helloooo in here…

I know, I can see the tumbleweeds blowing by.  I did not plan on being ‘away’ so long but need it.  Today is the first day that I have not been running around, visiting, celebrating, working, entertaining and making merry…a full day at home.  I finally got our shades hung in the bedroom and upstairs bathroom.  Can I say that it always amazes me how much a good window treatment can totally change the feeling of a room.  I got a few on clearance from JC Penny and am pretty pleased with them.  The holidays fly by so quickly and it is already time to think about the new year and new things to come.

Bethany had a great idea for the new year…to try to do one creative thing everyday.  My favorite paper store’s tag line is "do something creative everyday".  I plan to try. And it must be something for myself independent of my day job’s creative activities. That is one downside to working in a creative profession. Sometimes by the end of the day my brain is exhausted and just wants to turn off. But I know that when I make time for myself at night, even just a few minutes, it raises my spirits.

Over the next few days I will be working (of course), ringing in the new year with family and packing to go to Utah.  Yes, we are going away again.  For the third year in a row we will be taking a week to ski up in Park City, thanks to a moment of insanity when we purchased a Marriot timeshare while in SLC for a business trip.  We have fallen in love with both Salt Lake and Park City.  This history and culture of Salt Lake City intrigue me and the Wasatch mountains overwhelm me.  If you ever have a chance to visit I highly recommend it.  We’ll have the laptop and our new little Canon elf so you will surely here from me.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. And no matter what your own hopes, dreams and goals are for the coming year, I wish you health and joy. And last but surely not least, a huge warm ‘thank you’ for making my first 11 months of blogging amazing and beyond what I could have imagined.

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