Lovely Day and Some New Goals

Today was a lovely day.  The weather was nearly perfect so we spent a good part of the day outside.  Also, the carpet guy came and measured two of our bedrooms so we can order our new carpeting.  I am that much closer to my new office/craft room!

I have been making more Socktopuses.  Three are listed in my Etsy shop at the moment, take a look if you have a moment!  (I need some time to get the shop on this site set up.)  I have set a goal for myself: complete 2 Socktopuses a week (12 by July 5), and I will register for the Coffee Break Fest 2015 craft fair on August 15.  I still have inventory left from before our little one was born, and I will keep sewing after July 15. If I can complete my goal, I think I will have enough inventory to fill a booth.  I have my binder set up to keep me on track.  Now, I just have to get the work done.

I am off to do some sewing.

Have a wonderful evening! (The frogs are incredibly LOUD this evening! Beautiful!)

Missie 🙂

Happy New Year – 2013

Optimistic Icicles

I’m excited for the new year!  It’s different this year.  Some years I have handled going into the next year with indifference.  I felt it was just another year, same as the last.  I was sick of all the new year garbage on television, radio, and internet of “quit smoking”, “lose weight”, resolution this and that.  In other years I handled going into the new year with the attitude that it was a “clean slate”.  I made my resolutions and kept track of how long I could go without swearing, eating chocolate, or drinking soda.  It’s different this year because of the way I am looking at the layout of this new (and hopefully improved) year.  It’s not a good idea to be indifferent about your future and you can’t disregard failures and successes with a “clean slate” attitude.

On this last day of 2012 I am looking back thoughtfully and planning ahead optimistically.  I’ve set some new goals for 2013, both personally and vocationally.  I want to attend more events and travel locally with my family.  I want to be more active outside before spring gets here.  I want to read more and participate in more events at our local library.  I want to make more sock monkeys!  These are a few of my goals for the new year and the year after that, and the year after that….

I don’t know what the next year will bring, but I know what I will be doing this evening.  To bring in the new year I will be with my family eating those little smokey cocktail weenies my daughter loves, drinking wine that I love, and eating Mamba chewy candies that my husband loves.   We will watch the ball drop and clink glasses and say, “Happy New Year!”  Tomorrow we will work on making the year Happy!

I hope you are looking ahead optimistically at 2013.

Happy New Year! 😀