Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy Saturday!

Good Morning Everyone!

I'm sitting on the front porch relaxing and blogging this morning.  Seems like ever since I got back from vacation, it's been a whirlwind of craziness.  I finally feel a sense of calmness in my world.  I have no idea why, but it feels good!

My neighbors across the street are burning dead trees this morning.  Since the drought here in Texas, we sure have lost a ton of trees.  On the farm here, we lost so many it would bring tears to your eyes.  This once was a tree mecca...not so much anymore.  But, on the bright side, we have planted new ones and will continue to do so in the hopes that one day, they will be as beautiful and ancient as the ones they replaced.

 
Well, I surely wasn't trying to set that as the tone of this blog....Think Happy Thoughts!

Back to calmness...LOL!  Coffee in hand, breeze blowing, thankful for so many things, the smell of cedar and oak burning...I'm set!

I wanted to share the link to Part 2 of the Thankful Things Book.  I originally thought I would do it on Ustream and record it, but I think it's so much easier for me to do it on YouTube and record it.  I believe it's easier to follow that way.

So, here are some details:

The original Show for Part 1 of the Thankful Things Book can be found here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/40721675

The YouTube Video for Part 2 can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhv5w1BgKlU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUq9GH0b0BTfaa6Cb7oRf3ow

OK, now for some news...I've decided to take the rest of the year off from Ustream to organize and get ready for next year's shows.  Now, that doesn't mean that I will not do an occasional secret show, just going to take a breather from Ustream until January.  I will still blog, do tutorials, and YouTubes,  but want to take the time to enjoy the season and organize my thoughts.

Once the house is really done for Christmas, I would like to come back on Ustream and give you a house tour if you would like.  I can't stay away from you too long...You all have become my family and I love each and every one of ya!  So stay tuned....

Well, I've got to get the weed wacker out...Cesar has everything mowed, now it's my time to add a little labor of love to the farm....

Thanks for coming by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter



20 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to see your home with all it's Christmas decorations! Can't wait!

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  2. Enjoy your break, you definitely need it after the last month. Can't wait to see your home!

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  3. Of COURSE we want to see all you Christmas Decorations! Ohh...looking forward to it!!

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  4. We will miss you, but I so understand. I don't know how you do all that you do. If you do a surprise u-stream on your house décor, please record, I would love to see your decorations!

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  5. Absolutely, take some time. You only get to enjoy this Christmas this one time, not somewhere far off in the future. Nothing would be more fun than to see how you've decorated your home this year. You and Cesar both relax a bit.
    Hug
    Mo(Mori49)

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  6. Cant wait to see all your Christmas decorations...absolutely take the time for yourself to enjoy the Christmas season..we will be here waiting when you return...:)

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  7. I'm sad that you won't be doing Ustreams for a little while but totally, totally understand. There's a lot of work involved in preparing and other behind the scenes things that you do before a show. Enjoy your time off!!! And...yes...a tour of the Christmas house, please!! Of course I'd like to see it in person, too....just sayin'

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  8. Oops...forgot to say...I really like the new background on the blog...especially the little clock thingie in the right corner. Did you make the hat with the gears inside? That's a cool touch, too. I tried multiple times during the day today to check out your post and kept getting weird screens but never could get to your blog....bet that's when you were revamping....so glad to be able to get it this evening!!!!

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  9. No worries....we will miss you of course, but everyone deserves a little time to rejuvenate and look forward to your re-appearance in the New Year....happy decorating....

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  10. Definitely take whatever time you need, Jim. I don't know how you juggle as much as you do and stay relatively sane. LOL Would love to see a Christmas decs house tour, but as Shari suggests, please record the U-Stream for us other side of the world people to watch when convenient. Thank you for all that you do to allow us the huge privilege of seeing your wonderful creations and hearing fabulous tales. It is very much appreciated. :)

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  11. I look forward to the Christmas house tour. Be careful out there with that weed wacker we don't want you with any injuries before New Year. Thanks for sharing Jim. Karen.x

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  12. Miss the zebra print...;o) but love the new page!

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  13. ..luvin' the new background on your page.. lookin' GOOD.. Cant wait for the holiday tour of your home.. I just
    know it will be fab!!! We will miss ya -- but looking forward to Jan!! Enjoy...

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  14. Please, please, PLEASE do a home tour once your house is fully decorated judging from your tree it will be nothing less than spectacular. Thank you for sharing your home and your amazing talent with the rest of us.

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  15. Yes! Christmas home tour please! Will miss seeing you on Ustream but completely understand the need to take a break. Something's gotta give, right? Thanks for the inspiration and all of your wonderful stories.

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  16. Would love to see the Christmas decoration tour...i remember the first year you started blogging and how exciting it was to see your home...it is a wonderful site to behold...can't wait...hope you have a gentle time recharging your batteries and enjoying the seasons from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years....Abby

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  17. Enjoy your time off. Revive, rejuvenate, and relax. And yes, please, I'd love to see your Christmas house!

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  18. Enjoy your time off and the season! We will be glad when you return.

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  19. Oh my do be careful this time.

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  20. LOL, you can tell I didn't read the whole thing.....love to see it.

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