Monday, September 20, 2010

Hope Floats

I like that thought. Whatever your circumstances, it seems that hope wants to wriggle out from underneath all of the crap and rise to the surface. It is my life raft.

The personal time that I had been spending with "hope" has been minimal lately. Then two things happened.... I cleaned house and I read some articles out of Martha Go ahead and scoff!! Oh nay sayer!! but she had a video of a gal from Minnesota showing her how to do a craft project. The gal was running a business out of her garage and out letting on the internet. The best part was that she was SUCCESSFUL!! So, hmmmm, successful and featured by Martha and she hadn't even been operating a year!!!

I have hope again.

I can do this. I can still get my ducks in a row. I can do enough odds and ends money makers to get my little book written and printed. Then I just have to sell that 14,583 copies and my life can change immeasurably. It's a plan. It's where my hope lies. Keep your eyes peeled. Changes are coming. I hope this is the year that the renaissance woman can really blossom.


things to watch for... If we maintain schedule we should have the farm web page running in the next couple of weeks. Also watch for an article written for Rado at Traditional Ovens. We are just waiting for the photos to go with the article. Soon "hope" will become "excitement"!


  1. I take 12 copies to start with :). I know it's not many but it's a start. And with your "wordhandling" I'm certain you are going to be successful!

  2. Marion, you have no idea how much you support an occasionally tempest-tossed spirit. Thanks!!

  3. I agree with Marion! I'm certain your book will be a success. Let me know when it goes to print! I love the idea of the outdoor oven, I have a book at home how to make one out of mud. I'll have to hunt for it. If I find it, I'll let you know the title!!!! Btw, I LOVE Martha Stewart!!!

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Trainee Instructor
    Parelli Central

  4. Petra.... is it the book where the guy makes the ovens look like birds and dragons and sculpts benches into the sides? I borrowed that one from the library! Pretty cool! I'll do a fantasy oven out in one of my "magic" spots in the woods. the oven link on the side from Rado is very specific and will guarantee to work right and to last and won't melt in the rain.

    I'm jazzed about both!