Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The past couple of weeks have been interesting...and challenging. I finished the fall semester two weeks ago today and threw myself into getting ready for Christmas. Despite my plans to rest, I was doing anything but resting. Finishing my shopping, taking Christmas card pictures, helping my husband get ready for Christmas events, going to church Christmas parties....
Then, while teaching my preschool Sunday School class last Sunday (the 17th), my throat started hurting. It went downhill from there. I think I just had a bad cold, but it hit me really hard. I'm sure my immune system was down from the stress and exhaustion of school. Whatever it was took me down in a hurry.
Suddenly, Mrs. "I-get-up-at-5:00-a.m.-every-day" was rolling out of bed at 9:00 a.m. Instead of running 90-miles-an-hour at work, I was rescheduling appointments and struggling to even show up at work. I think this was God's way of saying, "Look, you need to rest, and if you won't take time out for, I will make sure you get the rest you need." It worked.
Thankfully I felt much better by Christmas. I'm almost 100% now, although I'm still fighting a little bit of a cough. I'm gradually getting back to a normal routine...although I only managed a 7:45 a.m. wakeup time today. Gotta work on that... Its good to be back to even a kind-of normal life though. Back to blogging, back to planning, back to normal, and definitely back to enjoying every second of my Christmas break.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Then this week happened. My week so far...
- I cooked for a church dinner.
- I almost destroyed my cake for the church dinner.
- I went to church.
- I got sick.
- I slept in.
- I went to work.
- My washing machine broke.
- I got sicker.
- The dog puked on my pillow.
- I sat in the puke on my pillow.
- My house is a mess.
- My presents aren't wrapped.
- The boys are fighting.
- I yelled at the boys.
- The toilet overflowed.
- ...Merry Christmas - where's my Grinch hat?
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I had a lot of fun playing with My Memories. It's very easy to use. I created a couple of pages right away...
Althought was my first ever attempt at digital scrapbooking, I already love it! My Memories software is just as versatile and fun as traditional scrapbooking, but it takes so much less time. Plus, it's really easy to share albums and pages with others. I also love the fact that there are so many add-on packs available for a very affordable price. I can't wait to do more! I'm already planning albums I want to put together.
If there was anything I didn't like about My Memories, I wish there were more embellishments available in the starter pack. However, as I said, there are so many very inexpensive add-on packs available, that's really a minor thing. Overall, I think this is great software that will really help me reconnect with my love of scrapbooking.
Now for the really fun part...the giveaway! One lucky winner will win My Memories for FREE and all my readers can receive a special discount code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the My Memories store - a $20 value! Just enter code: STMMMS56503.
To enter to win, go the My Memories website and then leave a comment here telling me which digital scrapbooking kit you like best. For additional entries: follow me on Twitter, subscribe to Confessions of a Wannabe Supermom, like the My Memories Facebook page, follow My Memories on Twitter, and leave a separate comment for each one.
Entries will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, December 24. The winner will be announced Monday, December 26. Thanks for entering, and good luck!