I think this might be the first time I have ever posted on this topic. Well here goes.
Life has been extremely hectic this year with a major remodel we did on our little cottage. We had a flood in the kitchen and had to tear out the entire kitchen. It is finally coming to the end and looks fabulous.
I did not make any cosmetics this year as I took time off from it all. Will start up again sometime soon, but taking a break was very good for me. It was becoming stressful instead of fun. It was supposed to be fun. I am not sure if I will sell anything or just make stuff for friends and family for now on.
I had an OK year with the bees. Had only 3 hives this year and they never made any honey. I even had to feed them starting in August. Still with all the feeding, they still looked a bit on the low end store wise. Hope they make it through the winter. I am thinking of going with even less hives this coming year. Perhaps just 1-2 hives for now on. My back is in terrible shape and lifting is very hard for me now. Also I am getting up in age although I do much better than most my age.
As you can all tell, I am cutting back on many things in my life. I am trying to simplify things and concentrate on what is important. Keeping my house clean and cozy, cooking good food for my hubby and myself. I don't want to stress out anymore on things and am cutting out many things in my life that cause stress.
This month I bought a car for the first time in 15 years. A Subaru Impreza Hatchback All Wheel Drive. I just love it, the nicest car I ever owned. It feels so luxurious with heated leather seats, moon roof, HD 6 speakers radio. I am amazed at all the buttons and gadgets that they place on cars these days. I went through the Costco Auto Program and they negotiate the price. No haggling.
Went back East for Thanksgiving to visit my brother in New Jersey and saw some of the aftermath of Sandy. Many large trees down everywhere and so many people out with chain saws trying to clean up their properties. I felt grateful for my life and my home after hearing so many horror stories.
Well thats all for now. Just trying to take life a bit easier, slow down, watch more movies, take more naps. Less running around.
Take care and don't get too stressed out by the holidays. I know so many people that get bummed out this time of year.