Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Anyway, I want to thank you for all the kind words, encouragement, and friendships in 2011 that I have received. You all are truly a blessing for me. Steve is awesome and all, but sometimes he just doesn't "get it." So, I come to you to vent, share, and look for advice. And boy oh boy you all never disappoint me. :-) So thank you new and old friends. I hope that reading my blog gives you great ideas, a can do attitude (especially when I tell you what not to do in my tutorials lol), and most of all a place to come relax and be yourself and not feel like an outsider.
For 2012, most people make resolutions that, well, just don't happen. I am one of that crowd! Every year I say I'm going to do this or that or be someone I'm not. This year I really have been thinking a lot about obtainable resolutions. Maybe if I can accomplish one I will get the motivation to do more. First, and foremost, I have got to stop biting and picking at my nails and cuticles. I have done this since I was a kid and have tried a lot of things to quit. Obviously none of them have helped. lol. What's different now? Well, I was watching the OWN network (Oprah Winfrey Network) yesterday at work and they were talking about weight loss. I know what does this have to do with nails... hold on getting to that. lol. Anyway, she has a trainer by the name of Bob Greene who was on her shows yesterday. He was telling people that in order to lose weight you have to figure out what the reason is that you eat. The same applies to me. Why and when do I pick? So, over the last few days I realized that I pick when 1.) I'm just watching TV 2.) stressed (at work) 3.) bored. Yesterday I made a conscious effort to catch myself and stop. Most times I don't realize I'm doing it. When I caught myself I put hand lotion on or picked up my cross stitch and started stitching. At this rate I should finish a lot of new patterns. lol. I'm hoping I can retrain myself into finding something else to do (not eat lol) to make myself stop. My massage therapist recommended I put gloves on so when I saw the gloves it would tell me to stop. I know not a huge resolution, but obtainable. If I conquer this I will set another resolution, but not until then. I can only work on one thing at a time.
I've taken the Christmas tree down and am looking at my bare house and have started making new plans to move furniture. I foresee a huge flip flop of furniture pieces. We have sold our TV cabinet in the living room.
I'm glad many of you enjoyed my last tutorial. I have had a ton of hits on my blog!!!! So thank you very much. PLEASE send me pics or post them if you made some faux redware. I'd LOVE to see them and with your permission post them so everyone can see :). Maybe we can come up with a few more tutorials this year. I think I may step back and do a tutorial on distressing furniture or such for those who may be new to the prim side. I have a friend on Facebook who would LOVE to learn how.
I have some planning and painting to do so I will see you soon.
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