Thursday, December 15, 2011

They are...

 the air around me, the laughter inside me, my heart, and my soul

they are....

good, kind, loving, and important

they are.....


and when something happens to one of them.... when they are in trouble and need you
when there is nothing you can do.... when you just don't understand how or what
when you are praying it's a bad dream and you will wake up

the air is gone... the laughter a distant memory... your heart physically hurts... and your soul feels empty

I'm remembering the disbelief and shock of the last few days
the pain and fear
the feelings of helplessness
how things are more vivid when you are scared
how it feels when your world comes crashing down

today I'm asking God that He replace the anger with gratefulness.... because there is much to be grateful for

we are together... we are loved.... and we will face this... as one, with the strength and courage that He gives us

hug those you love

Monday, December 5, 2011

Not the time!

This is not the time to be going through a creative funk. It's awful!   I've got many, and I mean many, things to get made.... before Christmas... and I've been in this mojoless, creative funk, nothing looks right, I don't like any of my supplies anymore mood for the past 2 months. Yes, 2 months!

That's really not entirely true. I've actually finished several layouts in the last couple of months. I think I'm just in denial. If I pretend Christmas isn't super close, and I don't start any of my gifts or cards or December Daily, then it will not come! Somehow, I don't think it's going to work that way.

My daughter did ask me a couple of weeks ago why I haven't been blogging. I didn't really have an answer for her other than I don't know... when I should have said cause I'm feeling blahhhh about it all, but.... it put a smile on my face. Just knowing she takes time from her day to go check my blog and misses it, that makes my heart smile!

In daughter news, she will be officially a college graduate come Saturday! We are so excited and proud of her!! Now I have to make a cake. We've also found THE place for the wedding & reception... have colors picked... making plans to go wedding dress shopping... and have all kinds of ideas for decorations floating through our heads. Pinterest is a wonderful place is it not!

Here are a few layouts that I do not think I've shared yet. I did some playing around with masks and mists. They are a lot of fun and I love how they add a little sumpin' sumpin' to your page.

Winter has definitely hit here at home. There was even snow to the south of us last night, just a little odd. Time for me to hibernate!!

Hope you are having a fabulous day... that you are all warm and cozy.... feeling inspired and creative.... and full of love during this most magical wonderful joyous time of the year!