Long time no postie!

Mexico was fabulous! We had a simply amazing time away. I love that area and each time I go I fall in love with it a little more, the more I interact with it. I’d still absolutely love to retire there and live a calmer, simpler, warmer life.

My health has been a little questionable of late – I’m seeing the doctor, but I’m still not 100% better 2 weeks later. I guess it’s now just a game of wait and see if things pass. She has ordered some lab tests, but I haven’t heard about any results yet – is no news good news? She’s also getting me a referral for an unrelated matter which I haven’t heard back on yet either. I’m hoping the referral won’t want to see me until after my birthday.

Scrapbook wise, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with projects. I’ve finished some lingering projects. My mini albums are now in little baskets to be interacted with (though some are still incomplete currently). I’ve started a mini-album that will address a lot of who I am, and my thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears as I enter into a new decade in life. I’m not taking it well at all – though I have also heard from some people that they liked their 30s best. I was looking at a scrapbook DT and Teachers club group on FB. I was looking at their projects thinking that a lot of it was very simple and basic and that I could do it. It’s fuelling my want to be on a design team or even just published, possibly even *gasp* teaching something I’ve grown to love. I find I’m growing irritated when I see projects that are from DT members, or those that are published and thinking I could have done a better job. I guess I just have to keep at it and actually keep track of what supplies I use so I can submit stuff to be published. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some fabulous work that comes from those people, but in cropping more with the P’s and Q’s, there is a lot of talent and creativity in that bunch as well.

As I was driving to work the other morning, a financial expert was on Oprah and Friends. She was speaking about a group of people she studied that had a net worth of over $1M, not including their primary residence. She found they all had very strong entrepreneurship tendencies, or invested in markets and real estate. I’m so not a financial risk taker at all. Steve seems to think it’s from my upbringing – because I know what it’s like to worry about money, and go without. She also highlighted the most successful people were doing what they loved and following their passions. I’d love to have my own little scrapbook shop – but I fear not being able to generate enough of my own income. That said, if I could make it a success – I will see riches that I wouldn’t see from working as a street medic. I’m not sure I have the stress threshold to work for me, but it sure would be fun to do.

Next week I take off to Michigan again for Black Friday shopping. I hope to come home the proud owner of a DSLR camera. I wanted to do some Christmas shopping for my family, but I still haven’t heard back from them with wishlists, so I guess we’ll see on that one. I gave them lots of time with my request too. My list is already generated and in Steve’s hands to distribute. I hope he does it soon.

That’s about all that’s going on in my crazy little life! I’ll post again soon!

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