Friday, August 13, 2010

Sending you a Little Happy Today

So, today marks the end of summer for me. School starts Monday for the kids, and that also means work for me beginning Tuesday. I'm reminded of the old Staples commercial with the music "It's the most wonderful time of the year" playing in the background with the mom or dad dancing through the aisles of Staples while the kids drag their feet. It's the best commercial ever, or at least in my opinion. I really have mixed emotions when I think about summer being over.

I love summer and everything about it so I'm really not looking forward to it coming to an end! Time just flies by when you're an adult, summer being no exception, but I remember as a kid, summer took forever. We've had a very busy summer, so I can't complain. We took several trips, had family visits, and just plain had a fun time. I feel like I am the lucky one since I get to be at home with my kids--not everyone is so lucky. But, I also know my kids are excited to start school, find their classes and see their friends that they haven't seen all summer, so that makes me happy too and that makes up for the sad part about summer being over.

I've been able to make a few cards recently, and all of them make me happy, including this cute little one. So I'm sending you a little happy today!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Never Give Up

So, I'm feeling a little discouraged today about a couple of things. Without going into detail, let's just say I'm not liking some things that have come up. There's nothing I can do about it, so I should just make the best of it, right? Well, that's way easier said than done.

I love quotes and I came across this one today that put things in perspective for me:

‎"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."-Winston Churchill

So, here's to thinking positive and remembering to never give up even when it seems it's a very long uphill battle!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Photo Day

Since I couldn't think of anything to blog about today, I'm posting my favorite picture of the week. Nothing like nice, COLD water from the drinking fountain!