Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 9(round 5): WOYWW 134

Whirlwind Wednesday is upon us! Time to whip up a picture of your desk/ crafting space and post it for What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday (WOYWW) hosted by the always Awesome Julia over at the Stamping Ground!

Here is our desk this week.

With the return from Las Vegas, Christmas preparations, and the impending departure of Fabulous Spouse for all parts sandy, it has definitely slumped in the organization department.

Lucky for us, Fabulous Crisann is giving those of us at the Two Peas in a Bucket Organize your Stuff Challenge until January 1st to complete week 9 embellishments. *Phew*.

Also, here is our Week 8: Projects and Kits…still a work in progress, but as organized as it is going to get this year! It took us until today to figure out how to turn off the cloaking device that PA Me had employed… after all, We are an elf/ baker/ crafter/ taxi/ Mommy God…not an Engineer! (Ok, maybe that last one was going just a bit too far. LOL… maybe).

As for layouts, here are a few that Creative Me pumped out in an effort to complete Fabulous Spouse’s Iraq album. Not Chritmas-y, but done... We will put them up on Friday with the Week 9 pictures.

Speaking of whirlwinds… here are some pictures from this past week. (please skip to the end if you do not want the family pics and info).

Fabulous Spouse took us out to the Purple Cafe & Wine Bar for our last date.  We got a great table by the window, ate some fabulous faire and had two great flights of red.  If you ever go, the salted caramels are to DIE for! (We even brought some home to share with the kids.

We finished the Christmas Cookies. Here is Girl Friday making Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies with Fabulous Spouse. (There is nothing sexier than a man in the kitchen making yummy desserts).

Then the kids had the annual Christmas Pagent for the Children's Mass. Oldest Child was an Alter Server, and the other two were in the Choir of Angels.

Then we went home to decorate the tree for Santa, hang the stockings, eat some pizza, and track Santa online at NORAD (and nothing says Santa is real like the US Military tracing him with its spy satellites).

Then of course, there was Christmas Day. It may have only taken 13 minutes to undo hundreds of elf hours of labor.  Fortunately, they all seemed happy at what self elves found.  Oldest Child even got some obsucre game that has not been made for several years (acording to him, Santa has an e-bay elf who tracks down that sort of stuff).  They claim that they were super extra good, as they got more than their three gifts that they requested from Santa.

Then, the next day, we had to take Fabulous Spouse to the airport to send him off to Afghanistan on Virgin Airlines (insert terribly inapropriate joke about flying a virgin to prevent the terrorists from meeting their fourty in heaven).

Tuesday, we sat on the couch and did nothing. :)

Today, we blog hop! Happy WOYWW!

46 comments:

Neet said...

Enjoy your blog hopping today.
Thanks so much for the lovely blog post you have done keeping us all up to date with your happenings. Cannot imagine how you feel saying toodlepip to your Mr Fabulous but maybe you are used to it now. Nice to see you got a meal on your own wilth him. May I take this opportunity of wishing you and yours a Good 2012. Hugs, Neet #4 xx

sandra de said...

I did giggle over your joke but then realised it must be so hard to say goodbye. Humour is probably the only way to cope sometimes. Wishing you a wonderful 2012.
Sandra #11
xx

Annie said...

Fab photos. Thanks for sharing your precious moments.
I'm just doing a quick blog hop round as many of my friends as I can before the family calls. I've offered to have the twins today so may not have a lot of spare time later. Think they need all the help they can get at the mo....both Mum and Dad are poorly now :-(
Hugs to all,
A x

Bridget Larsen said...

Neat desk, sorry hubby is leaving, mine went fishing for 2 days and I miss him terribly
Bridget #14

crafty....du said...

love your desk and thanks for sharing your family photos, looks like you had a fab holiday season

happy holidays

kerry #19

May said...

Sounds as though you had a good Christmas, I know very busy for the elf x x must have been hard to say goodbye to your husband, thanks for sharing your pics, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

Lovely post today, thanks for sharing your family Christmas with us. Pray that your husband has an uneventful stay in Afghanistan and that you don't miss him too much.
Thanks for dropping by at my place and for your kind wishes for my doggy.
Ann B
#20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you for giving us such a lovely insight into your Christmas! But how I pray that your lovely Mr Fabulous returns to you safe and sound...
Thank you for your friendship and support this year, may 2012 be wonderful for you and yours,
Hugs, LLJ #35 xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Laughed out loud at you joke,humour is the only way we handle things sometimes, isn't it? Especially the hard times. Glad you had a very enjoyable Christmas, and hope that you have a wonderful New Year, Shaz

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Beautiful post - thank you for sharing. :) Happy WOYWW! Tango, #37

Mary Pat Siehl said...

desk is looking good and love all the photos!

Julia Dunnit said...

GOodbyes are horrid, but hellos are marvellous, it will zip by, we'll help if we can! Am well impressed by the dropping of the invisibility cloak, your desk may be busy with stuff, but your area is incredibly organised....starting to understand the OCD in you!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful events and memories made at your house. Prayers for your DH safety while traveling in parts of an unsafe environment. Keep the children and yourself busy, maybe time will go fast. Happy WOYWW and Best Wishes for a Healthy, Safe and Happy New Year. God Bless All of You

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Goodbyes are terrible! But such a wonderful Holiday before! Lots of prayers and hugs coming your way!

jude said...

