Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Things that made me happy last week

I had been toying with the idea of a desk space for quite some time now, way back really.  The kids have their computer desk.  Meanwhile I keep wrapping my etsy sales and writing notes on top of the washer and dryer.  Lately the idea came back to me and I started a board on pinterest(pinterest is fun isn't it??) anyways the back to the board I titled it:
I need my own desk, in red italics underlined and bold print because this time I really wanted a desk.

I started searching my local thrift shops and nothing really caught my eye. Really nothing.  Plus I didn't want to spend 20 dollars on a desk.  Last week, we went to our tax preparer and in her office she had a cute desk as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it.  She said she bought it for $40 and would sell it for $40.  My husband gave me the a $20 dollar bill and said if I liked it I should get it.  So I put in the other 20 and the desk is now mine.

Initially I had envision a white desk, and I would have painted it but I love the color of this one. It's missing a knob, but who cares, not me.  It's the perfect size.  I paid way way more that I really wanted too, but I am not good at negotiating.  I could have said I give you 20 for it.  But that is just totally not me I am not good at that.  I liked it and I bought it.  Now I have to hunt for a chair and personalize it :)

Another thing that made me happy last week is my niece Ailani.  Finally, finally somebody looks like might follow my footsteps.  She was in my house last week as I was going to drive to San Diego with the kids to visit my mom.  She came up to me and asked if I could teach her how to crochet.  What??  She is asking me???  I tried teaching my sister 20 some years ago, my stepdaughter Valeria 10 years ago, my dear Sophie some years ago and Ailani comes to me asking!  Delighted I was.  I taught her how to finger crochet in a quick moment and she started doing basic chains.  She asked for more yarn for the way "1 1/2 hours is a long ride she said." 

Do you spy her crocheted necklace and her hairband? 
I love this girl (Insert Happy dance here♫ ♪)


  1. What a gorgeous mission-style desk! From the photos it looks like it's oak? I'd call that a steal!

    So glad you found someone to share your love of creating with, that always creates a special bond.

    1. Dear Jacqui is none of that fake wood it's real heavy wood. Might be oak ;)

  2. Great! So happy for you, and the color is always possible to change ;) Just another project for the future! And congrats with your first volunteer student! :D

  3. The desk looks great Claudia! Now you can have your own space. Your niece is adorable. It must be so fun teaching children how to crochet! I love that she is wearing her creations!!!


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