New Year … and?

Happy New Year!  Did you miss me?  Sorry, once mid-November hit it was non-stop at the shop and I didn’t have a moment to devote to writing; that said I’m also horribly behind in the Sketchbook project, which has to be mailed back to Brooklyn by the end of the month.  I’m looking forward to 2012.  (I wonder if the world is really going to end; maybe I should take out that home equity loan :)

Special Order Piece

The year is off to a good start … I have some fun new jewelry pieces to try out, some home decorating projects, a few art pieces outlined, and some writing to do (all of which are on hold until I finish the Sketchbook).  I also have several orders at the shop that I’m working on, so January is shaping up pretty well, a few jewelry orders, some framing jobs, and some sewing … YAY!

I do have a New Year Resolution … BE GRATEFUL … anytime that I think I might  feel like complaining or being down in the dumps, I’m going to make a little a list in my head of all the things I’m grateful for, and there’s a lot.  My husband Ed is always number one on my list, our family, our friends, our dog, the roof over our heads and the food in our bellies.  I have everything I need and can let go of the wants.  Our society is so focused on attainment, being defined by job and possessions, I think that we could all use a little simplicity in life.  So, my goal this year is to be … be grateful, be joyous, be glad.  Wishing you all the best in 2012.