Catching up

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Isn’t amazing at how time flies? I’ve been working on settling into my new home and feeling very comfortable and happy. I have been working for a temp agency to learn the area and build my resume and think I’m ready for a permanent job now. Fingers crossed the new year will put something in my lap.

The girls and I have been soaking up the lifestyle here…beach, mountains and TONS of walks and hikes. We are blessed to live within a small radius of 4 different dogs parks which we depended on at first, now only use them when we need a quick fix. The girls are VERY spoiled and deserve every bit of the spoiling.

With the job hunting we’ve been walking the local neighborhoods and making a list of companies to apply at…two birds as they say. It’s really giving the girls a workout (me too) because we do a lot of training. They are getting so good and LOTS of compliments from the people walking by. Makes a mama proud.

We do walk in the rain, LOL…not as much rain here as people want you to believe. Seen below is two parks we like and then me all wet on a REAL rain day. The photos of Summer in her favorite water hole in what we call cheater park. It’s down the street and see that hill…yep, when mama is lazy we go to cheater park and I throw the ball up that hill to run Summer. Randi loves to wander in those woods in the background. Everyone is happy. The other park is a long trail off to the side of a railroad track. The other side a beautiful brook that makes the most beautiful sound. This is actually our comfort hiking area. When things are tough…we go here for the spirit lift.

I’ve been filling my spare time with improving my felting and crocheting techniques. I’ve met a great group of women that meet every Wednesday at the local library and we work our yarn for about 3 hours, tons of laughs and help when I need it.

Here are a couple gifts I made. First up is a crocheted shawl I made for my Japanese sister, a crocheted shawl and nuno felted scarf. The two purple scarfs are nuno felted for Gypsy girl and Boy toy, then tango girl got the web scarf with silk sari and metallic threads running through. Last is for our countess who travels the world. It’s beautiful colors with felted strip running down the middle of chiffon. I had a lot of fun making these gifts for everyone.

I’m bringing back my celebration tree, only in small version. I’ve had this metal ornament tree for years and haven’t used it. SO…now it’s in use. Here is my January 2015 celebration with snowmen and icicles. I am looking forward to redecorating it every month this year.

I have my planner ready to go, my words for the year and feeling like life is good. Ready to get healthy, happy and moving. How about you?

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