Oh how I wish I had more time to blog. I really love it. There's so much to write about and so much I want to share and remember. Hopefully, now with the busy holidays coming to an end, I will have lots more time to blog, blog, blog!
I have been spending some of my time on my other blog, Trapeze Paper Crafts. It's been a lot of fun crafting and making videos for my crafty YouTube channel. I made several homeade gifts for Christmas this year and I will be posting pictures on my other blog very soon.
So, I am very happy to report that I am home in Arizona! Don't get me wrong, San Francisco was a lovely, artistic city and I was very intrigued by it....but I am so glad to be home! We made it on time for Thanksgiving and I feel like it's been go, go, go ever since! I always "overdo" the holidays. There just aren't enough hours in the day to buy gifts, make gifts, decorate, clean, wrap, cook, bake, run a cupcake business, work 40 hours a week at my real job, plus do the things I WANT to do like spend time with my family, play with my nephew, watch movies with my husband, read a book...and blog! I say every year that I am going to keep it simple, so I can actually enjoy the holidays. You know, put the tree up, but don't cover every corner of my house with plaid and peppermint. Bake, but don't take 17 cupcake orders in a period of 1 week. Buy and wrap gifts, but don't use a different wrapping paper for each gift, don't start the shopping on December 22nd and don't go overboard! Maybe handmake something, but don't be so unorganized that it literally looks like a tornado hit your craft room.
Keep it simple!
It was stressful all the way up to the end of Christmas Eve, but I have to say that Christmas Day was wonderful. It's been a very different year. A dear, dear, incredible man in our lives passed away a couple weeks ago....my father-in-law, Bob. He was like nobody I have every known before. I will be writing a separate post about him soon. He was so loved and will be dearly missed forever. So, you see, with all that's gone on this year...I can really say that I'm glad this year is almost over! I will be honest...I have struggled this year with things that were just thrown at me and to which I had no power over whatsover. I am hoping that the new year will bring change and a fresh start. The good things are a constant and those are the people in my life that make life worth living...so those can and will stay the same....but for everything else....change is necessary. I will explain more about that in a separate blog post, too!
I'll leave you, for now, with this significant lyric...
"There's reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last..."
And it will be!