I started my blog almost a year ago. I remember exploring blogger over my Christmas holidays trying to see if I could actually figure out how to do this, and trying to decide how much of a commitment I was willing to make to it. Well, I must say I am sure glad I took the leap. I have joined in a few challenges and have pushed my creative self out of my box. I have been surprised by how many visitors I have had, and by all the lovely comments that have been left on my posts. Thank you readers and followers for enabling my craft
I have been struggling with a back injury, and have been advised to take a break from my job for a couple of months. I'm doing meds, physio, specialists and trying to exercise at home. I'm so glad to have my hobbies, my Google Reader and this blog as a distraction from all of that.
My kids have been having a great year at school, straight A's for both of them. Getting a dog has been such a good thing to get the kids to take on some responsibility at home, and they have both grown so much in both maturity and height. My 11 yr old daughter is almost as tall as me already, and my 9 yr old son can wear my shoes (I'm not dainty, 5'7" and wear size 8 shoes!)
My hubby has gone from employee with benefits to independent contractor, without too many glitches. This was a major adjustment for me, and I struggled with so many "what if's". This also means we now have an accountant and I don't have to do the taxes this year. Yippee!
At my family reunion in August, I was given my Grandmother's family ring as I am the oldest granddaughter. She had 17 children, so it's a beautiful custom ring with 4 rows of birthstones in it. She wore this ring every day, but I only take it out for special occasions. I am to pass this on to my daughter, as she is the oldest great-granddaughter. It is the first family heirloom for us, and it was a very special moment for me when my aunts presented me with it. I would much rather have my Grandmother here, but I will always cherish her ring.
All in all, it was a good year.
I am SO excited for 2011!
I can't go into specifics just yet, but I have big news!
I also have a surprise for my followers, but I'm keeping it a secret for a few more days.
You'll just have to check back to get all the details. :)
Happy almost New Year!