Friday, November 24, 2006

Black Friday

Today was considered Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when people go out in the insane early hours of the morning to get good deals at various stores and malls. I went out last year to find a digital camera on Black Friday, although I didn't go so gosh darn early, and bought a VCR instead. This year, I had absolutely no interest. I have only 2 more gifts to buy for Christmas, and they aren't anything that I would have had to stand in line for hours to purchase. So, I slept in, and had a leisurely morning instead!

What I was able to accomplish, with the help of my mom, was decorating for Christmas!! Yes, my tree is up and all pretty, and so are the Christmas-y things that I put out every year. I don't know why I'm so ready for Christmas this year. I just hope that I won't go insane before it actually arrives. That would suck. lol

A friend of mine who I tutor with is here in town this weekend with her husband. I am so excited that I get to meet her in person, after about 5 years of tutoring with her online. I am taking them to Lewiston, NY tomorrow, to browse in the cute shops down there, and maybe get something yummy to eat. I figured that since it's such a crazy weekend to go shopping, Lewiston would not be as chaotic as going out to the mall area in NF. Not to mention the fact that it's supposed to be close to 60 degrees tomorrow, which is just wonderful for this time of year (at least around here!)! Then perhaps tomorrow night, we will go to Shadow, since Dani wants to see my bar of choice when I go out. Mmmm, more martinis (I was there on Wed night lol), I can't wait!

I'm just hoping and praying that I won't be sick tomorrow. I keep fighting a sore throat and sniffles, taking lots of stuff to ward it off. I will really be unhappy if I feel like crap tomorrow!! We'll see what happens, I feel better right now than I have all day. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Well, on that note, off to bed I go. I need to make sure I get some rest! :)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Being Thankful

I am thankful for my family, who I love with every fiber of my being. My parents, who have been there for me alot, especially the last several years, mean so much to me. My sisters are always on my mind and definitely in my hearts, and I love them ever so much.

I am thankful for all of my friends. I can't begin to imagine my life without them. They all bring such a different and unique aspect to my life, with their amazing talents and life experiences. I truly love them all.

I am thankful for my health, no matter how it stands. I've been through so much in my life healthwise, and I am so grateful that I'm still here on this earth. I've been through some pretty rough times, but I always feel that it could be worse. And it could be. Despite all the tests I've been through, despite all the pain I've endured with being so out of breath, despite the illnesses I've somehow managed to get over, I always know that it could be worse.

I am thankful for my home, for the roof over my head. No matter how poor I am, I am thankful that I am not living on the street. I can pay my bills, barely, but I can pay them. I can eat, I can be warm, I can be all those things that a homeless person cannot be. And I am thankful.

I am thankful for God, for if it wasn't for His love and care, I truly don't think I'd be here today. He has shown me that no matter what I go through, He is always there. No matter what I do or say, He is there. I may not understand His plan for me in life sometimes, but I know He has His reasons for things happening the way they do, and I am thankful that at least He has a plan.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and the only question I leave with you is: What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jewelry!

I've been getting ready for a jewelry party I'm having here on Friday night. I'm excited about it! Everything I'm trying to sell has been made by none other than.....me!! I've been slaving so hard in my kitchen the past several weeks, making necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and tealight lamps. I'm glad that many of my friends are going to be able to see what I've been making!

If you'd like to see, too, you can go to www.fromtheheartjewels.com.

(By the way, I didn't try the new Blogspot format yet. Why do I have to get a Google account just to have it??)

Monday, November 13, 2006

New Blogspot Format

When I just logged in now, I saw a message saying the new format is now ready. I'm afraid to try it!! I don't want anything to get ruined or messed up. lol

Perhaps I'll just go for it.

Wish me luck!

Monday, November 06, 2006

A Wonderful Little Surprise!

Yesterday morning, my family got together for breakfast at a nice local restaurant. We decided to do this the first Sunday of every month. We got there after Mandy and Ron, and we were sitting down after saying hi to each other. I then noticed the shirt my cute little niece was wearing. It said:

"Big sister in training."

I stared at Mandy, and said, "Are you pregnant???" And she said yes! They are having another baby!! We were all so very excited!! I felt like I was on Cloud 9 all day yesterday, too! She is due on June 8th, which is funny because Hailey's original due date was June 11th, but she decided to show up 11 days later. I'm just happy though! I am hoping for a girl, but as long as the baby is healthy, that's all that matters!!