Hello! Time has just flown by and one day has melted into another and before I knew it, a whole month has gone by. Has that happened to anyone else? Time seems to be lost to me. I feel like weeks of my like are missing. They are just gone. I hate when that happens. Life has been busy and at the same time not. Does that make sense? A lot has happened since I last posted, and at the same time my days slipped by me as I continue to go through the motions while battling the Blahs.
Since my last post, I have celebrated my son’s 13th birthday, bought a new journal, had another go at a craft fair, and read some wonderful letters from pen pals. I even got a new pal, by the name of Spock. Yes, I am a Spock lover, as well as a lover of Leonard Nimoy.
My son had a wonderful 13th birthday and I had a house full of people and I am so proud of myself for not flipping out during the party. My house was packed with people and yes, the adults were vastly outnumbered by the kids. My wonderful neighbor was nice enough to make my son’s birthday cake just how my son wanted it.
Can you guess the theme of the party? Yep! Video games and XBox. He had a great time and I survived without a freak out or melt down so it was a good day. The days leading up to the party were filled with anxiety and stress and yelling at my doctor to get my meds straight after a snafu with my insurance, but it was still a great day for my son and a victory for me. Does that sound silly? Any day without a meltdown feels like a victory to me.
I bought a new bullet journal and it is a fun one. I have not dove into it yet as I am still playing with bullet journaling. But this journal was just too cool to pass up. What does it look like? Let me show you…
IT’S GROOT!!! Isn’t it awesome?! I love it. Right now I am using a Girl Scout cookie journal that my daughter received for her cookie sales last year.
It’s cute and I think is a good beginner bullet journal. My cousin gave me the idea to make a journal for my kids so I am giving it a go. I am having fun with it and playing with my colorful gel pens. Although, I do not know if the bright ones, like the florescent pink will last as it is already hard to see. But I thought it was a good idea to help me journal. I was journaling daily as something for myself but have been slacking on it lately, so I was given the idea to do it for them. That idea has given me a little extra push to write, so whatever works, right?
I have also received some wonderful letters in the mail. The last one I received was from the wonderful Julia from Julia’s creative year. She sent a fabulous bookmark with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books, “Alice in Wonderland.” She also sent a cute peacock, card and sticker. I have received other pen pal mail, but did not take photos. I love, Love, Love my pen pals. They are truly wonderful people and I always seem to get a letter when I am down and blue. Thank you wonderful pen pals!
Since I home school my children, I thought I would give UniversalYums a try. It was so much fun. Our first box was from Pakistan. I am trying to get my kids to have a more worldly view and since we can’t afford to travel I thought we would give this a try. Each month you get snacks from different countries with a book about the food and people and a hint as to the next box. Next would have been Belgium but I had to cancel it, being on a tight budget. I will pick it up again though as I think it’s a great idea and my kids had so much fun with it. The boxes aren’t very expensive, they are actually cheaper than I thought it would be. But right now, it’s not in the budget.
It’s a pretty cool program though. Look at all the goodies! You can even choose the size box you get with different amounts of goodies to fit you budget. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to try foods from different countries, you don’t even have to have kids. (And no, they did not sponsor me or pay me them. I just really like it.)
Okay, well that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to over the past month. Oh! I also gave a craft show another try, but didn’t do so well. I have been rather down in the dumps about my crafting and questioning whether or not to continue to make stuff. have not made a single thing in over a month. True, I’ve been a little busy but I’ve also spent a lot of time on my rump binge watching Hulu and Netflix. I haven’t watched so much TV in years! I hope I get over the blahs soon. I miss crafting but just can’t seem to get myself off my butt and do it. Hopefully I will just suck it, put my big girl pants on and get to work. Right now I am my own worst enemy. I gotta work on that. Okay, this is long enough. Until next time, have fun and enjoy life’s sweet moments.