Friday, August 1, 2008

August is here...

...already! I can't believe that seven months of this year have come and gone. What is even harder to believe is that I will turn 39 on the 17th of this month. It sounds a lot older than it feels, really. I'm not sad about it; I like having lived long enough to know that every problem or crisis is not the end of the world. There is comfort in knowing that, so far, life goes on. And I like my gray hair, I've earned each and every one.

It has been suggested (thanks, Sharon!) that since Chad put a birthday gift list on his blog, that I put one on mine. I honestly need nothing, but I do have some "wants". So here goes:
I would like world peace.
I would like every person in the world to have clean water and enough food.
I would like a sufficient presidential candidate to vote for this fall, because I'm not wild about either of our choices. (See my profile before you comment on that, please.)
And I would like my attic finished out to make a gigantic sewing and storage room.

Since none of that is likely to happen by August 17, here's my plan B list:
These stitch markers from Beadmarkers (or maybe these)
This turquoise ring from TinyShinyTreasures
This bee pin from Apache Moon
This vintage sewing box from RobinsOC

Yes, my whole list is from Etsy. And if you choose to take a look, don't stop there; look around and find something unique for yourself made by some phenomenal person. Etsy is a great community of which I am happy to be a part. There are stay-at-home moms like me, retirees, people with hobbies, but all artists. And I think when you make a purchase to support an artist, you make the world a more beautiful place because you enable that artist to make something new.

And bear in mind that this list is for my family. If you are a friend, or a friend I have yet to meet, your gift to me is that you stop by this blog from time to time and read what I have to say. I am truly bewildered that anyone would. Thank you - you consistently make my day!


Amy from your mom's church said...

Hi Kim!

You don't know me, but I've lurked here for the past several weeks. Your post about your birthday and "friends [you] haven't met yet" prompted me to come out of lurkdom. I go to church with your mom and aunt (and other friends) and she invited me to your girls' party. We couldn't come, but I would love to meet you some time! I am planning to homeschool my two girls, so I know we would have much to discuss!

Kim Payne said...

Hi Amy - thanks for speaking up! Mama told me about you, and I hope to meet you soon as well! I don't claim to 'know all' about homeschool, but I will gladly help you any way I can.

Sharon said...

:0) I do hope you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And, you have a loyal reader in me.

I wanted to let you know I am passing on a bloggy award to you! You can read about it here: