And what have I been doing? Truly I have been busy doing all kinds of wonderful things. Unbelievably, knowing my whole family would be here for the holidays, I started preparing for Christmas in October. With two little ones coming I worked very hard to make the house a fun and safe place to be. When they walked into our home with wonder in their eyes, I knew it was all worth it. What a joyful time we all had. In between holiday preparations I was taking a few online art classes, painting with friends almost weekly and added another Italian class to my week. Now I am preparing to head off to another quilt retreat just like the one I had returned from the last time I updated the Blog and Website. How embarrassing! Not really though. We must all live for today and while we’re at it, create art.