Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Great 2011

As the end of the year approaches it is a great time to look back over the events last year.  I have had an amazing year. Many things have taken place during his past year.  For one we relocated from the country to a city about 84 miles away.

I discovered many thing during the packing and moving. It  gives you time to look at the possession one keeps. I found that I had a large amount of items I really didn't use or even want any more.This was the perfect time to clear our lives from this clutter. That is an amazing feeling.

I have the new project of redecorating the new house. It has been a fun project creating a new look on a budget. Working with a very limited amount of money challenges my creativity and I love the challenge. The house we purchased has a really good base to work with, it just needs a little updating.. It is awesome what a can of paint can do. With just a few minor changes I have updated a large portion of the main floor. I still  have the kitchen and the upstairs bath to tackle this coming year.

I have been experimenting with new items for The Tabby Cat shop.  I am my worst critic but many of these new items will be making an appearance in the coming months.

Our Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays were amazing. Our children were all able to be home for both holidays. I cherish these times. I know there may be a time when they are too far away to be able to travel for the holidays or we need to share them with their spouses family. For now I will cherish each and everyday I have them all together. They are so much fun.

I have reflected on the past year and I see just how blessed we have been. I cherish my family, friend, each and everyday. During the coming days I will plan for the things I would like to accomplish in the year to come.

I want to thank each of you for following along with me this past year. I wish for you a very blessed year to come.

The Tabby Cat

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Break

I have spent the last 7 weeks substitute teaching at the local High School. I am as ready as the students are for Christmas break.  Two and a half days left and then I will be putting everything into high speed to finish up for Christmas.

I love this time of year. Normally I like to have everything wrapped and ready. Well this year everything seems to be in a catch up mode. I can't say I didn't know it was coming I have had 365 days notice. As the sign in my classroom says "Due Dates are closer than they seem." I know  everything will be completed in time well at least before Christmas eve and that is the due date. The tree is up and decorated, and all 8 stockings are hung and I have made some of the favorite Christmas treats. Now just to survive until break.

I hope to have time to list some of the new items in the shop before the end of the weekend so keep watching.

Have a very very blessed day!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It is hard to believe it has been so long since my last post.  I had good intentions of keeping on top of my blog.  Well December is here and I am just now getting to it. 

So much has been going on in our lives over the last 8 months.  We have moved 90 miles to our new house. No longer do I live in the country but a nice residential neighbor hood.  I have been doing some painting, updating and tried to do a little gardening.  But with the hot, dry Texas heat this summer it was a battle.  I traded some of our wildlife for new. I no longer have deer eating my trees now I have rabbits and squirrels to contend with. I will say the birds I have to watch are beautiful.  There are Cardinals, Red Birds, Blue Jays and many more.  I will post some pictures soon.

I have added a few new items to the Tabby Cat and hope to have more for that last minute Christmas shopper.  My wonderful husband gave me a new sewing machine for my birthday and I have been having so much fun trying out new ideas. 

Until later I want to wish each of you a very bless day.