Saturday, September 19, 2009

An Overdue Ramble

Hi! I am here and doing fine...just VERY busy! Not only have I not been blogging, my FB activity is way down. My daughter has started back to preschool 3 mornings a week. She goes to a cooperative across town, so either I am working in the classroom OR I hang out on that side of town. I'm also trying to be diligent with my exercise program, which means less time online. Even though the weather has been perfect lately, I've started working out in the house on the elliptical. I feel like I get a harder workout with 30 mins on the elliptical than I do walking outside for about an hour. Or at least it's different muscles. I am also in charge of fundraising for the youth groups at church. Our big events are working concessions at the college football games. It's a long day on your feet, but it's a great way to bring in money for youth trips. There is a lot of admin stuff that goes along with the concessions and other fundraisers we are doing. I didn't think all of that was enough (chuckle) so I volunteered to teach Sunday School with a buddy of mine from church. We are doing the 2nd & 3rd grade group. None of my kids are this age, but I think I will still enjoy it. I am also helping with a few social ministry events this fall, including our 6th annual Day of Service which was today. I started this event back in 2004 and I am proud that it's still going strong. I oversee the fleece blanket part of the day. We make those no-sew fleece tie blankets and donate them to a local women's shelter. I have a few blisters on my right thumb from all the cutting. My teen's activities include marching band & competitions and taking him driving. #2 has piano lessons and just started band at school. He's in percussion. We've wanted to sign DD up for some kind of dance or gymnastics, but I am not sure where we'd fit it in right now. On top of all of this is my blog makeover biz. It's still going strong, but I've slowed my work pace down a little bit over the past few months. Still keeping plenty busy and always getting little work like blog buttons, maintenance, and adjustments going on. I am certainly not the busiest person out there...but things are definitely not boring around here since summer is over!

The new TV season is upon us too. I sounds bad to say that TV is such an important part of my life, but I enjoy the mindlessness/relaxation it provides. This year I am watching Survivor, The Office, Amazing Race (starts 9/27!!), and probably Glee. I've heard so much lately about Glee and how great it is. I watched all 3 episodes they've shone so far and I am not sure how well I like it. It will probably be something I record and then if I have time I will watch. The Cubbies have been stinking it up this year, so I've not even been watching them.

I will post my reality wrap for Survivor within the next few days.

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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  1. Sounds like you have been busy..
    Have fun..

  2. OOH can't wait for the return of Reality Wrap. I will have plenty to say!
    I think my life has got a little out of blog sync lately and i am no where near as busy as you.

    Take care and hope to hear from you more but totally understand that there is this thing in the background that keeps distracting you, I hear it is called life :0)


  3. I see where you are from Illinois, where in Illinois are you at?? I was born and raised in Decatur. It is funny reading your recent entry about church and the blankets, our church did that and the S.S. class bible study group did about 10 of them last winter to give to a local ministry that goes out when the temp falls below a certain degree and hands them out to homeless people. The church I used to work for did concessions for the local university at football season and also at a local Christian university that had an event center. They allowed me to work and raise moeny for our adoption. Sounds like we have lots in common!!!

  4. BTW I am a HUGE reality TV fan, Biggest Loser, Big Brother, Amazing Race, Survivor.

  5. Dude- I had heard that you moved to AK or something.

  6. Oh my goodness!!! I will have to come for a visit the next time we head back that way. I will keep in touch and hopefully we can meet face to face.

  7. You are making me feeling really guilty about the lack of exercise. Ugh. I'm spending too much time dropping EC and working on the blog, which leads to a lot of inactivity. But, like you--I'm all about Survivor and Amazing Race!! I can't wait for AR!!!!

  8. Omgosh Busy busy busy I thought I had a lot going on.

    If you can please find it in your heart to come by and leave a comment on my blog post. I'm trying to win a Washer and Dryer for my family and the blog with the most comments wins.
    I so appreciate it. Thanks so much

  9. Holy smokes! Can you tell me how you do that? My head is still spinning trying to soak it all in. :)

    Have a great week!

  10. love the office, and cant wait for AR. also, I am a glee

    sounds like youve been pretty busy. Hang in their, the TV season is upon us and then screw everything

    now where is my clicker?

  11. Hi there! It sounds like you have been very very busy! How cool that you have a kid in band; so do I! My son plays the trombone, and he is in 10th grade! Our 1st band competition is this coming Saturday...Whoot! Whoot! I can't wait!

    BTW: Your daughter is absolutely the cutest child EVER! How adorable! Our daughter is also adopted; she was our foster child and came to live with us when she was 2.

  12. LOL I hear ya girl it's so hard to keep all those balls in the air. Yeah preschool :). Ohhh love my reality wrap session can't wait ;)


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