My father has been fascinated with glass blowing as long as I remember. Any historical village that has a glass furnace our family would go and inspected it, any factory that we passed, we would take a “quick tour.” So these days while my dad is “retired” and working more than ever, my brother and mother gave my father glass blowing lessons, and here is a vase he gave me. Isn’t it cool? I just love it!
January 7, 2010
January 6, 2010
January 3, 2010
It used to be that decorations were put up closer to Christmas and stayed up past New Years until Epiphany I believe, unfotunatly that’s not the cast anymore. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, the marathon starts and you hardly take a breath until Christmas. At that point you are just TIRED of Christmas and can’t wait to put it all away. Usually, I try to get everything packed up by the second or the third. But since the kids are going back on the fourth I didn’t want to waste a day packing everything away. This year I’m almost going to make it to the Epiphany. Tomorrow, the fourth, the decorations go away for another year. Tonight, I’m going to have a glass of glogg and enjoy the lights for one more night.
January 2, 2010
January 1, 2010
A couple of friends of mine did a summary of the last decade and the upcoming decade on Facebook, and I thought that would be a great post for my blog.
In the last 10 years, I partied like it was 1999, I have earned my graduate degree, had two children, that were joined by our third this year. I lived in two houses, said good-bye to two kitties and hello to two more. Have witnessed three children rolling over, and crawling. Sent two children to preschool, kindergarten and one to elementary school, often with trepidation, but only to be won over by incredible teachers. Witnessed these children develop into interesting, caring and wonderful human beings. I’ve been blessed by good friends, a great family, and a terrific husband.
The next decade will bring one child to her freshman year in college (she says Stanford), one will be navigating his way through high school, and the baby will be in elementary school. There will be two more drivers to insure, boyfriend and girlfriend dramas, some of our soccer days will be ceasing, only to start again with the baby. My husband and I will be chip away at our 1,000 things to do list. My friends and family will be healthy and joyous and there will be more peace and love in this world.
I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!