Happy New Year friends. I've just returned from a family vacation on the island of st. John. This was the view from the house that we rented.
My two sons, their wives, my three grandchildren and my daughter all joined my husband and I for a week of rest, relaxation, play and good home cooked food.
Just what those of us with more than 5 inches of snow need to get through the rest of the winter.
I must say, I came home to another 5 inches of snow and it is beautiful.
I have some wonderful pictures that I'm giving some serious thought to turning into fabric landscapes or weavings.
As 2007 comes to a close I find myself very grateful for my family, friends and my new knee.
The constant pain from the two bad knees has lifted and I find my spirits have too. I have ideas for lots of projects. First on the list is to get going on getting my house organized so that I don't have to spend anymore time than I need to keep it up. Next is to organize the fabric studio a big task but one that will make it much easier for me to move into the barn studio when it is finished. Third is to get my paper and art supplies out of my temporary studio in the guest room. I peeked in there today and was aghast at how much I had trashed that room with my supplies. Tisk, tisk, bea!
So, I will wake up tomorrow in a new year with my motto now being TWENTY SUMMERS LEFT. That's my wake up call to get myself busy on what really matters to me. I turn sixty in October of 2008. If the goddess is willing I may have 20 more good summers granted to me.
Maybe less. I suspect that anything after 20 is going to be considered bonus points for me.
So, since I am from Wisconsin and summer isn't really a long period of time that 20 summers really speaks to me.
It certainly did for my husband when he applied it to 20 Christmas's left. He said he wanted this one to be a memory for the family and it certainly was.
I'm not big on making resolutions. I always feel badly when I forget all about them two months down the way. I am going to jot down a list of projects I would like to try, things I would like to experiment with and a couple of other thoughts.
January is my get ready for the final stage of my new feet/new knees. I have the right knee replaced at the end of January. Boy, I can't wait. I see how strong my left knee is and painfree.
I'm really looking forward to taking walks in the countryside and in the woods and even around the property. Something I haven't been able to do for the last ten years. WHOOOOOHOOOO!
Happy New Year dear readers, I hope you have a peaceful, healthy, full of joy new year.
Do something creative it's soooooooooooooo good for the soul. As Always, Bea