I had a mile long list of things to get done before surgery tomorrow and I didn't even come close. So much left undone... laundry, messes, lists.
Brick and Fred both have horrible ear infections. Thankfully we caught it before going to grandma's for the week.
I'll be off-line for a little while. The Dr. was very stern with me today about what complications (who knew having your uterus removed could have complications) I will be required to stay down. I'm not so good at listening, perhaps that is why he was a little more stern today. Even my darling husband is taking measures to insure that I will be forced to rest. He's a sweet man!
So I'm off and when I come back I will be minus an organ and not so sure that isn't a bad thing. I did realize I was a little bit stressed when my desire for chocolate out weighed my desire to reach a new sugar free record. Maybe next month.
So I currently have a converted canning kitchen in my basement for my studio. It's wonderful. My children all come in and work on art projects with me.
But with the addition of a new baby my studio is going to have to be converted into a bedroom. I will get a new studio but it will be about 1/2 the size. I realize that I've been very fortunate to have this room. I am also very fortunate to have a studio at all. I'm feeling a little reflective as I'm cleaning though things and trying to reduce... thus this post.
If you have any great space saving ideas I would love to hear them. It would really help if I would chose ONE hobby, but I could never give up quilting so they have to co-exsist.
If you are sick of all these just let me know. Some are certainly more fun and interesting that others. I realize it's January and as you can see by the quick layout I did today I am very slow at getting Christmas done with this year. I still have all my decorations up. The children have been sick and life seems to shut down when that happens, but I think we are finally on the mend. So maybe this week I will clean everything up.
I hate scanning... but here is a bunch. I will do more over the weekend. I tried to use some of the design prompts that Shimelle suggest. A few things out of my comfort zone, but trying new things can be fun.
I've been working on my annual letters to our birth mothers. It's so difficult for me to summarize and put into words how much I love my three little men. These women have given me a gift that I will never be able to repay.
Then the adoption agency called (I'm good friends with the owner and we talk quite regularly). She read me (anonymously of course)a letter that a birth mother had written to the adoptive family. It ripped my heart out. Here is this woman of loves her children (ages 1 and 2) so much. Making is decision is the hardest thing she has ever done and writes that she is making this choice for them. So they can have a better life. So they can have a father (their biological has abandoned them) and a mother who love them and will be there for them.
My heart aches for this mother. I hugged my children a little more today... for their birth mothers. Adoption is truly an act of love and pain.
I'm making an "adjustment" mini book. 12 goals... tough things... using Rhonna's challenge idea for each month. Imagine the change that I could make in a year. I'll post when I am done with the frame work. I still need to post more of my Christmas pages.
Working on sugar again for this month, or rather the lack thereof. I went 79 days last year and gave in after the exhaustion of a newborn set in. But I'm back on track and am feeling strong, at least at day 2. I lost 18 pounds during the last few months of 2006, which thankfully has stayed off over my Christmas sugar binge.
one of my favorite things about a newborn. Love this!