must come to a close
and now, the 8th day of Hanukkah is over
we've sung the last prayer for this year and tomorrow we pack away the menorah collection ( we have 4) and the pretty candles until Hanukkah 2012 - which just FYI - will begin on Saturday, December 8 and will continue for 8 days until Sunday, December 16. Remember, we observe this holiday using the Lunar calendar.
On this last night Jennifer and Jared came down
I took them over to the clubhouse to see the holiday decor in the lobby and down and around the stairs
and the very beautiful creche
and Hanukkah decorations
and the flowers and greenary
and the spectacular tree
Our clubhouse, 30,000 sq feet, looks fabulous and very inviting.
Later Jared opened the few last gifts
Wrestling Trading Cards (he's almoat 9 and he LOVES wrestling)
and a robot helicopter that he and Grandpa Lenny had fun with...good thing we have very high ceilings
so, before I begin peeling the candle wax off the counter I do wnt to share some absolutly beautiful email I got this week which just made me realize that retiring was certainly not the end of life and that I still seem to be enriching some folk out there based on my spirit of wanting to share...this fills me up in the biggest way possible.
Hi Suze, Yes, I feel like I already know you even though I just now looked at
your blog for the first time. I had to make myself stop when I got down to Thanksgiving posts,
but I was mesmerized .... I've been looking at blogs/websites of creative people to get a better understanding of what constitutes a good blog that people really
want to read. I am an artist working in man media and I need to
get myself into the 21st century and show the world what I do. (At 58 years old, I think it's about time!) You are the first one that I just HAD to write to. Your trip to NY
was wonderful, had me wishin I could go ( I could, but no time right
now-and no funds!) Your photography really tells a story and makes
me feel that I am traveling with you. I loved seeing the Hannukah festivities, and I think having a beading session with your friends was a great idea. The various shops and
galleries you ventured into, with photos of unbelievable creations (especially the Wipples) was really inspiring. Your personality shines through in your posts,
and I think that may be what's really important as it makes me want to follow your "adventures" and your creations. I guess I was supposed to become a "fan" somewhere in there, but missed that...I think I'll go back and sign up. My blog is 99% ready to go....a wonderful artist friend is helping get this going...and now I am just "on fire" to get it going Have a wonderful, blessed and peaceful New Year. Thanks Suze, JoAnne M. Meller Designs by Meller 72 High St. Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 609-217-8826
Just know JoAnne...you can do it at any age...58 is nothing...I'm
68 and even though I retired in January this year I'm still doing
everything I want to do, art-wise, photography-wise...
taking and giving classes...etc. You GO Girl.
This one came from:
Ypu guys have no idea....you gave me the BEST Hanukkah present possible. Eternal gratitude for taking the time to tell me that I'm appreciated.
YOU ARE TOO !!!
you really, honest and truly are.
Have a great New Years Eve !