After closing the shop in January I guess I went into hibernation mode. 8 years of a full time job along with the 'shop' which consumed every waking hour, took its toll. I felt guilty because I had put my family, home and friends on the back burner. The Cowboy told me that people he met along the way didn't even know that he was married...how pathetic is that!
So 2010 was the year to NOT have a plan, take each day as it came and enjoy my family. As they say, there is a reason for everything that happens in the universe.
We buried 4 family members last year and 1 dear friend. 2 who had lived through 90+ years, my dad's youngest sister (he is the last of 8), a cousin who suffered from Alzheimer's, and our dear friend Joe who fought a courageous battle with brain cancer, Though the loss is heartbreaking, the celebrations of their lives were inspiring and my heart swelled with pride when I witnessed all the lives these people touched.
Jessica and I participated in 2 amazing shows. http://www.barnhousebh.com/2010/08/2010-barn-house-flea-market.html and http://claysonfarm.blogspot.com/2010/08/you-better-get-here.html. Although the work involved is too long to list, the camaraderie and inspiration makes you forget about the aching bones, the slivers and bruises. Also let's you forget about all of the problems in the world.
We've not made a plan for 2011 but the new year brings changes to our lives!
My daughter, who reached the 30 year milestone last year, took the giant and scary leap to start College! I'm soo proud of her! She started on January 3rd and is getting into the swing of things.
I'm looking for the 'dream' job. Maybe this doesn't exist, but I believe it's out there!
We'll be hosting a wedding in July at the Ponderosa and there is ALOT of work to do before it's worthy!
As I've said in the past, I don't make new years resolutions, but I do set goals! My goal for 2011:
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My best to you in 2011...may all of your dreams come true! Kim