Last week's lack of a Simple Joy Sunday post was due to what I was calling booger brain: allergies have been really bad off and on for the past month. I was feeling better this week and so was a bit more active and have a few simple joys to share...
With everything that's been going on these last few months, I hadn't really made much time to devote to my mailling. This past week I made a couple new copper maille bracelets, including coiling & cutting rings. It made me realize how much I miss working with metal. And it also reminded me that I need to get my Jump Ringer; I don't know what's taking me so long since I was given money for it as a present last year! Here's my new Shaggy Loops Copper Confetti Chain Maille Bracelet available in Athena's Armoury on Artfire and Etsy .
In attempting to make herbal candy (didn't work out so well this time for some reason) I spilled 300 degree liquid on my hand. Very, very not fun. I made a burn salve for it and wound up with no redness or inflammation with the exception of one blister. It feels good knowing that I have the ability to treat myself and others.
I started talking to a graphic designer friend about creating a new logo for me so that I can start adding some herbal goodness to the shop. It was a lot of fun talking about the world I see for Athena's Armoury & Apothecary and I really look forward to seeing what she comes up with!
We'll be getting our fence done within the month (it really needs to be done, so yay!) but that also means that our drainage project & my herb garden will be following shortly behind. So excited!
I haven't borrowed a book from the library in a very, very long time. Maybe not since college and then it wasn't for enjoyment but my studies. I did this week, though, and I can't tell you how happy it made me. I don't know why. Maybe it was the smell. =) But that also led me to spending a very enjoyable day making my lemongrass chicken soba noodle soup and indulging in reading most of the day. It was a good day.
Oh! We have a rain barrel! Scott was able to finish it up this week (after not being able to find a part locally last week). Of course, there's not rain in the forecast anytime soon but that's okay. So excited to have rainwater available to me for the plants to drink!
What were some of your simple joys this week? Share below or write your own blog post (link back here & I'll do the same for you, just let me know!). I'd love to hear!