Life has been hectic and now it is Christmas! If you wonder why I have been absent so long, well it wasn't intentional. My daughter got married in August and though I knew I would be busy and not write as much, I didn't realize this blog would be silent for 3 or 4 months. I have missed you!
I did promise some wedding pictures. I have to say that it was a beautiful wedding, though I can't take a lot of credit for that. My daughter did most of the planning. Here is the happy couple!
And the bride with her bridesmaids decked out in purple and green ...
On an interesting note, we were lucky with the timing of this wedding because exactly one week later Hurricane Irene arrived in this very spot in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Oh yes! The wedding tree behind the girls was knocked down in the storm. The hotel where most of us stayed had so much damage that it had to be closed for a year for repairs. It was the same hotel used for the broadcast leading up to the hurricane. The pier in front of the hotel lost the last few sections in the strong wind and waves. This storm claimed at least nine lives as it worked it's way up the Atlantic coast.
The Atlantic Beach pier (picture from Jonathan Serrie, reporter):
Then the bride and groom were to leave from DC for their honeymoon on the hurricane weekend, flying to Mexico. I wasn't concerned because Mexico was not in the path of the storm, forgetting they had to first get out of DC. They managed to fly out the morning of the day the hurricane arrived to close the airports. I think they must have a lucky angel looking out for them.
So besides the wedding, which I thought would be my major or only distraction to writing this blog, life kept happening. What's up with that? My part-time job decided they needed more of my time and beyond that I don't really remember. It is so easy to let life happen to you and let some things slide. At my age, I should know that you can lose yourself if you are not careful.
My creative time has really suffered so I think I see a New Year's resolution coming. I have a jewelry show this week and I will have to get busy. It is a casual affair at an office in their break room. But as we know if done well that might lead to who knows what. Never overlook an opportunity. So back to work and I will talk with you soon.