Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Erasing Hell

Makes you think.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

When I Grow Up...

I've been thinking lately.  It's never a good thing, really, but it's what I do.  I think. 

I'm 29 years old, and in 20 years my babies will be all grown up and living on their own.  Maybe I'll have grandkids, all chubby and rolly and cookie eating.  I'll be 49, which from what I hear, is the new 30.  With any kind of luck I'll have another 15 or 20 years of working time, and maybe 3 decades of actual life breath. 

What will I do with myself?  I can't just sit at home waiting for my grandkids to visit so that I can feed them ice cream before supper when their moms aren't looking. 

I think I'd like to be a writer.  I could do that from anywhere in the world, and by golly, I intend to test that theory.  Maybe I could be a travel agent and score some sweet discounts on plane tickets. 

I'd like to be an inventor, too, but I have no original ideas of my own.  If you'd like to help me out, send me a comment and let me know what you think I should invent.

If I were smart, I'd become a funeral home director.  I'd never run out of business.  Midwifery is the same.  Everyone has to be born and everyone has to die.  If I were a doctor AND a funeral home director, I would be very, very busy.  Especially if I was a bad doctor. 

I could be an artist.  I could specialize in abstract. 

I could run a bed and breakfast, and advertise it as a place where you're treated just like family.  That is, get up and get your own toast, thankyouverymuch. 

I think I'd make a great librarian, too.  I'm very good at alphabetizing, and I think the Dewey Decimal system is awesome.  Sadly, the temptation might be too great.  They might find me curled up in a corner somewhere, devouring book after book after book after book.

I guess not having my business anymore has been a mixed blessing.  I miss the money.  There wasn't much of it, but I could always scrounge away a $20 for emergency coffee or for when the neighbour girl came over selling eggs.  I am enjoying the down time, though.  I am not any less busy, but I am a lot less stressed.  I'm not constantly worried that I've forgotten to call back a client, or wondering if I work this evening, or next.  I don't know if I'll get back into electrolysis eventually, but I do know that I want to get back to some sort of employment one day.  I've set my sights on 5 years from now when Maddie is 12 and can babysit.  She won't mind.  Grin.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Yard Sale

I hosted a yard sale last weekend.  We were raising funds for my friend, G, who has MS.  As I type, G is in Rhode Island getting her pre-op stuff out of the way so that she can have surgery tomorrow.  Hopefully, this surgery will greatly improve her quality of life and make it such that she can have the energy and strength to continue being the great mom and wife she already is.

I am amazed and touched at how everyone pulled together to make this yard sale a success.  W, G, M & H, especially, thanks for the hard work!  Donations came in until the garage was overflowing.  Thankfully, a local business (Dave's Sports) lent us some tents and we were able to keep everything relatively dry.  There were even monetary donations from people who'd never met G and didn't even attend the sale! 

The day of the yard sale, it rained, and it poured.  It was freezing, but we made it through the weekend.  And - drum roll, please - we raised $600!!  Thank you, everyone!!

All the best, G!  We're praying for you!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Etsy Shop!

I finally got around to setting up my Etsy Shop.  Granted, there's still some spiffing up to do, but if you want to check it out, click here .  Everything I make from selling my crafts goes toward the kids' school.  One of my goals is to promote learning through play.  Let me know what you think...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me!  I'm 29 years old, now.  We had a quiet day, but Rich and the girls surprised me with hanging plants and garden ornaments.
Rich is putting up a greenhouse for me!

Here are the cupcakes I made.  Do they look like hydrangeas?  Can you tell I've been watching Cupcake Wars?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fairy Village Teaser

Pssst...I started my fairy village!  So far, I've made the gnomes.  They're a level of cuteness I can't even describe! 

I'm hoping for a nature walk today so I can collect some materials for the fairy houses.  I'm a bit lost on how to build them, but I'm sure they'll come together eventually.  To be quite honest, I don't think fairy houses follow building codes anyway, so it may be a free for all. 

 I haven't told the kids about the village, and I am keeping it secret from them.  It's a surprise! 

Pictures to follow.  Stay tuned!