September 8, 2009
Top of Mt. Scott in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge
While Ryan was in 29 Palms again for two weeks, my mom graciously came and stayed with Olivia and me just in case baby Justin decided to appear early. No, he's not here as of yet but I wish he was. While trying to put up window coverings in Justin's room, we quickly realized all our large windows are too big for store bought curtains, or premade wooden blinds. So after moving the livingroom curtains I got from Ikea, the only place I can find store bought curtains 118 inches long, into Justin's room there was nothing left in the living room. That's when I got the bright idea to use my new sewing machine and mom's advanced knowledge in sewing, she made all her clothes in high school/college, to make curtains for the living room window. It's amazing how quickly small projects turn into large projects. The project grew into making thermal backed curtains for the diningroom, a cute tie back for the back door, matching curtains for the kitchen and front door and another thrermal backed curtain for the laundry room, which previously only had tin foil in the window. After three days of non stop work, we completed the project and there is a huge difference in the temperature of the living room. The curtains look great and if it weren't for my aunt also coming for a week's visit at the same time, the project never would have been complete. Aunt Deed kept Olivia busy by painting her toes, playing with her in her room and kept her little tummy fed. Thanks Mom and Aunt Deed for all your help!!