I run to the store every Sunday morning about 7am to beat the crowd. I've learned that if I get up just a little earlier and plan to get out of the house by 6:45am, I can usually get some good photos of the sun coming up, if isn't snowing or raining.
TAKE AWAY: My best shots have been taken at the most
I had a taco party for my friends in the middle of the work week. It's sometimes hard for us to get together on the weekends. I planned it well and prepared everything I could the night before and it went off without a hitch. I have the best friends in the world who show up and just have fun even though I don't do anything fancy.
Yesterday I took a phone call at work and kind of messed up the message. I was a little flustered. I finally just had to say "I'm sorry. I got flustered. Let me start this over." And I did. And it worked out.
Just a couple more weeks until the New Year and perhaps new resolutions. One resolution I made last year was to try really hard to lose the word "hate" from my vocabulary, especially while writing, especially especially while writing on my blogs. While I've made great strides in my resolution, I think I'll recommit to that one again.
TAKE AWAY: It's not too early to start thinking about
We found another great old chair today at an estate sale. There is a guy around here who goes to his customers' houses and prices everything and then opens up the doors to sell their goods, with his take being 40%. He has to haul away whatever doesn't sell so he's very motivated to move the stuff. He had quite a bit of leftover merchandise so he rented a big space and hauled it there for the weekend. Sunday is always 1/2 off everything under $150. We walked out with a very cool stuffed rocking chair/recliner for $35 and two beautiful ceramic lamps for $25. SCORE!
TAKE AWAY: I'm glad we waited and looked for old, sturdy, used
furniture. With animals in the house, it won't bring tears to our
eyes if the cat decides to shred the chairs to bits.
There are plenty of pieces of nice, used furniture on
the market and when I get tired of this stuff, I'll pass it on