Thursday, January 28, 2010

I have been so inspired with having this blog and thinking about all of the things I want to write about as well as post some of my jewelry designs. I have become a big fan of Lima Beads, they have fabulous beads but they also have a group called The Garden where all kinds of beaders can meet, showcase their jewelry. I am sure not all people are but I am drawn to togetherness, wanting to be a part of something.

I was an only child so I don't know if that is why I want to be in something bigger than me or if it just my personality that I crave human interaction. I know as I have gotten older and had two more kids, being a part of something or having a big social life doesn't appeal to me as much. I am more of a home body now than I was in my twenties. I do have a large group of friends that I have met when my first daughter was born and we meet regularly so maybe that has now become my social outlet.

As of late I find that I am more drawn to being creative than anything else. I have worked full-time for most of my adult life and raised a child so it didn't leave a lot of time for much else that is why I become so passionate about reading. Even though I have two little girls I now find that this my time where I can do some creative things and feel inspired and excited.

til next time.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have been thinking about what brings me joy or pleasure. One of the first things that comes to mind is petting our family dog Rio, giving her ears a good rub. I don't know why but all three of the dogs that have been in my life that is one of the greatest most relaxing things for me to do. Another guilty pleasure which I don't get to do that often is take an afternoon in my pj's and read a book or watch a movie. Cuddling with my kids in bed oh so wonderful. Have a good gab session with my favorite friends from Saskatchewan. Having a Starbucks coffee and ginger cookie. Taking time to paint my finger nails and toe nails which doesn't happen that often anymore. Buying new shoes or handbags. I love handbags, I have many different colors and shapes, my husband thinks I should pair them down that I don't need that many but a girl can never have too many handbags or shoes. You just don't know what will come up!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things I wonder about but never ask. When did you start feeling confident in who you were and how you look? At my present stage in life I am about 40 lbs overweight. I think sometimes that I eat because I am stressed out. I know that I need to get some exercise but it always seems to be the last thing on my list. I have a husband that works long hours and when he gets home sometimes I am ready to crawl into bed. I look at myself and like who I am but my physical shape brings me down. BUT I will admit after watching many makeover shows, What not to wear and How to look good naked that alot of women look like me and look fabulous, so maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself. I would actually like to try very hard to have a positive outlook on myself especially since I will be raising two girls that I want to feel very self confident.