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After a pretty long, awful day yesterday, my husband and I are doing a bit of resting today.
I’ve been up in my art room playing, and am about to go back up in a minute. I hope to be able to share what I’ve been working on with you.
On the way back from the grocery store this morning, I asked my husband, “Will you love me forever?”
He said, “Maybe not forever, but I’ll go for the next 1,000 years.”
I’ll take it. :0)
Things are slowly coming together as we try to repair or replace the things we lost since we were hit by lightning. We are actually discovering what is most important to us.
- We are very lucky we didn’t lose more and can recover from this, even though there is no help from insurance with high deductible.
- As far as electronics go, my phone is most important to me because I am now able to communicate with people on it in several ways, even when all else isn’t working.
- The clothes washer is next important. We are still trying to get someone out to repair it, or tell us the bad news we have to get a new one.
- Computers and Internet access are super important to us. I really missed writing my blog, and I didn’t have access to either of my online shops. I also enjoy being able to communicate with people with typing, rather than having to use one fat finger to laboriously type out messages to people.
- We can do without a TV, but it’s kind of a quality of life thing – we’re spoiled. We’re supposed to be able to pick up a new one tomorrow or Saturday (we hope)
As far as I’m concerned, all the other little electronic gadgets my husband is trying to repair (or get new parts for) are just icing on an already nice cake.
So, We have done most everything we can at the moment, just waiting and looking at the stars….
For about a week and a half I’ve been viewing some videos by Renae Christine regarding selling handmade items online. She really got my attention when saying the several things you SHOULDN’T do – because I was doing ALL of them…. :0(
I have JUST finished creating a new store on Etsy called, ArtworthyNoteCards concentrating ONLY on selling my hand-painted cards, note card packages, and stationery packages. I am trying to look at what I’m doing in a new way, incorporating her ideas, and will see if anything happens.
Changing the way you look at things is really difficult. Maybe this difficulty is another thing that increases with age. Her videos challenged me, though, getting me get excited about trying her suggestions.
I would very much appreciate it if you would visit my new store and give me feedback on what you think when you have the time and inclination.
If the link above doesn’t work for some reason, here is the URL to my Etsy store –
We are celebrating today that WE ARE –
- NOT starting the brick laying on the second planter today
- NOT working in the yard today
- NOT cleaning the house
- AM posting happily on my blog
- AM doing meal prep for our feast tonight – hamburgers, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad and deviled eggs
- AM taking the time to enjoy a good book
- AM enjoying being able to have front and back doors open – enjoying a wonderful breeze
- AM enjoying playing with our animals and spending time with my husband.
I hope that YOU can enjoy a “celebration of NOT” today, too!
Feeling a bit overwhelmed lately with a longer and longer to-do list no matter how many things I manage to remove. It seems as if every direction I look has things saying, “Fix me next!”
I just moved heavy coats from our utility room hooks area to the front hall closet, since it had no space available and I was having to dig or move things to find what I was looking for, so I feel good that is done. But on the way to the utility room, I saw little wisps of dog/cat hair moving along with the breeze on the tiled area. And the poor fishes’ water is cloudy again, and the table by my chair in the living room is piled up….
So – I’m doing a bit here – which I truly love – and then going and doing something else on the list before I allow myself to return here. This way I’m having some fun between chores.
How do you handle too-long to-do lists?