Eleven Days till Christmas

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Today we were hit with the first winter storm of the season and more to come.  I absolutely love being inside watching it snow.  Good thing my husband doesn’t read this as he would not speak to me as he is the one doing the snow removal on the drive and walks.  It is soooo cold.

I wrapped presents tonight and still have a few to go and the countdown has begun.  One party down and one more to go.  Checklist is getting a little shorter but much to do.  I wish we all could get over the commercial aspect of Christmas as I always think I’ve done a good job but then start wrapping and the inadequacies start to merge as, did I do enough are they going to like what I’ve gotten or made them??????  I just love having my family around for the warmth I get when they are here.  And like always so much preparation for what seems like a few minutes of time with them and then they will be off and we will have an empty home again.  My goal is to enjoy it while it lasts.


About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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