Friday, January 16, 2015

Time Flies When You are Having Fun!

You may have noticed that I have not been around for a while.  I feel like I've missed a couple of months of my Close To My Heart life because "Real Life" got in the way.  But I'm back and I wanted to give you a quick peek of what is coming out of my workshop.  

My December classes got postponed to January and then again to February, so don't be surprised that I am offering you holiday themed pages.  But truly, now is the time we are getting our photos developed and ready to put on pages right?  It's all good!  

This is only part of the offering for this class.  If you are interested in joining the fun I have two nights available:  February 10th and February 13th.  

The Yuletide Christmas papers are very elegant and fun to work with.  The complements for these papers are charming with a Victorian feel.  Perfect not only for your layouts but for cards and tags as well.  It's never too early to get started, right?  

For the curious, just a little bit about my absence.  

In late October one of my daughters was offered a job on the west coast.  She'd only had skype interviews with this company and was already in love with it - when they offered her the job she was over the moon!  The next step was to get her moved out there from Kentucky, settled and ready to go to work by December 8th.  

The road trip was on!  She and I left home Saturday after Thanksgiving to arrive in her new, never before visited "home" town five days later. We had five more days before we could move her into her new apartment in which we found her a car, a bed and various assorted household furnishings.  It was a whirlwind of a week!  Did I mention Bad Cat made the move with her?

The drive out was spectacular but nothing like our trip into the mountains the day before I was to leave.  Simply gorgeous! 

After that excursion I left for my solo return trip traveling through Sacramento to visit friends and then on through Salt Lake City where I had a wonderful four hour lunch with another friend.  The remainder of the drive was long and uneventful, yet beautiful. All together, 10 days on the road and almost 5,700 miles on the car.

I returned home just in time to send my other daughter to the coast to spend Christmas with her sister, so my husband and I had a quiet holiday.  Since that time I've been adjusting to the new quietude of my home, not just the missing kids, but the lack of Bad Cat, too.  

Hope you have had a wonderful holiday and find joy and laughter in 2015.