Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saying Goodbye to 20o9--Hello 2010

Quick. We always say that each each year passes by so quickly...
For me, overall this was a great year. I finally have secured "what I want to be when I grow up"
I am in love with where I am career wise.
My family is great...but it probably is the one thing I would change if I could. I hate how quickly the girls are growing up. At times it seems as if I am not going to have enough time to finish molding them into perfect little human beings like every parent wishes they can do before they are flying away to be on their own. So far I think they are doing well....but another "few blinks of an eye" and Olivia will be driving and then heading to collage! UGH!
I hate New Year's Resolutions....they are unrealistic and I hate making false promises. Hence, one of my favorite quotes......"say what you mean and mean what you say" With that being said, my best yet resolution was a few years ago when I promised to "emboss more" lol. I held true to it! was realistic!
This year, I just want to enjoy the moment more. That's all. I have been conditioned to live each hour at a time...only because sometimes I place so much on my plate it can seem overwhelming if I looking at it even two days I always focus on the task at hand and get through it one hour at a time. For the most part, this works for me and never leaves me disappointed.
What are you hoping to accomplish? Be realistic...don't set your self up for disappointment.
I wish you and yours the very best this new year!


Monday, December 07, 2009

Finally a breath. It feels good.
I am in the process of preparing for my holiday. This year just seems to mellow. Life is just so hectic and I feel when the whole country is in such a financial uproar we really should cancel the gift giving hoop-la this year. It could be the year without gift. The Christmas of Love and Togetherness....something like that. I was taught the Lord loves a cheerful giver. It is hard to be cheerful about giving when it is such a burden. Its a poor attitude, I agree, but its truthful.

Enough about that. We are going to put up our tree this week and put some lights outside. The girls are quite excited about it I have to take a deep breath because I really like to decorate my own tree. When they were little, I had a "kids" tree in our family room area, and "my" tree in our formal living room, now our dining room. So this year I am sure they are going to want to decorate both trees. One tradition that we love is each year is that I purchase the girls an ornament that is for them. As a rule, it reflects their interest that particular year, or them in general. They LOVE pulling out the ornaments and remembering back to when they received it. I also love it because it does bring back warm memories to me as well. I often complain how fast these girls are growing, and it does sadden my heart to think how old they are. Them being babies was such a great time in my life I always remember back to those days and long to have had them last a little bit longer.......

My January class schedule is almost complete and full. I will be finishing up some samples by weeks end and my blog will show all of them! Some repeats and some new goodies on the way. A few of them I am really excited about! Also, our first Scrap-en-dip-ity crop of the year is January 16th, and we are anticipating a sell our crowd for this one. I recommend booking early.
Details to follow.

I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe Holiday Season. May Peace fill your hearts and lives.