I’ve thought about it all day…how I’ve been loving giving out goodies in my 29 Days “contest” but how, with work being such a drain on me right now, I have run further and further behind in my giveaways. Y’all have no idea how much that bothers me and I am doing this because it makes me feel good so I don’t want it to turn into something stressful. I just want it to be fun and continue to make me feel good.
So, I came up with the perfect solution!!!
There are 38 comments on the “Giveaway” blog post but a few of those didn’t send me addresses (you know who you are) and one ninny commented twice (you know who you are, too, KRISTIN! lol)…I have decided to gift each one of you that took time to comment AND send me your address. Yep, it may take me til the end of the month to get all my little packages filled, addressed, stamped and mailed but EVERYONE is getting a little something from me.
Thus, no more drawings or posting about the drawings…I can just take my list of addresses that I received and know that each one of you will be receiving something from me. Voila, a super good feeling for me, a goodie (or two) for each of you (YAY!!!), and now I can journal and paint and make jewelry and WORK (like the little worker bee I am these days) without feeling overwhelmed or like I’m falling behind.
I love posting my art and doing my art, so now I can go back to focusing on that in the evenings without that feeling of guilt that I haven’t used the Randomizer and posted a winner which, after dinner, dishes, time with hubby and a little internet surfing, and very little journaling, left me feeling drained.
Y’all feelin’ me?
Anyway, if you commented on that entry and forgot to send me your address, email it to me NOW (even you guys, Melissa, Kristin & Rebecca!) so I can get my ducks in a row and meet my deadline (self imposed) of having all my goodies out in the mail by April 30th..you’ll just have to be patient with me until then. I’ll try and make it worth it. *smile*
So, what do you think?
Now for some A.R.T., art!!! Here’s what I’ve been doing while I am on my lunch break each day:
I’m finding that it relaxes me to do them at lunch so when I go back to the store I really do feel refreshed and as though my stress level is staying low.
It really is very calming and relaxing..not to mention that you never know what they’ll turn out looking like in the end. Portable art with very little supplies…gotta love that.
If you haven’t tried them, you really should. Not quite as good as a one hour full body massage but hey, way cheaper one. LOL
And this is a journal spread I did quite spur of the moment after some kooky woman decided to attack me on one of the Yahoo journaling groups I subscribe to. She really pissed me off and this was my way of letting off steam AND reminding myself that I am only in control of ME, no one else.
I felt better after doing it. (See the snooty woman on the right page..that’s her LOL)
Anyway, work is going great and I’m handling it great. too. I have to admit that I’m really proud of myself. Three months ago I really never thought I’d work again and look at me now. YAY, go me!
I hope you’re all doing well. Sorry I’m not reading blogs much right now but maybe I’ve freed myself up a little and can try to play a little catch up with some of you now.
Peace & Love,
♥ Barb ♥