Actually, both Thursday and Friday were very productive, but Thursday was really just all about writing articles all day, so there's nothing much to write about that, except that my brain felt fried after. Late in the evening my sister bought us ShareTea (I got the Ice Blended Taro with Pudding - it's good, but it tastes exactly like Quickly's, so if I'm in the mood for iced taro I'd choose Quickly over ShareTea. So far I totally love the Rock Salt Cheese with Oolong Tea and Rock Salt Cheese with Cocoa.)
I was having about a gazilion typos by midnight, so I decided to rest and just finish the last two articles on Friday morning.
Friday was even more fruitful - I wrote articles, made myself a necklace (a variety of what we will be selling in our shop), and hand designed plain notebooks which we will give to a friend as a Christmas present (^_^) In the evening I made a long blog post, and I mean Long Blog Post, about my old blogs which I have said goodbye to. (This is apart from my blog posts / page updates in the morning.)
|Our Lady of Guadalupe|
I've always been drawn to the Lady of Guadalupe (I have an image of her over my bedroom door which is also where my travel corner is.) and when we found trinkets with her on it, we bought them both for selling and for personal use.
I also organized the materials we have just bought into their new containers, then I proceeded to designing plain notebooks which we will give to a friend of ours as a Christmas gift. She is crazy about notebooks so we always give her at least one whenever there's an occasion.
|Plain notebooks about to have some character|
We have not seen her in a while so we will just drop by her place anytime soon to give her the gift.
|Playing with Magenta Ribbons|
Which reminds me, she has not been to our bazaar yet and we have not checked out her store in a while. Maybe it's time to check out her merchandise too when we give her our gift (^_^)
|Lace and Layers of Sequins|
I totally enjoyed designing the notebooks especially when I was layering the sequins :3 It was so relaxing (^_^)
|I put some decorations on the back too! (^_^)|
I just had an early dinner and will log off now to prepare to go to church. For some reason, despite some things we've had to deal with this year, and despite some ongoing concerns within our family, I think this is the most relaxed holiday season I have had so far. Of course I got really tired with all the pre-bazaar work and preparing our handmade gifts, but things were not as tense and exhausting as the previous ones. I think this is also the calmest I have ever been in welcoming the New Year. I still feel excited, especially since I told my friend Lia that I can feel 2012 having So Much, and I mean SO MUCH, in store for me, but somehow I do not feel the anxiety that normally goes with welcoming the New Year and saying goodbye to the previous one. It's like I just feel that I am finally ready for the coming of the New Year, hence no feelings of having to rush and put things in order, unlike all the New Year's Eves that I've gone through since I became an adult. For once, I am just quietly and peacefully waiting for the New Year to arrive, as the arrival of an expected friend.