Monday, November 28, 2005

Taking a big breath

What a hectic couple of weeks I've had. I've become one of those people that I gripe about 'i can't believe they haven't posted on their blog for so loooong'. I should know by now that you NEVER get down on anyone for anything cause it will ALWAYS come back to bite you on the butt. So tonight I'm spending some quality time with all my rowdy friends. Okay, it's just me but I'm watching Monday Night Football with millions of my closest football loving friends (again I ask myself, how do I end up with a house full of men and not ONE likes to watch football?). Payton Manning is such a little cutie.
So what have been doing for the last 20 days?
*The weekend of the 12th I took Pat out to my folks so he could do a little deer hunting, yes we have some venison in our freezer.
*The ladies barbershop chorus I sing with (The Belles A'Peelin) had our 2nd annual show on Saturday the 19th so the week before that was spent practicing and decorating. I also had my carpets cleaned that week so I had to do some cleaning before they were cleaned, never made much sense to me but my good buddy Steve the carpet cleaner insists I vacume BEFORE he cleans the carpets.
*Then last week was spent cooking and cleaning (some more) and getting ready for Thanksgiving. My family came for a few days and a good time was had by all.
*Yesterday - Sunday - I literally crashed, did nothing whatsoever allllll day.
*Today I spent some quality time in my craft room. Started working on some Chrismas presents. I also sell bookmarks that I make to our local book store and started making some more to drop off this week. If you're ever in Nebraska City you MUST drop in and visit the ladies at The Book Clinic, one of the most wonderful little book stores you'll ever run across.
*I've given myself permission to put off my Christmas decorating till this weekend. Usually have it done by this time but I NEEDED to take a BIG BREATH after the last couple of weeks.
*Haven't shared any words of wisdom from Mr. Clemons lately so I thought I'd close with this....Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I was a busy beaver last weekend

I decided to take our extra bedroom and make it into a spare room and new studio. I was just going to move everything up there but got to looking at the walls and decided it needed a new paint job. Pat had built himself a little L shaped work bench out of junk wood so I just used that and painted it and a small bookcase too. I've got most everything moved up there but am still finding homes for some supplies. Here's a pic of my table. The big draw of this room was the natural light. I had no light in my scrapping closet and this definately makes a difference. I started working on a project last night so my table is no longer this clean.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

November already?

I think I totally missed October, it was in and out soooo fast. Went to Ben's graduation from boot camp last week. It was VERY, that's the only word I can come up with to describe it. Very moving, Very impressive, Very scarry (yes reservests do go to war). He has matured. When I was trying to describe how he's changed one of my friends asked if he had developed an edge and that's how I would describe it, an edge whatever that entails that's the word for Ben now. Not edgy though (HA).
I'm having to fight to not let the total seriousness of life drag me down. Life is serious but we also need to enjoy it. Lighten up Carrie, gotta keep telling myself that all the time. After all life is short. Yup that's it life is short, enjoy it. God gave us joy for a reason dag nab it!!!! I feel better now.
Jamie and her sister brought Gabby and her cousins to the restraunt on Monday night so I could see their costumes. Gabby was a daisy, tooo cute. One of the customers put money in their bags instead of candy and Jamie's niece and nephew thought that was sooooooo much better than candy, I'm agreeing. Better stock up on quarters next year.
I'm gonna be moving my studio upstairs in Pat's old room. Will also have a spare bed in there for visitors. I'm looking forward to having natural light to work in and more space. I would love to have one of those rooms with built ins that match and nice counters. For now it will hold cobbled together tables, bookcases, dressers and carts. "But the light master the light" will be grand. We'll move most of the office into my old room so Marty will have all that counter space to work with, no more receipts spread out over the floor when he's billing out jobs. Then I'll have his old desk for my office stuff.
Life is good, God it good.