I am going to have a productive week.  I am not going to spend money on things that I cannot justify.  Instead, I am going to stay home and bake skull cakes for Halloween, and do my laundry, and clean my house.  I am going to buy candy for trick-or-treaters before it all sells out.  I am going to iron both of my cloaks.  I am going to act like an adult.

Furthermore, I am going to be productive until the end of the year.  I am down to two listings on Etsy, which is terrible – because it’s hard to sell things if you don’t have anything listed.  Therefore I am going to list a bunch of small wallets again, which i figure will take me maybe 1-2 days to pull together, so that at least the shop won’t be empty.  I have too many custom projects right now to be listing big items, but after Christmas I’ll start doing that again.

These things are utterly realistic and I can totally do them.

Since I have this entry started, I might as well mention what my Halloween costume is going to be.  I know, I don’t usually dress up, but THIS year.  So I made that green cloak for wearing to the ren fest earlier this year, right?  I wanted to think of some way to dress that up a little so it seemed more like a costume and less like an outdated piece of clothing.  So I decided to make something of a woodland crown with matching cuffs for my wrists, and I am going to be a dryad (a wood nymph!).  (I trust no one will notice that my crown doesn’t have any oak leaves or acorns on it….)  I also made a little crown that I’m hoping Stephen will wear at least long enough for me to take a picture.

crown and cuffs crown wig

Note: I am not wearing the wig for Halloween.  I ended up liking the way it all looks with my natural hair better than the blonde stuff.  So….

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

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