Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Happy anniversary to me

So it's official, I've been in "temporary retirement" for one year!!!
I would've forgotten if Kathy (a friend I met at my last job) didn't remind me. So what was the year like?

Let's see....
I started sewing, knitting, and other fun crafty things.
I started this blog.
I opened an Etsy shop and I have my dear dear friends and family to thank for a bulk of the purchases.
I speak and see my friends more often and have renewed a couple of friendships.
I cooked over 100 dinners + Hillsy's tummy is happy!
I'm probably the most fit I've been, now that I have time/energy to go to the gym.
I try to call at least one family member a week (I have my parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers).
I earned $40 for sitting in a courtroom waiting to be chosen (I never got chosen).
I started Heart Handmade and it has opened a whole new world for me and I've met some really wonderful people!
Oh and I almost forgot, I'm so much for thankful for things now! And patient. For instance, when I see people acting all crazy and rushing into a frenzy - I tell myself that he/she probably just came from work and is super frustrated with that one annoying person that makes your life a living hell at work... then I just brush it off.

I'm a lucky and happy gal. It's frustrating and amazing at the same time but I'm learning to ride the waves of life and looking forward to next one. I was on the phone with Zandra last night and she is right, life is funny like that - coz you just never know!

3 comments:

quaint handmade said...

happy anniversary! you've kept yourself very busy, which is normally an issue for most "retirees".

heart handmade is wonderful and it seems like it's your calling. it's a great place to visit for those who create themselves and/or appreciate handwork.

cheers ... cindy

MARICHELLE said...

thanks Cindy!! And thank you so much for the super nice comments about Heart Handmade :))

K-Rod said...

happy anniversary...a year goes by so fast. i feel like it was just yesterday we were going to Starbucks to bitch about G.R. :) Hope to see you soon!