"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

03 December 2010

Nice surprises...

I know I'm always saying how crazy things can get around this place, but this week topped them all I think.  From stressing about the truck that needed to be taken in to be fixed (yippee, joy, joy),  Glenn working some absolutely crazy hours because of the weather and roads (not getting home until 9:30 at night), the girls wanting the catch up on their lessons so they could have time with dear Dad on his day off today and my to-do list is getting crazy long beyond belief.

But this morning I promised myself that I would not stress out about anything for the next three days.  So  we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast while figuring out what was needed at the store.  Now there are three people trying to out do each other while playing archery on the Wii and I am proud to say that I am still lounging around in my pj's while thinking about what to do for the day.
Perfect start I think.
 Yesterday we got a package from Mom full of Christmas gifts and little surprises.  It's useless to tell her not to buy alot because she can't control the Oma instinct you know.  The girls got little treat bags that they could open now which included glitter bouncing balls with flashing eyeballs in the middle.  Those were the biggest hit of the day.  Glenn got some big squishy socks that he loves wearing for work.  And I got the cutest apron ever.  I'm going to make sure that no one forgets what it says either.  But I can't be selfish and be boss of everything.  So I must let Glenn be king of one or two thing around here you know.
 Last but not least there was a beautiful decoration that Mom got all of us from her neighbor Liz.  Liz paints the most gorgeous things ever.  She has talent oozing out of her.  If it can be painted, she makes it look good.  It's the prettiest gourd I've ever seen.  It will be a treasured decoration around here for sure.
 The girls found the perfect spot for dear ole' Santa to sit so everyone sees him every time you walk into the kitchen.  You can't help but smile.
I must be off to get ready to brave the slushy, icy roads so that everyone has all the snacks (and healthy food) that is needed for the weekend.  Then it will be time for me to hang out in the craft room for as long as I want, looking out at the snow that is left and listening to my good ole' Ipod.

What do you guys have planned for the weekend?  Here's hoping it's great!


  1. I'd say that was the perfect way to start the day. I got a chuckle out of the apron, I love it. I can't believe people can paint like that...it's so pretty and the girls found a great spot for it. I still love your Big Boy :)
    Stay warm this weekend. We are probably going to be snowed in tomorrow. Our snowplowing guy called and said if it's okay he'll come after the snow quits. Good thing we don't have to go anywhere and I went shopping today before the snow starts.

  2. Sounds like you're having lots of hectic, and good, and amazing fun! Love that painted gourd. Amazing!

    I'm working on my earflap hat. I'm working on the second flap as we speak. I also hope to work on some little accessories. *Crossing my fingers; don't want to jinx myself.*

    Loving your new header pictures these days. Something new all the time.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. hi..super cute. those cinnamon rolls look great! hope all is well with you!! My mom and dad are here. snowed in with this weather!

  4. I thought I was the Queen of damn near everything. My bubble has been burst.

    Your Santa's the man -- of course, he brings a smile. Happy weekending.

  5. Those cinammon rolls look amazing! What a perfect way to start the day. Sounds like you've found a way to keep your sanity in the middle of your busy life, and that's saying something!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

  6. LOVE the header! I didnt mention it last time but you know I love love love it! I am so jealous of your snow, fantastic. I think the start of your day sounded perfect and isin't so great to get stuff in the mail? Cute aapron so funny I laughed out loud. Happy weekending to you friend. I am working but am also squeezing in some time with my needles (knitting and sewing).

  7. This time of year can be hectic that is for sure. I'm praying I stay organized so I don't look back and think, geesh where did it go?

  8. dear kar,
    mmmh...cinnamon rolls,makes my mouth watering
    your santa man is really nice.here we have also hectic days with baking,cleaning the house,washing,cooking,working on christmas-gifts(knitting a hat for my hubby and socks for my son)
    have a nice time my friends
    bear hugs ,regina

  9. What a wonderful start to your day. :o) I hope your weekend was relaxing and you were nice and warm. It is finally getting chilly here and we are feeling like it is Christmas. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish