Thursday, November 27, 2008
I hope that everyone had one amazing holiday. I hope your pants are just a little too tight now - that's a sign of a good meal. :) I hope that you enjoyed the time with your family and friends. I hope that you are filled with such joy!
We made it back to Canada on Monday night. We're getting back into the swing of things after our vacation. Shane is back going to school. This time it's night school so he won't be home until after 10:30 some nights. Ugh. I find myself getting so bored being at home all day. My one highlight is hoping online to check my favorite blogs and to see what you lovely ladies are up to.
We made an executive decision last night, NOT to go Black Friday shopping. We were all pretty disapointed especially bc we were going to take Shane's sister, Sarah, with us. But, we were just a little to strapped for cash after our vacation so we had to make the grown-up decision to stay home. Gosh I hate having bills. Don't you?
This evening my friend Ashley is coming over. We co-teach a Sunday School class for girls 14-18. We finished up the video series that we were doing so tonight we are going to pow-wow about what we want to teach next. We are hoping to do a Beth Moore series. We'll see! This Sunday, the whole class is heading to Ashley's house for a hot-tub party. Should be lots of fun!
Now for some un-fun news.
My house is a wreck. I'm trying to get it presentable. I'm just being real. Ugh. It looks as though it threw up on itself. I've got neat little piles of books and papers stacked over the dining room table. I've got a desk, speakers, books and junk shoved to one side of our den. It all either needs moved or put away. But that can't get done until I clean up/make room in the craft room where there awaits some of my recent decorating purchases that have no home until the rest of the house is cleaned so I can put them up. The laundry room is littered in clothes that have found their way out of the suitcases and need washed. But my wash has to be timed just right bc the dryer is broken and thus I must take my baskets of washed laundry to my mum-in-laws to dry. So since I won't be heading over to my inlaws tonight, the laundry stays put. It's a sick, sad cycle. And it's frustrating. My den needs a second coat of paint. My trim and doors need done. And I just need to quit complaining and do it. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Just keeping it to painfully real. Want to come over and help? I'm sure you don't. :)
But, there is motivation! I want to decorate for Christmas! I'm so so excited to! Today I'll bust my butt to get things neat and tidy. I love a neat and tidy home anyways. I want to kick on the music and get in that festive spirit. This weekend I want to get our decorations going on outside and flood my house with garland, twinkle lights, trees and little santas and snowmen. Gosh, it is the most wonderful time of the year!!
OH! And I almost forgot! I received another award!! It made me so excited! Thanks Genevieve! Genevieve is a great girl who unfortunatly has some awful lung issuses that break my heart for her. She's got such a great attitude and this amazing fire about her. I'm sure you'll love her. Go one, check out her blog. Oh, and she's got this crazy amazing digital art all over her blog that I'm pretty sure she made herself. Crazy! I wish I had that kind of talent!
So now it's up to me to nominate some of you gals. Here are some rockin' blogs that I'm totally lovin'!
1. Chris at Just a Girl.
2. Sarah at Sarah's Blog
3. Tonya at More Than Enough
4. Mandi at Mandi Shandi's
5. Jessica at The Pelkeys
Here are the rules girls....
1. Post the award on your blog
2. Link me for giving it to you
3. Link back to the originating post nominating you
4. Pass the award on to 5 more deserving people
5. Post these rules for your recipients