Happy New Years to everyone ! It was a challenging year and feels like I've been away for so long. I'm finally feeling a smidgen of creativity working it's way to the surface of my mind this weekend. I was peeking around at different blogs yesterday and got very inspired. I read a quote on Sarah Ahearn's blog. It's by John O'Donohue and it really sums up my feelings for the past year as we make our way into the new.
We bless this year for all we learned,
For all we loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination......
~ John O'Donohue ~
We enjoyed a quiet relaxing holiday week. Movies and reading. Some organizing of art supplies. Phonecalls with old friends. Cooking some new and some very old recipes. I made my mom's stuffed pepper recipe tonight and it turned out so good. I have fond memories of her making this. She always put raisins in them ! So good! I hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable weekend as well. Life has calmed down for me finally and I so look forward to renewed creativity in 2012 . Thinking about visiting all of your wonderful inspirational blogs once again makes me happy also. Happy new Year ! :-) Nan