11 March 2014

Happy Distractions

Still a lot going on around here, although I can almost -- just ALMOST -- see glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel. 

Following our estate auction last September, I had four properties to sell, including my childhood home. There have been some challenges associated with selling each one, and each time I hand over the keys to another property, I feel my burden lighten just a little bit. As of right now, I'm finalizing the sale of the third property with just one more to go from my parents' estate. Last week I put my grandma's house on the market so I will soon have just two properties to sell. I am moving -- albeit very slowly -- in the right direction. It will be a very good thing when I can close the book on all of this.

Through all of this, it's been very good to have some distractions now and then. One of my main distractions is preparing for classes at Memory Bound. Over the weekend I made a lot of kits, and it's easy for me to completely lose myself in writing instructions, cutting, and organizing materials. And oh, how I Iove these colors!

Die cutting is a great distraction. Plus it's an easy way to build up the arm muscles! :)

I seem to have amassed a large number of boxes, so it was easy to find one in the perfect size for the completed kits. Nothing better than a Girl Scout cookie box! And no, we did not eat all of those Peanut Butter Patties. In fact, we didn't eat a single one!

As you can see by the look on her face, Lily was more than a little disappointed that the box didn't contain cookies!

Here's to taking care of business and finding happy distractions -- or cookies! -- when you can.


Maureen said...

Awwww... poor Lily! ;)

Those cookies sound yummy. Glad you have some distractions - what a lot of work it is to create those kits! You are so organized.

Heather said...

I'm glad you have a distraction too. And those kits look fun. I love those die cuts!