where the only things on my to do list
Why lucky you say ?
Well, I had some money to buy some little gifties for some people I love...
And this year, it was even money that I earned doing something I loved doing...
Sharing my art and my heart...
I also had the TIME.
You see, I don't work full time,
I don't have kids,
the house was clean
as I had done such a great job of it the week before when the Squamies were coming.
So I was able to get a whole lot of the have-to's of Christmas done last week,
which meant that as of Friday evening,
I was lucky enough to have a lot of time to play !
On Friday, David and I went to our friends Lois and Mike's house
for dinner, some cocktails
We laughed and played a fun drawing game called "Who, What Where".
A really, really fun evening with really good people.
And then yesterday,
while most of the world was a-hustling and a-bustling,
we spent our day in sweats,
and just hanging out.
That meant time for sweet, cozy napping in the afternoon
with all 5 of us in the bed,
and best of all,
time to play !!!
Time to create this two page spread in my art journal,
inspired by Judy Wise, artist of my Heart,
who showed magnificent pages from her own journals on her blog today,
reminding me that "A life isn't fully lived until it's been digested in the journal"
just as her friend reminded her.
Yes, my beautiful Friends, I am one lucky, lucky woman...
and I really know it too.
Not only did I have a perfect weekend up until this morning,
but something I witnessed on another friend's blog in the early morning
as David and the furry kids still doze,
made eyes fill with tears and my heart fill with gratitude even more.
I was also filled
with HOPE for all of us,
and a great reminder as the year draws to a close
of the words that have brought me to where I am right this minute...
"Love is the answer.", my beautiful Ones.
Let it fill you up too...
Happy Sunday and thank you, Connie !