Friday, July 12, 2013

All in a day's no-work!

NOTE:  This is a post from about 1 month ago.  So, that being said, I congratulate myself for actually having posted (just never published it) something in 3 months rather than the 4 I had originally thought.

This has been a very restful day. I work 6 days a week, with one day off (Thursday's) and this is it. I feel so conflicted, because I just want to sit back, relax, enjoy the things I want to enjoy... yet, I also need to take care of my house, life, and everything else. Oh well... I am certain that I'm not alone.

The Winds of Change

OK, so only 4 months in between posts.  That's better, eh?  Nearing the middle of July here in NE PA.  We had an absolutely gorgeous spring.  A bit dry, but beautiful.  Then came the heat of summer... and brought with it the nasty humidity we all have grown to love (or in my case, dislike). 

The flower beds are beautiful.  Not by my doing... as you all know, I have a resident gardener.  I used to say about him... "give the man a chain saw and just see what he can do!"  I have changed my tune.  Since all old evergreen trees are gone, and have been replaced with beautiful flowering fruit trees and such... I now say about him "give that man a shovel and some dirt and watch him go!"  I will take photos soon and post them.  Since what good does it to tell you how beautiful they are and you can't see it?

I am dealing with life just one step at a time.  Things are in a constant state of change.  Sometimes this is good, and sometimes it's not.  Hopefully I will be able to share more detail of my personal situation as time goes by.

Summer is in full swing.  For the most part, it's been very enjoyable. 

The shop is still not open.  I groan to myself at the amount of times I've put that statement to print.  I keep hoping that life will settle down and I can actually do something that I love to do.  I'm waiting for MY turn!  It's coming... I can feel it.

I look forward to catching up with all my blogger friends out there.  It's been a long time.  I have the nasty habit of getting online, losing all track of time, and then feel guilty for the things I haven't accomplished.  I live vicariously through so many of you.  But as I say, MY turn is coming.  Lots of projects to do, cleaning, clearing out, and re-doing some other things.  The list is endless.  If any of you are like me... the list just keeps growing and growing.  Leaps and bounds!  But the check off marks seem to take a bit longer.

Hugs to all, and to all a great evening,
Penny Sue


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Can anyone out there help me? I just published a post, and none of the paragraph spacing took effect. What do I need to do?

For shame, for shame!

I cannot even believe it's been well over a year since I've posted anything to this blog. Shame on me. It has been an overly eventful span of time, however, I would not be able to cover everything. But, I'm back. Much is happening in the way of Penny For Your Thoughts in the manner of "business ventures".

My husband is home full time now, and has taken a huge (and I mean huge) interest in gardening. In the past two years, our front and back yards have taken on a whole new life. I call him "Farmer Charlie". Of course, being the early part of March, he is extremely anxious for the arrival of spring. Although it is set for a particular date on the calendar, it definitely has a mind of its own. I do believe spring is "in the air" so to speak. Warmer days are predicted for the very near future. Whether they last or not remains to be seen. Anyhow... back to business. Farmer Charlie has been very diligent in starting up seedlings. All sorts of seedlings. There is so much dirt in my shop, I fear I will never find the floor again. It's ok though, because he's happy, and that makes me happy.

The storefront is not presently open. We are in the process of changing the venue of what I called my gift shop. I was having difficulty trying to find quality products, made in the USA, and the like. The plan, as it stands right now is for me to sell as much as I can online. I have a facebook page for Penny For Your Thoughts, and I'm just in the beginning phases of posting photos and descriptions and prices of items for sale.

Since I had such a variety of items in the shop, it should be interesting to see what sells and what doesn't. I have tons of vintage stuff, retail, and some antiques. I'm certainly hoping for better days this year. The past two have presented themselves to be quite a challenge. We have survived, and we will carry on. One foot in front of the other... and one step at a time. Right now, it's time for sleep. I have much to do tomorrow... and I need my sleep. Good night, Penny Sue