I've been away on a whirl wind trip. Two long days of driving sandwiching three days of none stop activity. Black Friday was spent shopping but not in the crowded malls, my sister and I went to a bead store-Beads Galore one of our favorite places. It was having a 40% off sale and we had a lot of fun. I have two aunts who live in Scottsdale that I am close to and Sat. and Sunday I got to visit with each of them. It was so nice to connect with family and women. I miss that living so far away. My mother had over done getting ready for our visit and was feeling under the weather. She had to take a lot of pain medicine that made her sleep. Towards the end of the visit she was feeling better and was able to get up for my birthday dinner. I did not get to "craft" as much as I had planned but I visited and connected and left with much food for thought. I feel as if I have a new journey ahead of me. As I said it was good to visit with women and bounce ideas and feelings around getting fresh looks at things. I will see where this all takes me and keep you posted.