Thursday, January 29, 2009

Being back is cute

Our little family was invited to be on the Food Network today. Er, we were invited yesterday but it was for today. Ace of Cakes is doing their season finale here..up at Schofield Barracks (where we were originally). They're doing a big military themed cake to honor soldiers and their families. Aww. Wish we could have accepted! But it's a work day and also payday and that's a busy enough day for me as it is on top of the fact that it's taking place during naptime and I *hate* when nap schedules are messed with. I'm sure it would have been fun to meet Duff and the rest of the crew..perhaps another time.

Hey, listen..I don't have to single letter type on the Wii anymore! The gorgeous hubs escorted me out this evening to purchase a brand new sexy computer..of which I'm still trying to get used to. So strange! I almost feel like I'm cheating on the old one. sad. She's sitting behind me ready to be carried away. We're buying a new tv over the that'll be nice. Our old one works just fine..but the carelessness people take when moving your things has taken a toll on it. It's sides are all chipped and scratched and's sad. So we're going to go sleek with that whole thing. I found this really cute long-ish coffee table at Goodwill (I wanted to see if there was anything I could make *something*) a few days ago and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I want to paint it a lovely shade of charcoal or something along those lines..give the drawer on it a nice silver knob and probably use it as a tv stand instead of a coffee table because I think it'd work better that way (and please, there's no room for a coffee table anyway). I have it in my mind how I think it could look. But I've never really painted anything before..especially nothing that big and I don't want the hubs to purchase all of these things for it if it's not even going to work out right. Ugh, I wish I were talented and could just DO creative things instead of only being able to imagine how it would look. I just don't seem to have that kind of artisty touch. What a jip! I come from this super awesome insanely talented family..and I get none of it..except for what I can create in my mind. I need little workers or something to actually carry my mental plans out. *sigh*

I have all of these ideas for homemade Christmas gifts..but I'm so scared they won't turn out and I'll end up sending boxes of junk out and no one will like me anymore. :( My heart means well, ya'll. It does.

Okay, time to curl up with the love and take in a picture.


Jenna Consolo said...

You're adorable, Abby.

All creativity starts with an idea, so kudos! The only way you'll know, or get better is just to DO IT. You underestimate yourself. Paint it. Make it. Bask in the glow of your awesomeness. Or at least the satisfaction of having tried.

I would love a homemade gift anytime. The thought and the effort override any imperfections.

Love you! Congrats on a new computer!

Sarah said...

I agree with Jenna and should actually borrow that advice myself. I tend to live vicariously, instead, through all the creative people I know and it's starting to get old!