i have had a change of heart. i will not be selling my stamps at this time. a few ridiculously busy weeks showed me that my time is a very unpredictable thing this year, and with a few other big commitments on the horizon... i realize that any spare time i have this year i need to just spend creating and not worry about a profit. i teetered back and forth with this new decision, mostly because i wanted to follow through with what i said i was going to do. i began to realize about a week ago that this new endeavor was creating quite a weight on my shoulders that i could easy remove... so there you have it... weight lifted. i am very sorry if i have disappointed anyone... if you really want a set feel free to tell me so in a comment with a contact email and we can work something out. i am still doing trades... i am actually involved in a couple of those right now.
after some focused work last weekend, i finally finished preserving the last of the apples. all we have left now is this one little box for eating (and it's about half that now). i am also trying to deal with some of those pumpkins lining the front porch. i have been steaming, baking, and boiling, then turning them into puree. i really need some new recipes though. we are not the biggest pumpkin fans around here.
then there's christmas...
which has been constantly creeping in ever since the calendar page turned to november, and i must admit... i love it. they have been humming carols, creating decorations, and even planning gifts. it is such a shining light in these dark days to focus on something that can be centered around love, light, and giving. not that it's been all love and light around here... there has been that same old negative energy building as well. i feel it every year at this time. i believe it is a combination of the dark, cold, and even the excitement of christmas creates a sort of excited anxiety in my children (in all of us).
i usually just try to keep things simple and keep the focus on giving.
here we are... yet another holiday season in full swing.