Sunday, January 04, 2015

January Hymn

Well, I hope everyone's holiday celebrations were what you wished for; whether that was days on end of food, family and festivities or just quiet days of leisure alone.  As I said in my previous post, we had a couple of nice dinners at home with family and that was about it.  Watched a couple of movies and went out once or twice.  It was nice actually.
But, I am ready to move on into the new year.  I'm not going to do a year-in-review thing like I usually do because....uhh....let's see...I didn't do shit this last year!  Yeah, that's it.  So, we will concentrate on what I hope to do in this coming year!  I don't really do New Year resolutions either.  To me, you're either going to change habits or you're not and a new year never seemed to motivate me that much.  I've already been sticking to my gym work-outs for about 2 months now, so I'll just continue that.  I'm to the point now that I look forward to going because the exercise really does make me feel better, physically and mentally.  Lifts my mood considerably.  And, I've lost about 8 pounds or so, so to see some progress is great and encouraging!  Can't say that it helps my pain any, other than I'm not sitting down, but it still helps me in other ways.  On days that I can't make it to the gym I have measured out a mile walking/ strenuous hiking trail around the house here and I do that instead.

My work break ends tomorrow also.  One of my stores has already called with a new order so I need to get busy on that and restocking my inventory anyway.  It's so nice to know I can make all these things standing up now and not hunched over in pain.  Maybe this year I can even come up with, or continue, some new designs and colors.  Jack says I need to get rich so he can be kept up in the manner in which he would like to become accustomed!  I said I would just like to have enough money to finish this house and have a real tub in one half and I do not mean the horse trough in the basement.  It does work, but I can just see me stepping out one day, after a nice long soak, to throw the chickens a little scratch and giving the UPS man a bit more scenery that he bargained for. Ha!!

So, speaking of scenery and getting rich (haha!), this year I finally got off my ass and designed a 12-month calender that features the critters and flora of my little Dragon Valley.  They are available to purchase HERE and you can preview so you know just what is inside.  This is a standard size wall calender but I may see about having a larger, jumbo size printed and available.  The standard size includes all Americans holidays and the spaces are large enough for penciling in notes and such.  And please know, I sincerely appreciate any purchases.  Many bloggers put advertising or other such means on their blog to raise a little money but I've never really wanted to do that.  I don't like the way it looks and makes the blog seem sorta impersonal.  However, a little money raised from photos I've already taken for this blog doesn't hurt, you know?  And all the photos featured in the calender were taken right here at home.  If these come out well I might do an all chicken one, or all flowers or such next year.

So, here's to a prosperous and happy new year!!


JO said...

Happy New Year to you and Jack!
I was thinking I need to find a way to make some extra cash too. I would love to buy maybe a class B motor home so I can go on extended trips and get out of Tucson more often. Maybe I should start selling my photos again and making post cards.

Nice to hear one of the stores is already asking for pottery and at least now you can get it done by standing up.
Having a supply ready will help you in the long run for next holidays. Good luck!

Ed said...

Jack says I need to get rich so he can be kept up in the manner in which he would like to become accustomed!

That is a classic line that I'm going to adopt if Jack doesn't mind!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jo! thanks! Yeah, I am really going to work towards having a stockpile of pottery here at home so I can just glaze as things are ordered. Hopefully. lol!

Hey Ed! I'm sure he would not mind at all!! He cracks me up with some of the stuff he comes up with sometimes. :D