Today is my 43rd birthday. What a year! I re-read my synopsis from last year's birthday post, and I could emphatically say "ditto" to the entire list. I'm sure you could, too - it's just that kind of easy-to-relate-to sort of list. The specifics may be unique to each of us, but our feelings as a result of what we experience are always similar. The human condition.
In looking back over this past year, there were certainly high-highs and low-lows. They were different highs and lows than last year, however, which is indicative of growth, experience and taking some control in places where I had not before. (...fool me twice, shame on me.)
I continue to be extraordinarily passionate about organic fabric and organic agriculture and the gigantic positive impact organics make to a less troubled right here, right now as well as to the future of our children's existence on this planet. Making the safest, best choices I can for my family and my fellow human beings is the foundation of my life and work with Daisy Janie. It's the security blanket I wrap myself in when I go to sleep, knowing I've engaged all modes, means and skills I have to be a good human.
While my passion doesn't pay the bills, it's certainly the jumping off point to that end. As I blowout my candles this year, I wish that the knowledge, creativity and dedication I bring to my 43rd year electrify my 4th year producing organic fabrics for the quilting industry. Good for me, good for you, good for all!
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My sister posted this picture on my personal facebook page today, and I cracked up!!! I'm the redhead on the right. I think we're eating icing. I desperately wanted to be a boy until I was about 7, and I loved being dressed like a boy instead of a girly-girl like my sister. The outfit she's wearing was made 100% by my mom - I can appreciate this gem now! Man, do I love those flowery pants!