Monday, December 11, 2017
Lots To Catch Up On
How is everyone doing? I have so much catching up to do. First I was MIA because Bill and I went to Cape May for 5 days to celebrate the Victorian Christmas festivities as we did last year. We had mostly sunny and fairly mild (50's F) days. The coolest day was our day on the beach by the lighthouse -the air was crisp and there was a cold breeze. However, that did not stop me from doing this:
Let me tell you -that water was CCCOLD but I always dip my toes in no matter what the temperature. I didn't last very long though:)
A few pics about town:
First up- for the gang over at T Stands For Tuesday- after settling into our room we went for a late lunch at Delaney's Irish Pub-a place we always visit at least once each trip. As you can see Bill was praying I get the dessert photo taken quickly :):)
Just two of the many beautifully decorated homes we passed by each night. These were on the way to the caroling and tree lighting ceremony.
Sadly when we got home it was only just in time for our great Aunt Betty's funeral. She passed away in the hospital. I had seen her just before we left and had that feeling it would be the last. As difficult as it is, she did live a long (just shy of 91) mostly good life and she will forever be remembered in our hearts.
Also while away, I did get some wonderful happy mail. I had won another $50 GC- this time to Altenew, and the pkg. arrived! I just haven't had the chance to use anything yet, but once the holiday frenzy settles... I also received my order from the Simon Says Shop - a few dies and things to make Christmas cards. I may only get a few of these done but will keep them in mind for next year:)
For the Simon Wednesday Challenge ("gift it"), Try It On Tuesday ("twinkle, twinkle"), the Simon Monday Challenge ( "Christmas/Winter Holidays") and the new challenge at Tag Tuesday (Christmas Memories) I made this tag:
As hard as I tried I just couldn't capture the glitter on the snowflake, words or poinsettia. It looks so pretty in person.
I also have the first part of December's calendar page and art completed:
A close up of the cardinal:
and then I digitally added a sentiment to my page-just for Art Journal Journey hosted by the talented Sheila this month with the theme of "Let's Celebrate!" :
I am also joining Paint Party Friday later this week. It will be a pleasure catching up and making lots of visits- I sure have missed everyone!
"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving; make every day a holiday and celebrate just living." Amanda Bradley