Hello, Vixens!!! Happy 2016!!! As this is the first Monday following all the holiday craziness, life goes back to normal today with the help of a clean slate in front of us in the form of this brand new year.
With such big changes in my life last year-moving to a different state, getting a new job, two apartment moves (I moved again in December which I will explain more in a future post), a lot of things I loved to do took a back seat to make room for the inevitable adjustments new beginnings bring. The biggest things I miss are the estate and garage sales. I want to get back in the game soon and luckily I live in an area where they take place all year round. Plus, after watching the latest installment of the Hallmark series “Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent” last night, I am more than ready to dig again!!!
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But let’s not call that a resolution because I do not make those anymore. I did at one time but for my own self-esteem I gave them up. I used to fall into the trap of becoming a whole new person overnight-one who worked out religiously, ate healthy at every meal, organized her place and saved every single dime she could. Yes, that all or nothing approach served me well until I went back to work and forgot how much sugar and chocolate is required to help me function. So before the first week of the new year was over, I failed multiple times. Woo-hoo 😦
But since I am not a quitter, my resolution-rather, my new life approach-is to stay in the moment. Yes, the grocery store may already have Valentine’s Day candy on the shelves, but I am not going to buy what I need for that holiday until I am ready. I came across these displays as I was running some errands this weekend:
I know February 14 is basically a month away, but I need a second to catch my breath. It has been nothing but commercial candy pushing since just after Labor Day because of Halloween, and with Easter coming early this year (March 27) we should see the baskets and jelly beans on the shelves any second now. But I am going to hold firm to enjoy where I am now without losing this moment for what is just around the corner.
So what did you do this weekend? And do you make resolutions for the new year?
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!
2 thoughts on “Weekend Wanderings”
Oh, I’m glad you mentioned Easter is March 27 because I didn’t realize it was coming up faster than usual and I have some Easter ideas for the shop that I need to work on. Yes, the on-going, daily tests of will-power are really annoying. A friend stopped over tonight and she asked me if I wanted a chocolate cake that she just picked up at the store because it was two for one or something. “Heavens,” I said. “I’d better not.” Since then, that cake has crossed my mind at least three times. Isn’t that illustration of the two women in the convertible great? I like that.
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Ah, chocolate cake….the bane of my existence!!! LOL!!! Please share lots of pics of the Easter ideas you have for your shop when we get closer to that holiday-I know we would all LOVE to see what you create!!! You are so talented with your designs!!!