Sunday, June 12, 2011

Simple Joy Sunday

I had a minor meltdown this week when I started doing some number crunching and realized how tight things are going to be this summer (theater work pretty much comes to a stand still down here in the summer).  I started brainstorming some more ideas for work and am also thinking about having a sale in the shop soon (so follow the blog so you don't miss it!).  Despite the small anxiety attack...  I still found some simple joys this week.

The garden bed is coming along nicely.  Actually, I have to post another update because we worked on it some more yesterday.  I'm so excited to have a home for my herbies!

My 30 Days of Creativity started out a little slow this week when I was pretty much too exhausted to do anything on Sunday and was without my muse on Monday.  Thankfully, things picked up from there with some experiments in the kitchen, an herbal concoction, and a new planting.  Some of this stuff I would have done even without the 30 Days project, but I may not have made an effort to do something everyday.  I also felt like I was "cheating" a little by following recipes and instructions but realized (thanks to some twitter brainstorming) that not only was it a creative process, but also that everyone does things differently and brings a sense of self even when following instructions.  Regardless, I'm still having fun with it!

I joined the Etsy Blog Team this week and have been having fun getting to know the members via their blogs.

I became a Silver level certified framer this week.  There was a big hullabaloo getting there which I won't recount here, but it's fun to have reached another certification level.

My copper Gaia Chain Maille Bracelet was featured in a treasury.  There it is in the bottom row, far left.

I got a great deal for movie tickets through Living Social this week!  I basically got two tickets for the cost of one (at $9)!  I got a similar deal from Groupon recently, which is how we saw Thor.  We love going to the movies (and I'm constantly looking for ways to save), so this was a really great score.

What were some of your simple joys this week?  Share below or write your own blog post (we can exchange links!).  I'd love to hear!


Judy Westcott said...

Thanks for sharing your simple joys...I've had a hectic week, but have downtime today and tomorrow to work on my herb garden, flower beds and Etsy shop!

Karla said...

goodness, its been way too long since I visited your blog- lots of cool changes and great articles!! :)

Athena's Armoury said...

Retro: I hope you enjoy your downtime! Sounds like you're due.

Karla: Hi!! I'm so happy to see you here! Thanks for the kind words on my blog. It's certainly a work in progress.