There’s a lot of Blossoming JOY springing up over here as I announce that, Melody, from the blog of the same name (which I just learned is on sabbatical…boo) is our “Christ is the Answer” Christmas Pillow Giveaway winner. Whoohoo, girl!!
Have you seen the retail price on those beauties? Holy Smokes…It makes my 5 year old Coach bag, purchased on sale at the Marine Corps Base Exchange, full of every stain known to little humankind look like, well, a gallon ziplock bag. (Yes, I am hoping to win, but part of me thinks it might go to my head carrying one of those to church or anywhere for that matter, cause, you know, I’d feel so sophisticated and adultish).
I really am at the pregnancy point where all seemingly good reason and beauty have lost their taste…(hence the need for that darn Lily Jade bag, evenmore)!! I waddle. I pee my pants regularly. I function on 2 hours sleep a night. I use my covers as a rope to hoist by body from one side to the next. And I pretty much think 6 weeks is the.longest.stretch.of.time.known.to.man! And now, the winter doldrums… YES!! Oh, yes! Life is good! No???
But worth it doesn’t even come close to the bliss of L&D day when baby Charlotte Therese will be in my arms and we can be friends again ; )
So, I pillow on…making the best of these 20 hour “not by choice, middle of the night” work days where I binge on Rold Gold sticks and watch the clock countdown til 4am when the tingle leaves my legs (RLS…you stink big time) and I get my final rest!! Meanwhile, these guys are still sitting around so grab a few for Christmas…ok? I’ll post more when my next night shift rolls around : )
How’s your shopping coming along for Christmas? I am amazed to say we are already wrapping and wrapping up this family of 9 thanks to insomnia ( I mean what’s a girl to do except binge on a few of my favorite Catholic stores, Amazon, and Etsy in the wee hours of the morning) .
I bought Saint Dolls from Saintly Silver and Sanctus Stitches for the littles in honor of their patron saints and couldn’t be more happy with their adorableness and quality (no shameless plugs…or dough…just love’em)!!
I Bought this for the man (hopefully he’s not reading this) from Catholic Box, and this for my teenage daughter. And I’ve been eyeing these beauties and slipping notes to the hubs about how they are in the cart ready for his purchase for me!!
Speaking of Catholic stuff…I am taking the most awesome Bible Study if you haven’t heard of it: Walking with Purpose!! I can’t.even.tell.you how much I’ve learned and grown as a Daughter of a King!! Wowza! Get one started at your church! There are literally 5 to 6 years worth of studying from the series!
And then this video came home from my daughter whose religion teacher, and simultaneously principal of our school, showed the 8th graders in regards to their millennial generation. It was an outstanding 15 minutes by one of the most articulate speakers on the subject of teens, technology, and social media!! It’s food for thought anyways!!
Linking up with Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes!!