Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Can't believe it's been so long!

Wow, my last post was in September, and it is already December. The end of December at that. I have no excuses for my lack of blogging - life happens. But, with the new year just around the corner, I have things to say, ideas swimming in my head, crazy thoughts, funny quotes, and so much more and this blog is going to help me keep it straight, the future of my scrapbooks depends on it.

Although this has been a crazy, hectic year, I have learned and grown a great deal. Yes, life does get better after 40. Maybe it's because you have learned to dodge the mistakes, jump over the obstacles, ignore the toxins. You also learn to get over the small stuff and pick your battles.

Believe me with 5 kids in the house you quickly learn to pick your battles. The latest battle, bed time while on vacation. Why???? For some reason my kids are taking turns staying up...arguing that we are on vacation. But, guess what, I too am staying up late every night scrapbooking. They are playing with their new toys, watching their new movies over and over again,  while I cook in my cafe. So, what the heck life is short let them stay up. Merry Christmas. Have fun! Sleep in and break night. I know where you are and you are safely inside my house. Amen!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Well, time sure flies....

I can't believe how fast this year is going by. It is May already. Unbelievable...but here I am again, posting on NSD - National Scrapbook Day. Why???
Maybe because it was the first time I have not attended a crop on this very sacred day. I know, can you believe it? I didn't even leave my house today. I have just been mopping around aimlessly. I have made a couple of layouts which I pomise I will upload soon. But, what's up with that..
Usually, I am so excited about school ending and the SAT 10's being over but I am just not feeling it.
I feel like their is stuff that is hanging in the air...what I just can't get over this foreboding. I hate for my first post this year to be so negative, which is so unlike me, but I feel like I must document it so that I can let it go. Does that make sense???
Well, I am putting it on paper, and I am letting it go. It's here in writing. Now, I've saif it. It's out in the open, what will be will be. I think I'm ready now...
Thanks for listening!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sept 2011

Yep, I am trying to post atleast once a month. Unfortunately, today's opportunity is a sad one...in memory of 9/11. Just like everyone in America, I too remember where I was, the hopelessness, the confusion, the sheer panic. Haven't lived in NYC during the attacks I was a first hand witness to the raw pain felt by everyone in town. I unfortunately was standing in the hallway taking my class to the bathroom. I had all the girls lined up against the wall, sending them in 2 at a time, when someone flung the door open to the teacher's lounge. The very same lounge that had a TV on. I held the door open as I realized that it looked like the news was showing one of the towers fall and saying that this was actual live footage. How could that be, how could the building be falling? I was sure that this was some kind of phony news show. It just wasn't funny. But, they kept saying it was live and happening now. All I could think off, was where was my family? My dad had a doctors appt that week in manhattan, was here anywhere near the wtc??? How about my sister, she has always worked in the city, where was she? My goodness was john working in the city today, did he have to go to the union building today in lower manhattan. I had to hear my kids voices...were they okay??? What about the little life stirring inside of me. True, I was pregnant with my last child. Would I live long enough to give birth to her. What other attacks were being waged against us? What would happen next?

Now, ten years later, many have forgotten what it felt like, the unity that we self-imposed. The love of mankind, a need for a safer future, the anger, and sadness we all felt. No, I am not a politician, I am just a kindergarten teacher who loves her life, her friends, her family, her country. Who will always have that image embedded in my mind. I will never forget. Please carry the torch and remind others what 9/11 really stands for - the beginning of our fight for freedom. Don't ever forget the lives that were lost on that day that made us appreciate our lives everyday. Remember how blessed you are!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's about time!

Yep, it's me and yes it is about time! As crazy as my life has been in the last few years, it really is time to get back into the swing of things. I am so excited to be getting back to my life in full force. So, with that said, I am so excited to share that I am still scrappin at Betty's and with her latest arrival I have been so inspired. You can never go wrong with prima so I am playing with it right now. Hopefully, I will have cool new layouts to share tonight. Keep watching...