Above is Larry winding down after the festivities and merriment of Christmas Eve. A family dinner was enjoyed, presents were opened and grandkids enjoyed the wonder of new gifts - especially, in Reid's case, those that included projectiles. Suzanne got a gas cooktop and a yard dump-wagon (center picture at right); I got a new stereo Bluetooth headset and a vibratory dry-tumbler. No, really, that was what we each wanted.
Suzanne & I slept in, opened our presents to each other and went for a late breakfast at IHOP. Our plan was to take in a movie, but Fandango would not open in order to pre-purchase tickets so we arrived at the local theater to find Unbroken sold out. Later we tried the dinner theater downtown, purchased tickets at the window and went in only to find but a single seat available, so the Christmas movie did not pan out for us. Finally on Saturday we saw The Imitation Game about England's breaking the Nazi enigma coding machine with Benedict Cumberbach and Kiera Knightly. That was good. Unbroken is still to be experienced.
Merry Christmas to family, friends and anyone who stumbles onto this site. 51 of 52 weeks of this year are behind us. I think we have gotten the rhythm of retirement down: Suzanne and I traveled this year, we took several dance lessons, Suzanne plays bridge and gardens regularly and I am busy with woodwork and gemstones. It has been a good year here in Denton, Texas.
I just finished putting together a display area within the shelf system that I built in our home-office a couple of years ago. Now I have another place to display, enjoy and brag about my craft works.
Thanks for visiting my site. Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2015 bring you happiness and satisfaction.
Today I am publishing my new website to display some of the product of my retirement efforts. The site is still in development and I have many more craft pieces to display. I am having difficulty with orientation of some photos, so for now viewers will have to tilt their heads sideways to fully appreciate some of the jewelry photos. I will be seeking a photo editing app to better manipulate the pictures before uploading.
More and better craft photos will follow. I may also post some of Suzanne & my travel photos when I have the time.
I am still trying new show venues to find those that provide the most effective exposure for my works.