Since I was scheduled to be back in New Mexico for work next week, and I have no family here, I had the chance to celebrate an early Christmas as well as spend some quality time with various family & friends... and for that I am truly thankful! Most of my gifts this year were hand made, of course! Well, for the most part :). I started with the ceramic bowls I made & filled them full of little goodies (coffees, teas, salsas, chocolate of course, gift cards for the teens, even a lottery ticket here & there, 'cause hey, ya never know!) Then I shrink wrapped them, added a pretty bow & whala! Instant gift! They were really fun to make!
I think they went over well, too... so that made me happy! So while everyone is finishing last minute shopping, I have already celebrated, so now I can focus on other things... like trying to find a relatively inexpensive... as if that exists... place to live in Santa Fe. Since I'll be staying with friends this year on Christmas, and my ornaments are in storage... I appreciated spending time admiring my mom's tree... and my mom for that matter!
|Mom- decorating :)|
Beyond all the gift bowl making, & running around visiting people, I also had a bit of time to relax, walk along the ocean & soak up some Southern California sunshine & warmth. And now, after 2 days of driving, I am safe & sound back in Santa Fe... missing my family, but looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life.
Hope you are all well & enjoying the warmth of family & friends!
And a special thanks to my mom... for all you do, for who you are... I hope you know the difference you make in all the lives you touch!