Thursday, December 17, 2009

getting back in the spirit

I don't know why, but it seems like I am either ridiculously happy and everything is great, or I am horribly deppressed and the world is ending! Looking back on some of my posts has really helped me see that.
My car breaking and needing really expensive repairs sucks. But that stuff happens. It's hard when you don't have all the money to buy all the things you want for people. But as I look at all of the presents under the tree, I realize we have more than enough and are truly blessed. Not just with material possesions, but we have eachother. We love and are loved. These are the gifts that you can't buy in a store. It's a feeling you cant get from even the best antidepressant. I need to show more appreciation for the things the Lord has given me and spend less time focusing on the things I think I should have.

I'm getting back on the Christmas train toot toot! Ok thats corny but oh well. Tonight we are going to go driving and look at Christmas lights and just take it easy. I am forcing myself to take a small break from goodie making. I have been overdoing it a bit and don't want to get burned out before next week when the REAL cooking starts! Also, i'm not sure my teeth can take much more. I went to the dentist yesterday and got prepped for a new crown and left with a temporary crown, which came un-cemented while I was "trying out" some homemeade lollypops!

Tomorrow is Emma's class party and once again I am in charge but I am not nervous because now I have experience. Also, I planned this one to be a little more low-key than the Haloween one, since the kids will be all riled up in anticipation of Christmas break. We ate going to make picture frame ornaments, have treats, and watch a Christmas movie. And I have some pretty sweet goodie bags for the kids that Emma helped me put together.

Well, that is about it for today. I have a mountain of laundry I need to go tackle and I should probably clean the bathroom. Woohoo!

Oh P.S. I have to tell you about the best thing ever that I got for $2 last week at Walgreens! One of those DVD's that just plays a picture of a fireplace burning! IT IS SO AWESOME! But I am pretty much the only person in the family that appreciates it's cheery glow. My husband thinks it's corny and didn't even think I was serious when I said I was getting it. I think he just doesn't like it because when it is in he can't watch tv. I think that with our vertical-style entertainment center, if you squint your eyes just right, it looks like we have a fireplace. I will just have to post some pics and let you all decide.

2 comments: said...

I'm so proud of you!

Zena said...

How was the party?? I have to make 9 dozen cookies for christmas partys at the kids school next week... I love to bake but if you are all into it...feel free to make them for me and just send them UPS.. OH and I am UBBER proud of strong lady you!!!

Love, Tara