Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Still Decking...., smile

"Argue for your limitations an they are yours. 
Argue for your possibilities and they are yours as well." 
-Various Authors

Happy Thanksgiving week!

So, how are you today? How is your heart? I hope you are well and peaceful.

I am still decking the halls along with my family, Kace right by our side everyday and other people for our corporate decorating business "Holly Productions". I got home early to a slew of real job work... What is that? I am on vacation...., okay a working vacation. Never the less, there is work to be done and people still there doing it while my boss has graciously given me the time off to take my vacation all at once during this time of year, so respond quickly to their need I will. I have to pick up my car tomorrow to a new tune of $997 some odd dollars. Keep in mind that I just got it out of the shop last week to a tune of $1200. Eeeeeek! I quickly set my heart and face to my heavenly daddy above and said "God, you are bigger than this, your money here on earth is just a tool, and I can trust you to help me through this beyond all my other financial responsibilities, so I will not worry." I sighed and smiled back at him and back to work. In my heart I am thankful that I have a car. I am thankful that I have a job that wants to call me while on vacation to do work for them. I am thankful for the Christmas business. So, this season I am thankful for so much, but most of all just thankful that I can have this amazing relationship with my creator beyond my skinning my knees often in words, or actions and feel like the luckiest girl in the world that he is working faith in me, so I am blessed. This decorating season has really been the best yet. It has been filled with amazing hard work, but so much laughter that my stomach has hurt most nights. I was scared that something might be wrong with my innards (smile) only to finally realize it is the deep laughter muscles. I am going with that and believing at least and speaking that. So thankful for safety, kind words, great friendships, excellent health, tenacity in every person involved in this business and even working through some tough communication challenges. Thank you for my family, my dear friends and people that have just smiled in the halls of where we are decorating. Hopefully we have shined his light a bit! One can hope!

So, back to work tonight but shortly after a hot shower I will be doing a little "Now I lay me down to sleep", action like below.
Oh yes, thankful for sleep too and a body that is so very healthy and strong.

I wish to post something Thanksgiving. So in short, I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving with family within breaths distance, even if by phone. I pray you well, healthy and whole and I pray you much, much laughter as it is so amazing for the soul.

Happy Turkey Day, Happy Life!

Images via DHC and an old save file.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly.....Since October 15...

October 15, my families Corporate Christmas Decorating began, as we started to weave the beauty of the season along with other Decorating companies too. We have been behind the scenes making wreaths, boughs, bows, fluffing, relighting trees up to 30ft, lighting outside....and anything else that glitters and shines during the holiday season that you see in corporate buildings during the holiday season with our version of fa, la, la. At any rate. I will be taking my vacation from my web design job to begin full time installation of the magical beauty next week.

Since we begin in the weeeeeeeeee hours of the morning and stop back into the late hours of the night I will not be blogging until December 04, once I am back to work on my full time job. Unless I am asleep at (or under) my desk back at work, wink! At any rate this is a great time of year for me because I get much family time. Certainly it has its points of, "If I wasn't attached to you by blood birth I might not ever talk to you again!!!", over where a decoration should be displayed or timing of a project. However there are many, many more moments of believing in one another and knowing what tenacious souls are able to accomplish (It is crazy, trust me!), and moments of sheer laughter be it that we are so tired we can't see straight or the fact that my sisters, Mom and the rest of the great crew are quite the hilarious types. I love it that Gretchen my sister and I have been calling one another to cheer each other on with a Christmas singing in one another's ear since start date (Which is strange in October!). Ok, my sister Wendy can make me laugh until I cry, but that is on any other normal day that she does that too, not to mention as well Kace and Angie that make me laugh so hard I cry. If I had a penny for all the times you all made me laugh I would be incredibly wealthy!  Then there is my Mom. I love it that my Mom heads this up and works with physical strength and is just positive.  She is amazing to me and my angel and is tenacious to the core and I love her and so proud to be her daughter. To make this happen with my family and the fact that we still adore one another after is so great to me. There are also tender thanks to go out to the many others that are just a part of this every year and we wouldn't be us without them, so know Kace, Angie, Jenna, Liz, Tom, Davey, Joe, Maggie, Kelly, Kathlene and many, many others how grateful I am to each of you. Kace, I think I am going to have to find a way to take you to work each day with me because working along side you is a true joy. Angie who by the way is just short of 7 months pregnant just gets in there and works so hard and brings so many giggles with her and just is my precious heart friend. For each person in this business I give my holiday thanks to along with the personal support systems we have outside of this too. God speed, a smile, a wink, great health and safety, a big dash of laughter and Amen!
I pray your next weeks well and full of smiles and excellent health!

Oh, Can I please request if you do pray, to please pray for me, kind words, patience, much strength and that I will be sunshine to the souls I come in contact with, encouraging and graceful with words, wise in decision making and just a big sweet sappy blessing!

Which does not include me using this statement...
Ahead of time Thanksgiving blessings to you.

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be
honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to
count, to stand for something, to have made some difference
that you
lived at all.

-- Leo C. Rosten

Images via: TK Home

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thank you ahead of time for Voting!

Courage is grace under pressure.
 - Ernest Hemingway

Because, "America IS worth fighting for!"
- John McCain

..., and worth praying for and doing our part in this great country of ours.
God speed, and God bless America today and always. 

Yes, as a matter of fact, I am humming the national anthem while I type this!

Image: J. Crew. A bit altered by moi, yes, me.