Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The pail is filled with candy. I got the pails from the dollar section at Target, I just love that section. I always find cute things I can alter and give as gifts. The little note book is a post it note holder. These were quick and easy to make. I am sure their teachers will like them!
This jar I made to with an old mayonaise jar. I like to save all kinds of glass jars to use as a gift later on. I filled this jar with hershey kisses after altering the outside with papers, tags, and ribbons.
So today I am working! It has been busy at the salon this week! I am so grateful. I have Sunday off and then I work 3 days straight, then off for 2 weeks!!! I am so excited to have some time off, I really need it!
Gotta run, gonna be late for work!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Of course I am so thankful that I have been able to take this year and truly open my eyes to everything around me and learn! Sometimes it is so good for your soul to reflect on your life and have a renewed look. I know that I will go into the next year with a different perspective and that every moment is for me to learn something new.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Some days I think that I will actually do this and keep up with it and then reality sets in and I realize that is a big illusion! Plus my life is so busy that I don't have 5 minutes to sit down and think about what I am going to write and words don't always come so easily...it takes me forever to think up a title for my blog, let alone what I am actually going to say in it!
So today I am talking about absolutely nothing and I am just typing away...crazy how that is!!! If I was to actually think of something interesting I would be sitting here trying to figure out how to type it up and what to say first, but because I have nothing to say it is just coming very freely...mindnumbing I know!!! It is really sad that it comes down to this and the reason I can not keep this blog up to date, because I think my life is boring and not so interesting...sad but true...I have however gotten into blog reading...I have a few favorites, ever been to www.thepioneerwoman.com. She is hilarious and I just love her approach to her daily life, check it our sometime...I also read Heidi Swapp's blog, did you know she is living in China? She is really an inspiration...check her out at www.heidiswapp.com. Another one is Elsie Flannagan, she is a little off the wall, but in a good way...you should check her out at www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com she will make your day.
Are you a blog reader, can you recommend some good blogs to me...maybe they will inspire me to actually keep mine up to date...but then again maybe not!
Friday, February 15, 2008
So I promised I would be so good about keeping up with the blog thing...it figures I wouldn't do it. I just find that I get so wrapped up in other things and activities that typing a message on my blog is the last thing on my mind. Just to give you an idea of my busy life, here is a sample schedule
6:40am wake up
7:30am bus call
7:30am-8:30am computer time-scrapbook.com-I sneak alot of time on this site!
2:30pm home/drop off goodie bags for cheerleading/errands/etc
3:15pm bus call
4pm guitar lessons/church classes/make dinner/do laundry/etc
5pm computer time or type emails to the many Girl Scout cookie moms that have a million questions
6pm dinner/sometimes a meeting/basketball games 2 times a week/homework help/laundry
7pm-11pmdinner/more meetings/more laundry/cub scout meeting/Girl Scout meeting/make corsages/answer phone calls from girl scout cookie moms with a million questions/ catch up on more emails/sign all school papers/get crafts ready for next volunteer activity/ the list goes on and on
11pm-bedtime/sometimes I can catch a few tv shows that are on earlier in the evening before my eyelids get heavy! Rarely do I get through an entire show, but last night I watched 2 survivors! I can't believe it, but dinner did not get cooked and my ds did homework for 4 hours! He really likes to drag it out.
Just by looking at my schedule it doesn't seem all that busy, but for some reason I always feel like I am coming and going constantly! Especially for the month of February...I have more plans for this month than any other month of the year...note to self:plan better next year! I did not realize I would be involved in so much volunteer work: girl scout cookie coordinator, cheer video, banquet prep for cheerleading, teaching 2 classes at a Girl Scout retreat, International Bazaar for Girl Scouts, basketball championship games, not to mention that my work is slammed right now!!! Put in sick kids, a sinus infection, dentist appt, dermatologist appt, and there are no days left in a week!
On a positive note my dd's girls basketball team has made it to the championships! We play Saturday evening for the title! I am so excited. Our school is not well known for our winning teams! Except for our cheerleaders, we have been state champs since 2004! So this is a big surprise for our basketball team to be so good, and what a fabulous feeling to be winners! Our football team never won a game all season!!! Needless to say we are getting a new coach this year, hope that will turn our luck around!
I am by no means complaining, I love my busy life, but sometimes it is necessary for me to take a step back and breath! This is one of those times! I just need a few more hours in my day to get more things done, like housework, cleaning, bill paying...as it is I do that in spurts, I carry a glove duster around with me and just dust as I go getting everyone up in the morning and such...I am sure my schedule is no different than many others, it just seems at times overwhelming...must learn to say NO!!!! I actually know the word well, just didn't realize my commitments with all these volunteer activities would overlap each other during January-March with the busyiest month being February! Not to mention that my dh's company is moving and he has been working non stop this month, long hours, weekend working, so I have to deal with the kids by myself, get them everywhere, take them with me everywhere, my ds just loves this...he's gone to work with me several times this week...my 2 day a week job turned into 3-4 days this week, and again the last week of the month, so as the saying goes when it rains it pours...well the flood gates are open at my house for this month!