Monday, August 12, 2013

What I'm Looking Forward To

I think it's good in life to have fun things to look forward to; whether it's a goal, a vacation, a project, or just a day with friends.  Here's what I'm looking forward to this week and beyond.
  1. Meeting one of my best friends for a visit tomorrow.  My friend Lori is very organized, very take charge, knows what she wants and then makes a list of how to make it happen.  I love it, because I'm not like that much at all. We meet up about once a month, have lunch, catch up and do a little shopping.  She lives about an hour away so it's a big deal to see each other.  She's also a chiropractor so she usually does her best to fix my horrible posture from being hunched over a computer a home and work, and chides me about needing to stretch more.  I love her!
  2. I finally ordered my photos to start my Project Life album.  I'm not big on scrapbooking in the traditional sense, but I've finally decided I should do better about documenting life events and actually printing off my pictures and all that.  I ordered my photos from York Photo.  If you sign up, they'll give you 60 free 4x6 photos.  So, I'm hoping to start on that this week.
  3. I signed up to be a Craftsy affiliate and they asked me if I'd like to take one of their classes.  Uhm, of course!  I have a ton of Craftsy classes I always want to take and it was hard narrowing it down to the one to start with.  I originally was thinking the Quilt-as-you-Go Patchwork Bag class but then remembered that I had seen they had cooking and baking classes too.  I always think of Craftsy for knitting, crocheting, quilting, and sewing, but forget about all the other good stuff.  I finally narrowed it down to the Artisan Bread Making class.  I can make yeast breads, but they're nothing special.  I never really had anyone show me how, I just read the recipe.  Breadmaking and piemaking are two skills I want to improve, so I thought this would be great.  I watched the first video today and I'm excited to see what else is in store.  If you want to give the class a try, check it out and we can take it together.  I 'm thinking I'll try to watch and do a video a week.
  4. One of the girls at work asked me if I'd make a messenger bag for her daughter.  I have three binders of PDF patterns I've bought off Etsy and downloaded from other websites, and I know they're a couple different messenger bags.  She said she doesn't care about color as long as it's dark and will hide school bus dirt and stuff.  So, I'm excited to get going on that.
If there's nothing you have to look forward to, find something.  Pick out a new recipe to try this weekend, go to Farmer's Market, order that book on Amazon, treat yourself to lunch out one day instead of packing one, buy a pint of fancy ice cream, or better yet, call a friend you haven't talked to in a while and catch up, send an email, or met for lunch.  You have to consciously make things for yourself to look forward to and make time for them.


  1. Yay Craftsy! Have fun with those classes. Is it the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day folks? If you haven't checked them out, borrow their book from the library after taking the Craftsy's fantastic!

    Personally, I'm looking forward to a busy weekend: our last 3 Guys & Dolls performances, 2 cast parties, and my last Friday of work. And sleep, at some point. :D

  2. The Craftsy class is taught by Peter Reinhart. He wrote "Brother Juniper's Bread Book" but I took a peek at "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" on Amazon and it looks pretty good! I like that it includes breads from a variety of countries.

    Hope Guys and Dolls goes well! Enjoy the cast parties, and get some sleep sometime. :)