I am always amazed at how quickly the days fly by. Life is just its normal busy here, but yet somehow something is different. Perhaps it's because the Engineer was gone on business again, or perhaps it's that I am slowly and finally adjusting to the fact that there are three more bodies in our home that need my time. Or maybe it's just that for a season I am making other things more of a priority, but I just can't seem to get at the blogging these days. Reading them and/or writing. I am so behind that it's scary.
I have finally and consistently started working out, and it's beginning to show. Most days I am feeling far more energetic and upbeat. I'm starting to lose inches. It would go even better if I would behave in the eating department, but I haven't mentally decided to master that yet. Oh well, baby steps.
One of my New Year's goals was to start crafting again. The clincher though is that I cannot run out and buy new materials. Any project I make must be made with materials I already have on hand in the house. It's been fun. I'm a little scared to look at my scrap book stuff though. I'm only about four years behind now! I plan on switching to digital, but I've told myself I can't do that until I've used up my existing scrap book materials as much as possible. Not sure what yet what will happen to the leftover stuff, but I've been saving ideas for what to do with leftover scrapbook paper.
Here's a few of the things I've been working on...
Next week I have to start attacking the paper piles again. I will say that when I home schooled we generated far less paper than we do now. The little ones especially come home with sheets and sheets of paper. It goes to show you how much time is spent in the classroom doing busywork -- especially at the younger level.
We had another birthday this week. Beans turned twelve.
Twelve!! It seems like just yesterday I was in denial that I was in labour a week early. What a gift each of our children are to us. Each so unique yet carrying qualities that can't help but show that they are a special part of our family. Speaking of family, we have family coming over tomorrow -- provided the snow stops.
I guess you can say we're in the midst of our first winter snow storm. It's really just a line of squalls off the lake, but it is making driving a little treacherous. If the Engineer and I didn't have a few errands to do and Bub didn't have to go to work, we would have been happy to stay home all day, but alas things need to be done.
Finally, a BIG Happy Birthday to my mom today!!