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Sunday Post

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My goodness this has been a crazy 2 weeks. We are in the work eat sleep mode it seems. Obviously since I haven't blogged in awhile.
Yesterday was another much needed break from that work routine. Tina hosted another class from her beautiful home. 10 of us joined her to create a mini album. And what a fun fun day it was!!!! Lots of techniques, stamping and creative uses for office and Home depot supplies. I learned to hammer a word on a washer (great stress reliever) use metal mesh and on and on. In the end we had a mini album chocked full of fun embellishments. Poor Amanda had a "little" incident with glue explosion and a "bit" of glue in her hair.
As we arrived Rosie greeted us. Today she was allowed to stay with the group and she was very well behaved. Laughing with us and interjecting her own comments now and again. By the end of the afternoon I do think she had had enough of us and was ready for quiet.
Thanks Tina for a wonderful creative afternoon…

Happy Birthday Dear Sister

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Today is my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday Jo.
Or should I say Patricia Jo Struchen Helmers HA!!!
I hope for you a year filled with nothing but the very best and lots of new adventures.
Have a wonderful day you so deserve it Grandma to be

Welcome 2011

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I have to say that I am not sad to see 2010 end and I welcome 2011 with anticipation, hope and with positivity.
So it is with great anticipation that I look forward to what lies ahead in 2011.
Each year I join in in Ali Edwards OLW (one little word). Only this year I have struggled trying to find that perfect word for me. I finally came up with 2 words that I thought would be a good fit. "Courage & Grace". I just couldn't decide which it was to be and so I chose both of them.

COURAGE to face all that this year holds in store for me with GRACE
COURAGE to stand up for my convictions
COURAGE to take the steps forward to improve my health
COURAGE to face each new day with a more positive attitude
COURAGE to do things on my own

GRACE to accept a helping hand
GRACE to admit when I am wrong
GRACE to let the natural aging process occurring without regret (A big one for me)
GRACE and patience for those around me

I am sure I will be adding more Grace and Courage as the days and month…