Saturday, January 05, 2008

Feeling alive again...

Well, I've started the year with a bang, well, really a wimper. I've been sick with a fever all week. Not a pleasant way to start the new year. There was one perk of losing 12 lbs. Ah well, you take your blessings where you can get them.

The Christmas holidays were a wonderful time with the family. Even the pets joined in. Here Mom's dog Puppy is dressed for the ocaission with his funny little hat.



While we were sitting around enjoying ourselves little things started fluttering down from above. Lo and behold Tigger was up above playing in a planter on the second floor walkway. The perfect little tiger in his little jungle. Needless to say the plant is close to toast.





I had such high hopes of making at least one mixed media attempt at an art piece. I've bought an inexpensive artist journal because I've been so inspired by all the artist blogs I've been visiting. There is still some time before the weekend is out so maybe I can at least get something started.

I'm not a big one for new years resolutions because I think we come up with resolutions all year long and we should be thankful all year long but this is a good time to think back over the year and contemplate. I am always so thankful for my family and extended family of friends. Life would not be as rich without them. This year I am so thankful that I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery. To date (which by the way is my birthday) I've lost 78 lbs. I found a poem by Paulette Insall that I will share in my next post that is a perfect reflection of how this affects my life

Well, it's time for me to turn into a pumpkin so hopefully I will manage to post again this weekend. I hope everyone has had a blessed holiday season with the enjoyment of many friends and family.

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5 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Laurel...

thanks for popping by and commenting on my mermaid box...
I loved working with this medium and will definately do more wood burning projects...

Your cards are amazing...I will definately pop by and see what you have on the go in 2008...

Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Diana

Anonymous said...

Nice photos. Glad you're feeling better!

Miscellany Mom said...

Happy birthday and congrats on the weight loss! Thanks for your comment too!

Patricia J. Mosca said...

What precious little babies!! I am the proud mother of 3 cats!! (2 grown children have flown the nest!) LIFE IS GOOD! Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings for a wonderful 2008

Deb G said...

Your pictures are a lot of fun! All the best in the year to come....