Saturday, January 23, 2010

What is a girl to do?

Poor D5, she has been off track since before Christmas. 5 Weeks.  I have been on the couch and not a lot of fun for the past 2 1/2 weeks.  Usually when it is just D5 and I we go shopping work on craft projects watch movies and eat lunch together.  This time not so much.

We have played a few Nancy Drew Games on the computer, she is pretty smart, it would take me forever to finish a game but she just wizzes through them. ( The Magna library has about 5 or 6 of them plus you can play mini games online for free.)

She has also done a lot of this.

D5 has been pretty patient with me. Hopefully by April, when she goes off track again,  I won't be so pathetic, all will be back to normal and we will have lots of time together.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My new wall

What I have been doing this week while recovering?  Mostly sleeping, playing on the computer and reading.

What has my husband been doing?   Painting!

(the kitchen is kind of messy still)
I have been asking for a red wall for forever.  I don't think hubby was sure he would like it but he did it for me. (he loves me) .  I am so happy with it.  I love it.  Now if I could just get off the sofa and make new curtians and maybe put up some vinly. (oh and now the light fixture has got to go....Sweetie?)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My New Word

I am a little behind the times (again) with this. But it took a while to get this one right.

I loved the idea of a one word “resolution” I thought it was inspired, I knew it was for me but one word, only one?

The first two weeks of the new year have already held challenges. There is so much I want to do, to accomplish. So many areas of my life that need improvement.

One word… My word for 2010 is Compassion

Compassion-[kuh m-pash-uh n]

Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.
Synonyms: commiseration, mercy, tenderness, heart, clemency. See SYMPATHY.
Compassion to others around me. An understanding that not everything may be as it appears. A chance, not to judge but to reach out and help.
Compassion to my friends. I have a hard time understanding why people really, deep down care about each other but through this Christmas season and this last couple of weeks I have felt an amazing amount of love and with that comes a desire and even a power to be better, to be more Christ-like, to show more compassion. Compassion takes time, something I am very stingy with.
Compassion to my Family. I expect so much from those I love the most. It’s unfair. I want to be understanding, patient and tender to my sweet family.
Compassion to myself. Not self pity, there is a difference, but understanding that not everything has to be perfect, sometimes I have to allow myself to rest, recuperate, learn, succeed and sometimes fail. Compassion towards myself is knowing who I am and being happy with all that I have.
So now I have put it out there, one of my biggest faults but by choosing Compassion as my word I hope to become a better person.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh what fun we had!

I know I am late. I am always late.  I wanted to share some of the fun we had on New Years Eve, (if you can remember that far back, it was almost 2 weeks ago!)

The best part of course was we had everyone home.  No one left to go hang out at friends or parties or whatever.  D3 had to work but she still got home in time for most of the activities. 

Every year I fix everyones favorite munchie food (that means there is lots food!) Here is a photo recap.

Breadsticks with Marinra Sause and a very nummy, Weight Watchers friendly Spinich Dip courtesy of Hungy Girl

Two different Pizzas, courtesy of Pappa Murphy's and D3

Two different types of Chicken Wings, one super spicy for the "spicy hubby" and Sweet Bar B Q for the rest of us.

Chilled Shrimp... Need I say more on that

Motzerella sticks

and of course, crackers, chips and soda for those who are truley picky!

Food wasn't the only thing on the agenda.  We played games. (Hubby and Only Son so loooved the New Moon Game. Had a Gutar Hero Battle, (I lost- I always loose!) We also watched movies and just enjoyed each other.

At midnight we watched the ball drop, toasted in the new year (with sparkling cider) and ate donuts.

We also went outside and blew our obnoxious horns as loud as we could.
then we went to bed!

It was a great night, I hope that means it will be a good year!