I have found that busy is best. We are finally putting our house back together. In the basement , the paint will be finished soon and later today the new carpet will go in. My storage room is coming back together as well. It definitely has a lot less junk and that's a good thing. Besides losing all our files, my food storage is gone and most of my holiday decorations are gone as well. But I'm over it.
Saturday Kamie and I went to a friends fundraiser yard sale and sold snow cones. She is trying to raise money for an adoption. Everyone has been trying to help. Another blog friend had it in her yard and others donated items to be sold.
The flood has set me back just a little as far as donating items to the hospital. It seems every spare minute is spent cleaning and organizing my stuff. Both Kamie and my sewing machines were soaked and covered in mud. I had planned to make book bags with Fall and Halloween print material and fill them with school items. I am calling these "hospital activity bags." Every time Kristen and I would be in the hospital, it seemed we were looking for a pair of scissors, crayons or paper to help pass the time away. One of these bags would have been just what we needed. As soon as we get one of the sewing machines either repaired or replaced then we will continue with the projects.
We are still planning on doing our "Annual Build a Bear Drop" a week or so before Christmas. This was a fun project we started last year and those who participated have already asked if we are doing it again.
Of course we are!
I have decided to call the service projects that we do
I have said before that even though she is gone her light will continue to shine. I am working on a poem that I can include with the donated items. If any of you have an ideas or even just a line for the poem,
don't be afraid to share.
Some of you might be a poet and not even know it. So please share.
Kristen loved lights of all kinds. Here are a few of her favorites. She would play with each one of these before she went to bed. It was part of her routine. I would also like to put a light, such as one of these, or even a flashlight with each gift we donate. If you know where I can get some of these please let me know, as most of these were gifts to Kristen.
Thanks for all of your continued support as I try to find my way back to shore.