Monday, February 24, 2014

So it's happening this year...
the dreaded 4 0.
After much, MUCH thought, I figured I had two ways I could approach this.
Depression, bitterness, and self loathing
take this bad bitch by the horns and seize it with everything I've got.
Really, first option sounds way too horrible so let's just go with option number 2.
Because, after all, I don't FEEL 40.  I really don't think I LOOK 40 
(those of you who disagree with me can just shut it).  
So let's DO THIS!
I signed up for a half-marathon.  Wait, What?! 13.1 miles?  You betcha.  Let's once and
 for all drop those extra pounds, regain the energy of my youth, and conquer a goal I've been 
thinking about most of my adult lifetime, but way to chicken to actually do. 
Second, face my fear of rejection.  And how do I do this?  On the business side of things, 
my goal is to contact every single local shop to see if they'd like to carry my jewelry.  
Second, I really don't want to spend the rest of my nights, alone, surrounded by the 
warm bodies of a hundred dogs...
 yes, I could easily become the "dog" lady.
 Let's get my big tush out people, preferably guys, and see what happens. 
Good lord, I can't believe I just typed those words (shudder).
And REMEMBER, this is going to be FUN!
I'll let you know how it goes.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Heart Day

I've never been huge on this holiday.  I mean why do we need a reminder to love and cherish each other?!  Maybe it's the whole divorce thing...perhaps it tainted it just a tad?
BUT, in spite of my bah humbug attitude, I do celebrate with my two yummy little men and I owe that to my Mom.  As far back as I can remember, she would always have the table decorated beautifully for my brother and I when we woke up.  There would be special little sweets, beautifully wrapped tiny packages containing wonderful treasures, and then there were the cookies...oh the cookies...She made the most perfect, melt in your mouth, sugar cookies that ever existed and to this day, I have yet to be able to replicate them.
So I have carried on her tradition with my boys. And honestly, I really don't have any dilemma reminding them how I cherish every second we have together.
(last year)

And brace yourself...
I even allowed myself a little spirit and made a few items for the shop...