Friday, December 27, 2013

December 27th, 2013

Where has the month gone?  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday.  
I had a great first time Holiday Sale at my home on Dec 6,7 & 8.  It was so nice to see everyone come out despite of ice and snow.  I even created a little pop up shop on my front porch after the sale was over and made a couple of sales from there.  Really makes me want to have a retail store again.  (in my future?....not sure)
My Eddie Lee (hubs) had a set back during my sale and my folks had to take him to the Emergency Room.  Thankfully, he had one issue that lead them to find an even bigger issue and after a little surgery he is on the mend.  He deals with a long list of chronic issues so it is our normal here but, we always appreciate you thinking of him. 
Once the sale was over and Ed was home from the hospital it was full on Santa's workshop.  I felt like I was down to the wire getting my house decorated and finishing up my holiday lists.  I painted my little great nephew a little wooden stool with his name on it.  I made 12 flannel pillowcases for my side of the family.  Have you seen the different patterns of flannel today?  Real cute!  For example my step dad is a Bowler and so his was bowling theme.  I made running, outdoor, dragonflies, homemade, cupcakes, beer, Japanese pattern, basset hounds, bowling and dinosaurs.  just something warm and fuzzy from me.  They got other goodies as well.  I had some other goals but, had to put those aside.
Ed and I are trying not to eat sugar and carbs, it was tough getting through the holidays without baking.  Even tonight I had an overwhelming desire to have something sweet.  Luckily we have nothing in the house so I had cheese and olives.  I have lost around 30 pounds since July 4th and it has been the slowest weight lost of my life.  Trying to change how I deal with food forever and not just for the length of the "diet".  It has been a real effort for me.  I am taking it "a meal at a time". 
*I had a picture of Lucy painted by my friend Jim Kelly of our Lucy the Basset Hound. for Ed for Christmas this year.  I love his work and he did a portrait of our other Basset, Magic over 8 years ago.   I love that painting and I love this one too.  His work can be seen at
I'm looking forward to 2014.   It always feels like a new start when the calendar changes from year to year.  Best Wishes for 2014!!!!!

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