Saturday, December 30, 2017
Farewell 2017...Welcome 2018...
Saying farewell to 2017 is easy even though I feel like time is speeding faster than I can keep up. Mr. C and I chose "Discover" as our word for 2017 and it did not disappoint us. We discovered much in the past 12 months. More on this as I post. I managed to make Martha Stewart's Egg Nog Caramels. Click this link for her recipe. It was almost a soupy disaster however I managed to cut and roll them into little bite-sized bits of yumminess. Wrapped in parchment paper and bundled to give as gifts they were successful after all.
Having our home listed for seven months with the first broker and then 5 months with the second broker was a huge discovery for us. We spent a ransom in upgrading everything from the landscaping to re-painting the exterior trim from blue to white and lots of indoor paint and carpet based on each broker's suggestions. Well! We had only seven people actually tour in person and we had ZERO offers. Not even an insultingly too low of an offer. We became exhausted living in a fish bowl 24/7...just in case of a showing. We also became very discouraged with the lack of effort put forth by the brokers. December we removed our home from MLS. As you can see in the photo above, we are not done spending time and money on trying to find a buyer who wants this beautiful peaceful serene home.
Our powder room will be current and hopefully appeal to the finicky buyers there are nowadays. Mr. C is a very hard worker and he very much deserves to have this home sold. He is so ready to move out of our native state. We took a road trip recently to confirm how much our chosen destination tugs at our heartstrings. Yes, Yes, Yes!!! Now we merely have to overcome our rapidly declining purse strings and move on...PLEASE!!!
I have no witty year end post. I do have some thoughts on how I would like 2018 to be kind to us. I am not going to select a word as I have done in so many past years. Instead I am going to be much more MINDFUL of how I spend my time and talents. I am in charge of my Creative Bliss...she says while stamping her feet!
I would like to share this quote by Sally Berger which I recently saw on a Mary Englebright image:
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." How very fitting for me due to my always waiting for the right time or the right knowledge or the perfect situation. "If not now...when?"
I have been so grateful for you, my faithful followers, as you share your time and talents with blogland and other social media forums. I am inspired and humbled.
Blessings for Peace, Love, Bliss and lots more Creativity for all of 2018...xo <3