19 May 2014

Three New Things

 I've been in a funny sort of mood lately, feeling like I really need to change some things. That's a bit strange for me, since I usually have a hard time with change. But there comes a time when even I have to admit that change can be good. I guess I've come to realize that if you always keep things exactly the same -- or keep doing the same things -- you'll miss out on a lot of what life has to offer.

So in the past few days, I've decided to embark on three new things. Just putting these plans in place has made me feel better, as I try to re-shape my life with positive, uplifting activities!

 #1 - Garden Re-Design
For years I have struggled to achieve my "vision" of cottage-style gardens around our house. Each summer I work so hard, only to end up disappointed and frustrated with my results. So I contacted and met with a garden designer who is going to help re-design my flower beds. She will provide me with a new plan using my existing plants (and some new ones!), then I'll do the work of moving things around to fit the plan. This will likely be a multi-year project. I'm so excited to get started!
  #2 - Family History
 When we moved my grandma to a nursing home in February, I became the keeper of her genealogy books. Grandma has worked very hard on our family history over the years, and we had planned for me to be the one to carry the torch for her. I truly believe these books are a treasure...but I don't have a clue where to start. So I signed up for a genealogy class! I'm excited to dive into this project and see how I can integrate it with my scrapbooking.

 #3 - Antiques Booth
 After sorting through boxes and boxes of stuff in our basement, I finally decided enough was enough. So I signed up to be a vendor at a local antique store! I chose a small vendor case, which will allow me to display and sell a few items at a time. I will be setting up my display on June 1, so watch for more information! I can't wait to make a dent in the stuff around here.

Stay tuned for updates on these three new things! I truly believe each will be a positive -- and hopefully FUN -- addition to my life!


Kristina said...

Your plans sound wonderful Janet. I couldn't believe how many of our perennials I lost over this past weekend....I even lost a peony for the first time ever. One of my beds is struggling but I just keep planting things in it hoping something will stick. Good idea on the antiques booth! Have fun with it and remember that if someone buys something then they want it and it's going to a good home.

Janet said...

Thank you, Kristina! We'll see how all of this goes! If nothing else, I should have some good blog material! :)