Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good news, bad news

So, the good news is that tonight Ben is going to receive his Bear at cub scouts! He's pretty excited.

The bad news, well that story is a bit longer. Last night we had the missionaries over so we could feed them dinner. We always like to have them give us a scripture message after dinner and before they go back out to get to work. Are my kids the only ones that get super worked up (aka...hyper) when the missionaries or home teachers or repairman comes over? I don't know if that is the explanation or if it was too similar to our nightly scripture time that Johnny doesn't know how to sit still for either. Whatever it was, Johnny was running around, despite warnings to stop. I reached out to stop his running and he ran straight into my outstretched hand. It crunched. Think falling off your bike and stopping your fall with your hand. Yeah that. What I did back in college some 15 years ago with my other hand. This time though, it doesn't feel broken. Maybe a sprain, maybe nothing. But it is my right hand and I'm getting pretty good at left handed now. By keeping my wrist straight I'm able to type, with only a little difficulty.

So that's the story. As my friend Susannah responded when I posted on Facebook about this, the word of God can be HARD to take sometimes. And boy was it ever!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For those who care...

I updated my scrap blog today with 10 or so projects I've made over the last 6 months. Sooooo, if you are in the mood, click on over and let me know how talented I am! LOL

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cricut gypsy giveaway!!

I know this belongs on my scrapbooking blog (and it is there already), but I think this blog gets more traffic and wanted to get the word out about this awesome giveaway. Here's the info again!
I found a great new blog named Cutting Above. It focuses on scrapbooking, especially for those of us with Cricuts or other electronic die cut machines. They are currently having a Gypsy giveaway to celebrate the blog's debut and the gypsy grand opening on HSN. It will be airing on September 24th, starting at 12:01, I believe. Here's a link to the post on that blog with more info: clicky Good luck!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Decluttering your life

I found this quote today over on Ali Edward's blog. It is from Leo Babauta's new ebook called The Simple Guide to Minimalist Life.

This is a misconception about minimalism — that it’s necessarily monk-like, empty, boring, sterile. Not at all. Well, it can be, if you go in that direction, but I don’t advocate that flavor of minimalism. Instead, we are clearing away all but the most essential things — to make room for that which gives us the most joy. Clear away the distractions so we can create something incredible. Clear away all the obligations so we can spend time with loved ones. Clear away the noise so we can concentrate on inner peace, on spirituality (if we wish), on our thinking. As a result, there is more happiness, peace, and joy, because we’ve made room for these things.

I love that concept of clearing out life's clutter. I enjoy getting rid of clutter, but I also often accumulate it more quickly than I can deal with it. This quote is a good reminder of why decluttering life is worth the effort.