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Monday, March 20, 2006

Burning Out


So, I like to keep busy. This means I try to get involved in things outside my house often. I actually can't stand sometimes to sit around, but I also don't like to be run ragged with the the things I do, then have to come home and clean/do laundry/cook, whatever...well I have a new little hobby, and one of these days I hope to have time to culminate it. Once I am done doing everything else I do in my life...including blogging.

I'm talking about animal balloons.

yes, that's what I said -- animal balloons. Kids love them. MY kids love them. And I even volunteered to make animal balloons at the Boat Easter Party in a few weeks. I can make a few things, but this weekend I was hellbent on making the coolest balloon of them all -- a sword.

Here's the problem though: It is REALLY HARD to find a website for FREE that will give you directions, with GOOD illustrations for a beginner. It's also nearly impossible to find a book on it in Borders anywhere in a 100 mile radius. I actually had to order something. And I think the book is going to be too advanced for me. But I want to be able to make cool animal balloons for the party. Dang it, I want those kids to go home and when mom and dad ask the kiddos "What was the best part, honey?" Right after EASTER BUNNY, I want those kids to say "The balloons!"

Now, some of you are gonna say "Well Cissa, since you seem to like it so much, maybe you should make a living out of it?" To you folks I say HELL NO!! Why? Simply because I don't want to make a living out of being around kids all the time! I am a selfish person. I like my free time to be on the computer when the kids are out, or asleep, etc. If I did this for a living, I would have my kids all week, and then on the weekends, I would be entertaining everyone ELSE'S kids!! No thanks! If I wanted that, I would have paid for 4 years of college, and have a degree in Education. To quote Austin Powers "It's not my BAG, baby!"

But that doesn't mean I don't want to learn how to make wicked cool animals and hats, etc.

On another topic. Go visit Mimi's Blog. It's hilarious today. No, not hilarious. It's AWESOME!! So is SO RIGHT ON about how the world really should be...or at least America. Plus I know she'd love to hear from all of you. Well -- if you people won't comment here, maybe you will over there? Just a thought ;)

Oh I forgot to mention about the Easter Party -- you ever feel like you over-volunteer for things? Like I said I would do the animal balloons. And then I said I would do a jelly bean count. AND I was also asked to to PB & J sandwiches. Did I mention that Hubby has duty the day of this party??? How totally unfair is THAT??? So I am gonna have all this stuff to do, and then in addition, deal with kids -- on a Saturday. I mean, I can make the sandwiches the night before, and the jelly beans are already in the jar and ready to be counted. But T-Ball starts next week, I start volunteering at Em's school this week, oh yes, and I still have everyday stuff, like cleaning, cooking, driving Em to school, and miscellaneous things around here. I feel like I am gonna burn out after this party. I get stressed to easily. I like things to be perfect. I can't help it. It's borderline OCD for me.

yeah. I have issues.But for now...my biggest issue is learning how to make this: (just one, not the whole bouquet)



If you know how to make this and are willing to show me, please leave a comment!


Update - 10:30am -- I forgot I was tagged by Dr. John! I have to list 7 of my favorite songs. I will attempt to do this while listening to2 kids scream and fight and cry..

1. La Vie Boheme from RENT Motion Picture Soundtrack

2. Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse

3. Thank You by Led Zeppelin

4. Wish You were Here by Pink Floyd

5. Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson

6. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia

7. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith

Those were the 7 that came to my mind first...I love them all! I am not tagging anyone though. I can't concentrate long enough to pick 7 people. the kids are being particularly heinous today!

1 flame(s) added to the fire:

Mimi said...

Thanks for the plug and compliment! I just can't picture you over there making ballon animals! I will be of no help. I can not even blow those damn things up! Good luck!