Sunday, September 11, 2011

Checking In--Sort of Random

Wow, I haven't been such an awesome blogger lately have I? This new job is just wearing me right out lol. I'm beat every night by the time I get home and get dinner done. The house has been a disaster. I spent all day today cleaning. You have no idea how good it feels to finally have a clean house.
But, I am getting a little more used to it. And the owner's just hired someone new for the busy holiday season, so they said I should be able to start working more in the office on things that they need me for soon. I hope so, because by the end of the work day, my back is seriously killing me. I think my knees and feet are finally getting used to it. But my back still hurts a lot, and it probably won't go away. I'm sure it's from my weight :(
I really need to get back on the Weight Watcher's wagon. I have gained a lot of weight back, and I went shopping with my sister the other day and really couldn't find any pants that would even come close to fitting me It was depressing. Not only that, but I feel so much better when I'm eating right and getting exercise. Ya, exercise won't be a problem the way this job is working out lol.
I find myself looking forward to fall lately. Which is just crazy because it never lasts long. Soon the snow will be flying, and I really hate winter. It is gorgeous here with all the beautiful snow, but I hate shoveling our 3000 mile driveway. And being in the house all the time kind of sucks too.
So, I'm holding onto summer just a little bit. I enjoy the long summer nights and the warm sun (although sometimes it is really just dang hot!). I love going fishing, swimming, and camping down at Burraston Ponds and barbecues any day of the week.
But, occasionally, my mind starts to wander to changing orange and red leaves, curling up in cuddly blankies with a good book, Halloween, Thanksgiving,  warm fuzzy slippers, and backyard campfires with hot cocoa on chilly fall nights.
I think this fall obsession is due to the fact that we will be going on the muzzleloader deer hunt soon. And Fall always comes so fast after that. I'm actually really excited for the hunt. Pam, John, Colin, and Dustin are coming again this year. We had such a fun time with them last year, and I can't wait to do it all again. But, I hope we can get our favorite camp spot this time.
In crafty news--I hope to get going on some more craft projects again soon. I've been missing it so much. I've just been too tired to do anything. But I've been looking like crazy and have tons of ideas for things to make. Most of it is jewelry or hair things--some of the jewelry is even for boys/men! And I need to get going on my Christmas cards soon. I ordered a new Christmas stamp set at our Stampin Up club party the other night, so I should be able to get started on that soon.
I'm planning on getting our family pictures taken by Cheap Shots again this year. Megan, our photographer, did such an awesome job with them last year. I'm thinking about just skipping Garrett's school photos from now on and having her take some solo shots of him during our family shoot instead. They were so much nicer than the school pictures ever are. I need to do it sooner this year though. Last year we got them taken on Nov 27th, which is cutting it a bit close to go out in Christmas cards with processing time and everything.
And, one last quick thing before I go. Y'all NEED to join Pinterest! I heart this site. There are so many great ideas there from home decorating, organizing, crafting, fashion, ...whatever. It's all there. It is just awesome! You treat it like your own personal pinboard to hang ideas on. Only, this one is virtual, so you have infinite space! L.O.V.E. I tell you. If you do join, make sure to read all the tutorials so you know exactly how to use it and the way it works. Promise you won't be sorry. Except you might find yourself in front of the computer perusing all day long instead of...........oh I don't know, cleaning the house?


Tamara Epps said...

Loved this post. Even though you are jumping from topic to topic, your enthusiasm and writing hold it all together. It felt like I was reading an intricate pathway! (Yes, this post really did make me feel this way though I could never explain why or how.)

NanaConnie said...

We've missed you, my friend! But I'm glad you're working and happy, even if tired and sore. Tired from a day's work is so much better than tired from depression and fear. :-) Keeping you in my prayers.