Saturday, December 31, 2011
While I'm thinking ahead for 2012, I'm also musing about this past year. At times it was pretty dismal as when my son left his job to pursue a new career. It didn't work out and he has been underemployed. But we are hopeful about a potential job that he interviewed for and there are other things to look forward to as well!
My interior design business improved by 20% over the last 3 years. I'll probably have to pay taxes but oh, well. My husband was let go from his job of 10 years. It was a shock but he immediately started working part-time at a local funeral home and he loves it. He turns 65 on Feb 1 so was ready for a less demanding job anyway. I'm not looking to retire anytime soon. I'm still having fun with my job and it looks like things are picking up so I'll stick around for a while. A lot of other decorators went out of business in the last few years so it left me, still turning homes into beautiful places.
This past year, I took my passion for quilting into new arenas and delved into more complicated projects. I bought a new Viking Sapphire 875 and have even been machine quilting smaller tops. Can't wait to get into the sewing room today but have to take down the Christmas tree first. Its bad luck to leave it up until the new year!
I like surfing the internet and yesterday I stumbled onto www.thequiltpatternshoppe.com . I've created 2 quilts using my own pattern ideas and on this site, you can submit your patterns and earn money from them. I might just do that.
I became a team leader on the Organized Life team and I established The Sonoma Diet Team as leader. ON SD, we have 4 fledgling members and so I hope tomorrow, we can start 2012 in earnest. My weight has is stable but I would like to still lose 24 pounds as I have been striving for for 2 years. I've been a sparker for 2 years now but still no weight loss! I think I can in 2012. On Organized Life, I set up the Attack A PIle Today Club (AAPT). If you just AAPT daily, you will soon be organized. At least that is the hope.
I became a member of the IPOD Club yesterday. Finally gave up and got one. Now I have to learn how to use it effectively. What was the turning point was the ability to take photos and when I have a nice room design to photograph and I don't have my camera with me, I can take a pic with my IPOD> Plus it is a business write off. That is one good reason to stay in business. A lot of things I can write off through it. At any rate, in spite of a few let downs, all in all, 2011 was a pretty good year and ended on a high note! Looking forward to next year!