Saturday, February 20, 2010

{follow-up to managing stress post}

What a day!!! If you haven't read the post below, please do. And be sure to read the comments, they are so encouraging! I am feeling so much better now that I've written out my thoughts on stress. And to those of you that have commented -- yeow! Ya'll rock :) I love the discussion going on.

Melissa shared this bible verse in her comment and I love it!!!

Psalm 127:1 says,
Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.

I can really relate that to my sewing business -- ok, this gives me the shivers :)

After writing that I did a little sewing. Tomorrow evening I'll have 20 new items in my shop. I tried to take a nap today but I couldn't relax enough to sleep. I feel like my body is just in overdrive, trying to process all this stress and rid it. I took the bus this a
fternoon and met my friend Nikki for coffee, then we went to Target. We started out carrying our items, then I got a hand basket, then we got a cart! :) It was sooooo nice having some girl time and not thinking about work stuff :)

I did my hair differently today. I actually curled it with a curling iron! I know, that seems silly because I have naturally wavy hair, but I wanted something different. I needed some girl time this morning so I curled my hair . Then I gave myself a pedicure. Orange polish {if you were wondering} for my toes, hah...

I feel like it's going to take a few days before I can really ge
t the stress out of my body. My MOH {maid of honor} used to give me back rubs all the time -- when we lived in Michigan -- and she'd push really hard on the knots. Said there are toxins in our muscles {which causes the knot} and they need to be released. Ummm, MOH, can you come over? ;)


I have started a Blog Frog community for this blog -- Gussy Sews -- and I've posted a question about Gussy products for men. I'd love for you to click over and chime in with your thoughts or ideas. You can also click on the community box {it's in the right sidebar of my blog...} and post your own discussions that we can all reply to. I thought that would be fun, since there are just bunches of you reading my blog daily. Certainly we need another way to interact with one another :)

Look for this on my blog:

I also deleted my old Maggie Whitley Facebook fan page and added a Gussy Sews Facebook fan page -- like with my twitter account, people know who Gussy is but they don't always know my name is Maggie. And actually, my birth name isn't even Maggie! hehe -- that's a little secret that I'll save for another day :) Shush to those of you that know this info! :)

So if you'd like, you can join that too :) I'll post updates there about Gussy stuff. And... you can upload photos of you and your Gussy item if you'd like! Since the fan page is a Retail page, you can write reviews and post them.


Photos from my day:

{L} working in the Sweat Shop :] -- {R} waiting at the bus stop; going to Caribou Coffee!

{L} waiting at the bus stop to go home -- {R} my goodies from Target. and my purse with the recovered handles ! :]


We're having Salsa Chicken for dinner tonight.
What are you making?


Shannon said...

I love your hairstyle... so pretty! It's soft and feminine. Glad you had some retail therapy.

Shannon said...

PS Your my featured blog this week on my sidebar (I just put up buttons of blogs I find that I really like and want to share under a Featured Blog heading). I really enjoy reading yours.

Melissa G. said...

Your real names not Maggie!? Ohh, i'm so confused! =)

It sounds like you had a lovely day with your friend! I'm glad you were able to get some girl time.

Jenny G said...

Chicken pot pie!

Laryssa Herbert said...

Your hair is adorable!