November 23, 2010

What fun? Oh THAT fun!

I love staying busy. It keeps me out of trouble mostly, but it also occupies my brain and keeps me centered in many ways. The bad thing is that I'm almost always busy and I seldom get any downtime. That's okay though, I generally manage to find it here and there, just not as often as I should. Looks like the rest of this month and the next are going to be REALLY busy though.

Last week I worked quite a bit. I'm really excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas and not having any money troubles this year. It never fails that things seem to get real tight at the holidays and for once that doesn't look to be too big an issue. Between my job and the other ventures I have going, things should be fine. I'm not rolling in dough mind you, but I'm not worried either. Knock on wood.
We had our first ever Cousin Dinner on Saturday and that was a great time. Not all of the cousins could make it unfortunately, but those of us that did had fun. We missed a few who couldn't be there and couldn't have cared less about some that didn't. Sounds mean I know, but it is what it is. No point in lying. Anyway, I can't tell you how good it feels to reconnect with the people I have missed so much without having to explain myself or feel guilty for doing so. It was nice to just sit and relax and laugh at the kids playing. I do have to give a shout out to my fantabulous baby cousin Emma. She's 18 months old and she can spell her name!! Not only that but i swear she does it with a little sass in her voice too. She's adorable!

Me, my Sister and our cousins. We Are Family!!

Sunday morning I got up early and went with Phillip to the flea market to look around. I mostly just got irritated at the stupid music being played so loud and we didn't find any good deals really, so that didn't help. Then we went to the State park to hike a few miles on one of the trails. That didn't exactly work out as planned. In fact it worked out exactly NOT as we planned and instead of 3 miles we ended up hiking almost 12 miles. However, despite some sore muscles and very sore feet, we still had a great time and are now planning to go back with bikes to go on the bike trails. I can't wait. We saw a great deal of very pretty areas and it was really nice to just get away for a little bit, even if it was longer than we thought it would be.

Lake Isabel, creepily beautiful

He's even better than the scenery!

This week of course we have Thanksgiving. We're staying home this year just as a family but we're planning big extended family fun for the Christmas season. We've also got 3 birthdays to celebrate and a hayride with the extended family to view Christmas lights and such once we work out the details. I think we are going to be busy for the rest of the year, but it will be fun and I'm not complaining a bit.

I LOVE The holidays!! Okay, back to work for me. Bills to pay, money to earn!


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