Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Turkey, anyone?

This weekend having been Thanksgiving, I thought I would make a typical "What I'm thankful for" type blog.

I've always been viewed by others as a very positive person, though I think I find myself more the misunderstood optimist. I, like everyone else I'm sure, have my moments where I don't see the glass as half full. I changed my Facebook status to note that I had a "glass half empty" kind of day, yesterday. And my friend Avery responded with, "Try a smaller glass." It got me thinking of perspective. If the glass is half empty, maybe I'm just using the wrong glass?! Thanks Avery! That made my day.

I have many insecurities, which Dan will vouch for, that I try to combat with forced outward positive energy. And some of those insecurities have been turned around with my efforts. I am thankful every day.

So, without further ado, I am thankful for:

-my loving and supportive partner, Dan.
-a mother who raised me to be my own person.
-a roof over my head.
-Laura Fry and all that she has done to help me be the weaver I am.
-a home that allows me to have a studio downstairs.
-Tanis, my cat, who snuggles with me every night.
-the opportunity to understand my priorities in life.
-my car. Though I prefer to walk, it does open a lot more opportunities for me.
-that I can help my community and the world be a little greener.
-that I've learned a lot about myself this year.
-that breakups happen and usually for the better.
-for all my other friends and family who have been there for me.

Anyway, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Earth Loom Creations
Bizz's Pet Grooming

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Help me out...

I'm back from my visit to Prince George. I called the guy back who had offered me an interview while I was away and I start my first day at the new job today. I am working part-time at a local food store. It is time to get a more consistent paycheck, if only for the time being.

That being said, it means that I should be able to soon afford a few things that would really help things along in our own businesses. Dan has impressed upon me the importance of doing my research to find out how best to move forward. I've decided I will call up my clients and ask them how better to serve them. I will be making a survey coupon to add to my posters, which are going to change colour to grab some attention. And I would like to pose some questions to you, the pet-loving reader, especially those of you who live in or near Houston, BC.

What do you look for in a groomer/grooming shop?

Would you prefer someone who can make house calls, or a specific location where you can take your pet?

What turns you away from a grooming shop?

If you happen to have had me as a groomer in the past, how did you like my service?

Thanks for your input, keep thinking green!

Bizz's Pet Grooming
Earth Loom Creations