Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
On the agenda for this week: Some quality time with my dear dentist. Polish up these pretties, please oh please! Some more serious textbook time. My mid-term is nearing due and I need to move my hiney. Hopefully some sunny warm days to get the kidlets out just a few more times before the snow flies. A new exercise routine which includes me getting up and moving early. Laundry and other household tidbits. C'est la vie.
Let's rock out now. I am so ready!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
planning Christmas shopping adventures.
knitting my blanket.
curled up in bed dressed in comfy clothes and reading a good book.
snuggled on the couch watching a super movie.
holding my sleeping baby in my arms.
kissing my rough and tough little man.
talking with my incredible husband.
Instead, I'm opening my textbook and trying to get into a mindset that will get my ass into this course I need to pass. I really really REALLY need to find my ready.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I've a few real important things to do and some not-so-important ones so, without anymore jabber, I'm off.
Ready ready ready!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
One of my favorite things to do is listen and watch as my son chatters away. The things he says are stunning. He is the master of his world. We just get the privilege of sharing it with him. Maybe we even get the chance to leave a lasting impression on him. He drew me a picture today. He brought it over to me and told me it was my friend, Zia Lisa (my sister). Her and I have spoke few words this past week. I choked on my tears. I'm framing the picture.
Our baby girl is two months now. She, too, is chatting up everything. Her eyes have such an intensity in them, such a glow. The stories she tells are simply sensational. Her coos are so soft. My heart swallows them all. She's started to roll up onto her side. We are so close to a complete roll over. So awesome. So blessed.
Please, Time, slow down. Even if only just a drop. Let me enjoy this. Let me remember this. Let me live this wholly.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I am thankful for many things. I am MOST thankful for Time. It is what allows me to enjoy and appreciate every other thing I have and experience. Even in sickness, the one thing asked for is just a bit more time.
The whole weekend has had me thinking about this. Time. I know that my Time with people is changing.
After today, I am beleiving that Time also heals all things. I have to believe. It's what will keep me. So I wait...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I put together three scrapbook pages. SWEET! I had no idea that my foggy head could be so creative ... so simple. I used to think that scrapbooking had to be all crazy and wild. A million zillion details and tiny pretty things. Totally techniques and tips from 'insiders' with incredible creativity, etc. I have decided that I'm not waiting anymore. I don't need everything. I can create anything with anything. Sometimes it is the simplicity in the things that we make that makes them so special. I started a theme with my sister called SIMPLE and it seems to be catching on to my whole life. Everything is becoming simple. I'm not waiting for this and that or something else. I'm ready. I'm doing and I'm loving this. Someday I might look back on these pages and think how boring they may look or how elementary they seem. On the other hand, someday I might look back on these pages and remember how cool it felt to just do it. Break through the fear and not care what anyone else thinks now in this moment or in the future because right now, I went for it.
I have a handful of baptism favours left to finish and that's ready to roll. I've made my table centers (picture to follow...I need some natural light and not these yellow glow fluorescent). They are sweet - literally. Pretty little rocket lollipop flower arrangements that I made. I am going to rock out the invitations this week just as soon as I confirm the restaurant for the reception.
After I'd finished all the crafty stuff around here, I PUT AWAY all the craft stuff. Normally, I leave it all out on the table thinking that I'm going to pick it up again tomorrow so there would be no point to putting it all away. After staring at the stacks of craft things cluttering my dining room table for weeks now, today I cleaned it all up in a neat and organized manner. Paper with paper in the paper sorter thing. Stamps in a box, inks in another. I even went so far as to put away the picture albums and picture box that I had scattered out on the table. Now, while there are still items on the table, the majority of the clutter is put away in logical places - places where they belong. Everything has its place and every place has its thing. Ogni cosa ha il suo posto; ogni posto ha il suo cosa. My Nonna says this all the time. I'm finally FINALLY starting to catch on. What's cluttering your life? What's out of place? Where does it all belong?
I am going to find my wish book. I started one months ago to cut down on impulse buying. It sort of worked...until I put the book somewhere that I can't remember. I'm on a mission to tighten up around this place. Snapdog the books back into something snazzy. I would like to rekindle the wish book. Wish Book, oh, Wish Book. Wherefore art thou my Wish Book?
That's it for now. See you again soon, Blogland! I missed you all last week and need to catch up!
Friday, October 3, 2008
- Get back on track with my course. It's interesting and fun and informative and I want to.
- Finish the Baptism stuff. Invites, favours, decor, attire.
- Read The Road.
- Complete knitting the remain purple yarn. Assess the size of the blanket and make a decision about what to do.
- Plan and place the stamp club order.
- Kick off BE ME, organized and ready!
- Hang the pics in the living room and the bedroom.
- Clean up the dreaded sock basket. UGH!
- Get to the mantle and the misc. basket.
- Put the tools away in the tool box where they belong. Every thing has its place and every place has its thing.
- Keep planning Christmas. My gift bin is rolling and I'm happy about that.
- Hang my to do board.
- Get Halloween in order. Costumes, candy, fun fun fun!
I'm sure there are a hundred things I'm not thinking of that need to be done but that's it for now. A touch late but Hi October! Let's run together, I'm ready.