Saturday, July 23, 2011

Etsy Front Page

For the first time in my almost 3 year Etsy career, one of my items made it to the front page of Etsy. So very excited that I was able to see it!

Second row, third item in.

It's funny. I noticed Rozzie (first row, first item), and Lindy (first row, fourth item), and Kori (second row, second item), but missed my item. I also totally missed Freya and TrekkerJen! I'm so used to not seeing myself there I didn't even look. It took another team member congratulating us to make me go back and check for my item.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

... One Month Later?

Whoops! Didn't mean to go on a blogging hiatus, just got caught up in life and dealing with the aftermath of the accident.

So, the insurance company wrote off my car. I wasn't thrilled about it (stressed to the max, actually) mostly because I still owe over $4000 on it. Luckily, they estimated the value of the car to be almost that much and, with a bit of pinching, I can make up the remaining amount. Now we're just waiting on the cheque to arrive. (And waiting, and waiting!)

I bought a new car. Like, brand new. Like, only had 17 kms on it when I picked it up from the dealership. I'm pretty amazed by it still (3 weeks later) mostly because I never thought in a million years that I'd qualify for a car loan by myself. I mean, my credit is good, I just never realized how good. Also, I'm amazed by the car itself. My family was pretty poor growing up. We never got new vehicles. Hell, the first new vehicle I ever sat in was bought by a friend 3 years ago. So to own a new vehicle is a big deal to me. And it's mine. I bought a 2011 Rav4 4WD. In Edmonton, that 4WD is going to come in darn handy I think!

What else is new? Well, I went to the doctor with back pain and came out with 6 prescriptions, referral for massage therapy and physiotherapy, orders for blood work and 3 types of x-rays. Only me.

Can I just say how amazed I am by the healing properties of amber (the gemstone)? It's just amazing. Made myself a necklace to deal with the headaches I've been having and it works! I shouldn't be surprised because the bracelet works wonders, so why wouldn't the necklace, but I am. And happy. Headache pain is greatly reduced.

Although, it didn't work to well when I clocked myself in the head with the car door this morning...