Monday, January 26, 2009

Long Time, No Blog....

Let's face it, I'm just not the one for blogging, when, there's Facebook, and email, bejeweled, knitting, baking, reading, dares, memes, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...... I will admit, there have been several topics running through my mind, yet I have not taken the time to simply close one browser window and open another to begin the fabulous foreray into the nether regions of my own mind. Truth be told, I am easily distracted, and constantly must tell myself to finish one task before starting another, although for me that is generally much easier said than done; I even get off topic when I'm praying. Lord help me. However, I am going to try to be as monogamous to my hobbies and extra activities as I am to my marriage. We'll see how that goes.

Honestly outside of my wandering ways, there isn't much to report, although...drumroll please, today is Michael's birthday, and I did host a party for him on Friday, albeit, I didn't take one picture. Shameful I know. I'll try to do better next year.

I'm still behind on projects from last year, but have already made a list for this year. Yeah, mittens anyone? Hopefully I'll have them finished for Christmas.

I've got several friends having babies this year, so, I'm guessing washcloth sets, since we know I am the worlds slowest knitter, although maybe if I stopped saying that I would get faster....must invoke Lily Chin when knitting. I'll give it a try and let you know how that works.

I will get organized, I will post here weekly, I will lose 15 pounds, bake less bread, cookies, cakes, read more books, finish more projects, take more pictures, do what I say, mail packages in a more timely fashion and enjoy life even more than I did last year.

Well with that being said, I must go off and finish another task...a mother's work is never done. I wish you all peace and blessings and until the next time...

Be Blessed

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hello All, yes its been a while, but things get so busy betwixt Thanksgiving and New Years...but oh what fun. I cannot complain, things have been going so smoothly over the past few weeks that I think I should pinch myself. I only cried a few times at the mention of my uncle and was able to have several other conversations about him and laugh hilariously. Especially when Michael told me what he thought my uncle was thinking while in his coma. (We'll save that one for another day.)

Suffice it to say, life is good. I enjoyed the time that I got to spend with my family, and I mean all of them. I got to go home to Mississippi and see my aunties and cousins. My uncle in Iraq called me on Christmas day, I was totally blessed. The time I spent with the girls was priceless. We baked and did crafts and just hung out, it was totally cool. Michael and I also celebrated our 6th anniversary this year. We had a lovely child free evening and day whence we just vegged out and watched dvd's. We each took turns picking out our favorites and watched until I fell asleep on "Blazing Saddles". It was a great way to spend our time, since we rarely get to just lay around and hang out together.

This new year is filled with possibilities, as has been every other year before it, but this year I actually plan to make full use of my potential. I don't make resolutions, and any goals I set are usually from birthday to birthday. However there are a few things that because of the timing of it all make sense to start on now. Like losing a bit of weight. I bought a bikini two years ago that I have yet to wear, but I will this year. Now in order for that to happen, I need to lose about 15 pounds. I would post pics but we'll just go on the honor system (don't want to scare anyone). So as a aide in my weight loss endeavors, there will be less baking :( My love affair with baked things must end (well, things that contain flour, sugar and butter et. all)

Did I say Happy New Year? No, of course I won't totally cut them out of my life, but I will practice moderation. I will try to anyways, work with me people... I LOVE the bread. If I had some fresh baked rolls I'd eat one now. Instead, I think I'll have one of the very lovely chocolates my husband bought me for our anniversary (whose idea was it anyways to give chocolate as a "traditional" gift?). Oh well I digress.

I do hope you all enjoy this new year and that you live up to all the potential God put inside you. Have a wonderful time, and as always...

Be Safe.