I'm home tonight with my boys--a rare occurrence on a Wednesday evening. Jackson woke up from his nap today with a fever. He complained of a need to throw up--which he didn't--and also was rather concerned about throwing up on the new carpet at Cubbies. ;o) I decided it was probably better he remained home tonight, 'cause he's right, we wouldn't want to christen that new carpet already. ;o) He seems okay though, fever came down on its own, so we'll see what becomes of this. (Hopefully something minor . . .) Although I must admit to welcoming a quiet evening at home. Wednesday evenings have a tendency to do me in and I am thankful for a reprieve tonight. And Josh is even working it out that he will pick the girls up from church after he gets off of work, so I don't have to go back for them. Woohoo!
I sewed up some valances for my dining room, and while the picture is rather boring, I am rather excited that the whole window treatment cost me about $13 (and that's throwing in the Twix candy bar I got with the rods . . .). ;o) They are made out of a simple homespun fabric found at Hob.by Lob.by for 30% off, and the rods are those cheapy white metal ones, but since they're covered up entirely, I could really care less what they are. While they may not be an elite window covering, they fit my decorating style and add a bit of warmth to the dining room area. I found something similar online and they were asking $21.50 per valance, and I would have needed three for sure. That's some good savings. ;o) And these are very much made in a not-perfectionist style, I LEFT the SELVAGE edges--didn't even finish them off, and I measured and stitched quickly, causing some areas to not be straight. But once you get them all scrunched up there, you really can't tell. It's a very unfussy, quick project if you have some naked windows somewhere in your house.
Among other news Isabella drew a rather interesting picture of Adam and Eve in her Bible Notebook today. Let's just say everyone is anatomically correct. Every time I see it I burst out laughing again. Which is probably a terrible thing for a mother to admit, but it's true. I think Josh might be right, sometimes it IS the quiet ones you have to watch out for. ;o)
That about sums up today. And now to finish enjoying my quiet evening. ;o)
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