So yesterday was New Year's Day ! Welcome to 2010 !
We enjoyed a quiet, sleepy morning here, with my friend Darlene and her boys.
We had a nice breakfast and then hung out for awhile.
Finally around 1:30 pm, Darlene took the boys out to the mall.
David then pointed out to me that I had not done the traditional snow dance of the New Year's morning.
I have to say, I was not really that disappointed and was seriously considering skipping that cold tradition this year.
Well, that was until David pointed out that it would only take "us" a minute to grab the camera and just do it.
I know that David has joined me in the snow dance on at least one other occasion, but it certainly is usually more my thing than his.
But that he was pushing me to do the slightly outrageous and definitely silly thing that was usually my gig made me step up to the challenge !
Off came the slippers and out we went to the back yard as there was no snow left on the back deck.
Here are the cute lovey-dovey feet shots he took !
I was looking too bed head even though it was 2:00pm so I forbade the full on body shot but you can get the effect of our dance in the freezing cold white stuff from these !
I think they look kind of like a wedding photo of some kind ! Romantic and loony, just like me and my man ! ;)
It was lovely to have my friend Dar and her sons, Chase and Chad with us for a couple of days.
It was also great to have our house back to ourselves today and to enjoy a weekend at home together before we get back to the regular routine on Monday.
I have lots of plans now that the holiday bustle is done.
I want to do a good clean up in the studio - purge and organize.
I plan on continuing my meditation class on Mondays and just signed up for a YogaDance class on Tuesdays. Excited about that !
I want to get back to my art journal so badly as well ! I will probably join Misty Mawn as she does journal prompts for the month of January again this year. I also want to get back to doing the Green Pepper Press Crusade Challenges with Michelle Ward.
I will be participating in the One World, One Heart lovefest again later in January which I am so looking forward too.
I want to organize another meeting of the Squamie girls and play with my arty friends.
I want to work with my Word of The Year - Emerge... and see what art and other creative pursuits it inspires...
I want to spend my precious winter months hibernating in the studio, playing the days away with color and music and imagination.
And you know the best thing ?
I have just the time and opportunity to do all of that and for that, my friends, I am so very, very grateful....
In other news....
This is my 300th post on the Queen of Arts Blog !
Isn't that cool ? To be celebrating 300 as the first post of the year 2010 ? Some strong numerology stuff going on there, I'll bet, with the palindrome date 01 02, 2010, and the fact that 2010 adds up to 3, and it is my 300th post, etc...
What ever the mojo involved, it blows me away to think that I have created this incredible document of a couple of years of my life. I love that I share my heart. That I put myself really out there in as honest a way as I can and that I have been able to connect to so many wonderful people all around the world through just being me. Such a great gift !
So of course, you know that there had to be a little giveaway, a pre-One World One Heart warm-up, if you will, to celebrate the Big 300 !
The Queen will be offering a sweet little prize which will include a bag of Rock My World rocks as well as some other goodies from her stash.
To participate, just leave me a comment on this post with a little bit of bloglove. I would love to hear one thing that you like or appreciate about my blog.
Fishing for compliments ? Hell ya ! Why not ? We are all going to focus on what is right for the year 2010, aren't we ? ;)
I will get the hubby to pick a random number from the comments on Wednesday, January 6th, and then send out a sweet giftie to the winner.
A big load of thanks to all of you, my wonderful Blogland friends, for all the gifts that you have giving me with each and every one of these 300 posts !
Big Love to you, Beautiful Ones, and Happy New Year !