Monday, November 24, 2008

Brrr, it's a little chilly...

Can you believe that Christmas is only 31 days away?! Where has the time gone? Life has been so crazy busy this past year, and I am totally unprepared for the Holidays!!
We are remodeling the kitchen, which means taking out a wall and a pantry and adding all new cupboards, counters, sinks and wiring...
My daughter, her BF and the unborn grandbaby have moved back in, which has been pretty much all I have been able to focus on these past few months...
Work has been long and exhausting, both mentally and physically...
It is chilly outside, I am tired and moody-tomorrow I have an annual exam (past due) and full bloodwork. I started taking Sam-e Mood Plus, and I really haven't noticed a change. Will have LOTS to talk to the new doctor about tomorrow, have a list going!
Oh, and besides the fact that Christmas is almost here, and I have no cards made (especially since all of the SB goodies are in the cramped room where my daughter and her bf are staying)-I just recently realized that this will be the first ever Christmas without my son!! I am pretty depressed about that, at times to the point of crying. The Holidays and my children are very special to me, and this one bites really hard.

Have had some free time to do some digi-scrapping though, love it when it just comes together so quick and easily! Here are a few pages to share.
Hope this finds you warm, happy and healthy with you and yours...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Made with love...

Did this page this morning for a challenge-the challenge was to scrap a tradition in your family.
It was a lot of fun to do, and it also brought up memories and made me a little sad that the kids are all grown up and it won't be the same now that they are mostly all gone (I do have two at home, but one is 15 and the other will be hopefully moving out on her own now that she has her own little family started...keep your fingers crossed that he gets a job and they can get out on their own soon!).
Anyway, my point is to CHERISH each and every moment you have with the ones you love...all too soon they will be either gone or far away, and things will just not be the same.
Makes me a little sad, that's all...but I am known to be a sap when it comes to these things.
Happy Thanksgiving and Seasons Greetings...hope all is well with you and yours.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New look...

Found this great Blog helper! It has backgrounds and blinkies for free, and a tutorial on creating your header.
You should check it out, just for fun...there are a lot of cute ones!

The air is chilly and wet, Christmas is just around the corner...what are you Thankful for? Today and every day, think about the things you would not want to have to go without, and feel blessed.

Hope everyone is warm, healthy and happy!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

check it out...this is SUCH an important and worthy cause!!!

Imagine children and adults being hungry, so hungry that eventually they aren't hungry anymore...when they get their next meal it is more appreciative than many of us may ever know. It just breaks my heart.

If you can do nothing more than donate food from your cupboards, PLEASE do so. And not only at this time of year, people are going hungry on a daily basis. If you can donate your old coats, shoes and clothing...just imagine how that could help someone less fortunate than yourself (and if you are in your warm home on your computer, on the internet-I'd call that pretty fortunate, wouldn't you?)

Thank heaven you have what you have, and appreciate it every day...give unto others as you would have others do unto you. BELIEVE IN THAT, if you are more into spiritual ideas-KARMA is the same thing.

Put a smile on someones face today, tomorrow and next week, trust me-it will make you feel good too.

xoxo~Love to all, B

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's fall y'all...

The leaves are changing and falling, the air is cold and the scent of wood fires is in the air...
Today is Election Day, did you vote? Every election year is important, but this one seems to be even more so than has been a very different one, that is for sure.
An update-Ashley and Charles have moved home, we just picked them up yesterday in Sacramento at my sisters, and I got to also spend some time with Willie. I wish we all lived closer together, I miss my family.
Here are a couple of pages from the weekend in Cali, hope you are warm and comfy, and your voting wishes come true.