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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Memes




Thought I would "tackle" both memes in one post today, simply because I'm too exhausted to do two.

The last couple weeks have been pretty busy. I have been tackling alot! I have been making Christmas gifts for some family and friends. I'd post a picture except that a couple of my regular readers are receiving these gifts! ;) So you'll have to wait until after the holidays to see photos!

I also have been writing out Christmas cards. It made me question why I agreed to join a card swap with some fellow angel moms I know! Ack! All in all, between these cards, the cards I send out to my friends and family as well as a few parcels, I think we spent about $100 just on shipping! I am not sure if I will join the card swap next year, just for that reason. But how nice it is to receive a card that has my daughter's name on it!

In addition to this, a couple moms I know have recently had babies and so I've been getting their baby gifts ready and not to mention looking for Christmas gifts, wrapping them, and Christmas baking as well.

There's a big part of me that will be glad when the holidays are all over! So far, I have made a few batches of nuts & bolts, a batch of ginger pennies, and I just finished making my first batch of peanut butter bars. I'll make a second batch tomorrow, I think. My husband actually made a couple batches of shortbread cookies too. Hopefully, we won't eat them all before Christmas! I'll probably post photos when I do my Christmas post.

I still need to get a few more stocking stuffers and another smallish gift for my husband, but I don't know what to get! He always says "We're not buying much this year" and then he goes and buys way more than I do! Well, excuse me, my mistake, some of the gifts under the tree are from Santa and some are from "the Christmas elves" *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* (I didn't even know elves gave presents, I thought they just made them!)

It's going to be a long week though, as I agreed to work on Saturday, Dec. 22nd so I could get the 24th off. As much as I really do not want to work a 6 day week, I really rather have the 24th off! Hopefully, I'll still have time to TACKLE everything else on my to-do list without ending up on Santa's Naughty List when I get frustrated at the overload!

8 comments:

Blake and Lilly's Momma said...

What if you got him a popcorn bowl with some microwave popcorn and a certificate for a movie rental? It'd be like giving him a date :)

Good luck with that... we are so broke this year that there aren't going to be many gifts for each other under the tree (or in the stockings)

Take care of you... try not to get too stressed out!

Jo

Ter said...

well, I did something like that when we were dating, except it was chips and dip, which is his favorite snack. At the time I thought his snack addiction was cute but now it's obsessive! LOL! That time I had gotten him 2 beer mugs, 2 cans of coke, chips and dip and a movie rental gift card, which was so we could have a movie date.

We tend to have a lot of little gifts for each other, mostly from dollar store or just cheep gifts, to make it more fun, in addition to maybe one or two gifts that cost more than 5 bucks. ;)

Jen said...

I think I am on the naughty list because I am so behind with everything!

It sounds like you will be busy this week-have fun!

forgetfulone said...

Long week, indeed! You've been busy.

The Lazy Organizer said...

It sounds like you are doing great. I have definitely been naughty. I'm not done with my shopping or anything else for that matter. I need to get busy!

Sarah C. said...

Sounds like things are busy there too! Just remember to take time and enjoy the holiday. :) Looking forward to seeing photos of your Christmas gifts next week.

Jen Sue Wild said...

Wow girl you have been busey.. I am so glad you will be off on the 24th.

Joc(e) said...

I saw a cute door hanger at a store the other day...it was something about Santa's lists and it had and arrow you could move to either "good" or "bad", LOL. I was tempted to buy one and stick something to the bad side that said "really really bad" and point it there for Nick... ;-) I think both you and I will be glad when Christmas is over!!