It's counting my blessings day - time to add up all the times I said "thank you" to the Universe this week and to share a few of them. Counting my blessings makes them bigger and stronger, their influence on my life greater - I hope they inspire you to do the same.
1. One way and another I've spent quite a lot of time sitting at my computer this week, and I have been thinking about how this technology has changed life for the better. I know it can make us "busier" if we let it, but it also expands our horizons beyond belief. I'm old enough to remember when to find a picture of something, or to get some technical information I would have had to go to the library and spent half a day searching through books, and as often as not come away disappointed.
It's not that I don't love books...I can't imagine a life without them, it's just that searching for anything on the internet cuts the time and workload down and increases my options a hundredfold.
2. I love Facebook! It keeps me in touch in so many ways - from sending messages to my niece who is getting married in Fiji this afternoon to having a chuckle over the lastest funny or an "aah" over a goofy animal picture. And this week I've even managed to talk the Toy Boy into setting up a page for his toys - Golden Bay Toys. Take a look - the toys are such fun.
3. This is the final week of my Website Sale, and I've been blessed with a busy week. Thank you for your wonderful support of my creative juice! It's all over on Tuesday at midnight - if you see something that takes your fancy just enter "BUYBEADS" in the discount coupon box and you will have 20% deducted from the price.
4. I'm exploring setting up an Etsy store - it seems such a simple and user-friendly option. I've been thinking about doing this for ages, however I always seem to mull these things over and over - some would call it procrastination, but I prefer to call it the creative process!
On a more personal note, Princess illy is doing OK - so far so good. She is (reluctantly) taking pills and using eye drops four times daily and seems a bit more comfortable. She's booked in to see the veterinary opthalmic specialist when he visits Nelson in a few weeks, but we're sincerely hoping that her eye will be better by then and the make the surgery unnecessary.