Monday, July 14, 2014

Excuses, Excuses

I  have more than a few - adjusting to retired life, being busier than ever, DH off and living on Belmira, long gone child home with his dog and two cats, three youngest all going through life changes, craft cave being totally remodeled, and me too!

Blogging will most likely be sporadic for the near future ... but I'm here, I'm alive and I am adjusting to all the changes life is throwing at me.

I'm still doing my monthly 12 Months of Christmas classes and here's the card we're doing this month:



Here's the card for June:


Here's the card for May:


I head for Belmira on the 22nd of July and will be living aboard until Sept. 8.  I am taking my yarn projects (knitting and crocheting) and my watercolors (my class in the spring was awesome and I  hope to continue to grow with my painting while sailing).  The watercolor class is through The Women's Connection here in central Colorado and I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is to meet up with creative women once a week as we explore our creative selves and our connection to each other!

I also have several friends going through life altering health issues.  This is so difficult for them, but also for those who love them.  You don't know what to do, how to respond, how to comfort.  Until you face this yourself, you just don't know what they are facing as each day dawns.  Difficult for everyone involved I guess.

I will miss the Stampin' Up! convention this year, but look forward to hearing all the wonderful details from my demo buddies who actually made it.  I did several stamp camps and some wonderful fun things with my creative buddies, but have fallen really behind in taking photos of the astounding creativity.  Hopefully I will do better when I get home in September!

Enough, enough I guess.  I will share my journey as I can and I hope that is ... enough ...!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Not dead yet ...

Hello everyone!  I am still alive and kicking.  Still creating, just not blogging about it.  Retirement is wonderful and who would have guessed it could suck up the time so fully ... not me to be sure!

Mr. Mojo did finally return and one of these days I will get back to documenting what I'm about.  Thanks for hanging in and being so patient.  Blogging was so much a part of me for the last few years and I do miss it, but ... life does tend to get in the way sometimes.

DH is on the boat and getting his "ducks in a row" to get it in the water.  I'll be joining him sometime in July and probably be living aboard till sometime in September.  This whole retirement thing has made it possible to spend more than the "allotted vacation" time with him on his journey.  Whether it will prove to be my journey as well remains to be seen.  I do love life on the water, just not sure I want it to take up a full quarter of my time as he does.  The clay and the yarn and the paper all still call loudly to me.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Lots of Doings at Stampin' Up!

Well, it's that time of year again at Stampin' Up!  Time for the list of retired products and time for some amazing specials.  Click the icons below to get all the details.



Retired List

If you have any questions about either of these, please feel free to shoot me an email (link in the sidebar) or leave me a comment and I will get back to you!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Easter 2014

Here's some photos from this year's Easter celebration:




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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday Freebie - March 17, 2014

Here's my mostly irregular Monday Freebie for you:

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Hectic times, but happy times.  11 more work days till retirement - but really, I'm not counting!

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