I've been doing a lot of sewing and school with the chickadees. We pretty much finished my Christmas/Birthday Room which I'm putting off sharing until I get back from the Great White North. Which incidentally we hear will be having a warm snap while we're there! Pray for SNOW!!
The other item I wanted to share is the Surprise Baskets for the little chickadees.
It's a tradition my Mother started when we were young. Depending on the age of the person you may write notes and/or give tiny gifts to open for the days you are gone. I did this for Superman when he had to travel for a week (very romantic, I know).
With Valentine's Day right around the corner. I was able to do really cute, girly stuff. Just Dollar Store activities that would give Superman a little break and take their minds off missing us.
Did I say missing us??? A girlfriend of mine said I should put them out early to increase their excitement. I was a bit leery of this, thinking they may dwell on the fact that "old mom" was leaving them. Boy! was I wrong. All I've heard since yesterday is, "when are you leaving" and "I can't wait until you leave!!!" Hmmmmmmm a little tooo eager I would say! :)
So everyone is happy and very busy. With my underlying tension over flying. It's been 19 years since I've jumped on a plane and headed for parts unknown. I have a husband and children now! I have etc, etc. What am I thinking? One of my chicks was concerned we would crash and die... Need I say more.
Another interesting little note: A couple of months ago I was talking with the Lord (just doing a craft and talking- nothing grandiose) and I was telling Him how glad I was not to have to travel anymore. That I never planned on flying again ( this was fear definitely talking) and that I was perfectly happy to take driving trips . Then Whamo! He sends the trip. Nothing like having to face your fears.
So keep me in your prayers! Prayer my daughters can pry my fingers off the boarding door and get me safely strapped in my seat!