It has been a long time since I have wrote about anything here. I have been so busy I have barely had time to breathe. I do have pictures of my agenda book and the various goings on here but I have not uploaded them yet. You see it is kind of hard for me to blog right now because I still don't have a laptop. Mine crashed. All of my pictures are on it. It is in a corner in my room collecting dust until I find someone I trust to get my files from it. So that has been holding me back from blogging a lot.
With that being said, I don't really have an excuse because I can blog from my phone. The down side of it is that I can only post one picture at a time. I have yet to figure out how to post multiple pictures from my phone. Also, typing on my phone is a nightmare. Auto correct has a mind of it's own lol.
I promise I will get back into my blog. I miss my blog and reading your comments so much. Until then, here is a little update.
First, I have been super busy with Karen's Kids stuff. We have one more big night and we will be finished with for the most part. We have the wrapping and delivery night coming up which is super exciting. A lot of members of our church come for a carry in and then we get to wrapping all those gifts. Once they are wrapped we have Santas who will deliver the gifts that night. Then we will be finished until after Christmas. We will hit all the local stores snatching up all the discounted toys and gifts. We pretty much clean them all out.
Secondly, (when I finally post a picture of my agenda book you will understand) we have had tons of little things to attend in November. I think I had only a week out of the whole month that I didn't have anything to do. Most weeks there is something every day. December isn't looking any better. I know I am free until the 7th but after that I am busy up until December 20th. Loads of school programs and Christmas play practices for the church play. We will also be going caroling with the church. I know it sounds hectic and crazy but I love being busy.
Then after Christmas is over, we will prepare for our major Karen's kids Fund raiser. Valentine's Dinner!
It shouldn't be as time consuming as Karen's kids was but hey I stay busy.
Now to more personal stuff....
I have been enjoying my Christmas decorations and tree since November 5th. I know I put it all up way early but I absolutely love the holidays and I want to enjoy them as much as I can. My crazy cat has been living in my tree though. I have given up on keeping it full and fluffy but I get to redecorate it almost daily which is kind of fun.
I also hosted Thanksgiving dinner here at my home this year. My mom and stepdad and both of my brothers and their significant others were here. We even had a 2 year old and a 4 year old. I love love love hosting dinners. I would really love to do a family dinner every Sunday after church. You know like a casserole or a crock pot meal. Something that can be cooking low and slow while I'm at church BUT my extended family just isn't into it. (thats a whole other post)
We also went Black Friday Shopping this year. This was our first year ever braving those crowds and you know what I really enjoyed myself. It was like an adventure...a scavenger hunt. We went to Walmart the night of Thanksgiving. We don't approve of people working on Thanksgiving BUT we decided to take a ride that night and wanted to go see just how many people were there. OMGoodness it was crazy. The whole parking lot by walmart and that shopping center was filled. The crowd was crazy. We walked through...ok we stood in lines that weren't moving through the store. It took us an hour to get from one side of the store to the other. When we finally got out of there, we rode up to the Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville. Their moonlight sale started at 10pm. It was fun. The kids got a few things. The only thing I have to say is the lines in some of the stores were so long. We waited in a checkout line for 30 minutes in Gap lol. But we all had fun and that is really all that matters.
I have also been making sure I exercise. I purchased a treadmill from one of the local yardsale sites on facebook. I love it. I have been alternating between yoga and walk/jog intervals. I don't see much of a difference in my weight or measurements but I was feeling better. Unfortunately, this past Monday I aggravated a bulging disc in my lower back and was unable to do much. I did walk a bit. Luckily by Thanksgiving morning I was able to move much better and was able to host the dinner.
I think that brings you all up to date. I have been doing some crocheting when I can find the time. I started a diagonal afghan for one of the ladies that attends our women's Bible study. She has come out of remission and is battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma again. She was in remission for 5 years. So I am making a blanket for her in nice calming colors. I hope I can get going on it and can have it finished by Christmas but it isn't looking hopeful :P.
Ok I will quit rambling for now. I will try to post more often even if it is just a few lines from my phone!
I love all of you who read this and I hope you all have a great day.
Here is a big hug from me to you.