I'm still battling this cold, but yesterday was finally feeling well enough to get some things done around here.
I've been asked by several people how I find time to get my scrapbooking done and make the cards that I do. The answer is simple: Jake. He is more then willing to hang out with the kids all day so that I can take a break and spend time in my scrap space. Other ways I get time to do my "fun" stuff: I wake up before the kids every day and either work on my fun stuff or the cleaning for the day OR I work on stuff while the kids are napping or after they have gone to bed. Yesterday I had a day when Jake spent the day hanging out with the kids and I went upstairs and scrapped away. I played with my new Cricut die cutting machine and completely fallen in love with it. What a wonderful investment!
We also worked on laundry yesterday, which was in great need to be done. It was such a relief to get that done.
I've been writing out a million thank yous from Christmas. Our kiddos will each be adding their "signatures" to the thank yous once they are written. I think I'm about half way done...it seems like a daunting task right now. Another nap time project. :)
My other big project that I've been working on is a birth record cross stitch for our nephew that is due in April. This pattern is from a different company then I'm used to and when I started working on it I was worried that it was going to be confusing. Luckily although parts of it are hard to follow (weird symbols all over the place) there aren't very many colors, so that makes it a little easier to figure everything out.
I've been feeling joyous lately, but I've also been unable to keep up with things I want to do...like keeping in contact with some of my friends. I'm hoping that since we will be getting back to our normal schedule starting tomorrow that I'll be able to get back into.
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