Saturday, February 16, 2013

Week in Review - Not So Good

Decluttering my belongings. Good bye magazines!


Week in Review:

I just want to start off by saying that this week hasn't been the greatest. Everyone in the house has been sick, there's been a lot of tension and my head just isn't where it should be and instead is completely lost in space or something. I've been having a difficult time staying positive this week, and my temper has been really short. 

Well, it's Saturday now and a long weekend so I'm glad to be able to put the past behind me and enjoy the now which includes laying in my bed watching Monsters Inc.

Personal Life:

Parenting - Sidney got her report card this week and she has been doing so good in school this year. She also got invited to a birthday party which she attended today, little miss popular ;). 

Growth - Remember how I've been weeding through all my junk? Well I managed to continue with that and today I got rid of all my magazines. And by got rid of I mean I put them all in a box and out of my room. So technically they're still around but I've been putting things aside for our annual May yard sale. Magazines aren't a huge seller, but it's better than throwing them all out (recycle of course). For 10 cents each I'm sure people might buy them for reading, scrapbooking or crafting. The process of simplifying my life is a long one.

To be honest, I would just donate all my stuff but my debt keeps demanding I pay it off. Whatever I don't sell at my yard sales always goes to charity thrift stores though. Win-win for everyone.

Health - We have all been sick here! Tired, groggy, snotty and coughing. My mom and sister also had the pleasure of accompanying the flu. Needless to say, it's been a rough week. I missed two appointments and some sleep. Sidney missed some school and has been driving me crazy. I have been drinking a ton of water though, so that's good.

I also got a new Kindle book called Luxury of Less: The Five Rings of Minimalism by Karol Gajda which I found not only very entertaining but also informational and inspiring. It seriously made me want to just throw out all of my belongings and take off on a world adventure. My goal towards a minimalist lifestyle is beginning to seem more real now.


Work - Job postings have begun to increase finally! So I've been emailing and handing out resumes like crazy. I really hate those online applications, but have been doing those, too. There's this job down the street from here, a bakery, and they're hiring, again, and I REALLY want that job. I walked in there with my resume and smiled and was polite and told myself I was gonna get the job! I'm hoping for a call back next week. 

Etsy - Up to 22 sales for Little Shop of Treasures, with some great new items on the way! And Little Shop of Hemp is about to get it's first sale - a customized key chain. So all is good there! Plus, I registered for a table at Bloomin Earth Festival which is an outdoor market for upcycled items and vintage treasures. They also have ecofriendly crafts and information booths. My shop needs to get approved still, but I have my fingers crossed. I think  I could really use an event like this to boost my confidence. 

Writing - I have a book idea. I don't want to say anything about it yet, but I'm going to start doing some research this week. 

How's your week been?


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  1. Hi!

    I found you on the Meet and Greet! I've rea dtd rough some of your blog and I was also a seventeen year old mom, long ago (14 years ago). Now I am 31 and have a high schooler! I can't believe it! But I put myself through college, graduated with a BA, worked some, and now I'm a SAHM to all three of my children.

    Just keep your head up. The earlier years are the hardest. But keep going and you'll be fine!

    Following from the blog hop!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I find it so much easier to keep going when I hear stories like yours.

      Your blog seems super sweet and I can't wait to read more of it :)


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