Saturday, December 21, 2013
So I discovered that I am not completely SUPERWOMAN! I would like to be but its just not possible. I went to the dr for bloodwork right before our christmas event because migraines were spiking as well as my seizures. I had been so good to not have many at all and so I was a little concerned. The bloodwork came back that my thyroid has finally leveled out after months of playing with dosages. I am thankful for that, however she still wanted to see me this week. Let me just say that shes not too happy with me, I kind of new that before I went in. She said I needed to eat better, sleep lots more and not work so darn hard. I can tell you I have had the busiest two months ever in my life and there is one way anyone in the world would know if they walked through my front doors- THE HOUSE! I will admit that when I told the dr the house was dirty so I wasn't working all that hard she wasn't very amused. LOL! Oh my goodness I am in shock and awe over how bad it truly is. I don't think laundry has been folded and put up in a few weeks, there is more that needs to still be washed. The kids haven't done very good at helping with dishes, the bathroom and other areas so it looks like a tornado came through. I think it will take all of Christmas break to clean it back up. What is worse is I have no energy to even start it today! In fact I am so exhausted and still dealing with these headaches that I am taking the kids to a movie just to get a way from it all and spend some much needed time with them. Isn't it funny when something is so out of control you just don't even know where to begin? That is about how I feel today. I am thankful that my husband is back in a couple of days from an unexpected trip to Ohio for work because I think it is going to take all 5 of us to fix the mess we have all let build up. On a positive note I am so excited that my business is thriving. I have 14 orders scheduled for the month of January. I will probably have to start some of them this coming week but to have orders so far ahead is the Lords grace in our lives. I rarely have even one order in January and now I have so many I need to actually keep a schedule! I think the most important thing as we wind up 2013 is to get organized as a family. Jakob graduates in 6 months and is then off to college. While I know he is ready I feel like I miss so many opportunities with him and the other two, time goes my much to quickly. I am thinking we are going to start 2014 with going out of town somehow even if for one night. We all need to reconnect after such a busy end to this year.
|You had to use a mirror and back up to the point that you could see your object in the mirror.|
|you had to measure the distance from the edge of the mirror on the outside to the object and then the edge of the mirror on the inside to yourself. Which required some help :-)|
|you also had to measure the height of your objects. This can prove to be challenging! Thank goodness measuring tapes have lots of height/length to them.|
|I am so proud of both the younger two for joining in so many areas of High School. They had a very successful Cross Country season, they both enjoy choir and student council and they love choir.|
|It was a beautiful night. I wish I had not had such a busy season. I was unable to volunteer much at all to help this year. However I found time to make some beautiful placemats which a friend of mine purchased when she bid on a basket and won.|
I feel like Jakob's senior year is passing us by and I am not getting time to sit back and enjoy most of it. I realized I left part of our Hometown Christmas out- the weeks of preparing. I could not have pulled the event off without my children and husband. Zekaryah and MeKenzei helped me with decorating.
|It was a big chore to set up all the trees, garland and lights. I know they were not very pleased to have no one else show up to help but I am so thankful for their loving spirits and their hard work!|
|My husband came a few hours later after having to work that morning/afternoon. He helped get the lights plugged in and the webbing put out on the shrubs.|
|This quilt was made for a principal at a local elementary school that had to retire for medical reasons. I was honored to be asked to make this quilt from their school shirts.|
|The Magnolia Historical Society lost two members within a months time of each other so I made two quilts one for each husband as a way to show that we loved and cared for these women very much and for their spouses during their time of sorrow.|
|I am thankful to the people who signed the quilts to make it even more special, they were presented in public at our Hometown Christmas event then given to the husbands at our monthly meeting.|
|This is the first time I have made a quilt using photo paper, I think it turned out really nice and it will be a great option for future quilt orders|