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End of December

It’s pretty bad when you can’t even remember your password to write a post. Ahem. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

Nick is now 5. Five. Wow. In a way it seems like he’s been 5 for a while, but in other ways, it can still sneak up on you. If he’s five, then Maggie is 7 1/2. Seven and a half is almost 8. I’m not sure I like where this is heading. I am trying to not worry about the teenage years until they are, you know, teenagers. (So my boy turns 5 and I’m talking about teenagers. I know… I know…)

Nick also is now tonsil and adenoid free. He’s breathing better, sleeping better, eating better and this week I can say for sure it was the right call. Actually as soon as the surgeon described the adenoids I knew it was the right call, but there’s that moment when your child wakes up from anesthesia that makes you wonder why you let these monsters touch your sweet baby, let alone carve part of their bodies out. He’s beyond all that, and was actually a pretty easy going patient. I could tell the day he felt better when he started messing with the cats again.

(P.S. for anyone who is having a tonsillectomy – 10 day recovery period. No lie. Ten days.)

And now we sit on the precipice of a new year – I’m a resolution maker. I am. Although I make resolutions just about every day, so it’s not really anything different for me. In late December, I usually write them down in a note on my phone and some years I look at the last year’s note and go with those. Other years, it’s a whole new list.

Some things I’m going to do this year (not resolutions, more goals):

take up knitting again, successfully this time.

launch a new website, with two redesigns on my current sites

pay off my super-duper new commercial embroidery machine (don’t worry, you’ll be hearing plenty about that soon.)

get back to more personal writing and documenting of our lives.

What about you? Do you make resolutions? Goals? Anything new you want to tackle in 2012?



Ready for a first?

It’s a giveaway. Here. Ha! You ready? (I was going to wait until I redesigned my site, but alas, that hasn’t happened yet and the holidays are coming. So here we go.) Oooh, maybe I’ll do another one after the redesign…

This giveaway is for $50 worth of monogramming and/or merchandise from Sweet Pea Embroidery. All you have to do is visit Sweet Pea Embroidery, and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite item is. You can tweet this for an extra entry, but please leave an additional comment. Easy peasy. I will randomly pick a number from a hat, because I’m old school like that.

This contest will end on Thursday at midnight. Winner will be announced on Friday, Nov 26th.

(Did I forget anything?)

This contest is closed. Jessica Pittman is the lucky winner!

newborn gift sets

I just shipped an order for twin boys who are arriving soon. Their names are Emmett and Samuel. I monogrammed a blanket for each of them and we added a bib/burp/onesie set for each of them too.

Never say never

I used to have a monogramming business. It was a small business – you know, just me. And I monogrammed for many years. And it was good. Then it wasn’t so good. The kids were at an age where my time was needed in other ways. I was “over it,” as they say.

So I closed up shop and was happy.

And then a few years went by. And I didn’t monogram much of anything at all.

And then I began to monogram a thing or two here and there. And then I started to monogram a little more and a little more. And I realized that now my time was a little more my own again. And in fact, with a schedule of half-days for Nick for the next two years, my time would actually be well spent doing something like monogramming that I could do in little chunks.

And I began monogramming again. And here I am. I’m working on a post or two to highlight some of the things I’m monogramming right now. If you’d like to get on an e-mail list, or have me keep you updated on what’s new- leave me a comment or send me an e-mail – brigidday @ gmail . com (just leave the spaces out.)

And to Karen, whose jaw just hit the ground – never say never. 🙂 (And I’ll have your stocking ready in a few months. Who needs a stocking in June?)

Now taking orders…

(p.s. I don’t want this to become a place where you feel someone (me) is trying to sell you something all the time. Until I figure out a better way to get the message out, this’ll just have to do.)