Happy Friday to you all! I’m currently at my Gram’s home in upstate New York thru Sunday, then I’m off to Guelph Canada for a week of teaching at Younique Retreats. (PS I drove thru snow, rain & sleet up here…BLECH me no likey that stuff) This is the longest I’ve ever been away from home….11 days…so while I can’t wait to meet everyone & teach..I’m also a bit sad to leave my family and fur-babies for such a long time. My wedding anniversary is Nov 4th…this is the 3rd year I’ve NOT been home for it..yikes…lol! Good thing I have an understanding hubby and we will celebrate when I get home. We’ve been together for 18 years and all is still good, I love him to pieces and count my blessings every day that he loves me and me him! Trust me I am A LOT to keep up with most days and thank god he is so laid back…I’m like a whirlin-twirlin-tasmanian devil and he’s like the calm in the midst of the storm for me So this is the last trip of the year for me for teaching and when I get home I will start prepping for the holidays…no rest for the weary eh? But I tend to slow down a bit…ahahahaha…no really I do try to not take on much during the month of December to rest a bit. But you know life goes on, family calls, work doesn’t stop and so on right? But I do the best I can and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas…yes 12 trees will go up again this year. Already got everything ready in my head and planned out…now to get my “hauler” aka hubby to get all my goods out so I can start preppin!
And prayers, peace and good wishes go out to my neighbors in the north who lost their homes, lost people they love and had such horrific damage to their property and towns due to Hurricane Sandy (shouldn’t it have a meaner name, Sandy is WAY too nice a name for something so terrible). Its just heartbreaking….we count ourselves very lucky in Virginia. When you think you are having a bad or stressful day you can reflect on JUST how bad it truly could be…I know my stress does NOT even compare to what they are dealing with.
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