2012 wins the Zany Year Award!

Moonchild doll that will be auctioned looking at Johnson's Landing slide from across the lake

It has been a zany year, hands down.  This year takes the cake in what is possibly the most challenging year ever.  My husband and I are tied for surgeries now, 2 each (mind you if you are counting back 12 months I win with 3, lol!).  Not that we were having a competition!!  It seems like everytime we would start to get back to “normal” [our version of “normal” I assure you is normally pretty much what most people call ‘chaos’] something else would happen.  It was like chaos squared.  But, even when I broke my ankle and had to hop on one leg to pack orders, I was still smiling.  Then earlier this July, the community next door has a major disaster.  The mountain gave way and buried 4 homes and 4 people in a landslide in Johnson’s Landing.  Our friend’s house was just missed, by maybe 75 feet as the slide turned and spared them (they can’t live there anymore as it’s in the danger zone).  My son lost his classmate Rachel Webber.   When Mother Nature hits with her force it has a very humbling effect… there really are no words.  Maybe just a “wow” followed by a long silent moment where there is no comprehending the magnitude and the fragility of life.

Now I am trying to get back on track again!  I have some deer, plus dollhouse dolls and other things in the works or finished.  I have photos from customers to share and all kinds of things.  It’s summer and I like to spend time with my kids too~ we are blessed to have a beach so close here on Kootenay Lake.  I hope you are enjoying the beautiful days of summer wherever you are (or make that winter if you’re down under!)…

I am planning an auction of this doll below to help a friend, but might wait until the autumn as summer is so busy and many people are out & about camping/meteor watching/beaching.  Here she is:
 I’ll let you all know when the auction is up!

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One Response to 2012 wins the Zany Year Award!

  1. Hlvantgeloof says:

    Natalie- I have missed you- I’m sorry for what the year has brought you and wish for you that the corner has now turned onto a brighter path. We have watched with horror at the destruction that Mother Nature has brought with flooding and slides in many communities around our beautiful province and greived over the loss of life in the Kootenays- be strong, be creative and hold your family and friends tightly. You are thought of often!
    Heidi

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