And I am in a new stage of my life...NO KIDS AT HOME! Last year was a whirlwind of weddings. 2 of my own girls got married (thought I could blog their weddings as it was happening...get real!) and I helped 2 friends with their weddings. My widowed sister moved in then out to find some adventure in Sausalito then moved back again to create a lovely garrett apartment and rooftop studio for her painting. Oh, and I had a beautiful grandson, a brother for Dominic so now I have 2 little boys to love and teach and take photographs of their adventures.
After all that I spent the last week in December sleeping. I think I slept 2 days straight in that week of slumber! Now I look around at the things that I let go in the last year. Like the pile of junk that the garage threw up in the back when it got too full. I need new curtains and to repaint the livingroom and stairwell! Oh, my beautiful garden has completely become overgrown and an underground rodent has killed one of my apple trees!
I have so many projects ahead of me. I also started a photograph a day for a year goal. Mostly to keep me on track with all my projects including the portrait photography business with my daughter... vintagemodernphotography.com I am hoping to use my garage as a studio. I've already started on organizing all my craftiness and business supplies. I dusted off my sewing machine and figured out how to thread it again!
Most importantly I am going to make a concerted effort to improve my spirituality based on bible history & knowledge. I am hoping to include different bible translations in my regular bible reading. I am going to keep a journal on what I learn and what I can apply for myself. But that's a personal thing and I would never impose that on my blog visitors.
Of course I will keep cooking. I will show off my girls decorating skills as they live as married women...maybe even show some photos of their beautiful weddings. I also would like to feature interesting things online...like this site that is going to become an online Magazine (and oh, how I love magazines!). Parisienne Farmgirl is creating a new French Country/Paris inspired magazine. Ooh La La, I am a happy woman! Go to her blog now and become a happy woman too! Like her on Facebook! (While you're at it, please "like" my photography business Vintage Modern Photography.)
Til next time...Virginia Smith