I've been absent again from Blogville but I've wandered back on this lovely Friday afternoon. The day started off gray, with a dirty frost covering everything but by noon the sun was shining and it felt warmer. Recent events in the world have left me without words, feeling lost and sad, so I plunged deeper into crafting sea to release some of my sadness. Holiday cards, jewelry, decorations and even batches and batches of cookies seemed to help. You can see some of my recent creations over in my Etsy shop . The cookies are long gone, sadly... With the end of the year flying up on my heels, I'm thinking about a comprehensive plan to get back on track with writing and balancing everything else I enjoy. A little internet break might be a good jump start too.