Monday, December 12, 2011


Christmas is 2 weeks away. And I am in NO way ready. 

Yes, my notecards and postcards and holiday cards are for sale on ETSY. No, I haven’t had a chance to even work on any necklaces- I was hoping to complete one a night. 

Once again, life had gotten in the way of life. In a months’ time, we’ve lost two family members, and we’re dealing with our lovely elderly dog, Milo, and his recent bout of seizures. We’ve spent the month traveling to be with family during this difficult time, many vet visits, while trying to run our business. 

Sadly, Windswept Art Farm is temporarily on hold.

Christmas is a great distraction for us, if we can actually get to enjoy it. All of our kids will be with us this year- and we're thankful that they get to spend some quality time with their canine brother. 

We're doing everything we can to make this season enjoyable. Outdoor lights are up, most interior decorations done- trees are next, followed by final shopping and wrapping. 

We’re strong, and these life events make us stronger. We’re getting through them with grace and calm- and even though it is difficult, we’re the better for it.

Here’s to a season of warmth in our hearts and excited expectations for a new year filled with happiness and healthy prospects.

With that said- I raise a glass to all who came before me…and to grace, and courage and love.
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  1. Well said, Paula! Someone once told me that these life experiences/challenges help to build character. This too shall pass! Sending love and hugs your way!

  2. Thanks Linda- two of my fave sayings are...

    what doesn't kill you makes you stronger...and-
    sometimes life gets in the way of life