29 November 2009

updates...what updates?!?

Yes, I owe you an update...but frankly I'm tired...

I had an excellent visit with the kiddos...a great drive back home...got things accomplished...learned some things...

I'll post more later, when I'm able to compose my thoughts into something that would be worth you reading and add some pictures that you might like to see :)

In the meantime, check out my daily posts at my project 365 blog.

22 November 2009

in Florida...

with the kiddos this weekend :D :D :D :D

enjoying my time and will update more later!

11 November 2009

Project 365

Okay, here it is...after a little thought and a little encouragement from a few friends and a HUGE desire to finally learn more about using my camera and taking great pictures...I have decided to launch into Project 365. I'm challenging myself to take and post one picture a day for an entire year. I will be posting these pictures on a new blog so that they can stand on their own and not become lost in my ramblings of my day to day life. Check it out and hopefully you'll enjoy...a little encouragement to keep me going would be good too :)

my project 365

04 November 2009

busy, busy bee

I have been very busy in the last couple weeks. It all started with the Habitat build, I got a taste of productivity and a sense of being needed, it was just what I needed to get motivated to moving forward in my life.

So, in the past week or so I have:
  • started working, part-time but it's work and I love it
  • started singing in the church choir
  • continued with my Boundaries class at church
  • continued to read my way through the Count of Monte Cristo...and I'm really enjoying this read :)
  • helped Dad winterize the swimming pool
  • planted crocus and tulip bulbs in the garden
  • started knitting on a new pair of sock for myself
  • made progress on knitting my sweater...I've only been working on it since Margaret was born (2 1/2 years!)...I hope I can finish it this year
  • spackled and sanded the walls in the basement and stairwell (working on a project Mom started)
  • painted said walls, the top half of them, the bottom still needs some primer before finishing
  • organised my room so that it is now a place of my own...still need to find some pictures to hang on the walls, but at least the packing boxes are no longer taking up space on the floor
  • organised my filing cabinet, going through papers from as far back as 12 years ago, throwing away 2 big garbage bags of said papers and appropriately filing the rest
  • sorted through clothes in my closet and drawers and designated 1 big bag for donations...I still have some to add though
  • gotten back to working on my thesis...working on some reading and figuring out my methodology
  • created a calendar and to-do list for myself...this consists of projects in the house, knitting projects, scheduled thesis work time and deadlines
All of this has brought me to a sense of belonging...I'm settling in here...I have a purpose...I'm happy...no matter what is thrown my way, I will take it in stride...nothing can bring me down again...

Yes, I have my moments when the tears well up and I wish I could just hold my kids and never let them go, and I sit in their rooms here and hold their stuffed animals and find the strength to go on...I am doing what I need to do for the sake of my kids...and they will know that and appreciate that one day.

In the meantime, I keep busy, I build relationships in this community and I continue to pray for God's will to be done.