Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sleep Deprivation Makes My Head Heavy

Forgive me for being absent from your blogs. One word: School. Oh, another: Finalsweek.

I checked for mrandmrspotatohead and someone has it! I'm a bit upset about it. They don't have ANY posts. Just some pictures on their sidebar. Bunch of malarkie. I bet they don't even potato farm..... (what? bitter and angry you say... how can you tell?)

So I checked out therealmrandmrspotatohead (not to be confused with the fake ones) and it's available. So that will be my new address. I'm changing it tomorrow morning. So if you want to find me (I hope you do), find me there!

For my Child Language and Lit class I had to write a childrens book that consisted of pictures of family faces and familiar things for my future children. I knew about this assignment from the first day of school back in September. I just had no idea what to do. Finally in October I decided on doing an ABC book.

I wrote the wording last week
Found the pictures for each letter Tuesday this week
Printed them all out at Wally World yesterday
Picked up paper and a notebook and sleeves yesterday
laid out each paper with the picture and made cute wording with word art (5-6:45)
went to mutual (6:45 - 8:30 p.m.)
checked email (8:30 - 9 p.m.)
started cutting, slicing, gluing, sticking, positioning, making beautiful and crafting my book at 9 p.m. (jaren says he will stay out with me)
still beautifying my book at 11 p.m. (jaren falls asleep on couch)
11:30 p.m. - me: "Jaren.. you can go to bed" jaren: "in a little bit......"
11:45 p.m. - me: "Jaren... you can go to bed" jaren: "In a minute........"
12:00 a.m. - me: "Jaren, sweetheart, go to bed" jaren: "okay.... I'll wake up when you come to bed" me: "uh, huh... okay"
still working... put in a movie (1 a.m.)
movie over so I turn on Law and Order, everything else is infomercials! (3 a.m.)
crawling into bed at 4 -
me: "I'm SO tired"
Jaren: (really loud cause he's trying to wake himself up) "YEAH! cause you were up forever!" me: "yeah.... I have to get up in two hours"
Jaren: "why did you stay up so late?"
me: "I had to finish!"
Jaren: "yeah.... ok..... your feet are COLD!"

It was funny, he tries to wake himself up but is mostly incoherent.

I woke up at 6, whined and whined, got read, went to class, turned in my beautiful book, came back home, skipped my next class, went to sleep for three hours, woke up, went to lunch, went to my 3:15 class and am now home.


I didn't get any pictures of the finished product. After it is graded and I get it back I will take some pictures of my favorite pages and post them.

But, I did take a picture of the mess I made before I cleaned it up just a few minutes ago.

(see those indian couches from 1994? They are officially getting replaced!)
Jaren called this a disaster of scrapbook proportions
It's all clean now! But I have a feeling I'll be falling asleep here in about an hour.

I will be back activley stalking as soon as I finish this semester next Friday.

remember: (it wont work until tomorrow: Friday)


Kristina P. said...

Love the mess!

And I like the new name a lot. Are you able to change it without losing any information?

Erin said...

I'm sorry for the lack of sleep. Good luck with finals! I look forward to seeing the blog with a new url!

Jo said...

I can tell from the creative mess left behind that you did a GREAT job. Can't wait to see it.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Proud of you, champ! Cant wait to see!!


Mina said...

I can't wait to see your book. What a cool idea! Congratulations. I'll update your address tomorrow.

Lena Gilbert said...

Good practice for when pooping crying babies are keeping you up till 4am....and they don't let you take naps.

Life as Ashley said...

stupid url stealers. You are the real mr. and mrs. potato head. what were they thinking? yay for the new address!

P.S. Are you coming in town this weekend?

P.S.S. I feel your pain of no sleep.

P.S.S.S. are you supposed to add s's to the P.S. or p's. I have no clue.

rychelle said...

yeah, there are a lot of zombies walking around our campus right now too.

good luck with all your finals!

hello, my name is amber. said...

my favorite part of this post is the labels!

sleep oh sleep where are you :)

Strawberry Shortcake said...

I remember those late night projects and messes. Now it is my kids that leave the mess, never me ;) I am excited for your new blog. I hope you are able to save everything! Good luck with finals.

Wendyburd1 said...

I LOVE the name, you guys ARE the REAL ones anyway so it fits. That mess is why I have managed to postpone working on updating my memory books since March of last year...there will be THAT mess and I am too lazy to clean THAT up!

Victoria Elder said...

All in all I don't think this is too bad I expected worse!

Victoria Elder said...

All in all I don't think this is too bad I expected worse!

ramsam said...

I love scrapping and and scrappin messes- but I have to throw away all small scraps and cropped pieces as I work or I go crazy....weird, huh?