Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I've been scrapbooking like a mad woman for the last few weeks but none of those pages are ones that I can post on my blog. I really don't like posting without a picture or scrapbook page, so I figured I would post a sketch that I intend to turn into a page sometime soon! Feel free to use it and if you do let me know...I want to see it! And, if you like doing the whole sketch thing, let me know. I've got books full of them that I can share with you all! Maybe I could have a sketch day once a week.
So this last weekend was a blur. It went by way too fast! I did get a lot of projects done and that's a great feeling. I also managed to squeeze in some cleaning and lots of family time. It was a great balance of everything! If I could just learn to manage my time better all the time...
For the last two Thanksgivings I can always tell when the day is getting close. My mood changes a lot. I don't notice it at first but eventually I realize why it is that I get so moody and emotional. It is the anniversary of my dad's death. When Thanksgiving rolls around and on the drive to my Grandpa Arnall's house that evening I still for a split second think, "Man, I haven't seen Dad in such a long time. It will be great to see him." I do this a lot actually. I haven't even changed my cell phone list so when anyone calls me from our family's lumber company it still pops up as 'Dad'. For a second I get excited that he called. I know that I need to change it because the sadness that follows when I figure out that it isn't him is hard. I guess I just feel like if I erase the name on the number I'm erasing him. I know, that sounds so stupid. I guess we all deal with death in silly and different ways.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I know I plan on eating as much as possible. That may be one good thing about divorced families...you get more turkey! I think we are hitting three different dinners this year! I'll probably gain way too much weight but at least I can use the "eating for two" thing as a great excuse for that extra large piece of pumpkin pie!
Posted by Allison Davis at 8:38 AM