i've been counting down since last Dec 26 ... are you ready? me neither!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

catching up ...

i've been to the gym 2 days in a row!! i can hear you cheering me on! thank you!
let's see ... where to begin ... i have been religiously reading the many blogs that i frequent and have had a few laughs, good hearty chuckles, many 'tender moments', seen fantastic photography and even teared up. thank you for sharing your lives with me and for waiting for me to finally catch up!
it's NOVEMBER, people! T-minus 41 days until 'the most wonderful day of the year'. i am busily getting things set for mass decorating coming this saturday, when the trees out front will be lit, the eaves will shine with icicle lights, and my front door/porch will be adorned with many a-christmas decor! the elves are fast at work making certain that all the gifts are made to proper specifications and preparing the reindeer and the sleigh! it's busy work but the elves love their work! how do i know you ask?! well, i am one of them! i have been an elf for lo these many years and since i now have children of my own ... i get to work throughout the year - preparing for Santa's sleigh ride.
i know - you all think i'm a little nutty, what with all the talk of elves and santa ... it's not even Thanksgiving yet! ah ... thanksgiving ... i will soon post a "gratitude" blog ... in which i will express my love of that particular holiday. Thanksgiving at the North Pole is DEFCON 2.
right now it's somewhere in the neighborhood of defcon 3 or 4 ... certainly have left 5 in the dust ... right about Halloween!
this IS a most wonderful time of year when the world is suddenly caught up in the spirit of gratitude, giving and loving!
i want to keep up with my chores around the house (and at the North Pole) as well as keep you posted on the goings-on here. i have a myriad of craft projects that i'm working on and will post pictures as they are finished. my plan is to post at least 2 times each week for the rest of the year. wish me luck! and see you soon!


iamjennycook said...

I wish I were there to bask in your christmasy merriment and to help decorate! I love christmas at your house! Make some gingerbread houses for us!

Good for you with the working out! You just motivated me to go and do that right now... guess I will have to stop reading blogs.

Nicki said...

I'm catching on! Slowly but surely, I'm getting into the spirit. I'm actually really excited now and can't wait for all the fun things we have planned!

Keep up the good work at the gym...we have lots to do before we're "Hotter at 40"!

Super Angie said...

ah, the fond fond memories of you at the ward Christmas party all dolled up in green, from head to toe-literally!

YOU ROCK EM! Way to go at the gym! :)

Nicki said...

Where ARE you? It's been 10 days!

emilyshaw said...

Nicki: don't exaggerate! it's only been 6 ... i think i'm having bloggers block ... it happens when your camera isn't working properly and you have TONS going on that you want to blog and scrapbook and so you just don't do any of it! i'm pretending that my life is just on hold! i NEED a new camera!!