First, I was a little surprised to find my Go Purple graphic on the Children’s Hope website.? It was a total fluke that I found it.? It was in my recent hits on my stat counter.? I’m very flattered that they would put something like that in their monthly newsletter.? We didn’t use them to adopt the boy, but I do know people who used that particular agency.? Opinions of them will be left for those who know first hand.? The were not in our personal top 3 when selecting an agency.? But hey!? They linked me so I like them a little now.? And I did take a moment to click through their other programs.? Just to see you know.
I have, I don’t know how many days from now until Christmas and I am damned determined to enjoy this holiday season.? Last year I was a new mom with a child that was driving me nuts and too tired to care.? I last minute shopped and didn’t send out Christmas cards.? One of us was sick when it was cookie baking day with my mom so we missed that.? We had a horrible wind storm that knocked out power for a few days and then the food throwing started*.? Needless to say Christmas was a bit of a bust last year.
This year is going to be different.? (She says as she just implemented the Procrastination Chart and read her December archives)? I am going to get my cards out.? I will make cookies with my mom and I will finish Christmas projects in an appropriate amount of time to enjoy my holiday dammit!? All the while making over 750 truffles and 550 caramels.? Please send wine.? (Lena, you don’t really want to go to Sweden do you?? You know you want to come to my house and make chocolates.)
Nope, I’m going to do it.? I’m going to finish this month of posting every day and then step away from my computer (unless the mood strikes me).? I am going to do art projects with my son.? I am going to decorate my house and make it festive.? I know full well that this may kill me.? I’m ok with that.