Thursday, December 27, 2012

..:: currently ::..

Currently I am . . .

enjoying a little time off from work and spending more time reading in my pjs

reading several young adult fiction books, that are just as good as any novel written for adults!

finishing my December Daily. I am not a very good finisher of things.  :-)  So I am devoting my time to finishing, which means I haven't done much sharing on the blog.  If I needed to choose, I would choose working on the mini instead of blogging about it! And I'm OK with that.

recovering from walking pneumonia!  Our house has been full of illness.  All of us have been hit with a variety of (mostly respiratory related) illnesses, and it has spread to the grandparents (on both sides)!  Ugh!  I do feel like we are all on the road to recovery, finally!

missing our sweet Mikaela during this holiday season and every day.

enjoying time with family.

appreciating every day.

thankful that we were able to give B. a magical Christmas.

contemplating another try at a 365 photo project

considering a stab at Project Life.  Elise's Seafoam kit is calling me.  My only reason not to try is because I am afraid I will fail. Another possibility is that I will spend so much time on it that I will no longer do traditional layouts.  I dunno.  I have a few days to decide.

ready to begin One Little Word 2013.

so ready for this year to be over and a new one to being.

hoping anyone reading this is having a fantastic holiday season!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

~ fantastic snow ~

Nope.  It didn't snow this week. We haven't had much precipitation all of 2012.  In fact, there was really only one snow day this past school year (usually we have 8 or more)!  These photos are from January 12, 2012, before Mikaela's accident and death (funny how I measure almost everything that way now).  The girls had such fun that evening -- a great memory that had to be documented!  I actually started this layout in March, but never finished!  I finally went back and finished it up this week.

Most of the items are from an older Scrapbook Circle Kit :: Note to Self (still available, I think) with a bit o' (custom) flair from ormolu. I absolutely love the bright colors and patterns, complete with snowflakes, but the paper doesn't really look "winter" at all!
B. and I have both been pretty sick!  She is back at daycare, but I am quarantined the rest of the week (they suspect pertussis, I do not).  I for sure have walking pneumonia!  Bleh!  I'm really ready for the cough to be gone!!  I've been working on my December Daily while I'm home and I hope to share my first few days by the end of this week!

Peace out!