This has been the absolute longest I have gone between posts! This wasn't a planned absence, but started after the laptop had to go into the shop for a couple of weeks. With the laptop gone, I thought it would be a great time to start rereading the Twilight saga to get me ready for New Moon. Well, I didn't just stop at the second book, I had to read all four plus the Melissa Marr trilogy books. By the time the laptop came back, Forrest and Sadie devoured it and I just didn't feel like fighting for it. Since the last time I posted, I was involved in someway or somehow with the following activities:
*spend 4-6 hours at the middle school doing my treasurer duties for the band each week
*I've substituted several days for the band director. I absolutely loved it!
*Went to my sister's house in Georgia for Fall Break
*Helped put on a Stake Barn Youth Dance for our youth at church
*did my VT each month
*took Forrest and Sadie to their orthodontists appointments each month
*after school band practices
*more monthly Band Parent Mtgs and weekly treasurer duties
*Helped with the Band Fundraising Rock-a-Thon and stayed up all night long rocking in chairs!
*helped mom and Dad put up some shelves and watched the Bama game
*more substituting for band and a 6th grade class
*Painting bedrooms and bathrooms to get ready for family at Thanksgiving
*Saw Twilight by myself and then took sadie later that night-we both loved it!
*Forrest's orientation to begin working on his Eagle Project-YEAH!
Family over for thanksgiving and shopping on Black Friday!
*Helped put on a band Spaggetti Dinner and Auction. It was a huge success!
*JUde Collins tutored forrest in his math class. Fo played a little too much in the first semster!
*Went to several holiday concerts
*Hosted a band Holiday Dance
*soccer conditioning after school
*george working overtime
*I have rediscovered the joy in writing in my personal journals again
*taking care of my beautiful young women at church
*Our youth at church decorated 120 Christmas cookies as a service project
*made my sister and mom Christmas cards (but none for me! Lol)
*went to the Christmas Festival for the first time this year. It was beautiful!
*3rd Annual Cookies with Cay last weekend. we had a last and left with tons of goodies!
*Getting Forrest and George off to winter camp this week
*Participated in my first cookie swap last weekend. Note to myself: too many cookies to bake!
*I was suprised with a visit from my brother and his family this past weekend . My sister's family spent Christmas in salt Lake Sity, UTah and will be coming home tonight
*I was able to make a card of two during the last couple of months but I haven't scrapped or even taken more than a picture or too since my last post but I've looked at tons of sites for when I'm ready to scrap!
So there there you have the watered-down version of what we've been up to in the past several months. We are alive, happy and I'm a day younger today! Yes, it's my birthday today ,but I'm only getting younger, not older!I hope you had a beautiful Christmas with your family and friends and please know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers during this Christmas season.
I'm finally moving towards owning my own painting company, after wanting one of almost 25 years. I've been gaining experience of painting for others for years, which I've truly enjoyed. I'm back in school, earning another degree, but this time in Business. By having the knowledge of the behind the scenes in business, I feel I'll have a greater advantage in direction I'm headed. I look forward to overcoming obstacles and moving toward my goal of being a successful business owner. The purpose of the blog is to track my progress, from overcoming my fears, to tracking my successes.