is all I wrote for the day but as I added pictures, I added some text. See below.
Dave read to Ella before he went to work.

We partially walked Dave to work. I had him take my daily picture.

I took a ton of pictures of Ella trying to see her teeth.

Ella is working on her down dog!
"Look I can pull myself up to standing using water bottles. No big deal"

We went to Sprouts. I got food and refilled our 5 gallon water jugs.

I got a bow in Ella's hair!

You can see her teeth. I tried to take a million pictures inside and could never see here teeth. Here I tried to get the bow and you can see the teeth!

Now the bow is in my  hair!

We went to the park.

Ella did a google hangout with my family. That helped her be less cranky.
Ella liked a cucumber in each hand an a cucumber in her mouth but she was always having trouble keeping all 3. I never got a picture of all 3.
I thought Ella was done. I took away the try and she looked at it longingly since there was still food on it.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Ella woke up at 6:45.  Well she woke up earlier but that's the first I heard her.
I put the yellow onesie on her first but then realized I now have onesie extenders so I dug out the 3-6 month ones and put them on with the extender. Still a bit wide!
We left to run with Beth at 8:30. We hung out on the blankets afterwards.  While there I saw 5 different moms. I couldn't believe it. They were all there with their kids. I saw 1 mom with someone I didn't know at the start of our run. Then I saw 2 running later. Then near the end we saw two starting their walk.  I guess it was a popular place.  Ella napped for 3 minutes on the run.   Beth and I were both feeling like we didn't want to run but neither said anything until the end. We got an impressive 9:50 pace for 4.04 miles!   Ella was complaining the last mile unless I fell behind Beth a little so she could see her. Then she's happy. Ella is so funny.
Ella's cardigan is a little short!
I cleaned a lot.
Ella napped for 20 minutes but only while on me and while nursing at the same time.

I finally ate lunch at 3 PM. I gave Ella cheerios at the same time to occupy her.  Ella is having a growth spurt.

I did a google hangout with my mom for about 45 minutes.  Ella was moving around less because she kept going after the computer. My dad missed the hangout again because he was doing something with work.

After the hangout, Ella ate and went to sleep.

Dave got home at 5:30 with some coworkers to watch the Steeler game. He was screaming at one part and it woke Ella.  She napped for less than 2 hours but shouldn't have slept much longer anyway.

Ella didn't recognize Dave and then cried when he held her. Poor Ella. She took to the guests because they let her hold water bottles!

Sachi came over a little later to see Ella.

The pizza showed up really late. We were supposed to eat by halftime and it didn't even show up until half time was over.   Ella shared some pizza but also had some fruit and Cheerios.  As soon as she was done eating, we did her bedtime routine. She only cried for 1 minute in the crib but it took her about 25 to fall asleep. I'd think she was asleep but then she'd move.  An hour after that I swear I hear Poly crying from the baby monitor. Sure enough she was. She was in Ella's room with the door closed. Poor Poly. I also wonder if that's why Ella kept moving after I thought she was asleep.  As soon as I let Poly out, she immediately went to her litter box.
The last day Poly's food was kept on the floor.

I put the pictures at the end. It was easier.