Wednesday: April Fool’s Day!

April 1, 2009 at 9:39 am 4 comments

Life: enjoying the rhythm and balance of priorities right now.  Enjoying knowing there are times for work and times for play.  Enjoying the freedom from some generalized order.  Now, for the cleaning!

Spirituality: sensing a clarity and joy, new dreams.

Spring Break:  just back from Nashville.  Great time…will share as soon as photos finish uploading!

Scrapbooking: enjoying new things, watercolors, cards, new directions, fast projects.  Need to get back to finishing some projects I’ve put on hold…mainly, the kid’s school years books!  Hoping to generate some income from the things I enjoy about it…mainly just because I’d love to do work I love doing if I can.  We’ll see.

Furniture: Looking at options for tables.  Namely, I need about six occasional tables, for beginners.  I know, it’s nuts.  Hoping to incorporate my scrapbooks into one of them in some sort of “Pottery Barn” sort of fashion.

House: on top of “de-cluttering” in some zones, but need to get my kid’s on others.  Ready to CLEAN!  Ready for a sense of freshness!

Health: My Wii Fit age is 44.  The kids pooled their all “A” money from three different sources, and their Valentine gift money they were saving to get the Wii Fit.  We are all enjoying that!

Family: Mom is returning to the states!  Yeah!  I missed her emails due to being on Spring Break, but we’ll have things ready for her when she returns.

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  • 1. Kim  |  April 1, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I hope you and your kiddos have a great week!!! We missed you all at the zoo yesterday. Thank God the rain held off all day for us!!! It started raining right as we were getting ready to head out of the gate.

  • 2. Cindy  |  April 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Your WiiFit age is 44??? Come on, mine was lower than that – and I KNOW you’re in better shape than me. What’d you do, fall down or something????? 🙂
    I’ve been waiting for pix from Saturday. I had to back out Saturday morning when an employee called in sick. As it turned out, I could have still gone, oh well……..
    Excited to hear your mom is coming home!!!!!
    Note: We miss our hair stylist!

  • 3. gchyayles  |  April 1, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    You are so amazing to me!!!! It’s amazing how much you balance at a time and with such grace and patience. I’m glad you’re having fun too and yay for Mom coming back 🙂 Love you Sis XO

  • 4. Cousin Misty  |  April 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I can’t believe your fit age is 44. Mine is way better than than and just think about the shape that I’m in! You need to try again! One day I had a sneezing fit during the balance test. It told me I was 58!

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