Happy New Year!  I know I’m a little late to the party, but it’s been busy, busy around here!!

The whole gang came for Christmas…


And somebody gave us a super-special surprise!!


We had grand-puppies and a best girl visiting for a big, happy chunk of December!


We sent my nephew off to the Air Force!!


And I kicked off my year of “one class a month” at My Heart’s Fancy – more on that soon!

While my daughter was here, she and I sat down and wrote some goals. She went all-out and wrote a 10-year plan!  I just thought about time wasters I want to cut back on (like mindless cell-phone “stuff”) and I made a list of the feel-good things I want more of (like making and teaching).  I want to get both feet on the ground, do more of what I love and minimize or simplify the things I don’t love so much.  I want to communicate better and set clearer boundaries.  I want to be kinder to myself – happier with who I am right now (vs. wasting time wishing for a better me).  Simple intentions, but an oh-so important new beginning!