See the little guy above? He is one of the ornaments that I made for a friend by the name of Cathy, she has a blog and she is so industrious and just gets more accomplished in a day than I can in a month. Here is a link to her blog so you can see what I mean.
http://hazelruthes.blogspot.com/ You should jump over there and read and see the things she does and the things she collects and the NEW DONKEY they aquired for Christmas :)
BUT NOT YET!!!!!! Stay here and finish reading MY BLOG first , you silly!
Anyway as I was saying before I got sidetracked with Cathy's stupendous blog............. I made the little mouse above from a pattern that I aquired here, http://www.patternmart.com/pattern/5234/Rat+FinksPMRT
the designer has a lot of really cute patterns, check them out and Patternmart.
This little mouse reminds me of the season and the anticipation of the season and the year to come. Who doesn't enjoy the anticipation of a good snowball fight and the fun that it involves? That is what I feel like now , the anticipation and the fun ahead, the unkown, a chance to score better marks and team up with friends and family to accomplish and win against problems that may arrise. The anticipation of a clean slate, and the memories of this year are sometimes bittersweet, happy, sad, ..........a different emotion for almost everyday of the year.
I can leave behind the fustrations of things not finished and resolve to finish future projects, things left unsaid to loved ones. This year I resolve to TELL people I love them , not to just think that they MUST know. Sometimes doing things for people is not enough , they don't realize we love them, we are in such a habbit of assuming.............Don't assume! Tell someone you love, that you love them TODAY, THIS HOUR, THIS MINUTE! We don't have time, we only have the here and now. A blink of the eye, the turn of a wheel, life is made up of seconds. Don't save it up, spend it, TIME does not accrue , it doesn't draw interest, when it's gone it's gone. It is more precious than all the riches we have in this world. I so wish that I had told some of my loved ones that I loved them One more time, held thier hand one more time, listened while they talked one more time......I'm not going to let that get away today, now, this hour, this minute, this second. I am going to get right off this computer now and tell Jackson I love him, to squeeze him till he says "LaLa" Your squeezing my breakfast! :) I'm going to tell my David how much I appreciate how hard he works for our family and how much I enjoy the times we spend together,the things we do together and the struggles we get through together. I am going to tell my daughter Ashley how important she is to me and how much I love her when she comes home to day. To tell her I am proud of the woman she is becoming, being, is. I am going to get down on my knees and Thank God for all his blessings , big and small, asked for and unasked for.
I am going to tell myself, that I am proud of me. That I am an ok person, that will be better and will go FORWARD and learn from the things behind me. I am not going to drag the bad things behind me and let them slow me down, I am going to travel lightly into the new year and embrace the changes ahead...............well ok not the grey hair, I just refuse to embrace that! I mean come on now........lets don't go crazy.
Happy New Year and God Bless Us Everyone!