Howdy! I am actually writing a post! Yay! With many exclamation points! Yay!
Okay, enough with the silliness! (bonus exclamation point for ya). Things have been busy around here. My work slowed down at the end of December so that gave me time to open an Etsy shop for cookies, something I have been wanting to do for a while but didn’t have time.
I got my first order a couple weeks ago. The customer who ordered them was very, very nice. Even though I have packaged and shipped cookies before, I was nervous about it this time because there were three dozen, and I’ve never shipped cookies that someone actually paid me to make for them! Believe me, that package was sent with massive prayer covering! They arrived intact, and in fact, the customer left a review for me that said it was packaged like Fort Knox! Yay! More exclamation points!
Here are some of the cookies as the icing dried.
My neighbor and I haven’t been walking but I’m ready to just bundle up and go. I miss being out in the fresh air and sunshine, even if it is cold. We use the woodstove in the basement to heat our home and it makes it a little too warmish to use the treadmill down there.
I was hoping for a measurable amount of snow, but we only have had dustings a couple of times. The winter’s not over yet, though, and I’m still hoping. Some of you might remember my post from last year about my snowman flag – well, I hung that flag back out two weeks ago and now I’m just sitting back waiting for snow. Or for my snow-hating neighbors to take down my flag.
I am currently in the middle of reading a very good book for review. I hope to finish it tomorrow and then you’ll know about it, too. Oh yeah – I was contacted by another company to review books for their authors – of course I said yes! Because I apparently don’t have enough to do….
I have also been finally selling stuff on eBay. We can finally move all of this stuff that has been taking up real estate in our home. It is proving to be a challenge, though. I just love some of the old stuff that I come across and have trouble letting it go. Where exactly is the line between hoarder and collector?! Actually, I’m thinking of starting an Etsy shop for vintage items because we have a whole lot of beautiful vintage stuff that would be better showcased there. Because I apparently don’t have enough to do….
Anyway, just wanted to catch you up on happenings here. If anybody needs cookies, my Etsy shop is Cookiesbykaren – yes, all one word – Etsy doesn’t put spaces in shop names. You will recognize the cookies there as ones I’ve featured on my blog before. Sometime this weekend I hope to be adding mitten cookies.
I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week, and for those of you with snow, could you please send some my way? Happy Wednesday