My finds from the fantastic flea mkt yesterday still aren't unpacked yet. But I did pull a couple hats from the bags to play with.
Some how, today got away from me I had a lot of errands to run before picking up the fairy grand baby from school. Then, Sugarwings and I baked brownies and invited some friends over to hold puppies. Playing with all the babies seemed much more fun than getting all my stuff unpacked, cleaned, photographed and listed for sale.
I'm pretty lucky to have the flexibility to spend a day like this, aren't I???
Not a lot of real work got done today. I did squeeze in time to make some more wallpaper folder/bag things to pack stuff in. Every package that I dropped at the PO was packed up in a pretty little pouch today. The little pink flocked wallpaper one in front contains April's Giveaway and is all ready to mail as soon as I draw a name on May 1st. You can still enter to win it by leaving a comment today.
Next to the pouches are some of the hats that I scored yesterday.
I really can't believe that tomorrow is May already! In a few days, I turn FIFTY TWO.
Birthdays make me think about life. I really am very lucky to have the life I do. When I was in my 20s, if you had tried to tell me that I'd be where I am now at this age, I wouldn't have believed it.
Of course, if you'd told me that I would have posted a photo of myself with no makeup, uncombed hair, and wearing gym clothes on the internet, I would have been shocked. Then, I might have said, "what is an internet?"
Of course, in my 20s, I never left the house without makeup, and would have screamed at anyone who tried to photograph me that way. But now I know that being comfortable with who I am and liking my own skin, no matter how saggy it might be getting, is a key to a happy life. I don't take myself or my looks (or lack there of) very seriously.
Enjoying and excepting what I have and what I am, and being more aware of the world around me than of myself is something that I wish I'd learned when I was younger.
Last week, I won a giveaway from Myrna and had a choice of her gifts. When I saw this phrase on her tag, I had to chose the little book it was on.
What great words to live by. Happiness is what you make of it. There are many ways of looking at your everyday life, and I chose to look at mine through what a friend used to call my "Karla Goggles", which meant rose colored lenses, I think. Well, you can look at the gloomy side of things and never be satisfied with what you have. Or you can look at the good stuff with a smile on your face and feel like the luckiest person on the planet.
Yes, that is dust on my floor in this photo. Just like those were wrinkles on my face in the earlier photo. But that is just a part of life and I'd rather focus on the the joy of seeing the pups take their very first steps out of their nest and of the happiness on my face when I hold Sugarwings.
I have a feeling that in the next 50 years of my life, I'll be a LOT more wrinkly than I am now, and my house will not be much cleaner. But I sure am excited about seeing all the good things those years bring, dust, wrinkles, and all.