Monday, December 31, 2007
I call a do-over!!!!
Remember, from when we were kids - when something wasn't working out like we had thought we just cried do-over and that was that. Well, here I am on the verge of the new year yelling "DO-OVER".
I want a second chance to be better. Forget resolutions - I would have no idea where to start. I just want to spend the next year of my life - enjoying my life.
Stop looking to get to the finish line and enjoy the race.
The kids are growing up too fast and I should be playing Old Maid and not washing dishes. I need to reconnect with those who mean the most. I need to stop worrying about things and realize that even if I woke up tomorrow and realized that all my material possessions were gone and that all that was left was my family standing on the sidewalk - that is more than I could ever ask for in life.
So forgive the mushiness of this post and see it for what it is... a do-over.
My little boy has such a big heart... I hope he never changes.
After a successful appointment, we went out for the afternoon and found a Barnes&Noble that was going out of business and today was the final day. We found a few good sale items (things that weren't being transferred to the newer, bigger B&N down the street) and got a couple more pictures of my Tasmanian Devil in a moment of peace...
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I am always so excited to put the decorations up and can't wait for that magical Friday where I shout orders at every member of my family until every surface of my house looks like something from Santa's workshop...
There is something to be said about putting my house back into order and starting the new year with a clean house and not have remnants of the year before still hanging over our heads.
The five Nativity sets will stay up until the wise men safely reach their correct destination - our children move them all over the house until they reach their manger(occasionally, they will stop at the wrong manger and just keep moving on). The snowmen will stay up through March (after all this is Connecticut and what would a Northeast winter be without that late March snowstorm that has you wondering if this time spring really won't show up).
But, Christmas has come to an end in this household. Two more days of vacation and then it will be back to work, school and daycare - back to crazy mornings and busy evenings filled with homework, meetings, and life in general.
I hope the next 48 hours move very slowly...
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Today is one of my most favorite days of the year. It is the day that my Mom and I get together to make my Grandma's cookies. We started this tradition shortly after my Grandma passed and back then it was just me and my mother. Since then, my daughter has come along and wants to be a part of the tradition.
Okay, my son tried to be helpful too... for about 5 minutes before I kicked him and his father out of the house so we could get our work done! ;)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
In about two hours, my daughter and I were able to finish about 30 of these.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
How can you not love a compilation of many great ideas? I love the ideas for the twelve days of Christmas (and to think I have all night to come up with a plan before I need to start tomorrow - wink).
I also think I need to order vinyl lettering for my kitchen, bathroom, and family room.
Grab a soda, cup of tea, glass of wine, whatever... and go check it out.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Let's see... what other crafts have I been up to...
I have made three juice box purses for gifts - (friends asked me to make for their daughters, etc.) Oh, and here is a picture of the stars I have been folding for church. It is still a work in progress, but I still think it looks neat...