Monday, November 21, 2011

busy and worn out

here is a conversation hubby and I had recently via telephone:

Me: Hey, I'm busy right now, no time to talk
Hubby: That's not very nice
Me: I'm sorry, I'm just really busy
Hubby: Whatcha doing?
Me: WORKING...doing my JOB
Hubby: well you don't have to get snippy

I apologized again and got off the phone.  Sometimes I wonder if he and I are on the same planet!  LOL!

But...that's been the story of my life the past few weeks...busy at work and at home.  I have several projects going on that I'm not able to share right now (some are gifts for others that might sometimes stop by here!).  It feels like I run non-stop all day and night...and weekends too...except for the moments I throw my hands it quits...and the kiddo and I go out to lunch or dinner...

Unfortunately all of this busyness has caused my memory to be a bit faulty...and I'm not entirely sure that it's just being busy to blame...some of it is just life moving on.

Saturday was the 13th anniversary of my father's death.  And none of us remembered.  Until late that evening.

The text messages went something like this between me and one of my sisters:

Sis: would dad pick Ole Miss or Miss St.
Me: I have no idea, was just wondering that
Sis: other Sis says Ole Miss and I agree
Me: I'd buy that
Sis: Me too
Sis: it was 13 years ago today
Me: I can't believe I forgot
Sis: I forgot too.  Until the Mississippi stuff

We conversed more via text about some stuff...including how odd it was that so many random things involving thoughts of my father had occurred during the week.  Kiddo had asked me to participate in a school project...they were collecting memoirs and writing some of their own, and part of the project was to have a family member write one.  One of the topics was death of a loved I wrote about when I received the red cross message informing me of my father's death.  After I wrote it, I spent a few minutes talking to kiddo about her grandfather and how he would have thought she was pretty cool.  I cried...she looked at me like I was cracked...and then life moved on.

At first I felt terrible that I had forgotten the date...but the more I think about it...the more I's ok. He's always with me...keeping an eye on me and my sisters and mom...

And I can't help but think he would be pretty proud of all of us and where we are in our lives.

So...needless to was a bit of an emotional weekend...and I'm a bit worn out.

Hopefully I'll have the chance to take a little breather here and there this weekend...of course if I can breathe after I stuff my face with turkey, potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce (and yeast rolls and pie and...well you get the idea)!

Friday, November 11, 2011

FF#96...Try Something New!

ok...can't say it enough...I'm SOOO Happy it's FRIDAY!!!  long week...definitely needed the weekend to get here!

This week over at the Shoe we have a fantabulous sponsor in The Beary Scrap who sent us some oh so yummy goodies to allow us the chance to try out making Tear Bears!  (I've never done that before!).  Here is my sample:

and now...well...I love how my little skunk came out!  Not a huge fan of the process (these days I'm much more in to instant craft gratification!)...but the end result is some enjoyable!  Will I make more tear bears in the future...we'll see...I can imagine these on b-day cards and tags for my lovely nieces (and adorable nephew) just depends if Aunt Lesley gets any of that actually done ON TIME for a change!  (or in amazing would that be????? that could totally be my next "try something new!").  Anyways!  LOL!  Head on over to the Shoe...check out the other fab samples...and play along with us!

Monday, November 7, 2011

FF#95...with a KISS and a SOG!

Happy Monday!  hopefully you are having a fantastic Monday...not one of those Manic ones!  Just wanted to let you know that the latest Fashionista Friday challenge (FF#95 - Keep it Simple Sweetheart!) is up over at the Shoe!  Here is my sample:

and now for the SOG...we are having a card drive as part of the Shoe Season of head over to the Shoe to read all about it!  It's for a very worthy, and near to our hearts cause!  So check it out!  and now...back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just a quick note...

The FF#94 Top 3 and Shoe of the week have been posted over at If the Shoe fits...Scrap it!  Really excited about what we are going to share with you on can read a little about it in today's post!  Now I'm off to fend off the cold that seems to want to attack me...I've been trying to convince it otherwise for two days now...hopefully it retreats!