Thursday, October 29, 2009

All I want for Christmas

I was googling images for the church bulletin yesterday when I came across this image with led to a site for "unusual Christmas trees". This particular image caught my attention - and now I want one.

Don't you think this would solve the spacial issues that come up in small homes over the Christmas holidays? Not to mention that all those lovely hanging ornaments would just hang all the lovelier? Even the prezzies could be stacked higher (not that prezzies are important mind you).

Give it to me straight people - isn't this just a fantastic idea?

Can you all put together a fund for me to purchase this tree. Paalleeeeezzeeee!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Frozen Juice Might Be Easier

I believe I’ve turned a corner on the weekend. I can’t believe that it’s the end of October and I haven’t got a solid hold on my Christmas card creating yet. However, I finally took the time on Sunday to create my first prototype – and I really like it.

This is something I should begin to think about in early September, but this year it just didn’t happen. Life is like that sometime. And my husband always asks me the same question – “Why do you make them? Why don’t you just buy them?”

In the last 20 years of making my Christmas cards I have only missed 1 year. That was three years ago after my mom passed away. I just couldn’t muster what it took.

And so in a warped sense of pride I need to make my Christmas cards this year. I need to torture my inner creative demon and pound it for all I can. I like flogging my wares. Wares that I don’t even sell – what am I thinking??!!

I digress.

Truth be told I like it when my creative juices get to bubbling and boiling. The summer is a bit of a dry period. The same thing will probably happen in January and February. But when I’m ‘on’ I can think of nothing better than puttering away and afternoon or evening with my papers, ribbons, adhesives, and ever-faithful scissors around me. I can crank it out! And my dinning room table looks like a tornado hit it. Fun!

Call it a vice or call it a hobby – either way – I’m doing something that makes me feel happy.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mind Over Matter

The Municipality Waterworks has turned off our water today. So, although our offices are open - our bathrooms are closed. No water to flush.

Do you realize how hard it is to NOT thinking about having to pee?

I can't even dart home to use the loo because my house is next door and affected by same issues.

However, to use a motto from the smaller islands:

If its yellow, let it mellow.
If its brown, flush it down.

And we are allowed one courtesy flush.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I make no apologize

Why is it that I allow September to take me by storm? Every August I think I have everything under control and by mid October I begin to come out of the haze of a new season. What the heck!?!

Recapping my last several weeks:

I went to a womens retreat at Rock Ridge Canyon, BC - a Young Life camp.

I seriously skinned my knee at said camp. Inclines, lose gravel, and a well roasted cup of coffee are not a good combination. I lost my footing, lost my cup of coffee, and lost several layers of skin from the knee down 6 inches.

On an upside of that weekend - I did the longest zip-line in Canada (second longest for North America). F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!! Totally freakin' awesome! One kilometer (.62 of a mile) long and the average run is 30-45 seconds. What A Rush!! Check it out on Youtube, if you've got a chance to surf a little.

Back home I stubbed my toe so bad I think I'm going to lose my toenail.

I learned I'm going to become a great-aunt - for the first time. But then again - I'm already a "GREAT" aunt! Get it? .... great ..... aunt .... great-aunt ...

Hubby and I have been invited to do a sibling Christmas in California at the middle brothers. I'm still waiting on word from work if I can take the time off. Hubby and I really want to go - a nice two day drive down - lots of fun in the warmth of San Fransisco Bay area - and too many laughs to count decent for any family.

Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. We don't get the extended version like the states, but you can be darn sure I'm thankful its a long weekend.

And so the sunset falls on another Mugwhump entry, all well with the world.