Monday, May 21, 2007

My Ball Players

Of course I have to show off my little ball players, now don't I?!?! This is my son, Tiernan and he is 7 1/2 years old. He is playing baseball, and it is his first year. He is doing good, at least I think so for the first time he has ever played organized baseball.

This is my daughter, Maeve and she is 6 years old. She is playing t-ball this year, and it is her first year.

We are about half-way through the season and I think she is ready for it to be over! She has decided that she doesn't like t-ball.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME

Well....last week was my birthday, and it was one of those "9" ones, so I thought that I needed so reflection and goals and a plan of action before that next one that ends in a ZERO.

My weight has always been a struggle for me. I have never been thin, I was always "big boned" as I used to be called, and after having three kids, it has only gotten worse, to the point where I feel that i can't go on this way, so I have started really owrking on it with a friend as my moral support and guidance. But at the same time, I need to be able to vent, to write out the feelings and deal with the reasons behind why I ate in the first place, and since I already had this blog, I thought about here. I am not sure. I was thinking of this being for family and a little business, but at the same time I can't grow my business if I don't take care of myself, and my weight is a big issue that I need to take care of for me to be able to have the engery and desire to grow the business. So for now, at least, I am going to post on here about the journey. I may well move the whole weight loss topic somewhere else, but I'll start here.

Daily Calander thought for today: comes from a daily calander called "The Power of a Praying Woman".....Your relationship with the Lord must always have top priority over everything else. The Lord said, "You shall have no other gods before Me" (Exdous 20:3), and He means it. God wants your undivided attention.

Well, this is relevant to me in a big way today, because alot of times I put food before God. I eat when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am depressed or not feeling quite right...I used (and do use, but am working on that) food to cover a variety of emotions. I turn to food when I find myself in need instead of turning to God. How am I going to concore this? I don't know. Alot of prayer and support for starters, but it is going to be a long journey with ups and downs and yet I have to make a start.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Monday Night Baseball

Monday night was another baseball game!

I have to say that I really enjoy watching these little 7 and 8 years old boys playing ball! They are so much fun! Tiernan's team is the Tigers and and they did a good job. They all hit well. They did pretty good on defense, except for one inning, when they let the other team score 5 runs. Other than that one inning, they looked realyl good. They are getting better each game!
Final score: 9-6 the other guys! Oh well, they are learning!

After the game we took the kids to the local ice cream place, Jiffy Treat. When we drove up we saw Carson, from the Tigers, and his family having ice cream. When we got in line Brad, from the Tigers, and his family were ordering ice cream. When we were in line, Garrett from the Tigers and his family and then Luke, the coaches son, and his family showed up! Impromtu Tigers after game party!

It's going to be a busy week. The kids have a half dy of school today, and the girls have their yearly check-ups after school today. Tomorrow is the First grade field trip, then that evening is the Mother-Child dinner at church, Thursday is the Kindergarten Field trip, then Maeve has a t-ball game that night, Friday is Grandparents day at school, then Maeve has a t-ball game and Tiernan has another baseball game. Then Sunday is Mother's Day....and I would like to breathe sometime in all that!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Website Update

Well, I spent this weekend working on my business website.

I re-arranged the items, added some new creations to the line and then I figured out how to add some extra close-up pictures in the detailed descriptions of each product! YEAH! This is something I had been wanting to do for awhile, but with tax season just didn't have the time to try to figure it all out. Now I have it done on a couple items.

Now I just have to decide if I want to take pictures and do it on all the items now, or wait until I get my new digital camera.

On the home front, we are awaiting the arrival of my husband's brother and his son, who is not quite two. They are driving in today from North Carolina. Looking forward to the visit!

Check out the website and let me know what you think!!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Kindergarten Program

So, last night was Edgewood Primary School's Kindergarten Program.

Maeve is in full-day Kindergarten, and her class was doing the song "Five little CHickedees" nad she had a speaking part. So all week we have been practicing her line with her, and yet last night she mentioned that it would be the first time she was going to be up on stage and talking in the microphone, and I got a little worried that she might be nervous.

She was ready to leave for the program HOURS before it started. She put on her white shirt and black skirt, got out a pair of white bobby socks, and her white patent leather shoes from Easter, combed her hair and looked really cute. When her class came into the gym, they had black bseball caps with black and white feathers on the top, and these black feathers on their wrists...making them look like little birds! So cute!
Maeve was very clear in her speaking and loud! It went wonderfully!!

I was video-tapping the performance, and my son was bored so I let him take the camera, and he went down near the stage and took still photos of her. Will have to get them developed so I can add them on here.

Yes...I said get them developed! Yes, I am behind the times, I still don't have a digital camera....maybe I'll get one this week for my birthday! Who knows!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

May Sales Special

I'm having a sale over at "a TAMM creations" for the month of May.


Buy any pair of Patrotic Socks and save 25% (off base price)

Regular price $4.50 (children's sizes), on sale this month for only $3.35
**for adult size, add $1.00 --regularly priced $5.50, now $4.35
**for double row styles, add $2.50 -- regularly priced $7.00, now $5.85

Three different Patrotic versions available, in stock.

Just in time for Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Baseball Highlights

Well, last night was the second game of the season for the Tigers, my son's 7-8 year old baseball team!

If you remember from the opening day games, that when Tiernan got up to bat he forgot to stop, and just kept running. Before the game, he was out on the bases practicing listening to the base coach and stopping. His first at bat, he hits a ball into the infield and is thrown out at first base. His second at bat, the team is down, and really needs a rally...Tiernan hits, the fielder bobbles the ball and he rounds first and heads to second, about this time the fielder gets the ball, and as Tiernan crosses second and starts to third he throws the ball towards the second baseman and it goes on home Tiernan goes...SCORE.

In the end, they lost the game, but the kids had alot of fun. On another note...the other team! Ummmm. You know, the kids are seven and eight year olds, not high school ball players, some of them this is their first year, and yet the coach was really getting onto them about hitting and fielding. When they missed Tiernan and he game home, that coach was fit to be tied! You have to realize that Tiernan is probably the shortest, thinnest, littlest guy on the field and for him to hit and score a "home run" about did the other coach in. I was a little worried.

I have always put my kids in non-competetive sports up until this point. My favorite is Upward Sports, my son did Flag Football and Basketball, and my daugther did Cheerleading, and we love it. The focus is on learning the skills and good sportsmanship, not winning. I had heard that the local baseball league could be a little competitive, but I figured they were seven and eight years old, how competitive can you be at that age? It's not the kids that are competitive, it's the parents! UGH! I hid near the back of the duggout the whole time, and avoided the parents on the other team....because I wasn't sure how I would act if I got near them. I am hoping it was a one coach deal.

I have to say that we are blessed to have the coach we have for Tiernan's team. We know the family, his son is in school with Tiernan and they are good friends and he is not that competitive type person. His son is even pretty good, but he is more about having fun, learning the skills and being a good sport than he is about winning, and that is what I want Tiernan to learn from this whole experience anyway.