Hello, dear friends!
Where, oh where to begin today?
This holiday season, I have been given the gift of TIME by one of our dear friends that is home from studying abroad. She is doing the mid-day pick up of Miss Brenna and transporting her to each school for me. Which means I have un-interrupted time between 8 and 3. What a gift!!! I can get the house ready for Christmas, get shopping done, actually mail things on time, create some artwork, maybe even post some things on Etsy....
Or, I could be laid up with Sciatica this week.
It seems my body did not like working on some adorable bags (from this tutorial) at the kitchen table for several hours. In great protest, my Sciatica reared it's ugly head and I find myself with a lot of time for contemplation at 2 a.m. when I can't get comfortable and am up the rest of the night. There is also time for contemplation during the day while my heating pad and I become best of friends.
The kicker? My dog, Miss Party herself, protested at not being walked or having much attention paid to her by finding one of those bags I made and SHREDDED IT TO PIECES.
The funny part is that I really, truly wanted to move slowly this holiday season. To take TIME in preparing. To take TIME to think what a gift we have been given in the form of a baby- the Light of the World, come to us in such a human way. To think of and hopefully do something for those that I know and love that are suffering right now, as it is so much more profound during this season.
As each day unfolds this month,
I am wishing you PEACE
in each situation you find yourself in.
Even if the dog does shred your artwork.
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