Monday, November 25, 2013


Happy Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Some of you are eternal optimists - continuing to check this old thing looking for punch ideas.  Sorry - there is a ton of paper on my desk but its all bills and files not cute shapes and cleverness!

But I've gotten a few "how the heck are you" messages so I thought I'd pop in here and give you gals an update.

I did NOT complete my new years resolution... it cratered mid March.  It was terribly fun while I did it and I'd recommend the photo a day project for another year but this year has been crazy.

I've moved Mom - helped her empty her house - she found her own new digs.

I've moved Father in Law - found his new place, moved him, then single handedly emptied a 5 bedroom house they had lived in for 48ish years.  (Oh Lordy!  If  you love your children go ahead and start cleaning out your paper and your JUNK now.  Don't leave it for someone else.)

I've moved ME into my mother's former home - remodeling and remodeling and remodeling so it suits us.  I'm in phase 3 and there are five phases to this.  Hubby has only agreed to fund thru phase four. Phase Five is my "dream on" stage in the kitchen I rarely cook in. That's gonna be a HARD sell.

Both my girls moved to different apartments but they did it alone because the day I moved I fell victim to a strange vertigo/vomiting thing that you do NOT want any details about.  (I'm fine now).

Hubby didn't move.  He is still "down under".  I'll get to visit soon.  YES!!!!

I'm sending out "store bought" cards this holiday since my paper is all held hostage behind a sealed door (remodeling in the next room and avoiding dust).  And the world will not end.  Heck, last year I never got cards out (yet the world still spins on its axis) 

I hope you are safe and warm and happy whether you are busy preparing for family time or looking forward to some quiet time at home.  Whatever your plans are - be THANKFUL!  We live in a wonderful world with wonderful people and wonderful times ahead!  I'm thankful you are one of the wonderful people who's path has crossed mine in cyberspace!

take care of your wonderful self