Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Yippee! I got my biopsy test results yesterday afternoon- benign! I know as women we often gripe about the pain of mammograms, etc. but I am so GRATEFUL for them. The knowledge that a few minutes of pain every year (or six months in my case) could mean the chance to catch cancer early, get rid of it, and to be able to continue being a wife and mom is so WORTH it! Seriously, if your in the age when you need to be getting them- HAVE YOUR YEARLY MAMMOGRAMS-
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I purchased some pom poms, wood beads & foam beads at Dollar Tree. This is how I assembled it:
Just take some textured yarn and tie a knot near the end. Slide on your bead combination and then tie another knot holding them in place.
Next take a pom pom and open it, pushing the fibers away until you can see the center, put a small drop of hot glue and place the the pom pom on the yarn. Pull the fibers back in place around the yarn- move on down your yarn string and tie another knot.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I also read them the story The Christmas Miracle of Johnathon Toomey which is one of my favorite children's books. It is about a mean man that a widow and her son befriend - a very tender book with a sweet message of being kind- even when others are not... something I could remember at this busy time of the year.
How are your decorations coming along?
Monday, December 6, 2010
Can you believe it- I need to have a breast biopsy to check out some microcalcifications that showed up on my annual mammogram and I've been summoned to report for jury duty DEC. 20th - is that rotten timing or what?!
Um.... I had a few other things on my to do list this month.... I will try to squeeze a few crafts in- just to stay sane!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sorry I've been such a slacker with the posts lately. It seems like all of my energy got up and went- without me- I'm just getting the basics done and hoping to get back on track before the holidays come and go while I'm still napping :o)
I did search blog land for some fun ideas to use with my activity day girls- (about 10 girls ages 8-11 that come over twice a month for an activity). Today we made advent calendars that included small tasks to remind the girls about the true meaning of Christmas.
I thought I'd share a few of the good ideas I stumbled across in my search for inspiration:
Advent Calendars at Skip to my Lou
More adorable and some easy advent calendars at Crafty Crow
Cutest Felt Owl Ornaments at Juicy Bits My mom, daughter and I did make some felt ornaments one night... look, even my owl looks tired!
Sarah Jane's literary countdown to Christmas
I think it would be fun to make a version of the pom pom garland over at elsie marley's blog
Hope your holiday season is off to a glorious start!