Saturday, December 31, 2011


These past couple of weeks have been bitter sweet; I have loved the holidays with my family, but I have had feelings of sadness too.  I realized that I've been feeling "off" because I was afraid of next year; weird huh?  I realized I was worried about my mother not being here next Christmas because of her persistent infections; I was worried about being able to continue as a SU Demonstrator; I was worried that my creations weren't nice enough, etc, etc....    I've literally been making myself sick with worry! 

I know that it's silly to worry about things I have no control over!  I should just enjoy each good day I have with my mom and others.  It's like "good day, bad day" with my mother's health, but I thank God that my husband, father, and other members of my family are well because I think I would really lose it if I had more to bear!

So, remember to enjoy the moments and choose to be happy this next year!  It's so easy to fall into a hole and forget about all the good things.  And don't be a worry wart like me; you live longer when you don't worry!  Have a Happy New Year and see you next year (hopefully with projects you like)!


  1. Hi Maria just want to be the first to tell you thank you for all you share-your ideas are remarkable, and you are one talented artist. Take all your worries and put them in a box-take the box and put it in a drawer. Than take all the good you do for your Mother--family and for us that follow your blog--I bet you that you will have to find a bigger box for all the love and time you give. May this new year bring you good health-lots of joy-laughter and lots of love--you will be blessed because you are a special woman. Happy New Year Maria-Rachel

  2. Hi Maria,
    I am a new visitor to your blog, but I am loving it! You are in the amazing field! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next! After the year I have just had, five wonderful people in my life past, I encourage you to enjoy every moment you have. All of my loved ones died suddenly without warning. I am grateful that I didn't spend a minute of it worrying. I encourage you to do the same, even though there may be indications of concern, there is nothing you can do about it. So don't waste a moment worrying. Bless you and all that you love!

  3. Maria: I have been following your blog for a long time and have to tell you that your work is EXCELLENT and WELL thought out. Please continue doing the amazing job you do and offering us the blog posts that you do.

    As for your mother and her health - Being as there is nothing you can do to change the situtation.....I say (from experience of loosing my mother VERY QUICKLY due to massive blog clots) ENJOY with every fiber the time you have with your mother and have no regrets. Life is short and treasure every single minute that you have with your mother and help to provide her with an amazing quality of life that she deserves. Above all Maria.....Take good care of yourself and be kind to yourself along the way. Your heart is good and you need to follow what it tells you to do. Hugs from Kadie in Arizona.

  4. Hi Maria
    I've been thinking about you! I've retained a link to you on my blog! I pray for you and your mom and for a good year to come! Will we meet this year? I hope so!
    If you are going to leadership by chance- email me! All the best! Maria