Yuck, I truly hate mondays, and to make it even worse it is all rainy and gross out, not to mention freezing.
But, Thanksgiving is verrryyy soon, we have two family gatherings to attend, and they always happen almost at the same time. I wish one was early and the other lates. I have not even begun any prep for Christmas, but I should, I still have to HANDMAKE cards, and lots of gifts, hopefully I can take a whole weekend or something and slam some things out rather quickly, if I can get an assembly line type thing going I will be alright
OH, and I have to make 30 cards for a swap I am in too... I forgot about that...
I saw this on the blog PENS AND NEEDLES (which is wicked cool BTW) and thought I would give it a go... so here we go!
1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band ....at school 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland /world 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo IN MY SHOWER!!! 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelos David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone's life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Read an entire book in one day
there you go, not too bad, eh'? I wish I could mark them all off, there are some of those on this list that are on my bucket list. Maybe I should post that one on here too,
I love Christmas!!! It is my favorite holiday, by far, I love the traditions, the family gatherings, the tree, the gifts (of course, who doesn't?), the decor. I just love Christmas, oh and the best thing I love about it? The TRUE MEANING behind it, the real reason why we celebrate it. I think a lot of people have forgotten why it is that we wake up, sit around a tree and open gifts wrapped in bright papers. But we should all remember and celebrate Christ's birth, without him, December 25 would just be another day. Christmas is too commercialized these days, along with every other holiday we have, but I guess that is just the way t hings are.
I do believe in God, but I am not a religious person, I grew up going to church and I have lots of pastors in my family, but personally I do not go to church. I just don't feel worthy of it or something, like a hypocrite, "here I am in church, pretending to be good, but as soon as I leave I am going to go outside, light a cigerette, cuss a bit, and generally sin, at least until next Sunday" I feel like I need to totally devote my life to God, read the bible, pray, all that and unless I can give that 100% then I can only give it 0%. Does that make any sense at all? There was a time in my life when I was "on fire" for the Lord, but that was a long time ago and alot of bad shit has happened since then...
I don't even know why I am writing about this, I don't even think about religion or GOd, let alone write or talk about it. Mysterious.
Scrapbooking, rubber stamping, paper crafts, creativity.... I love all of these things, but I have not made anything in so long, we moved in AUgust, when I was almost 9 months pregnant with my fourth child, I only just got my studio in order, but I still have some stuff to do and I cannot sit down and create until everything is put away and perfect. I think I have OCD or something, or maybe I am a messy neat freak...oxymoron isn't it?
Well what is everyone making in the way of Christmas crafts? I have not started on anything YET but I have a million and one ideas dwelling in my noggin' tyring to get onto paper. Maybe I will write them all on here and someone else may get some inspiration out of them.
I am boerd today, not much going on, which is a good thing, I love having nothing to do, but I have been cleaning all day. I gave the kitchen a deep clean, and cleaned the bathroom floor. my baby girl was bribed into pickin up the toys in the living room. The kids have been relativly well behaved today so I was lucky there too. I am still waiting on a check in the mail for a job my hubby, it is late and starting to bother me. Prompt payement people.
Have you ever heard of badgirls? It is a totally kick ass, and even better, they are having all these christmas classes and workshops. It is AMAZING, and FTRRRRRRRReeeeeeeeeee...
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I love to 'surf' blogs, give me a good blog roll and i will be happy for days, just checking them all out, and adding the good ones to my favs. I bet I have 1000+ sites on my favs. list. All divided up into little catagories.. The name of the post is blog candy. So what is it???Just go herehttp://passionforcrafts.blogspot.com/and look at this fab prize...I hope I win it though, but you can still enter too!!! LOL
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