I went scrapbooking Friday night and actually got a few pages (almost) done! I'll post more later this week, but I wanted to share this one that I finished this morning for a challenge at Cocoa Daisy. It's a four week "last scrapper standing" kind of contest.Gradually weeding out contestants that make a layout to a certain "recipe". There is some amazing work in their gallery so I will be suprised to make it to next week. We'll see...
Summer received a speaking part in her school's Christmas program. She is so excited and has her part down! I can't wait to watch it:)
I am hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for my In-Laws. That will be fun, so I'm working on the baking/cooking timeline.
And speaking of the Holidays, we are already booked at least 1 day out of every weekend until New Years. I am OK with this simply because I like to know what is happening when.
Ya'll lovin my Christmas Playlist? I had to decorate here, because Jason is not interested in decorating the house until after Thanksgiving.
Jason got his 2nd deer on Saturday.
And instead of doing my regular Black Friday shopping, I will be working. Younker's asked if I would work this Friday for 10 hours! I suppose it could turn into a regular job, but it will be nice to make a couple bucks that day instead of spend money:)
And if you know me, you know that this is such a messed up time of year for me, emotionally. I really have been working on not allowing it to affect me (too much) this year, but it must have reared its ugly head yesterday, because I was in a nasty mood. And I could just feel it. I was set off by anything and reacted poorly. I knew it as it was happening and couldn't do anything about it. Man, it came out of nowhere! I've got to either get really good at ignoring it or just face it all HEAD-ON. Get that crud out of the way. It all comes back to finding balance. Balance between good memories and sadness/loss,balance between friends and family and ME time. I am realizing I really can have all those things and it is good for my mental health. And trying to find happiness with what we have. That Christmas does not need to be as big as I really dream it to be. This is so hard for me. I want to do more more more. More GIFTS! More food, more events, more special,more decorations, more lights, more GIFTS GIFTS GIFTS. Why cant I shake this? I am done for my kids. But do I still brows the toy dept every time I enter a store? Yup. I have yet to add, but I don't know how much longer I can hang on. To be honest, the money just isn't there. So I guess that will keep me good. It just stresses me out:)
Whoa, long post. Sorry. I leave a pic from yesterday. Reminds me of the Heart song"Dog and the Butterfly" Yes, I realize its a ladybug costume(Mya do you recognize?) but there is no song about a dog and a ladybug...