On the first day of 2016, I have found well-wishers wishing everyone a Happy New Year, including myself on Facebook. It made me think back over the year and the way I would sum it up is that it was a year of change.
The first event was my second grandchild was born; I now have two granddaughters. For a long while we weren’t even sure she would reach her ‘birth’ day, due to complications, she did and she is delightful and thriving!
Only a few weeks later my mother who lived 92 ½ years died and I got to be by her bedside when she did. She was more than ready and she was tired, but I miss her dearly. In June, my husband, sister and I flew to California to bury her ashes next to my dad. That was a wonderful trip; all four of my brothers were there which hadn’t happened in 30 years; my brother Cliff flew my oldest brother out so that we all could be there. Cliff has no idea what a wonderful gift he gave me and my sister, it gave us the opportunity to get to know him again, (he is about 17 years older than I am).
When we arrived back home, we were welcomed by a water leak in our master bathroom causing damage to both bathroom and bed room. The end result took all summer, but I now have a lovely bedroom and bath.
By the end of summer I started a project that isn’t finished yet, but it is a change I hope will last the rest of my life. This part I can’t tell you about yet, I think I will wait until I complete it before I share it.
Through it all, I have been creative whenever possible, making Christmas gifts and yes, I forgot to take pictures of them all.
Looking forward, I have a creative project in the works that I have resumed. Since I lack the space for it, I will take it all over to a friend’s house and leave it set up in her craft room, I will take pictures so that I can write a post on it.
Happy New Year! . . . And until next time, happy creating!