On the upside, I got some really fancy water colors and handmade paper for Christmas. I mean top of the line, French-made 100% cotton paper and professional quality paints that have honey in them. I didn't even know such things exist and that honey would be a great additive to watercolors. I also signed up for a watercoloring class from a fellow paper crafter, Angela Fehr. I have loved her videos on YouTube and am looking forward to taking her class.
Also, I had to stop selling on my Etsy Store because of new EU VAT (or sales tax) regulations. I haven't had time to look it over. It seems super complicated that I don't have time to figure out the new laws that affect my tiny, little store. :(
Other things I'm busy about: homeschooling my girls and reading. On my Kindle right now are Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God So Stop Trying (I love the subtitle), If I Had Lunch with CS Lewis and just for fun, Calvin & Hobbes that were on sale a few weeks ago, and The Brethren by John Grisham that I borrowed from the library. Did you know you can borrow Kindle books from the library? Pretty cool!The Tiger book is a good study on the grandeur of God, that He is, like Aslan in Chronicles of Narnia, not safe, but He is good!
I leave you with an excerpt from Yawning at Tigers:
The good news is that this dangerous God turns out to be a lover. And he’s not content to love us from a distance. He wants to be with us so desperately he cooked up the most creative and costly way imaginable to bridge the chasm."