Sunday, December 28, 2008

What a wonderful life.

I am the happiest girl in the world. The fifty degree days are helping that I think, but it's also just the realization of how great of a life I've got. You know how sometimes you just drudge along in life and it's a good life, but you don't see it for that because you're too busy looking at your feet plodding along? Well I vowed to myself I wouldn't be that person a long time ago. However, with the holidays, and graduation, and present making, I kind of started looking at my feet...but now I am back to my old self. Smiling and happy and just amazed.

I'm starting my own business (I know you know this, but I have to keep telling myself that in order for it to sink in). I have an incredible husband who loves me with an intensity that is rarely seen anymore, and I feel so lucky to have been able to find him. We've got a house that will make a great home someday. It's my dream to get it into a decorating magazine--although that won't be for some time because most of the rooms don't even have floors at the moment. It's a huge farmhouse and I've been dreaming of it since I was a little girl. Anyway, all the pieces of my life are coming together just the way I always imagined that they would.

Today is sunny (although last night was a long one with bad storms), and beautiful. Unseasonably warm weather that makes you long for spring which is sooo far away. Spring is going to be fun because I am going to get back into gallivanting for the sake of gallivanting. I want to find forgotten town squares and not only look through those shops but also bring them to you. I want to interview the cashiers or owners or whoever is close by and then take some photos of the interior and my purchases and give my commentary about what I think of the place. I'll also have tons of photos of my drives to and from these various small towns. I'm hoping you will enjoy my escapades and that it will draw a following.

In the spring I'm also hoping to get into some furniture restoration and other salvaging of pieces. On my desk at this very moment is a lamp I made out of a horse-head ashtray (I'll post the picture later). But that's the kind of thing I'm hoping to create. Just things that are otherwise trash-bound and worthless and giving them new purpose. And probably also just finding some steals along the way. Wish me luck--this is my future on the line and tons of dreams lie in the balance.

I'm off to finish up my last three remaining paintings for Christmas. Have a wonderful day!!

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