24 January 2010

Six days... whoa. SIX DAYS

That's right, 6 days til we move.  Cripes.  That and my Stampin' Up! activities are the reasons why I haven't been blogging much lately - packing = time away from 'puter.  AND... stampin' = time away from 'puter. ;)  But, no stampin' now really until we move.  *pout* 

BUT... tonight will be spent scanning photos... Add to the fact that we're moving, I work full-time, Todd is trying to get his business applications done so his biz can move forward, I have a Stampin' Up! business that I've decided to actually nurture instead of just have a hobby, THAT.... my beloved grama turns EIGHTY on Friday.  Ssssshhhhh, she doesn't know that we're having a surprise party for her on Sunday.  Our big family gift to her is a digital photo frame with about 60 OLD photos scanned onto the memory card - guess what my job is?  So guess what I'm doing most nights this week?  That's ok, that's my ONLY job... no cooking, prep, nuthin', so I'm glad I can at least do that.  I asked her yesterday if she wants me to cook her something for her birthday, and she said no... :(  oh well, I might do it anyway.  ;)

Back to the move, the shipping container is almost entirely packed, and then it's just major items like small appliances and bed, bedding and clothes that we have left.  Oh, and the tv and computer.  ;)  I'm so stoked (in case you couldn't tell from the last post).  But, definitely not stoked about moving, I HATE the actual MOVING part.  Let's not even mention the fact that it's only FOUR BLOCKS AWAY... but the hassle!!!!  LOL  I just wish TODAY was move day.

We're hoping to have a few extra sets of hands to help us out, and we have at least one volunteer to make sure munchkins aren't underfoot - so that's a MAJOR help!  I should get back off the computer, and go pack some more boxes... and maybe think about what's for dinner.  Oh man, dinner has been.... lacking zing lately.  Cookbook is packed.  KD and me = good friends.

Much love,
D. :)

14 January 2010

16 days and counting...


seriously, i'm so excited, i could pee.  i know, i know, too much info.  but i don't care.  i'm just so darn excited that we're finally getting into our own place in 16 days.

not that anything has been bad lately at home.  not at all.  grama and i have had a blue in MONTHS, like MONTHS AND MONTHS, so it's not that at all.  and i'm soooooo grateful (as you can see over here) that we've had a warm roof over our heads for the last 18 months of.... of.... hmmmm... trials.  but, we are SQUISHED here.  grama's house is big, but we're only on the one floor.  and we have lots of stuff... most of which is still in storage!

i have my stamping and scrapping stuff in boxes (and boxes and boxes), my fabric in boxes, books, dvds and cds on the mantle, and collecting dust, and making me feel claustrophobic... ACK.  i'm HORRIBLE at putting my clothes away to begin with, but with having no space?  yeah, my closet - meet my floor.

this new place is only about 4 blocks away, so no change in routine, or petrol (gas) bill... with enough space/rooms for t to have an office, me to have my SPACE, the boys to have a toy room, AND a storage room in the basement.... AND even a SPARE BEDROOM THAT IS JUST A SPARE BEDROOM!!!!  the boys will still share, but that's because i think that's probably a smarter move at this point - they're at a good age to continue to share. 

i'm just SO excited.  and because i'll have my SPACE... my computer will have it's own space, my scrap and stamp stuff will have shelves and bins... and oh, to be able to NOT HAVE TO clean up RIGHT AWAY because my work space won't be our dining table anymore!  yay!

anyway, i'm all done uploading photos to my gratitude blog now, so it's off to bed for me.  :*

much love!

05 January 2010

A sad day...

I've had a hard time stopping the tears for the last 4 hours... I'm thankful it's not due to a loss in my family, but just the same, my heart is broken for my dear friend who is going through the loss of a child.

On the evening of 5 January, a car accident occurred in NSW that left the driver and one of the 4 children in the car seriously injured.  Later that night, the 9 year old girl lost her fight.  Her auntie is still in the hospital, still in critical condition, so she needs prayers.  The other 3 kids are ok.  But Kate and Matt lost their beautiful Liv...

To pay tribute to this sweet little angel who was taken from her loving parents too soon:  she was a gorgeous redhead... shy sometimes, but others, take you off guard with how bubbly she was when she was warming up to you.  She was thoughtful and intelligent, and so so sweet.  And this all from a lady who really didn't know her all that well.  I was lucky enough to meet this gorgeous girl more than once, and lucky enough to have her over when my oldest was a newborn.  I can't imagine what they're going through right now, but Kate, if you're on the net trying to take your mind off things (as I know you do dear girl), please know that I'm shedding buckets for you, Matt and the kids, and that Liv has a special place in my heart...

Grab your kids, your parents, your brothers and sisters, your friends.  GRAB them, HOLD them, and tell them how much you love them.  Because it's not just a cliché - we really don't know how much time we have left.

Much love,

ps: Kate has a blog, and just a few days ago did a lovely slideshow of pics of her kids in 2009... have a look-see over there:  The 6 of Us

04 January 2010

New year, new resolve

I've started a new blog.  

No, I'm not shutting this one down, I'm starting a daily gratitude blog, that is combined with a photo-a-day blog. It's a photo-a-day of something I'm grateful for.  That said, I'm not STARTING it, I HAVE STARTED it.

d's gratitude

My aim with this is that my daily activity on this (theoretically) shorter-posting blog will increase my devotion to this blog that I started FIVE and some years ago.  Yes, this blog has been around that long.  And so, I should step up to the challenge of COMMITTING to being part of the blogosphere, since I've technically been part of it for more than 5 years.


Goal for this year?  Hit 100 followers for EACH of my blogs.  Wanna help?  TELL YOUR FRIENDS! ;)