HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016  Dawn’s collapsing snowman

WELL ITS NEW YEAR’S EVE AND ALL THRU THE HOUSE MY CLOTHES ARE AWAITING TO GO OUT WITH MY FRIENDS AND CELEBRATE….We have made it an annual thing to take my BFF and her hubby and some other friends that we have known and partied with for over 40 years out on New Year’s Eve…. these are folks that we all started our married lives out together and in a circle of duplexes that my Dad built… Each couple owned a duplex and then we sorta were very careful about who we rented the other half to and it made for about 8-10 yrs of great times and wonderful memories..we have referred to ourselves as the Duplex Gang….now when we party at the holidays all those little kids that we started with are grown and have kids of their own…. doesn’t seem like we are all that old so we tell ourselves that we started young…lol.. however, Ray and I moved away …far away in 1981 to Washington State …and while we all kept in touch via mail , then e mail then Facebook…. we were not in Florida for any length of time until 2008 then we started hosting the NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY and its just us ADULTS…its a great time and we all look forward to it ever year…. since we host I try to come up with some ideas for things to do during cocktails… started with resolutions… then moved on to bucket lists etc and last year I asked them to tell what time period would they like to live in if they could back or forward for just a few days…. this year again I asked them about time but this time I asked the WHAT ADVISE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 20 YR OLD SELF knowing what you know now…. i.e. what do you wish you had done more of or less of etc… it will be interesting to see what they come up with also I asked them to limit it to two words…lol…

So I also want to share with you that for 2016 my two words are WRITE MORE…or maybe PRACTICE MORE….when I started with Calligraphy in 1982… I kinda got caught up in making things to use my calligraphy i.e. cards…lots of cards…and small books…somewhere along the way I got more involved with the cards and stamps than with my letters and I found this past year that I really miss it so I am going back to my roots and spending more time practicing my letters… more time writing and hopefully even making small books with my writing …..I know I won’t give up cards completely but I will say that I am going to focus more on my letters… For example this year my xmas card was 4″ x 9″ and then I rounded the top corners… only my letters and a few snowflakes that I punched out … I did the original and then went to printer and printed them on some confetti white card stock…2 to a page…. my letters are a little wobbly due to not much practice but hopefully next year will see much better letters….

my 2015 Christmas Card

my 2015 Christmas Card

Like I said not perfect but I was pleased that I had done it myself NO STAMPS…

But least you be totally board with this post …. I did love DAWN’S COLLAPSING SNOWMAN

Dawn's Collapsing snowman

Dawn’s Collapsing snowman

Now before you say well Christmas is over and what am I going to do with a snowman now… I plan to use it for BIRTHDAY’S … with the sentiment…IT’S SNOW-BODY’S BUSINESS HOW OLD YOU ARE….I also plan to make some that may or may not collapse and call the FLORIDA SNOWMAN…flat as a pancake….actually here they would only be a huge puddle and even that wouldn’t last long….yep supposed to hit 87 today then maybe go down to 60 by tomorrow night but by Tues it will be right back up to hot hot hot…. ok I know some of you are thinking I’ll take it…. but I just don’t like heat so to keep myself thinking cool I thought this snowman was just the idea…..

HINT: actually more of a reminder…if you have bumps in your envelope you will need to add the Penguin stamps to the regular forever stamp or it will come back ….maybe…and maybe it will end in that trunk …well probably a new trunk of DEAD LETTERS… if you forgot your return address…

Guess that’s all for now...AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY...wire headed cyber toad…aka kath.

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