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What's Goin' On...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So it's been about a month since I was able to talk to y'all and I've missed you guys tons! What did I learn from my little experience you ask? The single most important thing is this... back EVERYTHING up... I mean it... Stop reading and go do it now... You will thank me as you aren't panicking later... Okay, actually the most important lesson was that my mother was right when I was seven... I can do anything I set my mind to, including but not limited to computer repair. But trust me on the backup thing!

What has been going on in our neck of the woods you ask? Well, it seems like I am always busy but I am not sure I actually have much to report... I'll just fill you in on my boring life just to make y'all question once again why it is we are friends...

I got a job... well, kinda. I have been helping out at my cousin's bakery in Rockland for sometime and when I told her I needed to get a part time job she offered me one. I have to admit I love hanging at the bakery and chatting with the colorful cast of characters that frequent the place. I could fill a entire post telling you about some of them and am thinking that I might do that... Trust me, it is a "colorful" town.

Thanksgiving was great... it was just us and my parents and I spent all day making first brunch then dinner, but I love it. It was nice to spend the time all together. My mom is really trying to be less demanding. I think me taking a part time job woke her up a little, so the end result was a nice day for all of us.

The big event for me actually happened a few days before Thanksgiving. Paul turned an underused hall closet that is right next to the kitchen into a much needed pantry!!! It was the best gift ever... I mean EVER!! There is a serious shortage of cabinet space in the kitchen and no pantry so my answer to this was I put some industrial kitchen style shelves in one corner and tried to stack things neatly on it... The "neatly" part only worked if nobody else in the house was allowed withing 2 feet of the shelves. Since people like having access to the food this didn't go over too well. Unfortunately due to the "open floor plan" those shelves were in your direct line of vision when you came through the front door... Their continually messy state was a constant source of stress for me. Paul kept telling me to let it go, but apparently I couldn't. He had suggested converting this closet back in the summer and told me all I needed to do for this to happen was empty it out for him. Sound easy enough right? Well... not so fast... this particular closet was where everything my parents didn't know what to do with went to slowly rot... Three vacuums (only one that worked), coats they used to wear back in the day (and by "the day" I mean when I was a kid), and every other little thing they didn't know where else to put it... It was a huge junk drawer... I knew cleaning it out would be a huge, messy project. Far messier then the shelves, and I was right. The contents of this closet literally filled the living room, but with the pressure of a holiday a few days away I pushed hard to get it all sorted and cleaned up in record time. I will post before and after pictures soon. I just need to take the "afters"...

I have also been busy at work decorating for Christmas... I just need to decide what Christmas quote I want to put on the wall in the living room... I don't know if I want to use a Bible verse or quote or even a line from a song/carol... Help guys... I want to finish today... I have the cheery red vinyl and the cricut is all set up, but I am at a total loss... I want something fun and up-beat but also meaningful... Aghhhh... I am thinking "Joy to the World..." but I am not sold... Suggestions please...

Well, that's it for today...
Thanks for listening,


  1. Well, it's official. You rule.

  2. How fun to have more space! That is the best gift! Can't wait to see the pictures. As for the saying on the wall, have you thought of a quote from a Christmas movie--particularly something from A Charlie Brown Christmas? I can't think of anything particular at the moment, but surely there's a familiar line in there that is funny, upbeat and meaningful all in one. Merry Christmas!

  3. My aunt suggests "Shahzam! Unto you a child is born" from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. :o)

  4. Jill... Good idea, this is the quote I like best... "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the lord shone round about them, and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men'". That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie brown."
    A bit ambitious, but what I really want to say... Unfortunately it would cost about a trillion dollars in vinyl... give of take a few dollars!

  5. I have been decluttering as well. What a job! Can't wait to hear the colorful stories. Hallelujah, The King of Kings Reigns. I also like the Charlie Brown... "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown"

  6. Umkay I wanna see pics of the new "pantry", AND your new job. Take some pics of the deliciousness of the bakery AND the interesting people who come in, would ya? Please?

    Hmm. Thinking on a vinyl quote. Hmm. What would I do?

    I think I might do a collage of:
    Prince of Peace
    Almighty God
    Everlasting Father

    You know, one here, one there. . .

  7. Let heaven and nature sing


    O come let us adore Him


    Tidings of comfort and joy
    Gloria in excelsis Deo
    And glory shone around
    Go tell it on the mountain!

    Anyway, glad you're back :D



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