Friday, January 30, 2009
Isn't it great when you have a list of to-do's and get to take your pen and put a big fat checkmark next to it? Ahhhhh. I just love that!
I'm half-way through the first book on my reading list for the year - books I want to read, not books loaned to me and I feel obligated to read (not that all the loaned books were bad!).
Nicholas Nickleby, by the way, is fantastic. Charles Dickens had a great sense of humor. There's a whole bit at the beginning about the "United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company" that just had me rolling!
The book is a fair-size larger than I anticipated when I added it to my list and I don't get to spend a lot of time reading - shockingly crafting and reading don't work at the same time! - but I think I've made some good progress.
I also opened up my etsy shop! Woowoo! After months of procrastination it just seemed silly to put it off any longer. I don't have a ton in there just yet, but it's nice to have something there and check it off my list. And of course there's a link to it over there on the right...
I also was able to complete some commissioned jewelry that I've been working on for weeks as well as finish a couple of Christmas gifts - you heard me right - that I haven't been able to give yet.
And since I've been on such a roll I decided to try my hand at do-goodery.
Yesterday I wrote an e-mail to the local paper and asked one of the reporters to please write something about the CPSIA law that will be having such a deleterious effect on so many. I live in a small town and the local paper isn't much, but if it gets the community involved in fighting for an ammendment then I'll have accomplished something!
Recently one of my former students sent an e-mail to check out her Relay For Life page - she's joined the committee as luminaria chair and the youth recruitment sub-chair and has the school's Key Club involved. She's a go-getter! Unfortunately with my freelance bum status I am unable to donate money to support her efforts. Instead, I am making beaded bracelets and selling them, giving her 100% of the proceeds. I'd like to be able to donate at least $100 dollars but more would be fantastic! If you are interested drop me an e-mail at mollythepirate(at)yahoo(dot)com. I'll be posting more on the subject later.
All that and I have my blog posts all planned for the next two weeks - how's that for organized?
Yep, I'm making checkmarks like a fiend and enjoying every minute of it.