Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Bye 2011

2011 was a very eventful year for me, looking back there was some really rough patches, yet some really great spots too.  I spent most of today reflecting on what all happened in my life this past year and it was a lot! I don't think any of us really realize what we go through in the course of a year, until the end of the year that is.

This blog is my 2011 in a nutshell:

January saw the birth of a new grandbaby, what a joy and a true blessing!  It also marked the loss of my dear old friend Cookie Monster..... She was 17 years old, I had her since she was 6 weeks old what a great companion, dog, and friend.  I still shed a tear when I think of her (which is often).

March came around and I decided to try my hand at gardening, so I planted my first garden, it was a great experience and actually it did really well until the drought and excessive heat took over.

Speaking of heat whew what a summer! Over 40 days of 100 degrees or more!

June was quite exciting my husband bought me a new sewing machine and Bags By Hags was born!!! What a great experience this has been!  I still have so much to learn about running my own in-home business however I am determined to keep learning, growing, and making this business a success!

July brought another loss in my household, in fact 6 months to the day we lost Cookie Monster we lost our little pom Prissy.  She was a rescue dog that we got in Alaska when I worked at Animal Control, she was such a sweet little thing, Never and I mean Never barked!  She came from a horrible situation so I take comfort in the fact that in her last few years she was in a loving home. 

August brought the news that we would be blessed with our third grandchild! 

October brought more change as my son-in-law exited the Army and the kids and grandkids moved in with us.  October also saw the first month of Bags By Hags making the craft bazaars, I really enjoy these as it is so nice to actually talk with your customer face to face and get a feel of what they are looking for when it comes to handmade items. 

As we move into 2012 I already know of many more changes to come.  My kids will be moving out on their own in January, new baby is due March 12th, and I plan on expanding my items for Bags By Hags.  Those are the things I know about, the rest I just trust that God won't give me more than I can handle.  

I wish success, wealth, health, and happiness to everyone in 2012, Let's all make it a great year!!!!!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag of Bags By Hags

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