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Totally Normal

Hello!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Hubby and I headed to my mother’s house in Vermont for a few days. The food was yummy. The dogs barked a lot. We shopped. We ate. We laughed. I got to see BOTH my parents. Over all it was a good holiday trip.

Of course we stopped at JK Adams on the drive to VT.   Few things make my heart flutter more than a good antique shop, JK Adams is one of those few things. It has the smell of my grandpa’s wood shop, kitchen gadgets, linens and stoneware, cook books, Vermont artisan cheeses and foods and a seconds section to die for.  It even has an amazing indoors farmers market on Sundays in the wood shop! I really couldn’t ask for more. We left with no less than 8 cutting boards for Christmas gifts (and a 2 for our home) and I got a fabulous new double boiler.  I never thought I would be the type of woman to get excited over a double boiler, but it’s going to make my Christmas peanut butter balls so much easier!  No more faking the double boiler and creating a huge mess on the stove.

Speaking of Christmas, now that I have more time on my hands, I have a few projects lined up for the holidays. I am excited to have the time to dig into them. I will try to be good about taking pictures and posting along the way. So far on the agenda I plan on Christmas Ball Wreaths, lotion bars, homemade vanilla and I think I am going to play with some burlap, pinecone, lace garland variations. I see it perfectly in my minds eye, lets hope I birth it beautifully and it doesn’t come out a mess of hot glue and glitter.

I downloaded Barbara Sher’s book, Refuse to Choose. It totally and absolutely confirms that I am a  Scanner:

Scanners love to read and write, to fix and invent things, to design projects and businesses, to cook and sing, and to create the perfect dinner party. (You’ll notice I didn’t use the word “or,” because Scanners don’t love to do one thing or the other; they love them all.) 

To Scanners the world is like a big candy store full of fascinating opportunities, and all they want is to reach out and stuff their pockets. It sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? The problem is, Scanners are starving in the candy store. They believe they’re allowed to pursue only one path. But they want them all. If they force themselves to make a choice, they are forever discontented.”

A huge weight has been taken from my shoulders. Finally someone telling me it’s ok that I don’t want to do just one thing. It’s ok that I want to be a communication strategist, party planner, yoga teacher, marketing director, interior designer, writer, antique shop  juice bar owner  who repurposes  and designs furniture on the side. TOTALLY NORMAL.

Perhaps, not normal for everyone, but positively passé  for a Scanner. Oh sweet relief!

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