Thursday, November 7, 2013

Well, Hello There!

I think I've been in a funk.  I'm so unmotivated, yet I want things done.  It's almost like having a split personality!  The one side of me says, "let's do it!" while the other side says, "it can wait until tomorrow."  Then that Annie's song starts playing in my head.....'tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow, tomorrow's just a day away."  But the truth its, no one is guaranteed tomorrow.  How often have you heard of someone passing away when least expected?  For example, 911.  For all those people it was just another day.  For some it was another day at work, for some children it was an exciting day flying on an airplane.  Can you imagine being a child, excited about your first plane ride, can't wait to tell your parents or friends or siblings about your experience when you get home, but you never get home?  So, we are not guaranteed tomorrow.  We have to show people we love them today.  I watched the life leave my baby girl when she was 12 years old.  We didn't expect it, thinking we have more years with her, but she didn't get to have a tomorrow.  That's why today is important.

I've changed up my blog here several times.  I read other people's blogs and they are so creative and cool; mine is so drab.  When I first started this blog it was just a place for me to post our family's activities and things to do, but I'm feeling now it needs to be a little bit more.  I don't know what, though.  

See, I really live 'in the woods' but a piece of my heart loves the beach.  Not that I spend time on the beach because if I get there once a summer I'm happy, but I love the sun and the warm weather and the summer breeze...and I do love going to Ocean City, Maryland to a store called Salty Yarns.  Walking the boardwalk is always fun, too.  

I thought about changing my blog to a woodsy theme, and I did for a short time, but I really love the beach theme.  Hence, I changed it again.  I'm so having trouble putting a banner up top..I don't know what my problem is!! LOL

Here are a couple of things I wanna talk about {listing them here so I don't forget}:
Donald's birthday

Donald's 60th birthday was last month.  Can't believe he is 60 now.  It's crazy.  It doesn't feel so long ago that we were dating and planning our future!  Where did time go?  I got to thinking that maybe this is how time feels in heaven.  I mean,  there is no time in heaven.  Here on earth we can measure time by the clock, months, years, things we do, things we've done, but really, if you blend all that into your life and don't think about what divides those's like eternal time.  I will admit, that we've had friends die, spouses of friends and they've been our age or younger than us.  How can we not think that our end is near and that we need to prepare ourselves and our families for it?  But it's crazy, really because I'm still that 20 something girl in my head that was planning her future and now I have to plan the end of my life, just in case.  *shaking my head*  It's a hard concept to grasp, to say the least. 

I had thought about doing a surprise party for him, but time got away from me.  And then again, what if there is no next year and I don't get the chance to try again?  See, we have to embrace today.

I have some subscriptions to youtube that I watch daily and sometimes a video will pop onto the side list that looks interesting, so I watch it and somehow I started watching Filofax videos.  I think I was looking at home management binders and that's when I saw some videos about organization and Filofax.  So now I have a few subscriptions to people who post about their organizers, be it Filofax or some other planners they've made.  They decorate their pages, too.  

I had made a home management binder a couple of years go from a regular sized notebook and it sorta worked, but I was getting bored with it so I decided to try a planner method.  I didn't care if it was a Filofax or  not so I went to a few office supply stores and I couldn't find anything pretty.  I ended up buying a Dayrunner planner that is a dark red color and to tell you the truth, it's drab and doesn't motivate me {but maybe like I said before, it's my other 'personality' LOL}.  I was thinking if I had a really pretty, colorful planner I would be more willing to use it.  I'm so fickle with stuff.  I mean, here I've changed my blog name a few times because nothing seems to fit me.  It's the same way with other stuff.  I get bored with it easily.  I need changes with some things in my life.  :)

Anyway, I'll take some pictures of my planner and do another blog post on that.

Now about my craft's a work in progress.  Eventually, I'm thinking that maybe I'll do some videos in my craft room as soon as it gets more organized.  I'm really proud of the progress I've made in it so far.  It had gotten to the point where I couldn't even open the door.  It became a ...what do you call it?.... a place where you throw stuff in because you have no other place to put it.  But now, I can open the door and freely walk in.  I have my books organized now, too.  It's so nice to have room to turn around in it again.  However, my workspace table is still cluttered so I gotta get to work on it.  

I also wanna redo my wedding pictures.  Here's the story on that: I did not have a professional photograper take my wedding pictures.  I thought I knew better than my mom at the time and if she was alive today I'd tell her how sorry I am that I didn't heed her advise to me.  I was in a relationship for about four years with the neighborhood boy that I basically grew up with.  When I say relationship I mean 'going steady'.  Relationships back in the day are not what they are today, for sure.  However, after four years it wasn't working out so I broke it off, but we were still friends because the guy lived a couple houses away from me and we grew up together. So, when I met Donald and started dating him, guy #1 tried to win me back, but it didn't work. Then when Donald and I were getting married, guy #1 said that he would take our photos as his present to us and to save us money {he wasn't a professional phtographer, but he dubbled in it and has some pictures published in the newspaper}.  My mom was against it {for obvious reasons, of course}, but I trusted guy #1.  As it turned out, the pictures came out okay, but they are definitely not quality pictures and I do wish now that I had some really nice photos.  But, live and learn, right?  Right now the photos are in an album from the 70's and I'd like to scrapbook them instead.  That's a project I gotta put on my list of things to do.  And it would make another blog post!

I'm gonna really try to stay current here.  If others can do it so can I!
Blessings <><