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Friday, January 29, 2010

You Might Want to Look Better Naked, But Why Not Wear a Scarf, Too?

For selective coverage, of course.

You might try January Rose, for instance.

Or try it with Toasted Almond Coffee.

Happy Friday!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Good Weekend!

Ok, not much to report on the weaving/creating scene. However, I did work on my business taxes and I think that caused me to have heart palpitations all weekend. (I'm not really finished yet, although I thought I was. However, my husband will check my work, ask me how I arrived at these conclusions, and I am unable to answer. I don't know what I'm doing, although I have all my own numbers. This is a topic for another day. ugh.)

I am back to doing work today but this weekend we took a little day trip out to Litchfield county, hit a winery, Connecticut Valley Winery (excellent Chianti, which we coulddn't try, as they were sold out, excellent Raspberry Wine and Black Bear Wine, which is their port), out to Litchfield, the town, where we watched the end of the Syracuse - West Virginia game (I was born and raised near Syracuse, so SU basketball is a given for me), and tried a new (to me) beer called Winter Bourbon Cask Ale - AWESOME! Slight vanilla aftertase but not sweet. I'm on a hunt to find it. Then a bit of shopping.

Yesterday we had the family over for football and - hey, what do you know, an early birthday party for me! (It's on Wednesday) My husband wanted to surprise me by having my mom come in from Syracuse but she couldn't make it. That was nice of him, wasn't it?

Sorry there are no pictures, again, but I am slowly getting back on track after the holidays, my husband' vacation, his foot injury, the taxes - ugh.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

There are two ways of looking at it - it's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far into the seventh day of the new year. My husband, after being on vacation for the previous week and me not being able to work as much as I'd like, is finally back to work, but not before tearing a ligament in his ankle. He slipped on ice while shoveling snow. Not the way to start the new year.

On the other hand, what's the new year but a continuation of your current life, a date on the calender. What did I expect - fireworks, a clean slate, a sudden explosion of energy?

It's like every other day, week, month. I'm not happy, not sad. It's a state of mind and I am ready to push forward.

It's time to work on my goals for the month - increased inventory and working with a group of like-minded women who are trying to make our businesses succeed. I first met with them on Tuesday night and we have so much in common, despite our varied experiences and small businesses. We are planning an event, "Gardens, Galleries, and Gifts", for June 5 & 6 in Broad Brook. Exciting and a new challenge for me.

So I have (vague) goals (but goals nonetheless) and some opportunities that have popped up, so it's all good!