Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Boston with Margo

     Margo and I took the train into Boston yesterday and had such a great time. The ride was too short though. Next time, we'll continue on to NYC!  Ha ha… 

While walking through Government Center we hit a wind tunnel that I thought was going to knock us down. Wow! We made it to our destination and had some lunch and a good old fashioned talk. It was the best. There's pretty much nothing I can't tell Margo.

     Later, we found just the gifts we'd been looking for (my granddaughters are going to be very happy) and we made it back to the train just before dark.  Ahh… A most perfect day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

One week 'till Christmas!

Christmas shopping is done, food is planned and the family is set to visit. My oldest son, Tim, lives in Maine with his wife and six daughters, so we won't be seeing them, that will happen in January when I take the drive up. I always look forward to that as I love road trips!

This is the Christmas Tree I made for my daughter, Lisa last year. It was such a pleasure to make. I liked it so much I've started to make one for myself. It's mounted on a 21/2 x 31/2 inch piece of wood that I usually use to make ATCs to trade with my mosaic friends.

Next week I'll be jumping on the train to go into Boston to do a little shopping. Even if I don't buy anything, I LOVE taking the train in. I'll be sure and take pictures. It would be awesome to have a little snowfall that day!

'Till next time...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

My studio is a mess!

   How can I get anything done in a mess like this? Arghh… I've tried to set aside fifteen minutes at a time to go up and take care of one little spot, but I never know where to start! All I end up doing is cleaning off the table to start a new project. Wahh… My daughter could organize it for me, but she'd end up throwing things away. She's a minimalist, so, messy spaces like this would totally give her anxiety! Lol 

I have so many unfinished projects that it's embarrassing. I should just make a list of projects to complete, one-by-one, before I start even one more thing. That could be my big project for 2016!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving was a whirlwind of family and good friends. Michael and Diane, Paul and Margo and Kenny and I enjoyed our dinner here, while Julie, Shane, Sara and Shawn ate at "The Common Man," in NH, but we all had dessert together. We had such a nice day. We even watched videos of the kids' vacation (swimming with sting rays). I'll stay on the boat, thank you very much. LOL!

I don't see my children on Thanksgiving, but they come for Christmas.

So, I was very organized and wasn't the least bit stressed, as I have been in previous years. I'd done quite a bit of prep the day before and set the table before I went to bed, so all I really had to do was make my bread. I LOVE to bake bread. There's something so therapeutic about kneading the dough! I made lovely knots out of the dough and brushed them with an egg wash. I really do have to remember to take more pictures of things like that.

By five-thirty my feet were up and I was lost in my Fauxbonichi!