This is Baby Step number 4 to bring Christmas to my house.
So far, it's the only decorating I've done and I kinda like it...just a little bit now and then.
My red cup summed up one of my days last week. Thank goodness I share these photos with my sweet friend, Amy. She seriously helps to keep me sane.
Why did I have a snowman-throwing-his-hands-up-in-surrender kind of a day, you ask?
Oh, yeah. Miss Smarty Pants Me thought it would all be resolved with the full dose of prozac..
Too bad she went beserk when I went to the grocery store the other day and chewed on the door frame to the garage until she bled.
I thought I would be kind and gentle and leave the door open to the garage and just close the screen. You know..so she could see out.
I don't think she appreciated it, as she chewed through the screen and was in the garage to greet me when I pulled in after picking up B from school.
She's lucky she didn't get run over.
Now, when I leave, I make sure to put on her Thundershirt. Or, if I don't have to stop anywhere, I'll just give up and take her in the car for a ride.
I have called the vet and to my surprise, he has a dog that he sees in his clinic that is very similar to Miss Party and is on Prozac and ..... a very small dose of tranquilizers.
Yep. I'm in.
This way, if she chews on the door again, I'll take the dose of tranquilizers myself before I tell my husband.
Hey. Maybe I'll get myself a Thundershirt and I'll change the blog name to Greyskies and it will be all about neuroses.
Next subject, please.
I am keeping up with my card for the day, thanks to Deb.
I did have to do two today, but I'm all caught up.
This one is my favorite. I'm listening HARD.
I'm listening for joy. For Grace. I can hear it a little bit when it's quiet.
I got up to take a break and saw this sweet bird out my kitchen window.
How vibrant he is against the green.
I bet he doesn't need a Thundershirt.
Probably doesn't even need Prozac.
Maybe I should get a bird.
I took a journaling class with Pam Garrison a while back, and I thought I would share what I learned with Brenna's class.
We will be putting photos in our finished project.
The kids had so much fun.
We talked about patterns, covering the paper, practiced on the white board...
It was a surprise to them what we would be doing that afternoon. One student asked if we would be making candy and was a little disappointed when I said no.
I think they were o.k. with the end results..
I can't wait to see how beauty will come from these. Each one is so very unique.
We will work on them a little bit each week.
I wish you could have been there to hear the conversation around the table while we were working.
I can't wait until the color goes on!!
To all of you.
May your days be full of grace and your hearts be listening to what is important...