This has been a long week filled with both celebration and sadness. The sadness I will not address--you all have already heard enough of the heartbreaking stories that have happened in Newtown, CT, just 30 minutes from where I live.
Friday was also my husband's birthday. After picking up our daughter we went out to lunch and made a few planned stops on the way home to do some Christmas shopping. The weekend was filled with back to back parties--one Hanukkah party with close friends, and a family Christmas party.
The house smells like a bakery--after the cream puffs for Sunday--yes, made from scratch! and the four batches of cookies yesterday. Oh, lets not forget the birthday meal I made on Tuesday for my husband: homemade macaroni with homemade gravy, with cream puffs and home made lattes for dessert.
I've had little time for beading except at night, but I am attempting to get a jump on rose arrangements for Valentine's Day. I've finished what will be two arrangement so far, but have not put them together yet. I did make one winter-type of arrangement that I hope to list just after New Year's:
I probably won't be posting again until after New Years, so I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!