|The Comox Valley|
|Mallards huddling in the wind|
We took a very quick walk in the sunshine Saturday in part due to the extremely cold wind. Yes, it's true. We have officially turned into pansies. Just last winter we withstood minus 35 degrees celcius temperatures in Alberta on a daily basis. Here a blast of wind off the ocean on a zero degree day and we race back to the car :)
Sunday was Mom's 70th Birthday so we drove to take her to Brunch, a two hour drive each direction. One day she will sell her little mobile and move to our town, hopefully in the next year or two depending on the realestate situation. She is in good health and cheer and loved getting the gift-cards we gave her, perfect for someone who wants or needs little. I made a blackberry pie and brought her ice-cream to enjoy from the stash of berries I picked in the summer. It turned out really tasty. We managed to stop off at our favorite farm market in her town and stock up on veggies, some of which will be used for tonight's stir-fry.
Today I made applesauce muffins for snacks and to use up some of the large frozen supply made from free apples in the summer. I also picked up the painting(previously purchased for $20 for our home but it didn't turn out to be one that we wanted to keep) and hourglasses that I had with a consignment store as only one of the three hourglasses sold. I will try and sell the others this spring at a local sale. The hourglasses cost .99 cents each last year at Goodwill in Alberta and they paid me $6 so I am up $5.01! Whoo hoo! Yes, this is the first real money I have made in my reselling venture. Next plan is to open the ETSY store of which I am hoping for a nice sunny non-windy day so I can take some outdoor pictures of the items and get the store open.
I did make one stop at a thrift store this week, but found nothing for resale (I am trying to be very picky) or that I had to have so I walked out empty handed. It is okay to do that, most people feel guilty leaving a charitable thrift store empty handed. They make plenty off me in both purchases and donations.
My fibromyalgia has been acting up this week, so feeling way less than 100%. It comes and it goes and I self medicate which is much better than being on constant medication for the rest of your life. I only take pain relievers when I must - on the rare occasions. It comes with grouchiness, chronic fatigue and insomnia so needless to say I will be happy when the latest bout passes and I feel like getting out of the house again. I tend to cocoon at home when I feel this way.
Have a great week!