Hi little blog! Hi! I'm so glad you are still here! Whew! That was weird. I was reading Posie Gets Cozy and I was suddenly afraid that my blog wasn't here anymore. So weird.
Anyway, obviously my blog is still here, but my friends and readers might not be! I'm not sure why it's been so long since my last post. I just got so busy with Christmas. I was sewing little Folkbirds right up to Christmas Eve and then I was still not done. But I haven't even wanted to finish them! I think it all boils down to a bad case of burn out. I sometimes feel like I am too easily overwhelmed. That may be true, but I'm not sure what I need to do about it. I do try to eat right. I do exercise and take my vitamins. I do try to maintain a healthy perspective, but sometimes I just feel unable to keep up with it all.
We had a good Christmas and a good New Years. I love hosting the Open House on Christmas. It seemed like our friends and family must have worked out their schedules in advance- I was so amazed at how well-timed all the visits were! New Years was a fun night spent at home with my beautiful step-daughter, Heather, and her children. It was very "kid-centric"- sloppy joes, seasoned fries and a build-your-own sundae bar!
What are you all thinking about for the new year? Any resolutions to share? I really want to work at consistency and routine-building for the coming year. I am also re-committing to my weight loss goals. After deciding to pursue my dollmaking business back in September, I really slacked off on the diet. Once again, it's about finding that balance. I have been thinking a lot about my priorities and how to make my life a reflection of those priorities.
Top: Folkbirds gathering in the Christmas Tree Middle: Miss Doris Daisy in the works Bottom: seen while on a hike this past weekend. Mother Nature has a beautiful sense of composition sometimes.