Thursday, November 30, 2006

Starting Tomorrow!

Manifesto: Noun. A declaration of one's intentions.

Starting December first, I will keep a Christmas journal. In it, I will write something everyday to reflect on the holidays of my past, enjoy the holidays of the present and dream about the holidays of my future. To some, this will be a stack of papers and trivial scribbles, but not to me. I am taking back my Christmas, I am letting it be something I relish and, most importantly, I am giving at least fifteen minutes every day to myself no matter how crazy this season becomes. I hope you will share, encourage and understand as I make something with my own hands, my own words and my own memories.

I may post some or all of my entries here. Other artists are doing this with me,and you can see there work here here. Or you may join us.

Above all: enjoy the season. I will!


Monday, November 20, 2006

You have now entered the "Jill-Zone"! and "Happy Anniversary"?

Okay, so you may be wondering what the "Jill-Zone" is. It's sort of like the Twilight Zone but it has more to do with my returning emails! (lol). I go through my emails every day and I look at them and then I think "Oh, I'll send them one back later" guessed it! Later never comes, or else it does come but much later! Like 2 or 3 weeks later! But eventually I do get to them. It sometimes just takes me a little bit of time, and lately I just don't feel like rushing things!

Rushing. That's another word I don't like. I don't like to be rushed. And with Christmas how many days/weeks away am I rushing? Yes. I have successfully completed all the shopping for mine and my husband's family in two days. I started Saturday night and just finished a little while ago. I even have one load of presents boxes, and brought to the Post Office. I guess I was rushing there, wasn't I. It's just that I hate leaving things to the last minute. AND if I had to wait for my husband to go shopping with me it would NEVER get done! (lol).

So, now you know that I don't like the word Rushing, and that if you emailed me, your email is lost in the "Jill Zone" what else is there? Oh, yes. There is one more thing. Today is my wedding anniversary. Yes. It's been 13 years of marriage. 13 years of cooking, cleaning, and picking up stuff. And 13 years of receiving NOTHING from my husband. But that's okay...why? Well there is this other thing that I do and it's called Shopping. And well if someone, say my husband, forgets something say our Anniversay, then I go do the Something called Shopping. You would think that he would figure out that it would probably be less expensive for him to go shopping for me, than for me to go shopping to buy myself from him. You know what I mean??? So a Shopping I will go! (lol)

Isn't it nice that I'm at least in a good mood about this and can find the humor in it???

More to post later!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Just a little sad today....

For the past week I had worked on a project for a Design Team search. The deadline to get it to the company was Tuesday, and thank goodness I got my entry in, even with dd being sick and going to Doctor appointments (streph, yuck!) But I'm just a little sad today. Why? Well, because I didn't get a call. I LOVE my project and can't wait to share it with everyone, but it would have been nice to get call. Congrats to the ladies who did make it!

And you know when you are in a sad mood you really don't feel like doing anything right? Right! But I will show you what else I have been working are three of my favorite layouts that I've done. Enjoy!