I have had a pretty good time getting back into the swing of things with my paints! And thanks to several of you who have bought them!
Ness, I am afraid I will not be in Memphis this year. I have not been positive about my decision until today. (staci has been told that you may be contacting her via cellphone so you can meet up with her and Don.). I have chosen to stay in Monroe and take my girls to the Holly Jolly breakfast to eat with Santa and do crafts and such. Then, we will be going to the annual Christmas parade that we miss EVERY year! And lastly, I will get to be a part of the event when they auction off my handmade tree, as well as go to the ballet that I work hard for every year as well. I am on the Board of Directors for this ballet company, and every year, both the St. Jude marathon and this entire week of local events coincide. I decided that this year I'd like to experience especially the Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa and the Christmas parade with my girls.
I am so thankful to all those who are going to run in memory of my sweet nephew, Jake. It's the eighth year that a team is gathering in his name to raise money for St. Jude. Much sacrifice and training has gone into this weekend, and it is an immeasurably inspirational time. I'm very torn. But, as Poppa would say, "make a decision, then make it right." And so... we'll be celebrating in West Monroe this weekend.
Let the holidays begin.