Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A Lucky Impulse & Quote of the Month

Thank you all for your lovely comments on Sunday's post.  I did enjoy some crafting time alone.  I made these with the free decoupage from my magazine plus a bit of ribbon and some gems from my stash....

I think I will keep two for sending and put two in the basket for the shop.

When I turned my calendar over this month the quote was this:

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart
Now I am not at all sure of the validity of this one.  Sometimes the making of a decision to act is easy, "I will start my diet tomorrow" for example but carrying it out may prove impossible. Or...."I have to rein in my spending" .... only for a party invitation to plop on the mat next day when you have nothing suitable to wear :)  See what I mean?  I think tenacity is the hardest part.  Being tenacious when you know you need to do something, sticking to your diet plan, making a budget and sticking to that, watching pennies when you do the food shop etc
What do you think, blog buddies? Is it the decision which is the hard part? Personally, I feel that is only the first step.  Is it the sticking to the plans, the tenacity, which is harder? What do you think?
A Lucky Impulse
As I was alone again yesterday I decided to do the weekly food shop.  I checked the stores and freezer before I ventured out and picked up a few bargains so that I had a little money left at the end.  There was no queue at the customer services so I splashed out £1 on a scratch card.  Am I glad I did?  You bet! I won £5!  It made my day :)  I am easily :D

I hope you are all out enjoying the wonderful sunshine.  Spring has definitely sprung!

Thanks for popping in x


  1. It is easy to decide upon a course of action, not nearly so easy to see it through to fruition. If it was that simple we would all be a size 10, with perfectly groomed houses and a host of mastered crafts at our fingertips.

    1. You are absolutely right, Pam! If only it was all so easy :)

  2. You have such an insightful blog. Thanks for sharing. Reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. Interesting! All the best for your future blogging journey.

    1. Thank you, Sridhar, it's lovely to meet you :)

  3. It's sticking to it that's hard for me. Hello by the way. *smiles*
    I've decided to lose half a stone and cut my budget but remembered since that I promised 2 friends to go out this weekend. I will need tenacity to cancel them both but probably feel better for it after being strong.

    1. Hi Anna, lovely to meet you :) It is the *doing* which is harder, I think, so I wish you luck with your own targets. Perhaps a postponement of meeting your friends will put you in the right frame of mind for the rest. Hmm...losing half a stone ought to be on my agenda too... :/