January 14, 2009

Let's Recap...

Since my posts as of late have been quite sparce (hoping that will change soon), I thought I'd do a little recap of life thus far.

My last official day of work was Tuesday at the church, though I'm filling in next Wednesday and Friday because Shirley has Dr. appointments to go to. I have to admit, though it's nice to be home again...for one my house really needs my TLC since I haven't been able to give it the attention I'm used to giving it, yet part of me is sad because I really enjoyed filling in at the church. It was nice getting to know people and getting to know some people even better. I'm glad that I will be filling in whenever Shirley needs me to and that Pastor Rod has appreciated the job I've done. Working these past few months truly has been a blessing to me in more ways than one.

Christmas and New Years came and went and in a way I was glad for it to be over...only because I truly was way too busy. Note to self for next year I guess.

And no I have not made any New Year's Resolutions...I don't believe in those anymore...it truly only sets me up for failure and then I feel bad at the end of the year (or usually much sooner) for not attaining my goals...I'm just refocusing on my life and trying to get it back into some sort of order that I can live with. My word for this year is MARGIN. Pastor Rod has been preaching these sermons the past few weeks on having margin in our lives...these messages have been truly speaking to me...and thank goodness I have them on tape so I can listen to them over and over (since I teach Junior Church during Pastor's message, they make a tape for me.) So I'm going to try and refocus my life and create a little more margin so I have time for more important things.

Was supposed to go away this weekend to the Scrap Studio but they had a water pipe break and won't have it fixed by the weekend so I'm not going. In a way I'm sad cause I really wanted to get away, yet part of me is relieved since I really wasn't prepared to go and I was truly scrambling to try and get things packed and stuff. Hopefully now that I'll be home a little more now and hopefully the weather breaks soon and then I can go...maybe in March or April. We shall see.

I've become a permanent member on the FaithSisters site, which I'm very honored to be a part of. I love FaithSisters,and though I haven't been able to give it the attention I would like lately, I love this site and what they stand for and how we are all working together to get the message of Christ out there in the scrapping world.

Boys are growing like weeds...hard to believe in a couple weks Brennan is going to be 10 and a month after that Austin will be 12. Where is the time going?!?! They are growing so fast.

I'm finishing up a class I was taking over at Big Picture Scrapbooking and hoping to finish it this weekend. I'm also starting a new class in February called "Library of Memories" taught by Stacy Julian from Simple Scrapbooks. I won this class for free over the summer during Big Picture's Big Wig Bash and I'm so excited to be taking this class. I so loved the Cathy Zielske class I just took and I have no doubt this class is going to be just as educational. Though it's not as much about scrapping as it is about organzing I'm hoping this class gets me organized to be a better scrapbooker.

I'm also teaching a scrapbooking class at our church. We are creating a prayer journal that is going to take us through the whole year. I'm pretty excited about this class and I know the ladies I'm teaching are too. God has really led me in this class and it's truly been a blessing.

Well I've got to go do some laundry and hoping to get to my craft table tonight. Hoping 2009 is working well for you all so far this year.

We got several inches of snow today...and I just heard that tomorrow is a snow day for the boys...it's Kevin's day off and I am not supposed to work (Unless Shirley can't make it in)...so sounds like a nice sleeping in family day....aaaahhhhhh. That sounds soooo nice. Thank God for snow days ;-) And I leave you with this picture of my hubby during our Christmas play at church...it was his singing debut...and yes he is doing the "Saturday Night Fever" dance...needless to say he was the hit of the play...and it truly was a once in a lifetime moment. He was truly born 10 years too late ;-)

Have a blessed week!

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