Happy Friday friends!!
How is it going? We are doing great! We are chugging along at about 90mph. Last night I was looking at an old "cookbook" I have. It was put together by the homeschool group I belonged to in Florida. I was reading about some tips on bulk cooking and the type of meat to use and different recipes that you could use the meat in and all of a sudden a light bulb went off and, I know this sounds silly, but I was suddenly reminded of the days when I was on top off things and , "Oh yeah!", meal planning and bulk cooking, and just a plan in general!! (that was probably the longest sentence in history) Life has been flying past me and I feel like I am constantly playing catch up. Life is running me instead of me running it. It is a very helpless feeling and one that I need to change. I have really been struggling with this and praying about it. I have been in a kind of funk for a while and I believe this is why. I have had no time for any of the "fun" stuff, like knitting or sewing or BLOGGING or anything creative. I haven't been encouraging this in my children either and it is leaving me feeling a little zapped. I apologize if I sound whiney. I mean the big picture...I have no reason to complain, I really don't. At all. I just feel that some changes need to be made, the housekeeping and home management, the meal planning, the creative pursuits...they need to happen. Purposefully. Ok, my rant is over. Any advice?
I ordered some goodies to help me in my creative funk. I just ordered some yarn and a pattern. It is a tunic for Catherine. While I was looking at the yarn Catherine begged me to teach her to knit again and well, I just couldn't resist. She is doing really well and is making something for someone for Christmas. I can not say what that something is or who that someone is because they read my blog. So that will remain a secret.
(fyi-this picture is totally staged! Just keepingit real)
I also ordered the Winterwoods ABC's Cross Stitch Sampler from Alicia Paulson. I heart it!! It came packaged so beautifully and she included a handwritten thank you note and I just gushed, and showed all of my girls. Have you ever read her blog? It is eye candy. And their new baby girl is just beautiful!!! So thrilled for them! Her name is Amelia! I love that name ;0) Anywho, I can't wait to start this little project. I'm not quite sure where to start, but excited just the same. I have never cross stitched before. I am excited to learn something new though! I wonder how long it is going to take me? With my track record... check back next year and I will probably only be half done.
Let's see what else... Our Amelia turned six!! SIX!! She is precious. So full of life that little one. Her three older sisters are so shy and reserved and she is just, well, NOT. She just cracks me up! She had a nice day. For her birthday dinner she wanted sushi. We went to a little local place that is just awesome. It was a nice treat for everyone.
Well, that is all I am going to be able to post for now. My natives are getting restless and my dryer just buzzed for the fifth time today, so I am out of here!