Sunday, June 4, 2017

Loving the Rain and Newest Etsy Sales

Raise your hand absolutely LOVE the sound of rain!  Me, too.  It relaxes me like nothing else does.

We're due for "unseasonably cool" temperatures the first part of this week and all I can say is...YAHOO!!  I love "unseasonably cool" temps!  We're also due for rain, so between those two things, I'm in my glory.  That means I can continue to wear a sweater to work and not sweat.

Life is good.

I've made quite a few sales this past week in my Etsy shop and I think it's because I now accept credit cards.  Who knew?!

Newest sales this weekend... of my favorites; my own design.  Chakra necklace using gorgeous crystal beads.

I think of these colors as beach colors.

Gorgeous amber beads with copper wire.

Turquoise colored glass beads and wire wrapping.

Another chakra necklace using smaller seed beads.

Each of the metal washer pendants I make is my own design and is one of a kind.  

I also weeded the patio (which just sounds odd), planted a flat of pink impatiens to place wherever color is needed, took care of some necessary computer work, and ironed my school clothes.   

But first I took a solo ride just to have some alone time.  It's been too long since I've done that and thankfully, it made the difference I needed.  

So tally ho...12.5 more days til summer vaca!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Bucket List?!

Raise your hand have a bucket list.  You do?!  I'm jealous.

I often think about starting an actual Bucket List, but then I think about where I'd put the list, and then I think about forgetting where I put the list, and then I think about getting ticked off at myself because I'd forget where I put the list.

Then I stop thinking about making the list.

If I WERE to make an actual Bucket List, here are a few things that would be on it...

     *travel to Santa Fe
     *travel to the Badlands
     *travel to the wide open west
     *drive up Mt. Washington
     *travel to Wolf Sanctuary in Ipswich, MA
     *zip line (withOUT getting hit with vertigo)
     *walk a half-marathon
     *walk a whole marathon

Just a few ideas.  The funny thing is that I don't even like to travel, but I noticed that more than half of my ideas involve traveling...what's that all about?!

We don't live that far from Mt. Washington, so I guess we could do that one.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slip Sliding Away (Am I?!)

No walking at all since this past Thursday, although in my defense, the temp was around 90+ degrees with humidity of 65%.  I barely walked to and from my car, never mind anything else.

But...the weather is gorgeous now and still I have not walked.

I've seen photos of myself lately and man, I am big.  Big and uncomfortable.

Yet still I don't walk.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Etsy Sales...Yay!

Newest sales in my Etsy shop!

These six square envelopes are my own creation and I just love them!  They're perfect for notecards, small photos, and even a candy (which I may or may not have already eaten!)

The woman who purchased envelopes and gift tags must love paisley as she bought both items.  I so LOVE the colors!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Cottage

My cottage, my own personal sanctuary.

If I had a place to sleep inside of my cottage, I'd sleep out there on the nights that it rains.  Other nights, too.  

To me, there is no greater lullaby than a good, steady rainstorm.

Night.  :-)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Backyard Spring Beauties

Spring color from the back yard today...

...the gift of Nature.