Snow is my Christmas decoration :-). I love how it sparkles and crunches under foot.
After I relaxed and focused a bit I was magically able to get all gifties wrapped and sent, all cards mailed and all gifts delivered. I am done!!!!! I now have this week to visit with friends, call family and basically have fun.
I will miss my family this year. Though Bella is much better with the kitties, I would not want to leave a pet sitter with her this early in the game, so I will be staying home and having Christmas with friends. Friends are the next best thing to family, don't you think?
This year was rough, I lost 3 of my furbabies, and many friends to illness. But I know they are not really gone and that is a comfort, though I miss them. I also found out how strong I can be when I have to be and that is a gift.
This year was also full of abundant blessings.
Lots of painting sales,
Lots of work with wonderful clients,
A shift in my painting,
I can't wait to see what 2012 holds for all of us.
I am excited! I hope you are too.
To all my friends (bloggy friends included) near and wide, and all my family, I love you, I am glad to know you. Have a most wonderful Christmas and New Year and Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends! XOXO