Saturday, January 31, 2009

My First Blog Award

"I would like to thank the Academy and Shari for presenting me with this award."

If you've been presented with this award, this is what you need to do...Thank the person who gave the award to you, post the award on your blog or in a post, nominate 10 blogs which show great attitude/gratitude, link to the people you chose on your post, and comment on their blogs to tell them about the award!

Here's who I am passing the award to:

Karen at Karen's World
Pamela at My Place for Attempted Creativity
Stacy at the little things
Carla at Welcome to Uno Acres
Jessica at The Life, Faith and Creativity of Jessica Turner
Angie at Bring the Rain
Gretchen at My Daily Balancing Act
Kristie at Not Quite What I Had Planned
Mama Belle at Mama always said
Karen at Bitter Sweet Diabetes and Musings of a (mostly) self-taught knitter

These are some of my favorite blogs and I encourage all of you to check them out. And pass on the Award! Believe me, it's an honor even if you're only nominated (but I do wish there was a cash prize as well!!).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

'Twas the night before... new job and what else is new?
The girls still aren't sleeping and I'm about through.

Some laundry is drying, the rest folded with care;
So tomorrow I won't be wonderin' what to wear.

No money has come in yet but some has gone out;
It costs some to make some, my husband's found out!

I bought some new pants and new shoes for my feet.
A thermos for soup, and some good snacks to eat;

Right now I'm exhausted, but I can't close my eyes;
There's no more sleeping in, so early I must rise.

I've dreaded this day; staying at home's a good fit;
I enjoy being home; I scrapbook and I knit!

But good things, they say, must come to an end;
I'll contribute in a new way; to the bills I will tend!

So I should be excited, I'm starting a new phase;
I'll have a new 'purpose,' and a "real job" that PAYS!