Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall is here

I guess I have to face the facts... fall is officially here. And in Portland that means rain... months of rain. Actually, it's sunny this week, but I love rain.

Fall is a busy time, probably for us all. Jam packed full of holidays and family time. And shopping. Christmas shopping for me usually means going to craft stores for supplies, or the grocery store. And then I make an assembly line and get everyone involved. Gift baskets have been a favorite of mine for years. Filled with cookie mix, cakes in a jar, my comfort wraps, my husbands pickles, jam... and it's a LOT of work!

This year, I think I am going to give journals and framed photos that I've taken. More personal, more compact... way easier to wrap too :-).

One of my goals on 100 days was to be more organized. I have been working to remove clutter in my house. I cleaned out my closet and donated bags of clothes. Thinned out my dvd collection from all the movies we never watch. Our lease is up in march, and I'm determined not to have to move unnecessary items.

So... this busy time of year is an ideal time for me to be more creative, and also to learn to breathe through the stress. I'm facing it the same way I've been facing most everything these days.... "bring it on!"


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