Thursday, July 5, 2012

Where I've Been Lately...

You may have noticed that my posts have been lately.  :o(  Several changes have happened in my life as of late, and I promise, I have missed chatting with all of you so much!!

So, here's the scoop...

You may remember that my job situation has been on a little bit of a roller coaster, all the way back to October of last year.  First a layoff, then a new job the next day, then the hours at the new job being reduced from full-time to part-time.  Needless to say, things suddenly became very tight in our household...not to mention the time had come yet again to search for another job.  (I'm convinced job searching is for the birds.)  :o)  But God has a plan, as always, and I found a wonderful job at a local dental office. The people are great, and it's great that it's only minutes from my house.  :o)

And guess what else has happened?  I've finally gotten off my bum, and put my jewelry online!  I've been procrastinating about this for MONTHS, but as soon as the job stuff started to get shaky, I knew there was no time like the present.  :o)  I'm slowly but surely learning different photo techniques, getting new inspiration for jewelry designs every single day, and I'm having more fun with it than I've had in a long time.  If you'd like to read about how it all got started, I'd love it if you'd join me over at my new blog--Belle on a Budget.  (Oh, and if you decide to follow me over there, you'll be my new best friend!)  In addition to the new blog, you can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and last but not least, at my Etsy Store.  (I'd love to see you at all of them, but even if you just visit one place, I'll be as happy as a tick on a coon dog's ear!)  One other tidbit...  I'm currently trying to reach 50 likes on my Facebook page, and once I do, there is going to be a giveaway...yay!  So be sure to share that big piece of news and tell your friends!

But in all this excitement, guess what's suffered lately?  Reading.  I've managed to read a total of TWO BOOKS since I started this new job exactly one month ago.  While at times I'm really bummed that I haven't been on top of it, at other times, it's been very nice to have a break.  And while I could say I'm hoping to pick things back up in this department soon, I've liked being able to read at a relaxed pace.  Unfortunately, this leaves me with very little blog about on a book blog because I'm also taking a break from interviews, giveaways, and the like...there's quite a lot of time that goes into those that I just don't have right now.  I'll still be popping by with reviews occasionally, and slowly but surely, honoring the commitments I've made for the books I've received.

So, it's a new journey here, and I can't wait to see where it takes me!


  1. As long as you're around somewhere, it's good :) Changes are great and we all go through them. I still haven't picked back up much on my book blog either. I'm not going to worry about it! My life has changed and continues to change with a new granddaughter due in August :)
    Enjoy your days and have fun with your jewelry! I'm hopping over to take a look see :-)

  2. Best of luck - with everything, Christy!

  3. congrats on the new job and also the jewelry online, this sounds something like a neighbor of mine used to do and she did quite well with it. You need to get back to that reading , it soothes the soul..
    Glad things are looking up for you as it is a busy world and finding jobs a scary process anymore...
    Paula O(

  4. Glad to hear you're doing well, Christy! I just liked your facebook page -- your designs are so pretty!

  5. I am glad for you and your new ventures, but will miss your reviews. I really depended on them for guidance in what to buy for our church library. I will continue to look for the ones you are still able to do.

  6. Wow lots of changes, but they sound like wonderful opportunities. All my best :)


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