Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 185 - Coming through to the light;-)

Hello and many apologies for being gone. I plan to keep up better for this last stretch. I'm now under 200 days and rapidly closing in on my halfway point. The first book is close to done and we will need to look into a professional editor and illustrator. I've spent the last few weeks decluttering, having a garage and plant sale and putting the final touches on our new budget - now posted on the fridge to encourage adherence;-). Kirk is finishing up his last few days of kindergarten and we're looking forward to the summer. I definitely had doubts about the whole company and my role in it and how things will work out, but I just keep plodding on. I feel like I'm in a good place and moving to an even better one. Good wishes to all. Eileen

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quick update

Apologies - the days are flying by with trying to get the first book done by June and the gardens all wanting attention and life generally busy. But all is very good and progress on each of the goals is coming. Wishing each of you success on your journeys. Will update more later. Eileen

Friday, May 7, 2010

Checking in;-)

Spent the last freezing three days helping run our church's plant sale. Will check that off my 100 plans list;-). All the houseplants are taking a break indoors on my kichen table as it may actually snow tonight!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 202, 201, 200

My kids and the neighbor kids all thought my little garden fountain was uber cool - They even got out their goggles and swim trunks. And I was happy as this was much cheaper entertainment than an inground pool;-)

Apologies for being so slow on updating. Summer means a large yard to mow and many flower beds to tend in addition to the usual routine. I get frazzled a bit here and there then remind myself my whole life is my thoughts and I can choose not to be frazzled - or so says my 1001 self-help books;-).

Marriage - check.
Parenting - Lots of play and reading and together time. Today Kirk had a dentist appointment, then we took Brandi for a walk around the subdivision and "rescued" several chairs and a garden ornament from the trash piles people put out for the once a year big garbage day. I was happy to see a truck come around later with a trailer and start taking a lot of useful things out of the piles. Waste not/want not...
Business - Had my mentor meeting and they had a lot of good ideas. One of them is rather than producing our own set (too expensive and time consuming and risky), or private labeling (usually 1000 minimum orders to private label and again quiet costly) since the main idea is to mix our historic stories with toys, to use what's out there and just offer it on our site, so I'm looking into that.
Book - Working on the backstories. It's been interesting to read more about women who fought in the war as well as slaves and the roles they played.
FI - Doing great on not spending. And have restarted visiting most days for a daily dose of frugality and simplicity.
Spirit - Ebs and flows. Need to occasionally give myself a pep talk during the day.
Health - Doing a bit better on sugar, but then find that to fill that craving for sweets, I just tend to overeat other things that I don't necessarily even want - trying to fill that sweets void. Suggestions??
Garden - Looks awesome and brings lots of happiness this time of the year. It turns out one of the volunteer mentors on my team needs a lot of plants because he had an entire row of trees on a berm die, so it's nice to know I can share a bunch of perennials as a way to say thanks.
House - Tidied up house tonight. My mother in law kindly agreed to come up the next few days as I'm helping run the church's plant sale (something that has been on my to do list for three years - I finally brought up the idea and others jumped in)
Bus Vocab - Nada.
Good wishes and kind thoughts. Eileen