Oh boy, it’s been awhile since I blogged, but today I decided that I would participate in the fun!
For those that have been wondering where I have been, I have been busy building my new Etsy shop, Busy Beaver Boutique, where I sell vintage sewing, knitting and crochet patterns, as well as fabric, beads & the like. The store has only been open for 8 months, but it is showing promise. It’s showing so much promise, that I’m opening another store to sell vintage clothing in the Spring.
The opening of my new store just happened to coincide with my lack of blogging. Frankly, I was getting tired of defending my point of view to readers with the intelligence level of a five year old. I’m smarter that than & have better things to do with my day than argue with mentally deficient strangers.
Since my departure from blogging, I’ve been a lot happier mentally. I didn’t realize how toxic blogging could be to me at times until I stopped. I don’t like blogging about animal products, daily news or “fun” stuff and my life is pretty boring, so there’s no subject material there, either. Taking on the tough stuff comes with a price which I am not willing to pay anymore. Now my days are filled with vintage treasure hunts & improving my awesome little shop. To my blogging buddies : I’m still here & I do read, but usually don’t have the time to comment. Eye’m watching you
What’s your favorite non-animal related book? - There are many, but American Gods by Neil Gaiman is pretty sweet. While not considered a favorite, The Heathen’s Guide To World Religions was a life changer.
What’s your favorite non-animal related movie? - It changes all the time, but the list rotates between Aliens, Fast & Furious – Tokyo Drift, Jaws & my new favorite, Pacific Rim.
What’s your favorite non-animal related food? – Lobster.
Who’s your favorite actor? - Chris Hemsworth. In the movie Thor he whips his hair back & forth. Mmmmmm.
What’s one thing you have to do every day? – Feed the dogs.
What makes you feel fabulous? – Getting a massage makes me feel physically fabulous. Scoring cool vintage stuff to sell in my Etsy shop makes me feel mentally fabulous.
What do you wish you were more skilled at? – Math. Being skilled at mathematics opens doors to so many amazing careers.
What’s your favorite holiday? – Christmas, because family & friends get together, no excuses.
What do you like to do in your free time? – Go on a holiday. Since I work from home, I always find work to do. Physically leaving the house & computer forces me to chill out.
What one word would people who know you use to describe you? – Serious.
If your pets could talk, what one word would THEY use to describe you? – Boss.
How is your pet most like you? – Both Jersey & I do not like individuals without proper manners. We can also both be pretty grumpy bitches.
What is one thing you’ve done that you’re most proud of? – Off the top of my head, my Etsy shop.
What can your body do for you that makes you most proud? – I can lift heavy things. Trust me, it comes in handy a lot
If you could change one thing about your life what would it be? – To have been a better student in University. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, but didn’t have the grades to do anything with it.
Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy? – Sean, my friends & family & the dogs. In that order.
What’s one thing you could do to be more kind to yourself? – Nothing. I celebrate my strengths, accept my weaknesses & try not to take perceived insults and slights personal. Life is too short to wish for something that you can never be or to obsess about some wrong in the past.
What drives you nuts about your pets? – When I buy a $20 toy for Dexter & he demolishes it in one day.
What melts your heart? – When I see Jersey permitting Dexter to have a snuggle with her.