Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday's Doin's

Today was a busy day, as we did our monthly shopping: Aldi, Walmart, and I even made a *quick* stop in JoAnn's.  This venture takes us about 6 hours.  As a result, we are all exhausted, and very ready for the 45 minute trip home before having to unload and put away all the goodies.

That kind of says it all, doesn't it?

Have a wonderful evening everyone!

(Oh, and No, I don't get to relax... there is supper to do then running off to the teen Bible Study and Recreation time and Elizabeth wants us to go for a jog before then.  Ha!  I think I need some caffeine....)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Getting A Few Things Done

October is more than half over, and both Esther and I are focused on NaNoWriMo coming up.  We've been chatting alot about our survival kits.  Mine is going to include chocolate, caffeine, a notebook, lots of pencils, music, and a good pair of ear buds that can double as earplugs. Esther's is much the same, minus the caffeine. :)  That girl doesn't need to be any more wound up than she is, bless her heart!

Meanwhile, we have been going about our business here.  Schooling is taking up more of my time, but that is fine.  It really is like working a full time job.  The ministry is going well.  Dale just started up choir practice on Sunday nights before service, and we are in the midst of planning a simple Christmas program.  We have our annual Harvest Dinner coming up, and I've donned the hat of "decorator".  Me and my big mouth!  That's okay as I have a couple of helpers who are chomping at the bit to lend a hand, and thankfully this happens before November!

I've been working on some small quilting projects for around the house.  I just finished the table runner for in the bathroom.  I love the colors!

Isaac has officially moved up to a big boy bed.  Dale and I bought a new bunk bed, so now we have no children in a crib or toddler bed!  How strange that seems!  However, I have to say that after moving to the twin sized bed, it makes HIM look pretty small again.  Of course, that means a new quilt for him, which is on the list for this fall/winter.  I've already got the fabric; now I need to get the time to put it together!

Also on the sewing list is a couple of skirts for Esther, and some things for Christmas, which I can't get into just yet.  I have the makings for all of this, so all I have to do is get started!  

Hope you all have a blessed day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Countdown Continues

16 days!

Not that I'm obsessing about it or anything.  Only 16 days until NaNoWriMo begins.  Esther is gearing up for it too.  We are planning our own NanoWriMo care packages.   Poor Dale is stuck with two of us this year.  I'm counting down until I can throw caution to the wind and write, write, write.  Dale is counting down until his is a NaNoWidower.  I told him if he needs anything important done before November 1st, he better let me know now!

16 days......

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

28 Days and Counting!

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Oh yes, it's that time of year again!  To me, this is "the most wonderful time of the year" (pretend you hear Burl Ives-like singing).

28 days until the start of another NanoWriMo challenge!  

Get the coffee.

Get the chocolate.

Get those creative juices flowing!  

Grab your pens, laptops, crayons, stone tablets, whatever your choice tool for scribbling is, and start brainstorming ideas.  

Who's with me?  Come on, you know you want to participate.  Let the next literary adventure begin, Tally-Ho!

(Here you can picture me grabbing my pen and coffee mug and riding off into the sunset.... er, cybersunset that is. And yes, I've already been warning my family that after November 1st I'll be somewhat indisposed of for 30 days.  Honestly, I think Dale is getting used to it.)