I hope today finds you happy and festive. I am sitting in New Hampshire at my sister in laws house as I write this. It is a house in the country and we are surrounded by trees and snow. We had a white Christmas. It was very nice...but now...I am ready to leave. There is only so much one can do out here...and I think I have done it! LOL I guess I really am a city girl. Tomorrow, I will head off to Vermont to see the rents (parents) old homestead. Whenever I come this way, I always go back and check out the house where they used to live and were my sisters and I would gather on holidays when we all lived here on the east coast. I will be buying some maple syrup to take home with me and also will be taking pictures. Then on Thursday, we head back down to Boston for a day of sightseeing and then fly back home to Las Vegas on Friday. I am ready for home. My own bed, my doggie, my kitties and just the comfort of home. When I return, I will be posting some pics of the beautiful snow that we had here. I do miss it sometimes, but for the most part...NO. I have been trying to read the book Fools Gold, Making Something From Nothing, by Susan Wooldridge. I figured that this would be prime reading time but I can not get into this book. It has some good ideas at times, but I have to read 10 pages to get to the one paragraph that resonates with me... It has been a struggle. I guess it's because I am not a new age kinda girl. Do all the art books around that tell you how to get in touch with your creative being have to be so...I don't know what word I am looking for....out there??? maybe I don't want to dredge down deep in my soul and conjure up injuries from the past so I can create..... I want to find the fun part of life...the whimsical, childlike essence in me that is free to do whatever I want... I guess I am finding I am not liking these books on the creative process because none of them are for me... Am I alone in this? Do most artists like all this free flowing hippie BS? So...here I sit...in the middle of nowhere...thinking there are not many of us out there...the semi normal not "artsy" artists...does that make sense? I guess I will sign off for now until I get back to Vegas...maybe all this fresh air is affecting my brain!