Monday, November 14, 2011

picture probs again

experiencing technical difficulties again- failure to upload pictures again. I'm hoping this will resolve soon. Meanwhile, I'm making slow progress on my chair beds. My handyman is gone, so that sure slowed things down and the fact that it's back to school/work week. I've discovered that Brian and I make a good reno team in that I have lots of ideas, but I'm not always sure how to get to what I'm imagining and I really don't like power tools. I'm pretty comfortable with the jig saw, which is not really a safe tool, but one I've used a fair amount. I'm terrified of most everything else- really hate the circular saw and don't like the drill (I'm always breaking bits and stripping screws). But when I can have Brian's capable assistance, wow! I tell him what I'm thinking and he says "you could use this, or this", then he uses the scary tools without breaking bits or stripping screws. It's great! I do have to get into the city though to get material and I should really get started thinking about Christmas. I am the worst shopper imaginable and so I really dread getting gifts for people. I always feel like I haven't done and good job at it and I'm really quite miserable in a store. I'm not much good at receiving gifts either. I wish everyone could just KNOW that I love them without me having to find something that they may just hate. Other people I know have such a gift for finding the item that really fits and means something to others, but not me!

I'm also usually making a lot of gifts, but this year I feel tired of that whole process too. So I'm not sure I'll really be making much. But then I flipped the calendar and realized with us leaving for Texas, I don't really have much time to get things rolling and since I have to do any shopping in Regina, that complicates it even more!!! How about I just tell you all here and now that I love you???

OK, enough whining, I'm sure you didn't come here to hear any of that and I really can't complain. We are doing well. The kids very quickly got over their sorrow of missing Star, Brian is doing what he loves. My girls give me hugs everyday and huge thanks for the beds I'm creating for them and I just put the down comforter on the bed so I'll be cozy even with Brian gone. I had several offers for a bed mate tonight after three little ones begged to watch Clone Wars and now fear the dark- but I told them all to get over it. I love to cuddle with them for naps, but not to get a good night's sleep. So off to bed I go...

4 comments:

Davis Family said...

I'd be happy with an I love you. In fact, I get so stressed with how to fit in all the new gifts after Christmas into our small house with no storage.

From Saxon to Saskatonian said...

Don't worry about the gifts that much. We won't see you for Christmas this year, so lets just skip the whole gift thing. We love you and you love us, imaginary hugs over distance, done. ;)

GMS said...

I'm happy with creative artwork and a recent picture for my frame. Don't need anything else.

Do need to know when you are actually leaving just so I can get cards with $$ in time.

Ian said...

Thanks for the update...I don't have to be missing out so much on what you all are doing. It is a chilly +16C in India but by 10 am or so it warms up. People do dress warmly for the cold weather and I did take my bluejean jacket so all is good.