I am moaning again!
I just have so much on my plate that I kind of wish it was next year :(
By which time I will have done my MA work and my Dissertation proposal and ethical clearance and Christmas and everything.
some of those things are actually good and fun (ish) and enjoyable so I must remember to live in the present.
to enjoy the beauty of the leaves as they change colour
to enjoy the sound of my kids laughing as they tease each other
to chat to my other big kid on MSN and feel glad he is settled in Uni.
to have a good visit with my mum. Isn't it nice that she can pop in when she has meetings in London?
to be thankful that the new boiler system at one of my churches is finally working
and that there are so many good people in the congregations
to have the most wonderful husband in the world (sorry if you thought it was yours, he's mine)
and that even when I feel like I am falling, I know that God is there to catch me.
And I managed a teeny time to craft yesterday.
Its Daring Card day and the theme is Topaz as it is the first Friday of the month.
I know a few people who are having big birthdays at the mo' and so this might just be the prototype for all of them. I went for the orangy Topaz that is apparently the one for November. it does mean the clours are quite similar to the ones I used last week...
As the card will be hand delivered I could go mad with the foam pads! The dies used for the card are Paperartsy and Nestabilities; the kraft cardstock is Papertrey Ink. Punch is Martha Stewart; numbers are sizzix dies; Paper and chipboard are Cosmo Cricket Earth Love and the Distress ink is Marigold. The cream glitter card is scrummy. I have no idea where it is from and have very little left. I swooshed it with ink to make it a little more orangey in tone.
Right, back to the grindstone. The lectionary readings for the last few weeks before Advent are full of doom and gloom and thinking about the end times. Well kind of. This week the Apostle Paul says "forget all of that stuff, just stand firm and see what the Lord can do in your life".
Rather than running round and feeling like the sky is falling in, I think I had better take Paul's advice.