I'm a firm believer in hobbies.
I have a zillion of them.
I tend to spend blocks of time dedicated to one hobby, then move onto the next, circling around. (probably more like cycling around.)
I love reading (it's been awhile, but watch out when i find the right book again), baking, walking, painting furniture, junking, pennywool, making cards-just to name a few. There are winter/fall hobbies and some that are better for summer time.
The Mister doesn't have that many hobbies. He tolerates the mess mine makes. (Please reference the messed up garage and cabinet full of wool). His hobbies are pulling weeds from the yard and building stuff with leftover fence and boards from pallets he rescued from work. His latest hobby: collecting free bricks from Craigslist. He has a grand plan for the backyard. Moving all the bricks is like an exercise class. Instead of Crossfit-it's Ann's Gardening Fitness. I could charge folks to weed the yard, remove a tree stump (test of power) and move bricks (strength and agility). tonight we traveled to Chesterfield. Where we hit the motherload of bricks. (I thought we did well in Bellleville earlier this summer). I'm pretty sure there is enough for the path around the house as well as the bbq grill/pizza oven. We might even have enough to brick the shed he's also working on.
In the meantime, I've been trying to keep the booth filled with junk, and make it look interesting to folks. It's not like pin interest, but we have a limited amount of space and vignettes are not always the best use of space. WE're doing okay. Though it takes more time (and space) than i realized.
I"m painting a shelf for the dining room (for my green glass) and a couple of smaller pieces for the booth. We sell the darnedest things in there. including the corner shelf that i didn't really want anymore, until i moved it from the corner to the outside wall of the booth, next to a bookshelf. It worked. and held way more stuff there than it did back in the corner. And we keep selling the decorative plate hangers. i don't know why. they're cheap to buy anyway, but folks want mine. which aren't even marked cheap because i didn't really want to sell them. lol .
I've been playing with sauces. Wing sauces and bbq sauce. and rubs. now that has been fun. Next on my agenda: no=knead brioche bread. I will post when i try that. It's a 24 hour process.
|Black cats don't photograph well...he really is cute.|
|The Mister's first shot at a hobby.|
|Early version of the booth. but now it's fuller than this.|
the white shelf on the corner sold. again, i don't know why.