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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 659 and working on my capstone paper this weekend

I am devoting my entire day today and as much time as possible tomorrow to working on this 30-50 page capstone paper. I still need to get the pictures of Tom's car uploaded. I'll try to get that done later. Hope everyone has a super weekend.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Days 657 & 658 and living in an episode of Hee-Haw

Remember this song from Hee-Haw:

Gloom, despair, and agony on me (OOOHHHHH),
Deep dark depression, excessive misery (OOOOHHHH)
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all,
Gloom, despair, and agony on me.

Tom and I are both singing that song right now. I'm trying to make light of it, but it's one of those things that is so NOT funny that it's almost hilarious. Tom hit a deer with his car on the way home last night. Of course. Why not? We needed more vehicle problems, just of a different sort. Later on when it gets light out, Tom or I will go out and take a picture and I'll post it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Days 644, 645, & 656: Trying not to dread Christmas

Christmas. The very word strikes dread into my heart. Each year I end up feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. The years where finances are especially tough are the worst and of course this year falls into THAT category. This week I have made a conscious decision to try and change my attitude. I must remember first of all that Christmas is not about the gifts I can or cannot give, it is about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Secondly, Christmas is about family and spending time with loved ones. I am blessed with an incredible family (both immediate and extended) who loves me and as long as I can spend some time with them around the holidays, well, the rest doesn't matter.

I have downloaded Flylady's Holiday Control Journal and I am trying to take the holidays a few steps at a time so I won't be quite so crazy in December. This is the first year that one of my children will have a significant other that they may want to share the holidays with and I am determined to start out right by NOT putting undue stress on them. As long as we get family time together, it will not matter if it's ON Christmas Day or if we choose another day.

So is anyone else dreading or nervous about Christmas? Do we need to offer support to each other to improve our attitudes? Or are you super excited about the holiday this year? Post your thoughts!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 643 and what a fast weekend

Well this weekend just buzzed by! I took it off from homework but tomorrow I'll have to get started on my capstone paper. Wish me luck!