Today was another long day. My husband and I got up early this morning and were on the road by 5:30 a.m. (This is far too early for me and I ended up sleeping most of the way.) We drove the 2 1/2 hours to Calgary so we could apply for passports for the family. By leaving early, we made it to the passport office before there were any lines and were able to go on to other things by nine. Since we hardly ever get to Calgary, we took the opportunity to go visit my brother-in-law and his family and then did some shopping. By the time we got home, we had time for a quick dinner and then we headed off to a town forum. Now I have a daughter laying on my lap while I try to type because she is having bad dreams.
So I am falling behind in Tristi's BIAM before it really gets going. I can't wait for the kids go back to school on Monday and we get back into a routine. I love the holidays and doing extra things with the kids, but I also like the predictability of school days. It has been nice having the extra help at home. The kids play together well and entertain the kids I babysit. Because of this I have been able to get three roman blinds made for the living room and a valance almost done for the family room. I've had the fabric for a long time, so it is about time I got them done. Now I am just crossing my fingers and hoping they look good.
Even though I haven't spent much time writing or even checking my mail, I have had lots of time to think about my goals for the year and come up with new ideas. Now I just have to get them down on paper.