Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas cookies

My s.i.l. Lindsay is such a great sport. She always invites us over to do the funnest things at their house for the holidays...but it's always a messy deal too. She had us come over to decorate cookies for Christmas again this year, and it was fun to see the kids get into it a little more then last year. Next time we'll have to mess my place up instead, but we had fun! Thanks aunt Lindsay, Kashy-man, Ella, and Evie....we love you!

Holly Jolly

Am I the only one who felt that Christmas just flew by this year? I kept feeling like it just wasn't Christmas....and it never felt like Christmas this year to me. I put up lights, a tree, bought all the presents well in advance, procrastinated giving presents out to neighbors and friends like usual (some of them are still sitting in my living room to be delivered, my husband tells me to give up, but I WILL deliver them come hell or high water)....we even went to the ward Christmas party this year. But it just never felt like it should be Christmas or was. I'm not really sure why, except that since I was put in as YW pres. in our ward, I've been running from one thing to the next and don't ever quite have the time to catch up. Don't get me wrong, I love working in YW and we have a great group of girls....but there's always something going on and I'm on my 3rd set of counselors since being put in 2 years ago, and 2nd set of teachers and somehow I still end up doing more then I'm supposed to be doing. I'm beginning to develop a complex about how much of a leader I AM NOT. I'm definately not a born leader....meaning, I don't particularly care to be in charge. I can do the job, my organizational skills are lacking though...which I think leaves everyone under me scrambling.

Well, I just felt like Christmas was another thing on my proverbial list of things to get done. And that's it. It was one more thing to get done and over with and move on to the next thing. So, we did. We got it done, and now we're moving on to the next thing....which for the past 2 1/2 weeks has been being sick with the nastiest cold ever! It's been a lesson on being grateful for good health and that we aren't sick very often around here. I really have compassion on people who are sick chronically or a lot because I don't like being sick, or seeing my family be sick, and I'm sooooooo grateful we aren't much of the time. Being sick is a great way to put those new year's resolutions into a kick know....the ones like: go to bed at a decent time, eat healthier, spend time as a family more, eat less candy and chocolate....

My other REALLY BIG new year's resolution for this year is to get my life/home/etc. organized. As noted earlier, I've basically stunk at this for awhile, and I'm tired of living a crazy life. So I started, partly as a Christmas present to my husband...slightly lame I know, to get my home organized....and I'm talking: pulling crap from every corner closet out and throw away/donate/clean/organize type of organizing. It's been GREAT!!!! And a LONG LONG time coming....but I'm determined to get my house in order and do it NOW! It's never, and I mean NEVER, been that way since we moved in 7 years ago...we've always had crap stashed around and I'm done with it. It's not healthy and not good. So, as overwhelming as it may seem (those of you who've been to my house know what I'm talking about here) I'm going to get it done. I rarely put my mind to doing something, but once I do, it happens. I'm super excited though. I had some really inspirational moments pre-holiday time to help me figure some things out, and so I'm excited. Did I say I was excited....cause I'm excited. Well, I probably won't blog until after this massive undertaking is done *shocker* so until then...have a happy life :)