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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and a little Reflection

Just want to wish my fellow Canadians a belated Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all enjoyed time with family and friends and filling up on all the delicious food that comes with holidays.

Mine was uneventful.........we were in the arena on Sunday so we missed the family dinner at my brother's house :(. Although after hockey I packed B~man and his friend up and we headed over so they could have one final swim for the season (my brother cranked the heater up) before the pool was closed. It was very pretty as you saw the steam rise from the water and he had the blue lights turned on. It was cold outside so I watched from the window, not sitting out there, lol. My mom took pity on us and we had a turkey dinner on Monday at their house. Just a small turkey breast and of course the trimmings. It was the four of us, my parents, B~man and I but a wonderful time and I got my turkey.

So here comes the reflection part and if I babble just skip down as I do have a minikit for you, lol. As I look back over the past year and all the changes that have happened in my life I wonder if I'm further ahead, stuck in a rut or where exactly do I fit in as far as plans go. If I think real hard I can see gains but also see setbacks. It seems that once I think things are settled something comes along and unsettles them. Now I'm not complaining (maybe I am a little) but I think, no I know I'm ready for things to even out. Things have been very up and down since 2006.........yep the year the big 'C' entered my life, but I'm really hoping and feeling that 2010 will be the year things finally turn the corner for me. I can feel little things that give me that indication. B~man is very settled and happy, I renewed the lease on my condo for another year, my health is good as in no sign of the big 'C' returning (risk has gone down substantially as I hit my 3 year mark)..........so it's there I know the silver lining is just hovering above me. I need one more thing to materialize and I know I'm on the road to truly leaving the old life behind and settling into my new one.
Now to bore you with another reflection. This past year has also shown me hurt in a people sense. In terms of when you realize a person really isn't who you thought they were. I've always been a pretty good judge of character and am also very perceptive but I guess standing back and looking from the outside as opposed to the inside I saw. It's disheartening but I will chalk it up to another life experience and not let it affect things I enjoy or who I am as a person.

Scrapping News!! Ok here is where I dish on the little happenings of where I like to hang out.
Scrap Orchard--a huge product retirement sale. It stared on Sunday but is running until Wednesday. I scored some great items and plan on shopping again....gotta check the ole PayPal balance first though, lol.

Sunshine Studio Scraps--in the midst of their CT call. The hopefuls are uploading some wonderful layouts. Will be fun to see who joins the team

The DigiChick--have a wonderful workshop to help you with journaling. I don't think it's too late to sign up and I'm seriously considering it but time for me right now is something I don't have a lot of.

Now on to a little something for you. This is my portion of the Wonder Girls Collab Reflections. If you picked it up then you already have this, if you didn't, well here is my portion of the collab. Hope you like it. Just click on the image or down below for your link.

Download: Reflections

Have a good one!!

14 comments:

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

Cindyrelly said...

Oooh, I love the lacy stuff. This looks pretty and I MUST download! Thank You and Have a Great Day!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Oct [LA 06:00pm, NY 08:00pm] - 14 Oct [UK 01:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

tiggconn said...

Love the frames and tags! Very pretty kit! TFS!!

Lime said...

Yes, I agree -- the frames and tags are wonderful! Thank You!

Sue said...

Simply lovely! I especially like the lace. Thank you very much! :)

Betty Benton said...

Thanks so much for your lovely freebie!!

Carol B said...

thank you! going to download now :-)

thescrappywife said...

Gorgeous! Thank you!

thescrappywife said...

Gorgeous! Thank you!

clubiani said...

thank you so much for sharing this beautiful kit

Carley said...

Thank you for a beauitful mini kit. I've done a layout with it and posted it to my Facebook Fan Page and sent well deserved credit back here. cheers, Carley www.carleysdigiscraps.blogpost.com

Carley said...

Thank you for a beauitful mini kit. I've done a layout with it and posted it to my Facebook Fan Page and sent well deserved credit back here. cheers, Carley www.carleysdigiscraps.blogpost.com

grammadiane said...

Thank You for your lovely gift.....