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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ahhhh 6: Pete's Turtle

When you look at today's Ahhhh I would be interested to know what you see. My little 'naming group' was so busy thinking up the craziest names ever that they forgot to send me some color pages of it! It is an easy design, I'll be able to whip up one in no time (when I find that time.)

Now about that name...well they were pretty convinced we'd turned galactic alliance on you and gave it every star wars name under the sun, then it somehow got switched over to Mary Poppins before finally ended up being a looking glass. Until Bea's daughter looked at it and saved the day. She said it looks like a turtle and I happen to agree.

Now back to my beloved Ozarks and our Shepherd of the Hills from a couple of Ahhh's ago, if you know the story, then you know about Pete. He was a very special child that had a special connection with animals. So I chose to leave Star Wars behind an name this a much more fitting:

Pete's Turtle

It will be later tonight before I get the price added over to the ahhhh page. I have a deadline I've got to meet first. 


Life stuff:

After spending the last four months sleep walking, I made a major decision yesterday. It was a HUGE step for me and a leap of faith. As most of you know, I homeschool my children and I never send them anywhere to be taken care of. I feel like they are MY children to raise; just personal opinion.

But given the fact that I never sleep and am constantly run down and worn out and behind, I decided to put Stephen in a local day care. They will accept him part time, just two days a week. I think that in doing so, it will make for much better mommy/son time together as his mommy wont consistently be totally exhausted. 

I'll be able to cut fabric on Tuesdays (I average about 60 customers a week with a total of  2000 -2500 yds a week to cut.) and work on my Ahhhhs on Thursdays. Plus Seth will get some time alone with mom for harder school subjects.

It was a huge leap of faith financially as well. You might not think so with all that fabric that I sell, but those in my group will tell you that my prices are insanely low, (don't worry my quilt shop friends, with the exception of one designer I just deal with closeouts...I still support you all the way!) and we have now so many meds to pay for each month, and now add in the child care costs. Kind of makes me nervous but sometimes you just have to take that leap you know?


Belinda said...

After all the Star Wars craziness, I like Pete's Turtle. :)

Never fear stepping out on faith.
Ps 91: 11-12
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

He nor His angels will allow you to fall. :)

beaquilter said...

now what book is that? and I did send you the colored ones all together the other day :-)
BTW get ready to get sick, he'll bring home new germs to share soon enough!

elliek said...

Well done on a good decision. Stephen will benefit and so will you, give you a bit of ME time and that is so important. Love the latest AHHH and I am soooooo far behind, will I ever catch up?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think it will be wonderful for him - some little people to play with, yes, colds will follow him home BUT it will build up his resistance. Good for you - you get some time.

Pat said...

I'm sure Stephen will enjoy it.
Socialising with others is a good thing, especially because it helps you too! xx

Natasha said...

Good for you! You need your "ME" time. I remember my mom came down once a week to be with my oldest when she was first born so I could what ever I wanted....mostly sleep.

When she was one, I sent her to a home daycare once or twice a week just so I could have some time to myself.

Snoodles said...

Everything will be fine, m' in Him and keep us you!