I've been missing in action a bit lately as I've prepped for my sale. (And thanks to those of you who purchased things after seeing them on the blog -- they'll be in the mail this week and you know who you are! If anyone else is interested, let me know!)
This has been a year filled with many blessings and it's a good time to acknowledge them. First and foremost, I am grateful that Kevin found his Molly.
And I'm equally grateful that we now have a girl in the family!
Not that sweet Lizzie, for whom I am also grateful, isn't a girl. But Molly is more fun to shop for!
I am so thankful for my family, and along with that, grateful that my cousin-in-law once removed (make that my cousin's husband's sister!) is holding her own and thriving as she's kicking cancer in the butt once and for all!
I'm grateful that I have a cottage I can escape to in the heat of summer (although not quite so grateful that our summer didn't give us too much heat this year!) It's a spot I can relax, create, recharge and renew.
It's also a place that brings wildlife into my life and I'm am grateful for that and all other spots that do the same.
I am so thankful that I have the resources to travel and that there have been a few opportunities to do that this year.
I feel so blessed that Kevin and Greg are both in Michigan so I get to see them more often. (Molly was taking that picture!)
I have had more time to create fun things and take terrific art classes with wonderful instructors. I am so very thankful for that.
My world is filled with love and really, who wouldn't be thankful for that?
So, of course I am most thankful for Rick.
For the world I wish peace, hope and joy.
It can be tough to find in today's crazy times.
But if a silly chat noir-et-blanc can find it, maybe there is hope for the world.
I'm taking a short blog break -- just a week. 'Tis the season. I'll check in with you all as soon as I can.
Photos from Kevin and Molly's wedding by Jon Nobach Photography.
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