January 08, 2017

Weekend Recap

Another weekend ending. I wish they were longer.

I was very productive!!

Friday evening, we went to dinner at Jason's Deli and then came home to watch the movie McFarland, USA per Chris' running coach's orders :) It was quite a good movie, actually. Solid with a good story and message. We both really enjoyed it. This coming week, he's got orders to watch two more movies: The Internship and The Karate Kid. There is a method to his coach's madness!

Saturday, I went to a lovely baby shower for a friend at work, Katie. Her baby, Parker, is due early February. There were a lot of people there, and she got a lot of good things. Then I came home and started on decluttering my scrapbook room. That ended up being an all-weekend chore. But it is almost a happy spot once again.

I spend so much time in this little square room...and over the last, hectic few months of last year, it just accumulated so much stuff. Things were lining the walls around the perimeter of the room! I started feeling very overwhelmed just being in there. This one room is full of so many things that I love...but when those things start giving me anxiety, it's time to declutter. And that I did. I thinned out the decorations on the shelves and walls, keeping only my very favorite things. This was very difficult!!! But the end result...room to breathe again. Then I started on the closet, which is full of all of my scrapbook goodies, supplies, and more. Oh my.

I managed to empty out the closet by the time I went to bed Saturday. Started on it again Sunday morning, and have managed to get rid of a lot of stuff and tidy it up. Feeling good in there, too. The thing is -- it's still SO MUCH STUFF. I no longer feel like I am drowning in it...but still. So. Much. Stuff.

I'm contemplating, beginning with 2017, to start scrapbooking completely digitally. I would still finish off through 2016 with the traditional technique. But, the traditional way takes up so much space. I currently have 33 albums, which are each 3 inches wide...that takes up a lot of space, and that quantity is only going to continue growing. Digital scrapbooking would be faster and easier to keep up with, and the Project Life app I use is about to begin offering photo book printing too! So this is a real possibility for me.

Tomorrow starts another week -- we'll thankfully be in Business Casual clothing! We'll be leaving Thursday after work for Houston. We're off on Friday!! Woo hoo! We're driving partway to Houston Thursday night and finishing up Friday. We'll have a little time in Houston that evening, and the we'll spend most of Saturday in our hotel room so that Chris can relax his legs and mind for the big race on Sunday! Please say lots of prayers for him breaking his goal of running under 3 hours! He has put in so much hard work over these last 7 months with his trainer -- he is in fantastic shape!!! But we'll still take those prayers!!!! I'm so excited and nervous for him!

I hope you all have a great week!!!

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