Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Saving Money, Noon Time Walk, and New Quilt Plans
This new way of eating, smaller portions, bringing my lunch to work is saving me money. I figured that as I was spending an average of $6 a day for lunch four days a week, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less depending on where I went to eat, I am now saving approximately $48 in these first two weeks. Multiply that out for the year and it will be $1248 take away my vacation time...still a good sum of money saved! Think of the fabric I can buy, the paints, the sketch pads! This is so good. I continue to feel good. Find eating this new way satisfying, am not craving anything. I even am comfortable in the evenings when I used to snack. Now not eating after dinner is easy and comfortable. I do chew sugar free bubble gum if an urge, old habit bubbling to the surface, occurs. And am fine. I just took a noontime walk...20 minutes...my nose and toes feel froze (n). I don't do that well in cold, and I don't think it is THAT cold here today, but cold for me. I feel invigorated. I did stop at the local museum for a brief 5 minute break...saw lots of pretty jewelry, pottery, paintings on display. And in the gift shop a little deck of cards that were about Tapping your Creativity! I think mine has been tapped. But I enjoyed reading the back where it said: there are no mistakes, do your own thing, think outside the box, etc. Loved it. I walked down a main street that is residential and full of old, old restored Victorian homes. Just beautiful wonderful places to see. Wondered what it would be like to live in one of them. Saw pretty trees, huge orange trees dropping their fruit on peoples lawns...oh such waste. I do hope they are going to pick them up and eat them. They have more than one family could possibly eat. I'd put boxes out and say take for free. Now back in my warm office, ready for the rest of this wonderful day. A new quilt piece is bubbling in my mind as well. I have been offered my first commissioned piece. It's just in the initial planning stages, but I will start posting as my ideas as plans come more into fruition. It's exciting to think of designing something new. This will not be following a pattern, it will be my own creation. So, something to look forward to.