When I started this blog I REALLY wanted to be able to post a few times a week, alas, life happens.
For those few followers I have that don't "know" me... I hate not following a plan and not meeting self imposed deadlines, or being late for anything. BUT...about 2.5 years ago my life took on a whole new meaning (ie.. was turned upside down) when my husband and I decided to become foster parents. Not just ANY foster parents but therapeutic foster parents. Shortly after having a 3 and 5 year sibling set old move into our home, the older of the two was deemed developmentally delayed and is now in the proctor program as well.... let me spare you the details and just say that A) I haven't slept a whole night (or more than 4 hours straight) since they have came here and B) Those first three - five years of a child's life REALLY are the most important ones for developing their brains and C) Just giving them enough "Love" and support doesn't change their past or it's impact on their lives.
So, I really have a hard time with all of their needs finding time for ME. They cannot be left unsupervised for even a minute. I can't tell you how many horrible things I have come out to just running to the restroom really quick, but we aren't going to talk about that. What I am trying to say is that I have learned that sometimes you just have to live life and know that you are doing the right thing in the long run. To me giving these kids a fighting chance at a forever family is way more important than what I can make out of a piece of paper or cake mix. I still long for time for me and I miss not being a part of community.... a church community, a crafting community, you know the whole "it takes a village"?
Anyway.... I am NOT feeling sorry for myself, really! I am just feeling very under the weather right now and wanted to explain why I am not on top of this blog as I had wanted to be.
Now onto a few GOOD things (good for me and possibly even good for YOU)
As you may have seen in past posts I got a Cricut Cake and I love using it when I have the time. You can see a few of the cakes I have made using the link on the RIGHT The only trouble is that the cake is RED. I am not a fan of red anything, but it was the only color it came in and since I do happen to like red velvet cake I convinced myself THAT is what it was supposed to be.
It is a nice shade of red as far as red goes but last week...... this happened:
Okay I am not a big Martha Stewart fan but IT'S WHITE!!!! Which means it is on it's way to my kitchen. Obsessive much?!
So since I am not feeling well I am having these really weird dreams, like REALLY BIZARRE (no, I am not pregnant)! One of them had me putting the new white machine next to the red one and covering them up only to come back later and discover I had a bunch of little pink Cricut Cakes I had to care for and then find homes for. Hey, it could happen, right?! I know about a billion women in the cricut community that go gaga over any pink tools, so I know they would all find good homes. But honestly I don't know much about raising baby cakes... I mean I DO have a baby bug and all but it really doesn't get much love since the Expression came to live with us. So I am thinking the best bet would be to maybe find the red one a new home....just in case!
What do YOU think I should do with my red Cricut Cake? Give it away here on my blog? Would you be up for a used Cricut cake?
Stay tuned and I will let you know how I plan on giving it away.... just have to make sure I can disengage it's registration.
In the meantime, here is some BLOG CANDY and GIVEAWAYS you can win:
This is one of FIVE sets of BLOG CANDY you can win at http://inkedinspirations.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-my-birthday.html
It's not Easy being Pink Blog Hop has 7 blogs you can visit with great ideas and a giveaway at EACH blog!!! In honor of one of my favorite craft bloggers MY PINK STAMPER and all she does
Christmas in July Blog Hop can be found here:
Happy Blog Hopping and don't forget to leave a comment or your thoughts about what to do with my USED Cricut Cake and tell your friends about my "sick delusions"