What shall I do?

I know I want to run a 5k and half marathon. Okay, so I want to run, but I will end up power walking instead. Maybe try out some new ethnic cuisines. Travel to some new spots. Try some new classes. Support a new charity. Some may be exciting adventures, some may be boring. I welcome your suggestions for something new to try.

Of Mice and Minis...

A year ago I started a new business of making miniatures and displays for the Wee Forest Folk Collectible that I sell. I have been making them for myself for the last 10 years, so decided to try and make a little money off it.  A little money is accurate because you don't get paid much for your time.  The key is to be able to make a dozen or more at the same time to try and make it worth your time.  I list these on ebay and my website and take them to a few Wee Forest Folk events.  I may try Etsy if I get the time to set that up.  They aren't making me money to live off of, but as I make a nice stockpile of inventory it is a little extra income each month. 

Making miniatures is not hard, it just requires looking at things a bit differently.  A cone bead in the jewelry department makes an excellent spyglass for the WFF pirate pieces.  A tiny wooden bowl can be painted black, add a few nails to the bottom, some red glitter glue inside with some black sand, top it off with a screen and you have a mouse sized barbecue. Cardboard egg cartons can be torn into pieces and glued together to make a cave.  The downside to looking at the possibilities an item possesses is that you end up saving a lot of junk!  LOL.  It's a good thing miniatures are small or the supplies alone would take over my house.