Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm Blah

I feel obligated to let you know that I'm writing from a place of blah today. Do you know blah? Can't quite put your finger on it....but it just doesn't feel like YOU feeling? I suspect it comes from this cold I've been nursing for the past week and a half. Why do I feel guilty when I get sick? I feel like I should have this 'stay healthy' thing figured out by now, but I don't. In addition to the cold, I feel like the past few weeks have gone at warp speed. I hate the feeling that life is whizzing by and I'm just along for the ride. I also suspect that my happy mood might be lost on the roof...since I'm paying for the new roof I had to get just a month before Christmas. And the kids are with their dad this weekend. Blah.

It's been a pull the covers up over my head day. I didn't leave the house at all yesterday and choose instead to work on my December Daily book. As I was assembling the pages, I couldn't escape the feeling that I have no idea how I'm going to fill it this year. I'm also working on a Christmas art journal this year. Two projects? I thought my word this year was FOCUS....apparently not.

I did manage to find a few spots of pleasure over the last couple days...and I do have things to look forward to.
1. I discovered (with the help of my mom) Advil Allergy & Sinus works better than anything I've taken. It's nice to be able to breathe again...thanks mom.
2. I took myself to the movies to see Burlesque. I knew my boyfriend wouldn't go near a that movie, so I happily took myself. I have no problem seeing movies alone...I don't have to feel bad picking a clunker that way. This was just plain fun, though. Christina Aguilera....she was amazing......I may have a crush on her. The music was amazing. The dancing was amazing. Cam Gigandet...amazing to look at.
3. In just a week, I get to hang out with my Scrap Cellar friends. Looking forward to that. Hopefully, I'll be back to myself by then.

That's all for now. Hopefully tomorrow will be brighter. The kids and I will pull out our Christmas decorations...I need a little Christmas now....

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Starting off a week of Grateful posts, here's a page I did with a new digital kit called Thank You Notes, by Laura Banasiak and SpinkyDink Scraps.

The lyrics are from the song, Grateful, by John Bucchino, which I shared last year at this time. The parents are mine. And they are awesome - you may never meet a kinder, more supportive duo. Still married after 41 years, and still friends (which is really rare, I think), they still have fun together, traveling throughout the country (they are road trippers, and can often be heard arguing with their GPS, whom they've named, Gidget), spending time with their grandkids, and always opening their home for friends and family. I think I'm most grateful for the fact that they have kept our family close. To my parents, family is most important, and so it is with me, as well.

Thanks guys!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inches of Gratitude

I know....I'm neglecting this blog right now. I'm getting my December projects ready, working 2 jobs, and being a mom....but I did have time to put this together for an Altered Artspirations challenge at I needed to fill a 25 square template with things I'm grateful for. Here's my entry:

Can you say COLORFUL

(And in case you are wondering where my beloved is...since he doesn't allow himself to be photographed...really....well, you see, he's the key.)