This pair of earrings and bracelet is my first order from my Etsy shop. I was delirious with joy! I was actually running around in my house after reading the notice of this sale. I knew I should just pack them as nicest as possible and send them to my customer immediately. I was just too excited though. In fact I sold much of my handmade jewelry in a few shops. This customer from Etsy is just very special to me. I hope she will love them.
Five days later than my first sale I received the second order. I need to keep up my work!
This is my first working week this year. I've had a relatively quiet Christmas, which I was very pleased about it. I used to love Christmas because of that beautiful atmosphere. Now I don't really care any feast anymore. I believe most importantly I understand how lucky I am to live my life every single day. I recently received this beautiful message from a friend :
ALL IN A DAY by Cynthia Rylant (Illustrated by Nikki McClure) A day is a perfect piece of time to live a life, to plant a seed, to watch the sun go by. A day starts early, work to do, beneath a brand-new sky. A day brings hope and kindness, too… a day is all its own. You can make a wish, and start again, you can find your way back home. Every bird and every tree and every living thing loves the promise in a day, loves what it can bring. There is a faith in morningtime, there is belief in noon. Evening will come whispering and shine a bright round moon. A day can change just everything, given half a chance. Rain could show up at your door and teach you how to dance. The past is sailing off to sea, the future’s fast asleep. A day is all you have to be, it’s all you get to keep.
I went to my home town to see my family and friends in October. I just enjoyed the time being with them and the food every single day. A holiday is always too short. I always felt I need more time to do what I want to do everytime before I left.
During this trip I have been to some places I have never been when I was still living there. My home town always surprises me! I took many photos. I was glad to take some photos of the nature other than a busy city.
I visited west of Switzerland for three days. It gave me some wonderful memories. The highlight of this trip was to visit the Maison Cailler. Cailler is the oldest chocolate factory in Switzerland. I first watched the Cailler Show. It showed the history of the chocolate factory. Then they served some fresh chocolate of all kind to let the visitors having degustation. I ate a lot of different kinds of chocolate at once! The whole inner building is full of chocolate aroma. I went to their cafe and had the best of hot chocolate! At the end I bought some chocolate before I left.
Ich habe drei Tage lang die Westschweiz besucht. Es war einfach herrlich. Der Höhepunkt war für mich im "Maison Cailler". Cailler ist die älteste Schokoladenfabrik der Schweiz. Ich habe zuerst die Cailler Show angeschaut, welche die Geschichte über die Fabrik zeigt. Danach durfte ich noch Schokolade degustieren. Ich habe viele köstliche Schokoladen gegessen! Das ganze Gebäudeinneres ist voller Schokoladenaroma. Ich wollte nicht mehr gehen! Zum Schluss habe ich im Cailler Cafe die beste heisse Schokolade getrunken. Selbstverständlich habe ich noch Schokolade gekauft. Es war ein wunderschöner Tag!
My hair stylist always has sense of humor. I can just talk to her easily. I went to get a haircut a month ago. Then I told her about I've been selling jewelry. She became excited and asked me to show them to her. She picked these two bangles and paid me more than the amout I've priced. She said my jewelry is one of a kind and it's worth more! Wow! She made my day! She's actually my first customer since I've opened my shop on Etsy.
I took the cable from Wasserauen to Ebenalp which is 1644 meter above sea level. Then I walked a long zig-zag path up to Schäfler. I felt a little dizzy when I looked down the foot of the mountain. The summit of Schäfler is 1924 meter above sea level. I picnicked on the summit and enjoyed the marvelous panorama view.
I don't know since when I have fear to walk downhill. Sometimes I feel I need much more energy to walk downhill then uphill!