Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thanks again for the support and reminders... Luckily, I rarely deal with stress and I think I needed to post and get it out there so I could read it and give myself a break! My daughter and one of her best friends are dressing up tomorrow as 80s Chicks... (they have their first Junior High Dance - a Halloween dance no less?!) So - we are breaking the rules and letting Kennedy spend the night tonight (a school night!?) so they can get ready together in the morning... I can't WAIT to take photo's!!! LOL! I'm sure I will share!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I have two days a week that are now scheduled full all the time... it is good stuff and I know it is something I am supposed to be doing so I have the strength and stamina for it each week - but it's the days in between that seem to be getting lost?! I am thinking maybe if I allowed myself to SLEEP extra a day or two - I may catch up and feel rested?! I must quiet my mind... silence that ongoing audio clip of all the things I have to do... (This is not a normal cycle for me and I can see now firsthand how exhausting it is?!) I don't like it and I can't keep it playing... it seems as if somehow I am spread too thin. However, when I look on paper what I am committed to each week - it doesn't look like it should feel overwhelming?! But- I know enough to know - if the grace isn't there to do it - it's not worth the effort to keep it going! So - this week I have scheduled play time... maybe that will help!? And - as shocking as it may be... most of that play time does not involve crafts?! I do have tomorrow mostly open - and my PLAN as of tonight is to not even sit down here on the computer but to get a workout in and print some photo's and work on those (still unfinished) Christmas cards and assemble the super cute flip book! Maybe I will rent a movie and craft away for the sheer joy of it! I think I will be taking a break from my etsy store and trying to drum up more scrapbook business right now. Things have actually been pretty slow and while I usually have peace about that - I have found myself really trying to drum up new customers and find new clients and list new items and I have no peace about it! Especially since I also know in the back of my mind (thanks to that annoying ongoing audio) that I SHOULD be writing... so - this week, freedom from that pressure to drum up business... maybe some crafting just for fun, and a bit of playtime with friends... and next week? Writing!?!! SOMETHING at least... anything, at this point?!
So - consider this post a tease... and I will do my BEST to have something witty and charming (with photo's and everything) to post tomorrow evening!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Now - for those of you who know me - you know that I am not a big fan of the phone! I am way more connected to friends who either live in another State and talk online with me all the time, or friends who I see in person every week... sadly - if you fall in between there somewhere - well, it's not that I don't THINK of you - it's just that I really, really, really hate the phone?! LOL?! I would MUCH rather chat in person - but the next best thing is chatting online... for some reason the phone doesn't ever really tempt me?! Anyway - Thanks Chuck for checking in and making sure I am still drawing breath - and making sure that my computer is in fact NOT broken or crashed?!
I can't even really tell you that I have been super busy - or super productive... because I haven't?! I have worked on some Christmas cards - but have nothing assembled yet - that comes this week! I made an adorable little fold out mini for Fall photo's - but I have to actually go out and TAKE some of those before I can finish the mini... I will post pix when it is complete though - because it rocks!!! (if I DO say so! ...thanks Tracy for the instructions! I LOVE these and will be making more SOON I know!) I also made a few Thanksgiving/Count your Blessings Coaster chipboard mini albums for etsy. I read a book or two... still haven't gotten too in depth into Mitford... I am still on chapter 2 or 3... it's a slow read and I have other favorite authors who pull me right in from the start - so they win and I have been reading them instead. I am however going to visit my sister this weekend - so I NEED to finish at least Book One?! LOL!?
I did venture in to Craft Warehouse and spent about $100 of my Gift Card... I bought Christmas papers and fun stuff for my cards and Christmas crafts, as well as a new Paper Cutter which I LOVE and a few other odds and ends! I did exactly what I didn't want to do - just bought supplies that will not really last long and so I will have nothing to show for it?! But - they were things I needed so it is all good!
Another thing that has kept me busy the past few weeks is I ended up taking over the local Yakima SparkPeople Team. I contacted the leader to check in and offer a bit of help... I joined and a few of us had met in person already and were wanting the Team to be a bit more active - anyway - in the end, I thought I would offering to assist, but she handed the team over to me! So - tomorrow we are having a Team Lunch and Wednesday I am meeting one of the members for coffee... it's not a heavy addition but it does require a bit of time and attention!
I will post more tomorrow (or maybe the next day!?) tee hee!? Darcie wants some mindless random facts or trivia of some kind - and I was just tagged (again?!) by www.pinkpatriceboutique.blogspot.com so I should give ya a little random somethin' somethin'! (No worries though - I will not be tagging anyone this time around!)
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008