Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012--New Year, New Start

First, an apology to all my faithful readers.  I know that I have been absent since Thanksgiving and a few of you even sent me kind notes about my whereabouts.  Life has been hectic around our house.  For the first time in 20 years, I took a part time job.  With one child starting college, another starting college in a few months, several unforeseen expenses (think cars, house repairs, medical, dental, etc...), and braces our finances were stretched too thin.  It has been a difficult adjustment for me, mostly in not being able to be home and available for my family.  Being the holiday season, the hours have been crazy and my off time was spent taking care of my family and household.  Thank you so much for your patience in waiting for a new post.

I would love to promise you a new post every day in the new year, but I know that is a promise that I cannot keep.  I do hope to continue adding new posts on a regular basis.  I am only one person and my family and other responsibilities often come first. I still have one child homeschooling, plus I will continue to work part time, so I will do my best.  My goal is to continue to keep the blog ad free.  I am (currently) the only one writing my blog posts and I do not make any money from the blog, I do not have any sponsor (nor will I ever accept a sponsor that I don't 100% believe in), all blog post, giveaways and product reviews are paid for by my budget (I will always disclose if something is provided to me in exchange for a review--like the Chocoley Review).  I only share this so that you know where I am coming from and why sometimes there is a delay between posts.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:12-14

I do not know what the new year holds, but I look forward to all that God has in store for my life and my family.

Wishing you a safe, happy, and very blessed 2012!