Sunday, October 20, 2013

Loaded with fun

The weekend! Usually we look forward to it. This weekend, though, has not exactly been loaded with fun.
Yesterday we drove to Ohio for a memorial for my grandfather. He passed away in Florida a few weeks ago, and they held a memorial for him in Springfield, Ohio yesterday afternoon. It was a long day of lots of driving there and back again, with all the fun of a funeral sandwiched in between.

Today Lucas and I loaded up the van FULL of stuff to drop off at Goodwill. I mean full. 3 bikes, a scooter, shelving, 5 bags of clothes, boxes of frames, a hall tree, drawers, 3 bags of books, a big doll house and all the fillings, and at least 10 bags of toys. And a tv. And a suitcase. Full. I must say, it feel SO good to have all of that stuff sorted out and cleared out of here. Insert sigh of relief here.

To make our day even more exciting, in a little bit we are taking the van to get new tires and an alignment. Oh the fun never stops around here I tell ya!!  *lol*  Really, though, it is MUCH needed, and I know we will both feel better while he is traveling if we know that the van has safe and reliable tires. Plus, we are going to try to salvage the time and make it fun, even though new tires usually means a small fortune and a long wait. The place we're going is close to stores, so we're going to walk over to Lowe's and maybe Meijer or Best Buy and kill some time together.

Here's hoping your weekend is loaded with fun! We're trying to make the best of what we have to work with around here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Back in action...again.

I feel like a stranger to my own blog... like I've managed to sneak backstage, but I really don't belong here.
Since I last posted a month ago, I figured it was time. I'll ease back into things, and share some layouts with you today. But I AM now operating with a new planner (I'll try to come back and share about that), so perhaps I can actually begin to plan some blog time into my craziness that I call life.


Can I tell you something? I love Halloween time. I love the colors. And I love the decorations. And I love the candy. Oh, sweet candy! And I love the digital kits that come out at Halloween. (No, I'm not saying this to be a sales person... it's the truth!)  Something about the kits - the black and gray. The purple and orange and green. The angsty moody kits, the fun and kid-friendly kits. They all make me happy.... maybe because I have a very complicated personality that is both fun and kid-friendly as well as angsty and moody? I digress...

So anyway, that being said, this has been a good week for me. TLP's designers have been releasing tons of fun Halloween goodies this week, and I WANT.THEM.ALL!  I have already snagged a few of them, and have major plans (maybe next week while Lucas is traveling... I always seem to think that's when I'll get to play, and it always seems to turn out that i have ZERO free time when he's gone) to go back and grab a few more. For real, you should go check them out. They're having a big Halloween bash, with giveaways and games and prizes and whatnot.  Fun times, my friends.

Okay, so I managed to find time yesterday to finish 2 pages! What?! Two pages in one day is unheard of anymore. So, yes, I was pretty excited about that.

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