Friday, December 21, 2012

on tragedy

I've purposely not thought too much about Friday's tragedy.  It's so simple for people to make this another battle in the war that this country is fighting.  I'm not talking about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.  I'm talking about the war we are waging against our neighbors.  The arguing and the fighting about which side is right and which side is wrong.  The angry things we say and post about people, and the gross generalizations.  And it's easy for us to sit at our computers and post that things need to change, or to share those sweet little affirmations, pictures, etc on Facebook saying we won't forget.

And we won't forget.  But it will fade.  And we'll go back to our daily lives, taking those we love for granted as we scream about our beliefs.

So I will do what I can.  I will try to show grace an compassion to others.  I will try to stop myself when I begin to silently judge someone else.  I will attempt to live a life that is worthy of all that I have.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Necessities

With all the hustle and bustle this time of year, it can sometimes be difficult to handle the basic things necessary for daily life. Although you've gone to the store three times in the last three days, you still forget to buy the batteries and laundry detergent. Now you can shop the P&G eStore for those items and have them delivered to your home.

Everyone needs batteries this time of year.  You can get a 28 pack of Duracell AA or AAA batteries to keep those great Christmas gifts working.  And while you are there, you can enter to win a $100 prize pack of batteries in the Duracell Sweepstakes. Stock up now for all those snow days so that you aren't stuck at home with whining kids when their electronics need batteries and you are out.

With New Year's right around the corner, I'm sure we're all thinking about the resolutions we'll be making.  If better skin care is on your list, you should visit the Olay are of the site for some great products. I love Olay products...they work great but are still affordable. You may also be looking to whiten your teeth, and there are some great Crest Whitestrip items available as well, so your smile can sparkle in the New Year's Eve pictures.
You can save even more with some of the great bundles available as well.  I like this Keep It Fresh Bundle personally. 

There are some great deals going on site wide right now as well.  Right now, you can take 15% off your first order if you are a new customer by using code A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA.  Also, there is free shipping on all orders over $25 and free samples are included in every order.  Avoid the crowds and lines and shop the P&G eStore today.

Have fun shopping in your PJ's while drinking your coffee!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Double Digits for the baby

Today my little boy turned 10. He's no longer the little baby with chubby thighs, or the toddler with a crazy menagerie of imaginary friends.  He's not even a little kid anymore.  He's entered the world of tweendom, and every moment I see the changes.  I've always watched the aging of my children with a combination of glee, excitement and dread.  I love them as their little selves, all cute and cuddly and innocent, but I've learned that I love them as their older selves as well.  I love see the lovely young adults they turn into, and enjoy having more grown up conversations with them.  But today I enjoyed the simple joy of a boy turning 10, and being showered with love by his whole family.  Because he is love and light and joy, and he deserves the best of days.  I thank the Universe, God, and whomever else I can think of for giving me this unexpected present every single day.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Failing again

I had hoped that the photo a day challenge would help me get back into this space, sharing our adventures.  Because I love having this small area to come back and look at.  And I made it until Thanksgiving, and then I crashed and burned.  And I've barely taken any pictures since then.  Part of that is due to the necessity of secrecy this time of year.  I'm sure I'll have lots to post of my new creations once they've been given. But no matter, I'm going to try and post more.

And I actually have one of my first truly sponsored posts coming up.  I'm excite to get a little paycheck from here, and it may actually make it so I can justify putting  a little more effort into this here blog.  I don't want to make oodles of cash, but I need it to be close to self-sustaining.  We'll see what happens.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree - but not ours

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"My baby boy is in that group singing Christmas songs for the base tree lighting. #Christmastreelighting #Christmasmusic"
(taken at Dover Air Force Base Housing)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

It's a party!

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"Watching some Scooby Doo with some friends. @sfclang "
(taken at Asylum de Lang)