Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Have No Fear...I'm Still Here!!!!

As I have posted in a couple of my previous has been completely crazy for me lately. My apartment looks like a tornado has gone through it, my crafts are sitting there staring at me yelling "come on us", my friends are wondering where I have been, and I feel like I might as well have slept at work for the past few weeks. But, on a good schedule is finally slowing down!! I managed to completely empty out the bathroom (yes, I realize it is the smallest room in my apartment), scrub down the walls, bleach the bathtub, sterilize the toilet, mop the floors, wash the shower curtain and rugs, and even melt my arm on to the light bulb getting the cobweb in the corner. It's a start, and my goal is to hit the kitchen and dining room this weekend...since I finally have an entire weekend off!!!!

Fall is my favorite season of all, but it is also my busiest since I have to cover football games (average of at least 3 games a week), volleyball games (3 to 6 games a week, soccer games (2 to 4 games a week), and then all the practices in between!! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job and wouldn't change my choice of careers! Sometimes though, I wish I had a little more me time to enjoy all the wonderful colors, smells, etc. that the autumn season has to offer! I am hoping to go to a few bonfires, go on a hayride, pick pumpkins, and maybe go to a haunted house this year...I miss all those things and want to enjoy them again!!

I have been doing something for me though. I have decided to start taking better care of myself. I have been watching what I have been eating, started exercising (I ran a mile the other day...I haven't really exercised in about 10 years!!!), and for those of you that didn't know...I have decided to try and quit smoking (I have been smoking since I was 17, and 28 is just around the corner)!! The numbers on the scale haven't changed too much, but I had to go buy new underwear the other day because all of mine were literally falling off me!! Everyone at work tells me how good I look, but I guess I only see a little change because I see myself in the mirror all the time. I trust that I will reach all my goals, however it is maintaining that is going to be the hard part!

My crafts? Well, I really need to get my butt in gear on these!!! Salt Creek Mercantile's Christmas Open House is the first week in November...and I am really slacking!!! I also need to make some things for people at the school and as gifts for the holidays. Ugh...I am so burnt out right now on everything that I haven't even decorated my apartment for fall, so the thought of Christmas is bumming me out!!!

Anyway, I hope my post wasn't too depressing for all of you. If it was, just think about my underwear falling down at the most inoppurtune times...that should make you laugh!! Have a wonderful rest of your week everyone!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Update...I spoke to Mary (Gettysburg Homestead)

Hey everyone! Life has been completely crazy around here, and I haven't gotten to work on any of my projects :( My work schedule is so heavy right now, when I get home from work I am just sooooooooooo exhausted.

I wanted to let you all know that I have spoken with Mary twice in the past few days! Have no fears...she is safe and is actually having an enjoyable time. She has met some amazing people and has been able to help out a few too! She told me that last night one of the people she is working with had them all over for true Louisiana Jamboli and cornbread. I think she said that tonight they would be leaving the area of Baton Rouge they are located and heading to an a place called Alexandria, Lousiana. She wasn't sure, but they might be sending her to Texas to help out or she might be heading home soon. If any of this information isn't correct...she will have to correct it when she gets close to a computer again. But, I wanted you all to know that she is thinking about you and thanks you for all your kind words, thoughts, and prayers!!!!! What an amazing SIL I have!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Salt Creek Mercantile

What a long week this has been for me!! Hope all of you have had a good week!!

I wanted to let all of you know that the store I sell my creations to, Salt Creek Mercantile, in Fredricksburg Ohio now has a website you can get to by the link above!!! Items are being added slowly...but you can find a few of my creations on there! The vegetables, a scarecrow on a spindle, a ghost on a spindle, and 2 sets of the ugly punkins I made are all on there.

For those of you that have been asking, the "Ugly Punkins" pattern is a Tickled Primitive's pattern. I think she only sells printed patterns, but her stuff is amazing!!

Anyway, my hope is to have some things finished by Wednesday for Whatcha Workin' on Wednesday. I have to get more stuffing...yes, again!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I love my SIL and a great fellow blogger's giveaway!!!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that Mary has graciously added a few of my creations to her website, Gettysburg Homestead!! So, if you would like to own one of my have to go take a look!!! Mary (my SIL) has some great things on her website like aprons and bonnetts, fall goodies, and other everyday needfuls!

Oh, all of you need to check out the giveaway at Aunt Mannys Creations!!!! These potion bottles are absolutely adorable!!! Go post a comment for your chance to win!!!!!!!!

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful Thursday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My 2nd Award!!

I received the Smile Award! Thank you Jill!!

THE SMILE Awards rules are as follows:
1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver. (s)

Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from other.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.

Well, I'm not going to particularly pick 5 people for this award...because everyone on my favorite blogs makes me smile! All of you (though I've never met you in person), have given me great words of encouragement whether it's on my creations or life! You all mean the world to me, and I am glad I entered the world of blogging and met each and everyone of you! Thank you soooooo much for being part of my life and making me SMILE!!!!