Monday, January 02, 2006

the blog break of 2005-6!

happy new year! i hope yours were filled with happiness and celebration! i for one worked new year's eve (and made big bucks!) and rode in a limo home sipping champagne, so i cannot complain!

i took a much needed break from makin', bloggin' and photo takin' these past few weeks. ahh! i missed all my favorite reads, but it was a necessary rejuvenation and allowed me to get a big picture perspective. isn't that what the new year is about, too? ultimately upon reflection i realized~ i am so fortunate. my health, my family, my home, my love, my life is all that i wish for with some serious tweaking of the finer points.

i spent the holidays in my hometown of Kittery Point, Maine with trips to NYC during the transport strike! to visit with my bestest childhood friend, Boston with my newly engaged sister! and Vermont to see my extended family.

now back home i am busy coming up with lists of goals and opportunities during this 2 week break before school begins. i dyed my hair burgandy-plum and have been purging bags, shoes and jackets galore. Hugh and i have been watching the BBC series of "the Pride & Prejudice" with Colin Firth and rented episodes of "Lost"-- quite a combo!

this morning it is another rainy day of tea drinking and cleaning. my studio is a wreck! above is a picture of my new tea strainer from my step-dad (he surprised me after i had said i loved it while x-mas shopping!). and truly it is perfect in my eyes....

go here to see more handmade or special gifts received, including a few cards from kim, shash and tania! thank you all, you made my day. tania also made me an amazing mix that i'm listening to repeatedly right now! which reminds me, is anyone else up for a cd exchange by jan 15th? i have a few takers.... please email me at if you too would like to participate:)


Amanda Woodward said...

Happy New Year!!!!
I'm very jealous of your walnut cracker, its lovely. I'd love to do a cd swap with you! What sort of music are you interested in?

I didn't know that you grew up in Maine! I grew up in Mass! How neat!

Amanda Woodward said...

haha. Ok, for some reason I said walnut cracker instead of tea strainer. I'm tired, please forgive me!!! haha.

la vie en rose said...

welcome back! i've missed you! wishing you a wonderful new year full of love, blessings, growth, and creating.

ps--colin firth *sigh*

Jesse said...

I would love to see a pic of the new hair color, it sounds lovely! And how happy will my dad be to see his present made the blog...fabulous.

Happy New Year!

gkgirl said...

oh my goodness
i completely forgot that i said
i would swap...
better get mixing, teehee
i'm going to check and see if
i have your address, i can't remember
if you sent it or not...


tania said...

so glad you are enjoying it! and that you had a lovely holiday.