Friday, December 26, 2008

Before I retire to my craft room for a morning of play, I am visiting some blogs, connecting with friends and relishing the quiet that surrounds me.
I'm struck with emotions for some reason this morning.
I'm touched by the beauty that Cheryl and Dean found in spending Christmas away from family.
I'm in total awe of Jen's dedication to teaching and sharing her joys, not to mention the way she inspires my creative side and my soul.
I'm smiling remembering the warmth that surrounded us with family this last few days. But also missing those who couldn't be here.
I'm longing for the company of my best friend, who seems so far away...who should have been with us this year. But who will bring me much comfort and joy soon.
I'm thinking of how much pleasure it gave me to see my favorite piece of jewelry hanging around my mother's neck.
I'm thanking God today for blessing me so richly.
Yes yes.... I'm a blubbering, emotional, sappy woman.
But then again, you all know that about me.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Countdown 'till Christmas

The Christmas Eve celebrations have wound down. We've spent a glorious evening with both Tom's family and mine. Presents have been exchanged, food has been enjoyed and relationships have been re-established. Life is soooo good.

All that's left is to wait until a certain munchkin is asleep (and not just faking it) so that I can "take care of some business" and get to sleep myself. I've turned on some of my favorite Christmas music. The kind that makes me want to listen to the same songs over and over.

It's peaceful here right now....the only lights on are from the Christmas tree and the computer screen. I look forward to the morning and all the excitement it will bring...but for now, peace has settled in my soul. Contentment is brought on by being with my loved ones, sharing such wonderful family time.

Some times I am amazed at how truly blessed I am. Now is one of those times!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My new obsession

My mother sums it up best....she always says when I do something, I can't do it half-way. I do it to obsession. I won't argue that point - she's right. There are very few people in this world who know me as well as mom, and anyone of them would agree as well.

So, having said all's my latest obsession. (Blame it on Jen!)

I can't seem to stop making these beautiful pendants. I've been playing around with all kinds of different effects and feel like I'm starting to really "make them my own".

Everyone at work always comes looking for me each day - they know I'll have a different one on. In fact, some have like them so much they've bought them right off my neck. That's ok! I know I can come home and make shucks, huh?

Any guess what some of my favorite people will be getting for x-mas? Ops...probably shouldn't have spilled those beans.