A trio of book reviews!
Downloaded the audiobook with full knowledge of the scandal post- 60 Minutes expose. However, I made it through about 2 hours and couldn’t take it anymore. All I could think about was the lies and almost what feels like exploitation of human nature ten
For the lovely ladies book club! I had no idea or never thought about the existence of concen
Am I a hobby or business? Current state versus future state? Coming up with a name for my crafts was apparently the easy part and that took months. For me right now, the goal of odds & hens is to keep my crafting fun, share it with people who appreciate it and to begin to challenge and grow my skills in a new area (or two).
Guiding principles * be open to inspiration in the world .. * .. but true to my roots * and fail forward.
With that, what is the first step to taking your crafts to the next level?
1) Google for days on end…. 2) Realize Googling, while delivers tons of info, is probably just creating more confusion and then 3) starting over again, a little bit more systematically, and focusing on city, state and fed resources.
So where does that put me on the scale closer to business but still a tad hobbyish, about about microbusiness with big plans. Kinda of a scary transition.
Off to do some work! I will continue to share my learnings and experiences.
A few weeks ago on a Goodwill treasure hunt, I scored two gems – 1982 Miss Manners and 1952 Amy Vanderbilt Book of Etiquette. a random flip of the pages revealed a good chuckle, another a sigh of relief that some such graces have been relaxed and a small gag when I witnessed the anti-etiquette going on around me. Seriously people.
I will at random and provoked times share some life lessons.
Salt ( unprovoked but funny, who hasn’t experienced #3 both giving and receiving)
I happen to have a sizable collection of salt and pepper shakers, from Kwanza Claus, Dog and Hydrant, Pickle and beyond. My collection began after a seeming innocent comment about how excited my Grandparents got over a gift of salt and pepper shakers and may I never …. The rest is history. And so a new collection of posts begins.
Stay tuned for more on my expansive salt shaker collection
We the Animals (J Torres) – Airport intrigue purchase. Composing this review took me longer than actually reading the book, my flight was longer too. Why? Well it is short, first 8 pages are more glowing reviews and comments (really.) and it is written in a run-on sentence, stream on conscious way that pulls you in and through. Can’t say I enjoyed it because it is not a Leave it To Beaver feel good story and it left me feeling admittedly distraught, but it is well written. Compact hodge-podge red-table wine. Recommend decanting (for a long time) and beware it will stain your teeth.