It honestly has been so good to hear the feedback on my blog. It truly means so much to me getting to hear from each of you, and also knowing so many others deal with January blues or depression. I’m not looking at it like misery loves company, but how we can support and learn from each other.
I did want to give an update on how things are going once I have gotten past my January. They are much better! I had sat down with my doctor and really explained my struggles and that I needed something different because it wasn’t really working. I wanted to make sure she understood the magnitude of my struggles. They now have a genetic testing that swabs the inside of your mouth to determine which medicines work the best with how your body processes them. It will look at each type of medicine and let you know if you are on the best, or an okay option, or really should change medicines. I decided it was worth the $30 to run the test and we followed it’s recommendation for what I needed and I am starting to feel like a million bucks! That is nice. It is nice to be excited about things and seeing past waking up each morning. It is night and day how my brain “feels”, and that is a good thing.
So in the process of me leveling out my life, and acknowledging how much of a recluse I have been for the past two years. It was a slow progression, but I believe when I went thru my divorce I made decisions based on my life at that time. I got a great little house that was enough for my dog and I. I have loved it here and it has been a simple and a comfortable home, but it has made me realize how my house is not very conducive to having company. More than two people it gets a wee bit crowded. So my eyes are on the look out for a more permanent home for my next adventure in life. Perfect time for spring cleaning, sprucing up things before I put this house on the market and embracing and continuing personal growth.
Challenges and adventures are what make me feel alive so I have the best adventure coming up in March, celebrating being 40 with a few more bucket items!
I planned at the end of December all of the fun products that I could share with you for Valentine’s Day and then…well ya know, life and hibernation occurred. And although I may have put it off, many people have someone special to buy for and we have amazing options for you!!
I want to share artist Bailey Marable’s amazing jewelry. It was a huge hit this past Christmas and fortunately, she is amazing all year round with her creations. We have already sent a couple out the door as I was putting them out.
Here are a few options for Valentine’s Day for the jewelry lover in your world. Granted, one doesn't have to have a reason to make someone's day with these, but the 14th is a good reason. :) I love these that Bailey brought in. So dainty and just feminine. Now, if you know me, there is nothing dainty about me, but the best part is if there is a piece that you fall in love with, Bailey is phenomenal in the fact she does have necklace lengths that she will gladly get you a size that makes you happy. Plus, there are also bracelets, I showcased those before Christmas you can find in a previous blog.
Feel free to give us a call to have one ready for you or hold one back. Plus don't forget we are always open online. www.notopinkadilly.com
I wanted to make sure to get some fun ideas out and I'm not sure I can do some products justice without telling you about them!!
I about forgot to share the best part of my trip. Elvis!! Well, the next best thing, Graceland. Although as my 83 year old mom liked to point out on my Facebook wall, "been there done that". I was thrilled to be able to visit again. 30 years later I am still very aware that Elvis might really be my first crush. He did die when I was 2 so extremely crazy childhood crush to have. Elvis and black Michael Jackson. I loved them both. I could recite word for word of the "Elvis and Me" movie. I not only recorded it on our VCR when it aired on tv, my sister eventually found me my own "Elvis and Me" vhs tape so I didn't have to fast forward thru commercials every time I watched. I am still just as enamored by him and Graceland as I was as a child. It's just now harder to understand why I still can't see in his bedroom and all those closed doors. It kills me!