Monday, September 25, 2006

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Wow. Twenty days since my last (lame) post. But, hey, I gotta tell you: it’s been a busy/crazy/wacky time. My dad was in the hospital for a few days, and then transferred to a nursing home for almost three weeks. I’ll keep the details to myself (thanks for understanding) but suffice it to say, it was a little scary. However…I think we’re on an upward trend. Think positive thoughts, okay?

Crafting? Nope. None of that going on at my house. Although I did give the sewing machine a run for its money a few days ago. The weather in Northern Indiana has turned very Autumn-like (bummer). Wearing shorts to school is no longer an option on most days. So…my wife and I had bought several pairs of pants for the boys awhile back. And of course they are too long. But, hey: that’s why I have that expensive sewing machine (wink, wink). Honestly, it was a bit much, but (as I’ve tried to convince my wife) there are machines out there that cost a whole lot more. And I still scour eBay with ‘sewing machine’ in the search line. Hey! I can look; just can’t touch. Heavy sigh.

Blogging is my therapy and I hope to be able to post every day from now on. The Holidays are rapidly approaching and my wife and I promised ourselves we would hand-make as many gifts as possible this year. We say it every year, but this year we REALLY hope to make it a reality. We are seriously trying to de-clutter the house. I’m the cause of it, and I know it. [Admitting that I have a problem is the first step.] One of our top priorities is to get rid of things. A few things are being packed up and will be put in the attic. But a TON of things will be going to Goodwill or the trash can. And honestly, I’m ready to part with most of the stuff. It will be SO nice to be able to see floor space in the basement. And we’ll be using those big green totes for keeping the stuff that matters.

Ok…enough already. See you tomorrow.

3 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Hey, glad to hear all is well. I completely understand decluttering. Well, I've heard the term. Applying it is a whole different thing! Good luck.
Hope your dad is going to be ok. My summer was all about my dad, too.

Bea said...

Hi! Also glad to hear from you!

I make alot of our Christmas, too. I started in August! I homeschool the girls so I have to use the time they are at dance or camp or whatever to work on projects!

Declutter? What will you CRAFT with! :o) That's where 75% of my clutter comes from - "But, I could MAKE something with this!!!" *LOL*

Praying your Dad does well and is home again and in good health soon! My Dad is now 83 - everyday is a tightrope act for my mom who is nearly 80!

Bea said...

Oh! I forgot! You must stop by and check out my sewing machine!