The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012


I had a little bit of birthday money still left from Mom and fell in love with these earrings made of two of my favourite shapes: circles and stars. I ordered them from Gem Passion Jewellery on Etsy. It's so lovely to get tangible beauty in the mail!



So. Funny Story.
Last week I realized I was buying a lot of berry/yogurt/granola thingies on break. I though - I'd love this with more fruit, maybe I should make my own.
Being me, I had to price it out in money and yum and energy factor.
Money: week 1 was about the same, but I will not have to buy granola & honey again right away.
Yum: I wanted and got more berries, but still would have liked more. Berries are expensive. And yummy.
Energy factor: This added to my regular weekly shopping & chopping plus DAILY prepping, carrying & doing dishes. And I stayed at work instead of getting 'out'. UM. Wha?

So - I'm not sure how much trade off this. In the long run I might save a bit, but not tons especially if I get more berries. Also, I kind of have this as a snack - and I'm not even sure I need that much for a snack. I'll likely continue to experiment with it next week and see how it goes.

Under Our Willow Tree


Just been napping and very depressed. No Crafty Thursday, no energy. Starting to feel like it is a waste of time but maybe I'm just gong through a phase. I just know that I hate snow and freezing rain in March. Sucks the life out of me.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Shannon, you are so a model of Kaizen - "A Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, etc." You are constantly tracking, refining and improving with such dedication!

Suzie Ridler said...

Those are awesome earrings Jamie, very you!

Shannon, I am thoroughly impressed with your analysis. Would love to hear what the final results are and make sure to factor in your time since that is a hot commodity.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Oh, my, just when spring should be coming - a storm! And the Moon card. I think both are a pretty clear indication that all the action is going on under the surface. It's the perfect time to step back from activity and just let yourself rest and be. ((hugs))

Suzie Ridler said...

It's been cold and horrible all week and it's freakin' freezing outside today! I think resting is a good idea or else I would throw everything I own out into the garbage which I luckily realize means I have to step back and wait for this dark cycle to pass. Thanks for the wisdom and support Jamie. Looks like my mourning period is going to last longer than I thought. Haven't been super fearless this week.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Wow those are gorgeous earrings Jamie!! What a wonderful birthday treat!

It must be a challenge to keep spirits up in snow-filled days Suzie! I hope it gets better. Resting can be good & love the picture :)

Thank you for Kaizen insight Jamie! That feels like it's totally what I'm doing. I think I do that a lot!!! Suzie thanks for the reminder re: time - I think I had it under energy. It was clearly *not* a timesaver by any means! I might do a different approach (or go back to buying...) this week!