Friday, July 29, 2011

A better day today....

So, after my personal pity party yesterday, and some encouraging emails and other messages from my real life friends and my bloggie friends (And by that I just mean that we haven't physically met. Because some of my bloggie friends are really becoming very close to my heart as well), I realized I can do something for myself. I didn't have to sit around and wait for good fortune to fall into my lap. There may not be much I can do, but I can do what is within my power to do for myself. I did some soul searching and some praying of my own, and then I put some of my beloved scrapbooking tools up for sale. Not the ones I use every day or every week, let's not go crazy lol. Then I really would be depressed. But the ones that are nice to have, but not necessary.
I put my Cricut Expression machine, all 21 of my Cricut cartridges, my beautiful zebra tote (sniff), my Cinch machine, some BoBunny scrapbook collections, a BoBunny tote, and a K&Company tote on KSL for sale. For people who don't live here, KSL is a local Utah news website where you can place free classified ads.
And guess what--I already sold the Cricut machine, nine cartridges, and possibly the BoBunny scrapbook collections. Yay! I almost have enough to license my car and to register my son for school. I sold some of the Cricut stuff for less than I wanted to, but there are a lot of them on KSL and some of them were lower priced than mine. So I gave the lady a good deal because she took the machine and nine cartridges.
I'm feeling a bit better and more positive now. And I want to thank all of you for the encouragement and support I received either here or through facebook or a phone call.
I'm going to keep pushing forward and doing what I can to help myself. The rest I will have to learn to put into God's hands no matter how hard it is to do that.
Thanks again--and love to y'all!

2 comments:

Nana Connie said...

Love you, Shelly. Hugz.

Jessica said...

Good for you to take matters into your own hands! I often think about how much product I have and how much money my scrap stuff equates to and I feel extremely guilty. Good for you to both use it lieterally and decide to use it to help your situation, even if it is just a bit. Stay positive, things will turn around.