Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oh My Gosh!!!

I cannot believe it has been such a long time since I posted.  Goodness, where does the time go.

Well, I have to say, 2012 has certainly a massive improvement over last year and now everyone is back on track and healthy and my husband and I are very thankful for those blessings for our family.  I'm home, in the USA and loving it.

In July I went to convention and loved it.  I so want to go next year as it is the 25th Anniversary of Stampin' Up and I'm sure it will be bursting at the seams with demonstrator's helping to celebrate!

By the way, don't you just love the new sizzlets?  So many choices, so little time.  

At the moment I'm waiting on a delivery from my favorite UPS guy.  (Fingers tapping, looking out the window, pacing).  It should arrive today-please-please-please.  I have actually cleaned off my working space in preparation for new activity--Halloween.  I have in my mind a Halloween treat for my "Grands" so I need to get started on that and in the mail obviously so they receive it before trick or treating is past.  lol

Next on my list is of course Thanksgiving cards and then my favorite of all holidays:  Christmas!  Those cards also must be finished before I head back to China.  Oh yes, didn't I mention;  just one more trip to spend time with my hubby who says he will be retiring next year.  Of course, none of the family believes him about retiring.  The guy wouldn't know what to do if he stopped working.  Did I suggest my hubby is a work-a-holic?  Imagine that!  At any rate it should be the last Christmas there and let me tell you, the Chinese have discovered Christmas SALES.  They sell everything for the holidays as many expats living there celebrate Christmas.  Our apartment complexes have about seven apartments that put Christmas decorations on display and as the Chinese holidays start fairly quickly in January or February depending on the Chinese calendar cycle, we combine the two.  It makes for a very festive look throughout the complexes for a period of a couple months.

This year in China is the year of the Dragon and in 2013 it will be the year of the Snake.  Our son was born in the year of the Dragon and those born in the year of the Dragon have lots of luck since the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune.  Not sure if he thinks he's lucky though.  He is once again serving in Afghanistan.  Keep him in your prayers please.  :)