Thursday, January 19, 2012

I've got big plans for you, humble abode...

I have a ton of catching up to do on posts.  I know that I haven't posted about New Year's, Christmas, or even *gasp* Thanksgiving!  I will get there, eventually.  In the meantime, though, I feel that I must put this out in the blogosphere.  My son will be two in less than a month.  Wait, did you get that?  MY SON WILL BE TWO IN LESS THAN A MONTH!!!  How did we get here?!  How can this possibly be?!  I have no idea, but there it is. 

Of course, I am planning a party for him that will involve his grandparents come from far and near to visit.  Because of this, I am on a personal mission to be sure that I have certain house projects done before we have visitors.  I am determined.  Now that I have a goal, I will be more motivated to complete the tasks at hand.  Maybe if I share my specific tasks that I am creating for myself, I will be held accountable.  You know, since it is now "out there".  I will even blog about the projects so as to (hopefully) keep me on track.  So without further ado:
my house projects to tackle before we have company
  •  prime and paint the pantry door
  • hang the pantry door (yes, right now we have no pantry door)
  • remove shelving from the guest room
  • remove desk and file cabinet from the guest room
  • hang curtains on window and closet in guest room
  • move bed to the center of the wall in guest room
  • put sheets and comforter on guest bed
  • clear master bedroom of clutter
  • hang something on the wall above the cat's food
  • complete (so obviously, also begin) Operation DVD Relocation Project
  • store living room blankets in ottoman
  • hang SOMETHING in large frame on living room wall
  • hang SOMETHING in frame over bed in master bedroom

Doesn't seem too bad, right?  I have exactly one month to complete this list.  I can do this.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Even in the hard times

My apologies for being gone for a while.  My family received some very sad news over the holidays that my aunt finally succumbed to cancer.  She was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a grandmother, a friend.  She was a beautiful, kind, funny soul.  She was a fighter.  She was also so special that God had another plan for her that required her to return home much sooner than any of us hoped.  We rejoice in the fact that she is no longer in pain, even as we mourn our loss here on Earth.  Join me, please, in praying for comfort for her husband, children, and mother as they try to pick up the pieces of their hearts that were shattered this weekend.

(Photo taken from my cousin's facebook site.  I hope you don't mind, Jeani.)

We love you, Aunt Donna, and we will see you again soon.  Say hi to Granddaddy for us.  I know he is so excited to hug his little girl again.