Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Over the past few weeks I've written down a lot of goals.  It's not my normal tendency to list out my goals, but it's been a tough year and a lot of my unwritten intentions from last year never came to fruition.  It's disappointing to think of some of last year's unaccomplished goals and frustrating to not even remember others.

At this point, I can't be certain about how the year is going to shape up, health-wise and whatnot, but jotting some ideas down on a scrap of paper helped me to feel like I have things to look forward to this year.  Some of my goals are personal.  Some are home-related (we've decided to stay in our apartment for a fifth year, so I'm consoling myself with make-over/upgrade ideas).  The most important goals are related to my piano studio.  There are a lot of things that I would like to accomplish with my business this year, the biggest being that I would like to return to being solely self-employed again, and no longer working an "extra job" for extra income.  I want my business to grow this year.

I'm ready to do the work.  God willing.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thrift store finds.

For staging purposes, I used my non-thrifted plates (from the previous post), but everything else was found at the Second Mile Thrift Store, just down the street!  I occasionally enjoy buying new things (like those gorgeous plates), but there's something really satisfying about seeing "cheap" purchases come together so beautifully. 

I'm having an amazing day with my skin (see older posts about my awful eczema).  I've barely itched at all today and haven't felt this energized in 6 months or more.  I've been taking advantage of it all day and spent some time doing a little rearranging around the apartment.  It feels wonderful just to feel normal!  I had forgotten what it's like!

Friday, February 8, 2013

birthday shopping.

My birthday was a few days ago, so I went out on a mini shopping spree!  It's never been easy for me to spend "birthday money"--from childhood, I was taught to save, save, save--so anytime I buy myself something for more than $10, I consider it a real splurge. These three little items are satisfying my current craving for pretty things.

I've also had some good thrift store finds lately.  Perhaps I'll post those, too!