Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Wag More. Bark Less. Card Fiber.
For example, I started using PayPal for shipping orders for my Etsy shop. It's worked out very well. Instead of taking the time during the day to carry an armload of packages (or even one!), I printed postage and left the packages on the porch for my local USPS carrier to pick up. No loss of packages in my urban neighborhood, one less errand during my already busy work day & I even saved a little money. I do kind of miss my tiny Post Office near the college, but I still use them for international orders. A fine & successful 2011 start up, but not really earth shattering.
So this year: be happy & be healthy (much like Crazy Aunt Purl in 2010), but also be nicer, as in Wag More; Bark Less. Think about what you say and how you say it. Ummm... before you say it. A few years ago I gave myself a stern talking to about much the same topic, and I really put a stop to some of the negative thoughts and words. Becoming more mindful of my feelings is not a bad thing to do. Getting exercise almost everyday is a start, so I brought turtlenecks and a fleece for lunch time walks.
Back to fiber...I really love my drum carder, but I never offered drum carded batts before, so today I added the batt set that you see here to my shop. If they don't sell, that's okay. Happy to spin it myself. But you never know until you try!
That said, the New Year has now officially begun for me. I even started my diet - Back to the South Beach!