Today I was just sitting and enjoying a cup of my favorite hot tea, Almond Sunset, in my favorite cup. I started thinking about the saying on the cup and then I thought.... I have not blogged in a while. It seems that blogging has kind of taken a back seat to a lot of other things in my life right now. I have loved doing my blog over the past couple of years. It has helped me through some really rough patches in the last few years with the loss in death of my sweet MIL and the loss of friendship with not one, but 2, of my best friends. Its helped to take me to much better places and thoughts, and kept my mind busy thinking of good things to share with friends ect.... rather than dwell so much on the negative. But now I do not feel like I need that escape as much any more. Yes there are some bad days, but they are getting farther and farther apart. I am finally feeling happy again and as the cup reads "Life is Good" Over the past few months I have realized that although I have lost some really good friends, I still have some of the best friends a girl could ask for. I have a wonderful Church home finally that we are so very happy with. I have a awesome family and my husband is my Best Friend Forever!!! I am just so blessed to have him in my life. I have lots of fun hobbies that keep me busy and that I enjoy very much. I am one of the luckiest persons ever cause get to stay home with my sweet little girl and teach her everything I know. My health is on track, and although I have not lost the weight that I had hoped to loose at this point, I am feeling so much better about myself, mind, body, and Spirit. Jesus lives in my heart, fills me with hope and joy, and loves me despite the fact that I fail him daily. Please tell me, what could be better than all of that. I just cannot think of a thing.
So with that said,
what have I been up to lately....
I have seen several really,really good movies recently. "My Sisters Keeper" "Julia & Julia" "The Christmas Story" "New Moon" "Amelia"
I have been working on my craft room, organizing and putting up new shelves. Finding my color scheme finally. Hot pink and green.
I have been reading, posting, and playing my favorite games on Facebook. Love Facebook. It has brought old friends back in my life.
I have been doing some digital scrapbooking. Making a Christmas gift.
I have hung out with some great friends.
What is on my agenda for the weeks to come.....
God willing and the creek don't rise...
I plan to put up my fall decor and get out the Christmas stuff. This means we have to rake the yard first as there are leaves everywhere. Love my tree, but it sure leaves a mess.
I plan to do lots of careful Christmas shopping. Meaning I do not want to spend a ton of money, but I do want us to have a fun Christmas. So I plan to spend lots of time shopping for bargains.
I plan to make a few gifts for family and for Bunco. Not sure yet what it will be, but I have some ideas rolling around in my head.
I plan to do some Holiday events such as Church musicals, movies, parties, lightseeing, game night with family and friends. All the fun things the holidays has to offer.
I plan to work on some of my hobbies. I really want to get back into my scrapbooking, sewing, crochet. All the things I love to do.
I plan to prepare and go on another wonderful weekend retreat with my friends.
It seems like so much, but my biggest plan is to relax and truly enjoy the Spirit of Christmas. No rushing around, no stress, no pressure!!! Just relax and take each day as it comes and making the most of the blessings that God has given me.
That's my plans!!!
God bless each person that reads my blog. May your Holidays be filled with much happiness and cheer, and lots of blessings in the upcoming year!!!
I do not know when I will blog again, but know, I will blog again. Hugs to all!!!