I tried to think up so cutesy little name for my blog post, but just ended up with Friday because, well, that is just how uninspired I am, but as I was writing that first sentence, I came up with freak-out friday, because that is how I am feeling this morning. Micah informed me last night that it is only 5 weeks until we leave for New York for my surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The abundance of exclamation points really doesn't even begin to describe the sick feeling I am getting in the pit of my stomach. I am definitely ready for the results of the surgery, but am feeling rather anxious this morning to get the final details hammered out. I have sent some emails and need to make some calls this morning. And, I have been trying not to think about how hard it is going to be to be away from my boys for 2 1/2 weeks. Oh my goodness, it makes me so sad. Yes, I know that there are moments when I long for time away from them and they have a tendency to make me want to pull my hair out, but 2 1/2 weeks--that is a long time.....
I feel pretty good about the work that I got done yesterday. I was able to do a lot of prepping for meals--cutting up of vegetables and portioning out into tupperware or bags and freezing them so that when I am ready to cook the meals that I have planned, it should be a much easier task. I also cooked two types of muffins--Morning Glory and Oatmeal--to freeze and made some homemade granola since the oven was on. [Amy, I will try to send you the recipe soon!] Today, I have cleaning planned--yay rah!! Then, we are going to see a friend who just had a baby yesterday. Tomorrow, we have friends coming over in the morning and in the afternoon I am going to a coupon class at a local church.
I don't think that I have posted on here about another new team that I am on. I am so excited to be on Audrey Neal's team. She is a designer at my favorite store We Are Storytellers and one of the things that I absolutely love about her is her focus on journaling on layouts. She really promotes the idea of not just getting the pretty picture on a pretty layout, but making sure that we tell the story that is behind the photo. She also has self paced journaling classes that I have taken that I really love as well. And, since I am doing some advertising--everything at WST is on sale 50% this weekend, so if you are a scrapper, you should definitely head over there, because there is definitely some goodness to be had!
I did this layout earlier this week from pictures from our last day in France before coming home on furlough. I love so many of these pictures and looking at them makes me a bit nostalgic for those days!