Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lazy Sunday Links - Final Edition

HappySimple

It's been over two years since I started this blog.  And what an adventure it's been!  I've met some great people, learned a little HTML, made a ton of mistakes and, I hope, shared some cool ideas with you.

460 posts on and it's time for some changes.  My shop is gone, I'm not going to auctions and thrift stores as often and my interests have changed.

I'm not giving up on blogging (perish the thought!!!). 

Alan and I launched a new one yesterday.  It's called HappySimple .  And in it we will share all our thoughts (and hopefully hear all of yours) on making life the amazing and wonderful thing that it's supposed to be.  I'm so excited to be working with my husband on this project.  It's taken a lot of the sting out of Friday's news.

I know you're not supposed to announce a new blog with only one post, but we're all friends here and I wanted you to be the first to know.

Thanks so much for a great two and a bit years!  I really hope you'll come and visit!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Celebration Fridays - Celebrating the Imposition of New Opportunities

Bill & David 3 

My parents had a friend who, for reasons I failed to document, regularly found himself out of work.  And whenever that happened, there would be a party, with much drinking and hilarity and, I'm sure, occasional tears and bouts of hyperventilating.

I lost my job  today. 

The celebrations have begun and will continue throughout the weekend.

Because sometimes opportunities arrive when you least want them to.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lazy Sunday Links

Antarctica??? 

Quark expeditions is sponsoring a "Blog Your Way to Antarctica" contest.  And, fool that I am, I've entered.  So, if you could take a moment to head over and vote for me, I'd be really, really grateful.

You'll have to register before you can vote (one vote per valid email address), but it's really easy and they don't seem to be contacting anyone who's voted so far.  Thanks so much!

Bit of a self-serving link, actually.  But it's kind of fun to read the entries and dream a bit.

I'm looking at some changes around here.  It'll take some time to implement, but I think you'll be excited when we get rolling (I know I am!)

Hope you're all enjoying a lovely lazy Sunday!

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Summer Puzzle

Clothesline!

Why is it:

cotton + clothes dryer = meh

but: 

cotton + clothes line = bliss

In the same vein:

fresh air + outdoors = well, perfectly lovely, actually

while:

fresh air + indoors = open all the windows it smells so good!!!!

Just a little something I puzzle over as I inhale.

 

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lazy Sunday Links

lazy weekend 

I'm enjoying a lovely lazy weekend with nowhere to go and not much that requires my attention.  It's even obligingly raining, so I can't get out to do the gardening, which, after a long and difficult week, is a bit of a relief, actually.

An article over on Get Rich Slowly, has me intrigued.  It introduces the concept of the Swapluck - a get-together of like-minded people to swap goods and services.

I'm a huge fan of the potluck.  We have a group of friends who have been meeting for a monthly shared dinner for over ten years now.  And while we're there, we informally offer garden plants and surplus bits of furniture.  But something a little more formalized might be a cool thing. 

Do you think your circle of friends would go for something like that?  Do you think it could help you decorate your home or grow your garden?  Have you done it already?  I'd love to hear your stories!

On a sad note, Leah Hennen of More Ways to Waste Time has decided to retire from blogging.

Leah has been a good friend to this blog and I'm really going to miss her.  Best of luck to you Leah, and thanks for all the inspiration!