Day One, Done

My finished auction item with low relief flowers. This time around, I went more accessible and smaller. Hopefully this one will find a happy home. If not, I know which friend is getting it.

My finished auction item with low relief flowers. This time around, I went more accessible and smaller. Hopefully this one will find a happy home. If not, I know which friend is getting it.

Since putting in my notice at my desk job, I have been working out plans for my new job: stay-at-home mom and artist. I only officially have one day under my belt, but so far, so good. I managed to stay on top of chores while still finding a few minutes for myself and time to play with the kids. My biggest goal is to get stuff done (laundry, dishes) while not letting the really important stuff (time with kiddos, creating) fall by the wayside.

Besides just balancing out my day, I have also been searching for alternate income sources. I had a few good developments over the weekend, but I don’t want to jinx it by getting too excited. I also spent a good chunk of today hammering out a few more ideas. As thrilled as I am about being done with cubicle time, I do not like the idea of not bringing in any cash at all. While I would not define myself as super feminist, I am independent by nature and the idea of hitting my husband up for spending money makes me feel a touch nauseated.

On Saturday, I dropped off my painting for the Susan Dolan Memorial Art Auction. There were a few nice pieces already turned in when I got there, and hopefully more arrived later. If any of you live in the Billings area, please consider attending. There is beautiful art to be bought and what’s more fun than an auction? Very little.

The best part of my weekend was spending time with friends. Bars of any kind are normally not my scene at all. It’s too hard to talk and strange drunk people invading my bubble are really not okay with me. I am a pretty blunt person in those situations, but liquor can make people unbelievably persistent. It probably helped that my friend had rented the entire basement of the bowling alley for the birthday party, so no strangers. It was a wonderful evening. There is something about the occasional night spent ditching the kids, dancing around, making crass jokes, drinking a tiny bit (one vodka soda, thank you) and staying up late that really makes me feel refreshed. So many trips upstairs to catch up with old friends in the frigid air. Yelling over loud 80’s hits. Taking waaay too many photos. No matter how good social media gets and how many features your phone has, nothing in this while wide world is as good as standing a foot away from your favorite people laughing your asses off.

So this week is starting off well. I feel good, inspired and motivated. Let’s see if I can keep it up. And to anyone reading this, thank you for visiting. I can see the support in the stats and I really, truly appreciate each and every read. It’s helping me a lot as I move forward with recent developments. love you all!

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