I finally managed to get our Christmas cards done, and have posted one here for you to see. To me, they scream "BEGINNER!", but hopefully next year's cards will scream "SHE GOT BETTER AT IT"! LOL! I grossly underestimated the time I needed to make the cards, and they didn't get sent out until the 19th. I can only hope they reach their destinations by Christmas time. Next year, I'm going to start my cards in November - the BEGINNING" of November, so I am not rushed like I was this time. I was caught in a frenzy of stamping to get these done. Today, I've got to make jewelry - earrings for Emily, and a necklace for Febe, and earrings for Jeanne, as a thank you for some items she sent me to help out. Febe's necklace is also a thank you for 10 ink pads and a huge stack of paper in different colors to help me get a start on some colors to use to border my stamps with. I did good the other day, and found an eBay site that had a ton of great house scenes, so I bid on them, and won them all except for one. So I am pleased with that. I can hardly wait to see them. Some of them are wintery landscapes, so they may be candidates for next year's Christmas cards. I'll have to wait and see.
On a different note, I have hired a life coach, and we'll be starting on January 5th. My goal is a perfectly clean and organized house by this time next year. And I especially want to concentrate on my studio. So that I can go back there when I need a break, and work on something or straighten up something. The whole house needs a good spring cleaning, but I'm starting in January on it. And working through the entire year on the house. It should be sparkling by next Christmas. One of the things we have to do is to do SOMETHING every day on our main goal. I intend to make this work for me. So, I'm going to do the work, even when I don't feel like it and remember that ACCOMPLISHMENT FEELS GOOD! Well, it is almost a quarter till 2:00AM. And I'm getting sleepy. Woke up at 12:30AM. I guess I'll try going back to bed in a few minutes. Cya soon!
I love staying at home, taking care of our home, and our dogs. My husband is retired, and our daughter got married in June of 2008, and is expecting her first child this November 27th. I am busy knitting clothes and hats and booties for the baby boy she will have. And am so excited to be a first time Grandma.