Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Salon June 15, 2014 and general news

So let's do the Salon first...

Time // 2:26 and I'll be doing this in parts as I stop blogging to go pack and polish woodfloors
Eating // just finished some home made chicken & noodles.
Drinking // coffee... tibby just left... he followed the empty chicken and noodles bowl
Weather // Super Duper!!
READING // The Circle Maker ~ Mark Betterson
He says it's not, but it still feels like superstition to me. But I am giving being bolder in prayer a try; praying for what's outside of my ability to accomplish so that God would be the one glorified by the fruition. It also is making me examine my plans for too much selfishness. Which I am finding.

LISTENING TO //  Dean Koontz ~ 77 Shadow Street
 Almost done with this. It's dragging on now that I know I really, really don't like it.
Still working on...

Beth Moore's ~ So Long Insecurity ~ came back around to enjoying and appreciating this book. Even doing some underlining!

FINISHED// The Story but my review is pretty much what I commented on it last week so I'm not even going to bother. 

Watching // I just finished watching Tiny: A Story About Living Small. I liked it a lot and have much more to say on the topic actually. I didn't go down to a >300 square foot life, but I am buying a trailer for these exact reasons 
Music // Pandora had me in 80's 90's dance land last night... so fun!
Blogging // AWFUL!! I didn't even Salon last week, but I am super super busy trying to get this place primped, and working on the business plan.
Acquisitions // Oh dear...yes that's the other reason I didn't get the salon done last week. I overspent on books and bought 480 books for 90 bucks. I hope I can get my money back out of them in the store. There are some unusual titles... if anyone cares to be a Ninja, I can hook ya up :) I didn't get a picture before I boxed them up either. Rats. 
Hating  //  Well I had a swearing, ranting, kiniption the other day about what a slob I am and how can I live like this.. so I'd say the way I live. Which I'm changing. And I hope it helps. 
Loving // Thinking I may actually do this! I may actually put this together. I may actually change my life and hopefully the lives of my girls and other's. A Bookshop is a blessed thing to lots of people! Right?

Writing // Here's where my prayers get above my ability. Just because I'm trying to open a retail store does not mean I've abandoned my plans for the projects I'm writing. I want to do them too! And I believe, salable or not, I will get them written.
Avoiding // Mom stuff is always the answer. And reading... I'm not reading very much right now.
I have effectively put myself in position to reduce my living expenses from 7000 per year to 3100 per year. I am buying a 3 bedroom mobile home. I'll own it outright and only have to pay lot rent and basic utilities. (which will also be less... much less seeing as I had over a 300 dollar gas bill one month here).
I consider myself part of the 'tiny house movement' but I'm not sure tiny-housers do. I am super down sizing. I've become unattached to having too many THINGS. Things are sorta getting on my nerves. I do love a beautiful home, I do love a table-scaped table, I do love holidays and changing up decor. But I can do all this without boxes and boxes of things I'm holding on to just because I"m supposed to be. This was so & so's, this was a gift, this ...well no one knows what this is but it might be important so keep it! You know the stuff. And lemme tell ya 30-sumthin bloggers. It just keeps getting WORSE!! 
So I opted to halt the march towards hoarder-dom. I'm going SIMPLE. Small, economical place. Limited amount of THINGS. and books. But I even plan on rotating most of those. I would love to be able to list the things I own on 1 piece of notebook paper. Clothes and all. Hows that for a goal?
My daughter asked me yesterday when I became a hippy. I'm really not sure? But I was born in the 60s. Maybe it's just a latent gene :)
How was your week?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 1 2014. Sunday Salon

My favorite week in the books.
This week was
I found so many awesome new blogs while being a cheerleader this year! And hopefully made some new blogging friends. I did only get to make it to one twitter party though which bummed me out because those are my favorites! 
My TBR pile grew again too... By several feet!
Congrats organizers for another successful year!

Next year I'll BE at BEA. (God willing).
Ok so on to the Salon....

Time // 9:24
Eating // nothing yet
Drinking // coffee... no cats..hmmm
Weather // Amazing! Hot & a tad humid (I love it) with afternoon thunderstorms (I SUPER love it!)

I'm not sure I get the point of this book. It's not narrative just some subjective paraphrasing. It doesn't contain any reference marks.. you know John 3:16. It doesn't better exemplify God's word or lessons therein, It certainly wouldn't help a baby Christian deepen their faith. I try to keep a spiritual study book going at all times to grow my faith and continue my journey... this isn't it. This seems a bit self serving actually for the authors to have compiled it so. I'm really disappointed in this. I'll finish it, but I won't be deeply seeking while reading that's for sure. 

LISTENING TO //  Dean Koontz ~ 77 Shadow Street
 So I was looking forward to "Odd Thomas" quality Koontz... unfortunately. This isn't that caliber of work. I'm starting to wonder... I Koontz actually 2 people????
Still working on...

Beth Moore's ~ So Long Insecurity ~ came back around to enjoying and appreciating this book. Even doing some underlining!

FINISHED// Notes From A Small Island ~ Bill Bryson

Review later this week... But I gave it 31/2 out of 5 stars. Mostly for length. 

Watching // I watched something the other day I think. Don't remember what... but something. 
Music // Back to K-LOVE
Blogging // Did pretty good through the week of compiling a post for the ArmChair BEA topics until the weekend, then got just too busy.
Acquisitions // My dear friend is culling her pile so she gave me some books for inventory. 
Hating  //  Money!!!!!! How can it go so fast and come so slow!!
Loving // Progress!!!!! Eryone be making progress!! Me especially toward getting the house ready to sell.

Writing // I thought of something GREAT last night but was too tired to write it down. I told myself I'd remember and I ALMOST do.... buuuuut. ARGHHH!
Avoiding // Mom stuff. It's hard having to balance 2 lives of stuff.
My youngest LOVED London... of course she did!
I'm trying to be patient getting things in line to go forward with my shop plans. It's like a house of cards. I never know what I should be working on at any given time. What should be first? Just when I think I know what to work on first, I realize I have to wait for something else in order to make that work... CRAZY! 
I'm trying not to get overwhelmed and I"m utilizing a lot of business savy friends. 
Securing financing would take away all the anxiety. 

How was your week?