What abeautiful post and lovely photos .Hope all goes well for hubby in afganistan will be thinking of him our friends hubby also going out there in feb.so hard on the families they leave behind but we learn to come.
Here's hoping you Have Happy Healthy,Creative New Year
Hugs Judex 57

Ryann Salamon said...

Sending you positive vibes to keep your Fabulous Spouse safe!

Debby said...

I spy with my little eye some very cool organizational ideas. Thanks for sharing about your famiy and husband.

bohemiannie! art said...

God Bless you and your family as your hubby goes to Afghanistan. My son came home from his 2nd deployment in November and I know it must be hard for you but your attitude says so much about your COURAGEOUS CHARACTER. You have touched my heart in a beautiful way today.

Karen said...

Lovely post and photos, thanks for sharing! Enjoy your blog hop today :)

Have a great WOYWW and a very Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is a good one for you all :)
Karen #41

Jacqui said...

Thats a great desk and good luck to your DH

Darcy said...

oh wonderful xmas photos, looks like you had quality family time, perfect.

wishing you a wonderful 2012.

Craftychris said...

Fab photos, thanks for the look. Its a shame your hubby has to leave but its good you had a fab time at Christmas. xx

Jingle said...

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday!

Blessed Ladybug said...

sending prayer for your spouse to be safe.. blessing on you and the family in his absents .. thanks for sharing.....

Suzanne said...

Great pictures and love your dialogue :) It must be so hard to say goodbye. God Bless your husband and keep him safe.

sandysewin said...

It must be so hard to say goodbye, sometimes all you can do is insert a little humor.

Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!

Sandy #73

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us. I wish your husband an uneventful deployment and that he comes back safely to you and your family quickly!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Amanda, I did enjoy reading your post today - your humour in the face of adversity lifts the spirits. The reference to 'all parts sandy' reminded me of the time my ex - a soldier - who returned from a spell doing his bit somewhere sandy for our dear Queen, dropped his kit bag in the hall and an army of ants, as though responding to a pre-arranged signal, came marching out and scattered to all four corners of the house. I spent weeks tracking down the little blighters :)) May your husband stay safe and may you all have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012. Elizabeth x #65

fairy thoughts said...

great post,very organised work space.
hope your hubby will soon be home save and sound, it mus tbe so hard to say goodbyebut the joke is a good one
happy new year
janet#22

butlersabroad said...

Lovely to share your Christmas, the happy and the sad of it. Hope hubby is back home safe and sound before you know it, as others have said, humour helps. Have a wonderful New Year.

Hugs
Brenda 58

Spyder said...

Fab snoop around your crafty space, have a very happy New Year
Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

Robin Panzer Art said...

I'm impressed that you have individual project folders! That's pretty organized in my book! Wishing you and your family and healthy New Year and that your husband returns quickly and safely to you and your family soon! Happy WOYWW! #3 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Project folders is a great organization idea. I currently use large zip lock bags but things get bent or wrinkled and my cat has developed a fondness for eating plastic bags.

505whimsygirl said...

Thanks for sharing a little glimpse of your family with us. I am sorry your husband had to leave the day after Christmas. Wishing you and yours a SAFE 2012.

WOYWW #72

Tracy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday.
Broke my heart to see your hubby heading out.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh you are looking very organised there! Sorry your husband has had to go to afghanistan - hope you are ok (am sending hugs). Thanks for all your lovely comments over the year and I hope you have a good New Year.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Your desk looks super organised, hope your hubby will be back with you soon x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh dear organisation is over rated, hope all goes well and FH is home safe and well soon, xx
Happy belated WOYWW

jillian said...

what a busy, busy week! what plans do you have for 2012 so far? silly boys and their sandbox.
xo,jilli

okienurse said...

Busy looking desk but it sounds like your desk wasn't as busy as your family. Looks like a lot of fun was had by all! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog this week. I really enjoy hearing what you have to say! Have a Happy New year! Vickie #10

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous desk! Happy New Year!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a lovly way to remember the Holiday time with your family and hubby too! I'm sure no matter what was under the tree just have him home was the best Christmas gift for everyone!
Thanks for your visit to my blog and the kind words too!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Amanda, I can see you all had a terribly busy but very happy family time together! what a pity it must come to its end for the moment but no doubt looking forward to the next time think the few words for what you did Tuesday hides quite a bit, trust you have some new crafty stash to play with also - for your crafty me! and no doubt your OCD me will have cleaned it all up by now!
Thanks so much for popping over, for sharing and being such a blessing in 2011. Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your lovely visit and your encouragement this year. Those Christmas photos are beautiful, such lovely memories. I hope you and your family are soon reunited in the New Year, Good health, happiness and fun to your all. xx hugs Maggie #49

JoZart said...

Great post! Looks like you had a fab Christmas but so sorry DH had to fly off! Just back home so quick catch up to thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog and fun and inspiration on your blog! Here's to a great New Year 2012!! Health, Happiness, Peace & Joy,
Love Jo x

Morti said...

Hi Amanda! Fab post this week - I did smile, and I do wish Fabulous Spouse a safe and speedy return.

Ref Geocaching, I don't have a GPS per se, just an iPhone 4. There's now an App for Geocaching, so we use that.

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