We have a craft fair coming up in December, so I’m making a few things here and there to sell at said event. Made this clutch out of some scrap chenille. I lined it with a satin fabric, gave it a zipper and a decorative button. I am pleased with it. : )
So there’s a thing going around friend feed that instructs, “Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair – just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with the picture.”
So I did. And I really like how this pic turned out. Yes, it’s not perfect, yes I see flaws and imperfections, but it’s who I am, right now, in that moment. I was tired, I’d taught three classes that day, I was wrung out and ready for bed, but after all that, I was still able to serve up a half decent, content smile. And that’s kinda cool. : )
Boy this is my day for Graphjam, that’s for sure. As many of you know, the most difficult thing I do every day, is try to print. My BFF thinks that maybe I was a lumberjack in a past life and this is paper’s way of thwarting my use of it. Either way, this graph is right on the money.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
– George F. Will
So about a month ago I see my daughter wandering up and down the street with a bucket full of things talking to people and ringing doorbells. Yes, I felt compelled to investigate.
Mommy: “Lila, what are you doing?”
Lila: “I’m selling things, Mommy. I want some money.”
Mommy: “What?!? What are you selling? (looks in bucket, sees a half chewed gum pack, dead glow in the dark sticks, a half used craft project) And why do you want money? You cant pander to the locals! That’s not allowed here!”
Lila: “I just want money. I can sell these things.”
Mommy: “No, you cant. There’s a No Solicitation rule for this park. Besides, if you want money I’ll give you chores and you can earn money.”
Lila: “Oh, I dont want to work, Mommy. I just want money.”
Sigh. However, I make her come in the house, and we develop a chore list. It’s pretty easy, mostly involving her doing her reading and homework, picking up her things, giving the cats food and water, putting various stages of laundry in its appropriate spot – that stuff. She eagerly went about filling in her excel spreadsheet with star stickers as she acheived her chores, and has followed through over the last month. Between the 12 bucks she earned (three dollars a week) and the six pounds of change she’s managed to accumulate we went shopping at Target with her 21 dollars. It was way fun to watch her choose what to spend her money on.
1. A Hello Kitty doll from the dollar bin
2. A bendy metal velvet flower thing from the dollar bin
3. Some gel cling stickers from the dollar bin
4. A butterfly wallet to keep her money in (this was the most fun to watch – “What? That one is ten dollars!?!? I’m not going to spend ten dollars on a wallet! Target has lost their mind! Where’s the cheaper ones?”)
5. The crappy new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dvd
Oh, and that bucket? I later found it out at the end of the driveway full of that half used crap with a sign that read, “Take one, leave a dollar.”