Aug 1, 2013


Holy crap, guys. It's August. Usually, August is a slow month for me in the shop.  But this year, I've been accepted into Cider Days, a local Fall Arts and Crafts festival.  So, I'm transitioning from prepping for one craft show to another.  It seriously looks like I won't have a break from felting until January.  But you know what? I'm okay with that.

Running update:
I'm still trucking along.  Slowly but surely.  Some days are hard. Actually, a lot of days are hard.  And really, I'm understanding that running definitely takes a lot of mental fitness too.  I know my body can handle these runs, but dammit, sometimes I just don't want to.  On a related note, remember that tattoo jar I started back in February (the one where I add a dollar for every workout)?  It's getting pretty full...

Personal Stuff: 
My husband and I have toyed with the idea of buying a new place and owning more land.  We go back and forth about why we want or don't want to do this.  We've finally made the decision stay put and to do without some extra space (and make do with one bathroom like we have for seven years now...) for at least a few more years.  Our goal is to have our mortgage paid off in another three years--and that's exciting.  Of course, it will take some financial discipline--like I probably shouldn't go to Target tonight to get another maxi skirt...

Oh, and I have the travel bug again...that's nothing new really.  There are so many places I want to go. Though, jetting off to Europe (or the Caribbean, or New Zealand, or across the states) doesn't exactly bode well for the finances and the plan to pay off the mortgage early.  Maybe I really shouldn't go to Target...

Actually, since I'm feeling so rejuvenated, I'm thinking the money that I make in my shop and from upcoming craft shows will be saved specifically for a future vacation.  Or maybe that money should fund our Volkswagen project....

Maybe I'll just go buy a lottery ticket.


  1. Lol! You sound like you have a lot on your plate! It's so exciting :)

  2. Love the idea of putting a dollar in a jar every time you work out :) Thanks for linking up!!