*Updated family pictures make me incredibly happy. I love replacing the older 8x10's on the shelf with the current pictures. I also like that I can really capture my kids and their personality when I take the pictures myself.
*That being said, it was an INCREDIBLE amount of work to get 7 kids photographed individually this year. I found everyone was pretty much done/frustrated/bugging each other like crazy by the time we tried to do a family shot, and so I don't have a family photo I love...but I do have one that will suffice.
*Creative funks are not fun. I must be carded-out from Stampin' Up! overload last week. That and I cleaned my house this week instead of crafting. That and napping. If I didn't have to sleep, I think I'd get a lot done.
*I need to make some cute things for my upcoming parties. Valentines day, pink and red and white and brown things with sparkles. (I've got the color scheme...now I just need the ideas!) I thought one idea I got last weekend would work, but it just didn't quite work the way I thought it would. It was a little too complicated to replicate in a short amount of time. Back to the drawing board.
*A laptop computer makes it WAY easier to use the computer more than ever. I feel the need for intervention of some sort. Not that it will happen, but I do feel that need every now and again.
*IKEA is a blessing. In every way. I LOVED going in with a plan tonight and getting everything I needed to execute that plan shopping in one small area. No overwhelming window-shopping on the upper level this time...straight to the laundry section...load up the cart and head for the checkout lanes. Organized laundry room/system...here I come!!
*I hope my well-planned laundry system works. I'm so utterly frustrated with the current system, that I can't imagine anything being WORSE. We'll see how effective it is. I should know within a week or two.
*I am subbing in Sunbeams tomorrow. I should go to bed so I don't nod off on the other teacher as she tries to corral a roomful of 3 year olds. (Church is at 8...I was not insinuating that the teacher would be boring!)
*I LOVE ANWA (American Night Writers Association). We had a meeting here on Thursday night, and I feel very blessed to have a group of LDS sisters that love writing too. I feel like I'm doing more than just burying my talent when I attend these meetings...even if it's just recognizing that God-given talent and choosing to help others acknowledge it as well. (Anyone want to join?)
*Maybe my next post won't just be random ramblings. Maybe. Don't hold your breath. Hey, at least I'm blogging. :)