I’m back! I certainly didn’t mean to disappear for months. I was feeling really overwhelmed over the summer and into fall, and this blog was the easiest thing to let go of for a while.
Over that past couple of years, I’ve been slowly transitioning from a stay-at-home mom to a part-time, self-employed, work-at-home mom providing my own childcare 95% of the time. More doable with one kid in school, but having them both at home over the summer left me with no mental clarity whatsoever. Something had to give!
Anyway, I just wanted to drop in and update you on a few things. The days of blogging by the calendar might be over for me, but I do have a number of projects and house things that deserve posts of their own, so I hope I can find the time for that soonish.
Plus I’ve been watching too much Rehab Addict again, and I’m getting an itch to strip something or paint something or just make a mess in general. But not until January, for sure.
I did a real live craft show!
I had participated in one before, but this was my first normal show, with my own booth and displays. It went really well! Most of my anxieties about doing shows in general are gone now. I’ve been selling online for long enough that I don’t have any issues around pricing, packaging, display, etc. And all of my birthday parties have prepared me well for creating displays out of random stuff.
As exhausting as it was, I was totally ready to do another one within a couple of days. It made me wish I had applied for another, especially during this holiday season. (But then a last minute application came along, and I am doing another on December 19!) I’m not sure if doing them year-round would be a good strategy for me, but an indoor show, during the holiday gift buying season? It’s a no-brainer!
We got a deck!
It only took like a year to find a contractor, get the necessary structural repairs, and get the silly thing done, but it’s finally done and we can use our back door again. More soon.
The Tomorrow Society
One last thing, my husband started a new blog… with a podcast! He previously blogged about film and TV, but he felt that had run its course and so he is indulging his other love: theme parks. If you are into Disney or theme parks in general, take a look/listen!