Saturday, December 22, 2007

Well, now is the time for jolly old Saint Nick, caroling in the snow, wrapping presents and hot chocolate. I usually love this time of year, but I am having a hard time with the spirit of Christmas. I know I should be focused on Christ and that people who give me gifts aren't really expecting anything in return, but I am really struggling this year. What is wrong? I might be a bit too busy. I may have SAD. I may be overwhelmed.... and still none of those seem right. I miss those days of ignorant bliss. I want to feel like I did when I was a kid.
I never could sleep the night before Christmas and when I finally did go to sleep I would be up at six waking everyone else up, yelling and screaming that Christmas had arrived. My parents had to make a rule that we couldn't get them up until seven. Then we caroled through the house singing everyone awake. How did these traditions get started? Where are my traditions? Do I have them and not even realize they are there? Am I starting good traditions with my children?
Well, today I let them decorate a GF gingerbread house. I guess I get a good mommy point for that. They were so excited and they didn't complain at all when decorating. Hmmm.... This is something I may need help with. Tell me your traditions. I want to know. Maybe it will spark a little joy into the season for me. Sorry to be so glum. Cheer me up now. Come on, do it.

Look how pretty Idaho is...It is snowing tonight and it is so beautiful.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tag You're IT !!!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.

B. Each player lists 6 little-known facts/habits about themselves.

C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

How fun is this!!??You want to know weird things about me?? There are lots!!

1 I am an instructor at the YMCA and when I am practicing for a new class I am kind of shy about it and I practice the steps in My Closet. Get out of the closet!!

2 I love James Taylor and would run away to marry him if he would have me. (He is also about seventy years old and already married. So am I...)

3 I am scared of the dark and being alone. Put the two together and I am screaming my head off. Bloody murder down the street. AAHHhhhhhh..!!!

4 I have an extra vein in my brain and will eventually have to get it removed. NOT Today!!

5 My favorite place that I have seen so far is New Hampshire Connecticut. It is beautiful! So clean!!

6 Last but not least...I LOVE to clean bathrooms. I don't get enough time to do this as often as I would like, but there is nothing like a clean bathroom!!

I am tagging....
Jenni S.
I can't wait to hear crazy stuff about you!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Broken glass...

When I went on my honeymoon, a cruise in Mexico, I brought back with me a glass with the name of our cruise line on it. I have been very protective of this glass because it means so much to me. It reminds me of the times we had when we were figuring everything out about each other and the world. I always tell the children to put it back when they get it out to use it, because I don't want to be mad at them for breaking it. So, while I was washing it last night, I broke it. I almost cried....At least it was me and not the kids. It hurt inside when it happened, Ouch!!