It’s 2018 and I am just now posting!

The holidays are all over (Thank God) and 2018 is firmly on track with the first month of twelve half over already.  The weather here in Oklahoma has been horrible, but we are still thankful not to be on the east coast or the west coast because their weather has been worse.  I have not posted here for some time because one of my New Year’s goals was to sit down and re-evaluate my blogs–define what I want them to be and what I don’t want them to be.  I also am trying to learn how to monetize my blogs so maybe I can make enough to pay for keeping them running.  Anyway, I am here now and I will tell you that I have been busy making things.

My oldest daughter has moved here from Missouri and we have been spending quite a bit of time together after almost 3 years of not seeing each other.  It has really been nice to be able to have her and her husband over for dinner and have her come over to craft with me.  I missed spending time with her.

If you have been reading my blog in the past, you know that I spent every day for the last two and a half years with my youngest daughter while she battled a dying liver and dead kidneys and waited to get a transplant.  So, we have had quite a bit of togetherness time in the recent past.  I still miss seeing her every day, even if we talk on the phone daily.

So all that said, my life is trying to level out and become normal.  At first I felt bored because there was no crisis to deal with daily.  Now that I have had some time to adjust, I am beginning to find myself again.  I am doing a daily drawing just for myself to increase my creative side and build my skill back up.  I am also learning how to Art Journal, which is not as easy as I thought it would be–in fact I find it incredibly difficult to do.  Nevertheless, I am trying to art journal daily; however it is more like every couple of days that I actually get it done.  I still don’t quite understand what I am supposed to be doing in this journal, but I am having some fun with pretty paints and papers.

My eldest has been here with me and we have been making Valentine’s Day cards.  We have made quite a few and she is posting them somewhere for sale.  We will begin making St. Patrick’s Day cards and Easter cards next, but we have to figure out when she will have any time as she is beginning a new job here in Tulsa tomorrow.  I will try to post pictures of the cards we are making as soon as I can.  Here are just the first three we made.

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