This entry is simply to affirm that my blog has NOT gone into the abyss of lost and forgotten blogs. I have had so very much to say and write about these past couple of months, but with no time to do so.

After returning from our French “sabbatical”, as I like to call it, (which was very much enjoyed and needed!), I entered into a new life and started to make the needed adjustments. My youngest was at college and no longer in the home. A new focus was now on breathing air into our business that had been slightly neglected the previous months, planning a December wedding for my eldest daughter, and starting to live our new life together. In fact, this was what my blog entries were going to be about…Then the business got busy, the wedding planning picked up momentum, and the holiday preparations were upon me. I know. Excuses.

Which brings me to a question: How DO these bloggers live their lives so fully with crafts, cooking, travel and kids and STILL have time to write about it at the end of the day? It MUST be about what my husband harps on me about all the time-TIME MANAGEMENT. This, my friends, will be one of my new year’s resolutions. I shall be better at time management. I shall be efficient and GET THINGS DONE!

But in the meantime, I will savor the moments of the next couple of weeks. I will spend time in the kitchen with my daughters baking cookies and making our appetizers for Christmas. I will steam my old wedding veil for my daughter’s wedding day. I will thoughtfully pack boxes with my daughter, as she prepares to move into her new life. I will listen intently to my youngest daughter as she speaks of her exciting new college life. I will put the holiday sweaters on the dogs and giggle with the family. I will take walks with my husband in the brisk evenings hoping to see deer. I will even eat some fudge and drink some wine-without the guilt.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” -Bil Keane, Family Circus cartoonist

4 Comments on Merry Christmas

  1. I love the picture – where was that taken? I can’t wait to read all of your posts. I too struggle with time, especially around the holidays – but I keep trying – Have a happy new year!

    • This is in front of a turn of the century courthouse in Prescott, Arizona. Happy new year to you, too! I’ve enjoyed your cookie recipes 🙂 The strawberry ones look delicious!

  2. I completely understand where you are coming from. Both of my kids (25 and 20) came home this Christmas. I dropped everything just to spend time with them. I didn’t care what we did! Thank you for your sweet thoughts and Happy New Year.

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