Saturday, January 29, 2011

Something I haven't done in awhile...

I'm about three years behind on my thank you notes. Which I say and admit with a great deal of shame. I used to be so on the ball with those type of things and then I had twins and I pretty much haven't written a thank you note since then, even though I have a huge list of people that I am so incredibly thankful for and blessed to have in my life.

Now that life has calmed down some (meaning no more grad school and the babies are slightly more self sufficient) I'm trying to rectify my past bad behavior and keep on top of current thank you notes and catch up on those I'm behind on.

Last night I decided I needed to get the thank you notes out to all the people who provided my family dinner in the days following Emerson's hospital stay. So I pulled out my scrapbooking supplies, which haven't been touched in at least 4 years. Marcus looked at me wearily (because he had to haul it all downstairs for me) and said, "It would be easier if you just bought thank you notes."  Which, while true also goes against my new money saving/pay off debt goal for the year so I spent two hours creating some basic thank you cards and trying to use up some of the obscene amount of paper and ribbon I own.

I used the same template for every card (because I wasn't feeling overly creative).

And while watching 50 First Dates with Marcus (He's currently re-watching every Adam Sandler movie in the order they were released) and created about 25 thank you cards all for the cost of zero dollars.

I felt pretty satisfied with that. Packed up my supplies (to keep the babies out) and went to bed. 

This morning I had a three hour meeting at work and I was informed that my keeping the babies out plan was not full proof. Eli found my scissors and somehow managed to cut a hole in his shirt (I waiver back and forth between be grateful he wasn't hurt with the scissors and slightly impressed that at 20 months he managed to cut a pretty symmetrical hole in the middle of his shirt). 

Then Emerson found some hard, round, alphabet stickers and decided they were candy so Marcus had to fish the alphabet out of her mouth. (I also found the letter I on her stomach when I undressed her this evening to get her pajamas on. She was pretty excited about that discovery).

At the same time Eli managed to get a few stickers stuck to his fingers, and since he hates anything on his hands he was waving them around and shrieking as he frantically tried to get them off. 

Oops, I guess I'll need to pack things up a little better next time, but at least I made some progress in the thank you note area. 


JustaKidAtHeart said...

Im sorry I TOTALLY LOLed at the kids. good for you for getting back to the thank you notes. you have inspired me to mail the ones that have been sitting on the desk sense the 2nd week of december.

~Jess said...

I, too, am trying not to laugh. Those TYs look awesome!
I gave you an award on my blog.