There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

just a short post...

I thought I would share some of
my vintage Valentines from
my postcard collection.

I did not retouch any of the images.

Hope you have a great week
dear friends!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday surprises!

I hope everyone is having a great week!

I thought I would share some of my
Birthday surprises with you.

A nice surprise at the door!
A flower arrangement from
my sister Carol and her family.

Deb from Garage Sale Gal
sent me this vintage wooden
crate.  Just love it!

Here is a handmade Birthday card
from Deb.

Thank you Deb for your
kindness and friendship!

A gift I purchased for myself!
Vintage French Linen Towels
Love them!

Wishing you a blessed week
dear friends!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 in Review

As I’ve been reading your blogs first post for the new year, many of you have chosen a word of the year that represents what you want to work toward over the next year.  And this year is a leap year so have another day! I chose the single word embrace.

I am going to try to do my best to embrace the year’s changes in my health, my art, and my marriage.   My health is always a daily change due an autoimmune disease…some days mean more meds than others.  Keeping track of the changes make me feel very old.  My art has been the same for the past few years, really nothing new.  So this year I am going to take a few on-line art workshops.  More on those events throughout the year. My marriage…I really need to learn to cook, learn some patience on events not planned…well, and just learn some new things for me to help our marriage.

Last year was a horrible year for me.  Stress is a normal word for everyday life for us.  My health plays a big part of the stress.  Don has been so supportive during the rough times…while still working his profession.  I did not post much about my health since most bloggers want and/or expect a “happy place”.  But I feel that I need to post something that is a real life issue for me.  In August, I was in the hospital ICU due to a bi-lateral embolism.  I was told “you missed a bullet”.  Sadly during this time, we lost Sadie.   Still the doctors cannot tell us what caused the blood clots…just frustrating.   So now I see the doctor weekly and take more meds.  It makes me feel old to see so many meds in an organizer!

I am hoping that in 2012 I can embrace the changes that life offers.  I hope you will continue to visit my blog this year as I hope to post some events and changes in my life’s journey and my art.
I can't thank you enough for joining me on this journey!

Best Wishes, Blessings and Happy New Year!