So I have the Monday blues. Can't think of a darn thing to write. I haven't blogged since last Wednesday so I thought I should at least try to translate a few random thoughts into words.
I had an easy-does-it weekend. Time spent with Taylor and Leah...lots of time spent in the scrap cave. I have my first MAJOR deadline tomorrow for Serendipity Scrapbooks. Looks like I'll make it by the skin of my teeth. For whatever reason, I was thinking the 25th was Friday. Oops...NOT! It is tomorrow. Good thing I was really close to being finished with my projects. I have just one little bugger of an issue with the final one and then I'm ready to submit my work. Being my first ever kit club DT projects, I was a little obsessive and wanted perfection. And we all know that spells disaster. But once I dug into the kit it was easy to let go and just have a good time creating! Kristen's kits are F-U-N! If you enjoy crafting with co-ordinated kits, be sure to check these out. She offers lots of purchase options and no sign up requirements.
Now for a kiddo update. Taylor is working hard on getting his housing project started. I am so proud of him. He is abundantly mature and focused to only be 22-years-old. He has his finances mapped out and is co-ordinating the construction process himself. We spent time scrutinizing his plans before the final draft is submitted to the framers. You can feel his excitement...and a teeny bit of nervousness...when he talks about his new house. It's always a great thing to see your children making their own way...especially when they seem to be headed in the right direction.
Keri update - she's ecstatic! Totally loving apartment living. Still searching for a job but apprehensive about the amount of time it will require. She is just like me (poor dear) in that she likes to keep her plate full, but wanting to do the best she can at all she has to do. I can totally relate to how she's feeling. Stressed, but wouldn't have it any other way. Otherwise, all is grand in her world as well.
Well, I've hesitated writing about this but I think I will go ahead and throw it out there. A few of you are friends on Facebook and you may be wondering what is up with my "status change". Keith and I are experiencing a few snags. As you can imagine, long distance, court cases and day-to-day living can be challenging. And it seems to be taking its toll on us. Add step-parenting and the problem of defining boundaries as well as where will we live, etc and it gets to be a nightmare at times. Please send good thoughts our way as we try to figure out what's best. My biggest wish is to create a loving, supportive home for us as well as all our kiddos. And I know Keith wants the same. But finding the right way to do that is eluding us at the moment. As soon as we think we have an answer to one issue, another one pops up, then circumstances surrounding the first issue changes and we have to rethink it. I think we are both just exhausted. My heart is a little broken right now because we can't seem to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together.
Please forgive my glum mood of late. I'm really OK...just floundering around a bit while I try to regain my footing. I hope everyone is enjoying those last few carefree days before school starts. If you are anything like I was, you sadly bid goodbye to those simple days but welcome the routine that school days bring. Sending you all hugs, love and well wishes!!!