December 2009 Week 1 Update

December 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm 2 comments

Today, I’m home nursing Boy Wonder back to health. He developed bronchitis yesterday.  I’ve got a girl with a double ear infection brewing as well.

Otherwise, trying to run “on time” with the holidays.  Have made about 20 cards and hope to get some made soon.

2/3 of our trees are up.  I hope to get the stairway garland hung soon.

A few presents are wrapped. If I can avoid the big present pile up of gifts to wrap this year, that will be great!

I’m enjoying making things with my Cricut these days, still using SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot…link in margin) as my weapon of choice instead of cartridges.  I’d love to be posting some files, but right now, my craft-cut computer is not internet connected.  I’m still debating a second connection, but overall, would rather not have another internet connection besides the public one in the kitchen, so…I’ll have to think about how feasible or worthwhile it would be to have a way to share files.  Many are available, though!  I may post more links as I find those.

I’m not uploading my pics to computer as fast these days, mainly because my computer is getting so full.  I’ve asked for a hard drive for Christmas to try freeing a lot of space and hope to get that done soon so I can stay more organized.

I’m way behind on traditional scrapbooking lately and need a new plan soon.

Renovation at the church library is progressing, drywall is finished and pain is going on the walls this week!  We’ll find out soon more about what steps will be next, depending on what we can do.  We hope to refinish the bookcases, but we’ll have to see.

Not much time for blog reading or facebook lately, but I’m enjoying life, family, home, and friends.  Family is all home from Iraq, and that is such a blessing.  Things feel calm and “normal”.  Such a blessing.  My brother and his wife are expecting their second child…I can hardly wait!  A girl!


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  • 1. gchyayles  |  December 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Do you know I declared you super woman of God a long time ago? It amazes me how much you get done and still have so much energy and time to update and encourage us! I pray that the kids start to feel better soon and that He continues to give you supernatural strength to do everything that’s needed to be done like He always does! Love and miss ya XO

  • 2. John  |  February 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks, very interesting note.

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