December 28, 2011
The most frightening yet delightful news just received! My goddaughter was born earlier this evening at 2lbs 7oz and 15.5 inches long! She is so tiny at 6 1/2 weeks early, but her mama is tiny, too. Mama and baby are doing just fine and I could not be more proud! She's beautiful and I get to meet her in about 10 weeks when I can get back out to California! Grateful and joyful!
December 27, 2011
So, yes, it's been months. But I have a good excuse! My computer had a nasty, nasty virus and had to be shipped away for a complete overhaul (thank you to my California computer genius) and it's been cured. Meanwhile, in the past few months, I've also had a complete overhaul! I did a huge amount of personal purging in November which carried over into December. Now that 2011 is wrapping up I've decided to do a whole lot of material purging too, so I'm cleaning and organizing during my last week of vacation. Thank God educators get the week between Christmas and New Years off! 2011 has been good to me - I've experienced a lot, learned a lot, changed a lot, and gained a lot. Since I'm ending the year by cleaning and organizing, I'm going to share it with you as I go! Today's task was to clean out and organize my deep freezer - handy, but when food is just tossed in, you end up losing a lot (which is a waste of money and food) and you never have a grasp of what needs to be purchased. I neglected to take a before picture, but rest assured, it was a disaster. I ended up throwing away about two garbage bags of food; must remember to always (1)date the package, (2) label what the heck that is, and (3)package properly!!! Even the food saver systems break down eventually, so dating and labeling should help that. Here's what it looks like now!