What a year it’s been! The first half of the year I had my number two daughter and Sweet pea living with us.
The second half of the year I’ve had daughter number one and Squishy living with us.
I love my children and I especially love my Grandchildren, but I miss my art! I am so consumed with babies, and all that they entail that I have not done any art, not much of note, I have so much to do, to finish my “Art Instructors” course and I have just learnt Zentangle so that needs doing, and my penpalling fell off for a little while but happily that is back on track.
In January– We went away camping with long time friends, daughter number one and two grand babies. That was over the “Australia Day” weekend, fun times.
In February, My Husband took me away for a romantic weekend to Brisbane in Queensland, we got a mystery flight so we only found out where we were going a few days before hand, we have been there but we didn’t care it was us flying (I LOVE flying) away to be together. Had a great weekend.
In March– Heralded the Start of “Footy Season” and again I donned my hat as “football tragic mum”
In April– We had an engagement party for one of my nephews and the following weekend we had a roadt trip to Queensland to do some repairs on a friends house. Camping trip loved it.
In May– Nothing special but lots of football matches.
In June– Daughter number two and Sweetpea flew the nest.
In July– I discovered the Lord, we went out for dinner for a friends birthday. Had a date day at the Art Gallery and then lunch
In August– Number one daughter moved home with Squishy, Football Grand-final, we lost by one point!!
In September– My Nephew’s engagement party, great night out.
In October– My Niece had her engagement party, my birthday, Moved Mother-in-law into a nursing home and we went camping.
In November– Still camping for the first whole week. Zentangle art class, Sweetpea turned one and said farewell to a long time friend. She Who Rambles Salad Challenge
In December– Christmas party at the Nursing home, Squishy turned one, huge birthday party, Christmas and quality time at our holiday place.
November, I started “The Daniel Plan” and to date I have lost 6 kilograms and 12 inches, I am happy about that!
Reading all that it’s been a busy year! Speaking of reading…
This is the pile of books I finished, along with the note books full of notes, and the second bible I brought so I could do bible art in it. This one has the two inch wide margins.
My first piece of Bible art Psalm 139;13 I need to add some colour to it, but I’m scared to ruin it. I since quit that group because it was making me nervous about ruining my beautiful new bible.
This is my “awaiting” to be read pile… sheesh it makes me tired just looking at it, The book about Luther belongs to Pastor Frank, he loans me his personal books, I find that very humbling that he trusts me with his books.
A 90 day devotional study that I want to do, I haven’t booked it in yet, I’m really busy in January. Maybe I’ll pencil it in for April, May and June.
Two more Studies that I just got in the mail, both have 12 lessons.
This is my Bible study folder, which I do my daily studies in with “The Good Morning Girls” group, I am in a Facebook group called “The Heart of Esther” and have just been made Assistant for the group, so already my “deeper” is working! I have different sections in this folder.. the books that concern Men go in one bit, the Books that concern women go in another and the general books which is most of them go into a separate section. This year Good Morning Girls is introducing a different hing we are going to start colour coordinating the scriptures. Monday 5th January “Good Morning Girls” starts back with the Book of Exodus.
So I have a feeling my morning study session is going to get a bit longer.. if I do this I haven’t actually decided yet.
This neat little pile lives by my bed. Each morning and each night, I read the daily devotional in each book and write in my journal. Basically my journal I write in any time, but I always start off with good intentions each morning and do a wrap up of each day before I go to bed, then I know my mind is clear and I am all set for my prayer.
Tonight I am ending the year as I started it, with Sweetpea while her Mum goes out for the night. We did that last year too.. except last year I didn’t feel as tired as I do this year!
Happy New Year to all my friends out there who take time to read my blog, thank- you for reading and I hope you all come back next year for more and I wish you all a very happy 2015!!