Sunday, January 30, 2011

eBay is the devil...

Don't get me wrong. I love eBay. I currently have 3 items for sale and bids on 31 different auctions right now, not to mention the 25 auctions that I have won in the last week. I have bought over 1500 beads including swavorski crystals, cat eye beads, millefiori glass beads, rondelle spacers, etc. I've also bought a few beading books, Emoree a new pair of brown dress shoes, a 5 in 1 photography reflector, and a few mickey mouse items. Who can resist $0.99 auctions with free shipping?!? I sure can't. I don't even care that my beads are coming from China and I won't see them for 2 or 3 weeks. It will be like Christmas having all of these packages coming in the mail! I'll be able to make all kinds of pretty jewelry.

Luckily, I haven't had to put any money into my paypal account to fund my newest addiction. The best part of this is I can sell my old junk (I'm never going to read those books again anyway!) to pay for my new junk! Logging onto eBay to see that someone bid on my item is the best high, right there next to waiting for the minutes to count down on an auction I'm about to win!

I know it does happen, but luckily cross-my-fingers-knock-on-wood I haven't been "burned" on eBay yet. All of the transactions I've made have gone smoothly, with people paying for their items in a timely manner or items I've won being shipped to me as promised. This week is my first time buying from international sellers, so I hope this doesn't change my current perception. I have made sure to only bid on items from sellers with stellar reputations on their eBay stores.

I guess in all eBay isn't really "the devil". I just find it very addicting :o) In a few weeks, I'll have to post a blog of all the pretty jewelry I will make!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just a small taste

I really don't have anything to blog about right now, but since I created this page tonight I felt as though I should. Thank you Courtney, for starting yours today. I felt I had to copy you and put useless words into cyberspace that no one is likely to read. Either way, here it is.

Right now, it is 11:19pm and my two year old peanut is still awake. Bad Mommy, I know. We are both laying in my bed and she is watching me type, bound to be asleep within minutes, far before I actually finish and post this. Yes, 89.5% of the time she sleeps in my bed and this doesn't bother me one bit. I find her body heat to be comforting. By the way, she is asleep now.

I will *probably* generally use this as a photo blog. This particular post doesn't have photos in it because I am on my laptop laying in bed, and I store all of my photos on the desktop upstairs. Although, there are a number of things I am passionate about.. so we will see.

I started running (as a form of exercise) about 3 months ago. My best 2 mile time is 23:54, *just* under 12 minute miles. I am proud of how much I've improved. When I first started, I could only run 1/4 mile before having to stop and do a walking segment. Now I can run 1-1.5 miles before taking a walking "break". I try to go to the gym 3x a week and do either 2 miles on the tredmill or 30 minutes on the elliptical. I <3 the elliptical!!! I could go all day on one if I had time. Since 10/12/10, I've lost 23lbs. Go me! I have 26lbs to go to reach my goal weight. I don't have a timeline set for that, but it would be nice to be at my goal weight in time for our CRUISE in October!!

This will be my 3rd cruise, and I think they are the BEST VACATIONS EVER. We depart from Baltimore October 20, 2011 for 9 wonderful nights aboard Royal Carribean's Enchantment of the Seas (I've been on this ship before) headed to St. Thomas; Puerto Rico; Dominican Republic; and Labadee, Haiti. I am BEYOND excited for this trip! We booked over a year in advance. This will be Peanut's first cruise, and we have an appointment to apply for her passport next week.

There, I did it. I finally have a blog. Happy Reading :)