(I have no idea what happened to the garbage!)
First, A BIG THANK YOU for all the kind and caring comments on my last post.
You all lifted me up and made me feel not so alone.
And Thank you for all the encouragement and advice!
It means more to me than you will ever know that I have such wonderful friends out in blogland.
and...Well, I have some NEWS!
Actually I was going to wait to share because I didn't want to jinx it
but I can't keep it in.
OK, so I mentioned how I was going to let go of some stuff
and pursue other projects?
Well, I had my name in at a couple of places for a "Booth".
Both places have very long waiting lists. One was for over a year wait and I'd been on the list since September and my name hadn't hardly moved up the list at all.
I was going to paint furniture and collect stuff from Estate Sales and such
and sell it.
After talking with my friend about these things, she said she thought I'd be spending valuable time
pursuing and painting things just to make money and I would hate it.
So I decided to drop my name off of the lists.
One of the places is a big junk of a place but it gets a lot of traffic although it always has a strong mildewy smell.
My thought was to fix-up and repaint furniture and make some signs and try to stand out in the crowd of collectibles and garage sale stuff.
Yep. Needed to let that idea go.
The other place is new.
Well, a new business.
Not a new building, but I will share more about THAT later.
It's only been open for about a year but it has really taken off.
It sells Art and Antiques.
and jewelry and soaps and cards and has a Farmers Market on Sundays in the warmer months.
So i went in there last Saturday and was going to take my name off the list for a booth.
I walked around and looked at things.
I really like that place.
When I finally saw that no one was at the counter, I walked up to the owner and said that I had my name of the list
and she nodded
and then I said I'd like to change it and requested instead a wall space with possibly room for a small table or chest beneath.
That's when she said that she thought she'd be calling me soon and that a wall space should be opening in the next month.
Suddenly I felt excitement.
I could paint my paintings, illustrations, cards, art dolls.....
And once I got rolling I'd have things for an Etsy shop too.
Right afterwards Vicki sent me a great link about opening an Etsy shop.
Talk about a sign!
So, if I'm gone from here for a bit, don't worry.
I'm just busy working on Art stuff for this new business.
I want to be ready for when she calls me!
And I thought I'd share a few recent photos.
The one at the top is Hattie.
I had gone upstairs for a few minutes and came down to find the trash dumped in the kitchen.
I had thrown away an old roll.
I'm sure Jimmy knocked it over but obviously Hattie helped!
(I have since gotten a waste can that fits inside the cabinet under the sink.)
and then there's these photos of Blue.
I took him to work for a nail trim.
He sits up on a bale and gives kisses as the girls trim them up.
At home he hides under the kitchen table and won't let me touch his feet!
While at work I weighed him.
He's been as high as 174 lbs. which was way too fat.
I had gotten him down to 132 lbs but with less activity in the winter months,
his weight is back to 145.
He's not happy about that, but then who's happy when on a scale?
and here's another photo of him.
Titled "9 years 2 months and 13 days old and still a Puppy."
OK! I'm off to work on some Art now!
See you soon and thanks again for being there!