July 24, 2010

Sick delusions or YOUR good fortune?

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
Start here:

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" 


  1. Just wanted to let you know that I think what you are trying to do for those children is AMAZING! There is a special place in heaven for a heart like yours.


  2. Sorry things are so rough right now and you haven't been able to keep up with your blog, however, what you are doing for those kids is WAY more important than keeping up with us over here ;o). Keep up the great work. Congrats on your new cake. Lucky lady!!!!

    Caroline (aka doxieluv01 on Cricut MB)

  3. hope things get better with the kids.you and your husband are doing a great job .millierose651@aol.com Ps love red cake!

  4. I just found you through the CC MB. I PM'd you. I am extatic about PC the way you are!! I am intrigued by your career as well. I certainly wish I'd have had a mid-wife during my nearly fatal birth 6 months ago, when my baby was born not breathing as well! :( Cheers to you and your decision to make the life's of laboring women a bit easier. God has gifted you in an amazing way and I look forward to your updates here!! Creative blessings, Brynn

  5. That is such a great thing you are doing for those kids. And really awesome that you are looking at giving away your red cake. Too bad they couldn't multiply like in your dreams. You would be set selling off the pink bugs, LOL.

  6. I think it is great that you are helping foster children. I bet it can be so stressful at times, but also very rewarding!
    About the Cake, I'm sure there are plenty of people that would love to win your gently used red Cake. It's very sweet of you to think of giving it away. :)

  7. You are such a blessing to those children! I'm so happy for them that you are in their lives. God sends angels among us and you and your hubby seem to be a couple of His angels on earth. Blessings!!!

  8. Wow I would love to win a used cake, especially a talented one like yours, haha!! Seriously I think if people don't want a used one they won't enter to win.
    Your kids are so lucky to have you, good luck with everything.

  9. Glad I came across your post (via Cricut forums). I say go for giving the CC away. That's very nice of you to give someone a chance to perhaps live a dream by building a cake decorating business (that's how my mom put three kids thru private school).
    Speaking of kids, as a mom of an adopted boy - three years old now - I know the trying times you are going through. Hang in there. HANG IN there!

  10. i work in a school exclusively for students with special needs aged 14 to 21 years old and i often feel that the love and expectations that are given in the early years lays a foundation for a child's future! you are important in their world but that also means giving yourself your special time, i know, i know, how can that happen? it will not be everyday day but it has to be someday. i wish i lived near by to give you a respite break, is there any funding for that? here in canada, the government does provide monies so caregivers can have a break, be it a few hours or a few days.

    oh and the cake! there are a lot of people that would love to win one in a giveaway. i came from the messageboard at cricut, i've seen the people green with envy...oh maybe that's just cricut green, my bad!

  11. Thank you for caring for these children. I am a teacher who sees things I would rather not with many foster children so when I hear stoires of people who are working with children to help give them the life them deseve I am so thankful and inspired as my husband and I prepare out home and life so we too can be foster parents.

  12. I am happy to have discovered your blog today. It's only my first visit and I can see that you are a truly wonderful person with a big heart. It isn't always easy but very rewarding. My husband and I have a 1 1/2 yr old that is temporarily placed with us but has turned into 9 mos..it's going to be so difficult to give him up when the time comes but we know God has a plan. Hang in there and I will keep you in my prayers!

  13. Everyone has said it so well, but I have to let you know, again, how thankful I am that you are commited to the kids in your care. You are the most amazing foster mom I have ever met (and I've met a few!). Being a tool in the hand of God is not always easy, but it's always rewarding...sometimes here on earth, but always in eternity. As always, my prayers are continually with you, B and the kiddos.

    I love your new cake! She's a beaut!


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