I officially have my Spinolution electric Firefly spinning wheel ordered. Since they are an American based company and they make each wheel to order it will be between 4-6 weeks before mine is shipped. This is actually a good thing, it will give me time to enjoy the anticipation and look forward to seeing if there are any huge sales that are going to occur for the other crafting materials I hope to obtain.
I know that this seems like a sudden spree, and fairly irresponsible. Truthfully I have ensured that I am spending less than half of what I have come into, saving what I can when I can, and that I have enough left over to cover the major expenses that are going to come up in the next year. These three purchases are not going to significantly impact my financial situation, however they will significantly improve my productivity.
For the rest of 2018 I will be working and learning to enjoy what I have and what I can do. For most of 2019 I will be figuring out what I want to do with the rest of my life, what my priorities are, and how I am going to achieve them. At present I am overwhelmed by possibilities, and need to have time to settle down and figure out where I want my energies to go. I know that spinning and weaving are two things that I want to have as a priority in my life.
Paradise Fibers November 2018 box was themed around Harry Potter, to the extent that they are running a house cup. Once specific goals have been accomplished then points are assigned and the house with the highest number of points will win. The prize is 500 paradise points for each member of the house, which in reality is five dollars off of an order, nothing to sneeze at.
On another note, my first Green Chef box was scheduled to be delivered this past Saturday, I thought Wednesday but checked again and it was supposed to be Saturday. This did not happen, due to the weather, and I am anxious to see how the ingredients have held up over the weekend. I will report more about this in my next post.
So, major life decisions are on hold, but pending. Expenditures are not beyond what is feasible at this time (though some house repairs might have to be accomplished using loans). This is going to be a year of self exploration and renewal. It will also be a year of renewal for my home and sweeping out what I do not (realistically) need.