A happy New Year to everyone! Where did last year go? It seemed to crawl at times, and at others to fly by at lightning speed. I had big plans for last year, but life has a way of changing our plans, doesn't it? So no plans for this year, I am going to take it a day at a time, savor every moment, and try not to let things get to me. How many of you sweat the small stuff? Let stupid things get to you? *raises hand* No more.
The last year has taught me that things can change in an instant. What you thought was going to always be there can disappear literally in a heart beat. The holidays were so hard this year, the first without both my parents. I was floundering, looking to find a middle ground, a way to keep the old traditions alive. The family always met at Mom and Dad's, opened gifts and then feasted on Mom's great food. Now what? Does my house become the destination of choice for my kids? My older daughter ended up attending 5 different celebrations over 3 days this year - with just a quick breakfast at our house. My mother in law said this is her last year to host Christmas dinner. Maybe this is the chance everyone has to start their own tradition of dinner in their own home. I miss the Christmases of my childhood, where we spent the day together, not running from one house to another. But then I didn't have any relatives that lived close by, so that could be the reason for that. Everything always seemed so much simpler in your childhood, didn't it?
I hope that whatever the traditions are in your house that you had a great holiday with your loved ones. To start off this new year with a bang, I'm offering a flash sale on my etsy store, Wolf Creek Designs. Receive 25% off your entire purchase with the coupon code Newyear2014. Hope the new year brings you much happiness, joy, and good fortune!