Monday, December 14, 2009

I broke my last record...

I am wonderfully caught up and I am now getting my orders out in droves. I suspect that a lot of the Christmas shopping will start winding down for my Etsy shop this week. I plan on working up until next Monday or Tuesday and then we will be leaving again to NM on Wednesday. This time, though, we will stay for almost a week. This will be a much more relaxing type of vacation than Thanksgiving. Taking off those few days was hard because I was so busy during that time. It was hard for me to unwind. I just knew how much I still had to finish on my bench. This time should/hope to be different.....

On Friday night I went to the opening of the Gallery show and sale I've been talking to you about. I popped in only for a little bit because I was by myself. My husband had to watch our two monkeys. There was no way in hell I was going to take those two to a gallery overflowing with breakables ;)

I covertly snapped a few pictures, because I wasn't exactly sure if it was allowed, but I really wanted to document this experience.....I am SO proud.
I have to say that I am stock full of emotions right now. I have been for the last month to be honest. I opened up my Etsy shop in May and then closed it up for 7 weeks in the summer when we were in Europe, so basically I've had it open for only 6 months....and it really has been such a whirlwind. Thankfully, my husband has become so completely indispensable with this business that I can no longer say that this is my business. It is ours. Without his strength in business, marketing, and all things technical, I couldn't have come this far. That is the truth of the matter. And that is why I can say with complete humility and pride: that we have had a successful 6 months.

The emotions I am going through though, are feelings of elation with multiple doses of fatigue and excitement. Have I mentioned that I am a gemini?? I do happen to feel all emotions in the 'emotion spectrum' to their absolute fullest! hahaha!! I guess that means I am also a bit (bit might not be the word my husband would use) moody and passionate.

So, we have been able to share a work schedule that we are still fine-tuning to meet the needs of our business (we are sitting down and going over this again tonight!). We have to share it without both of us working full time because we also have our two young ones at home. So we split time with them and working, but I can't tell you how satisfied we feel at the end of the day working intensely on our business and creating so, so many shared memories and experiences as a family.

There are mucho, mucho ideas and plans on the board, but this post is already reaching its limit! I'll save some of this for later ;)

Sorry, again, for the sporadic posts....it will get better!!

3 comments:

Melle AnterieuR said...

Congratulations, you did a good job!

ps: I am a Gemini ascendant so I totally agree with you! ;-)

Splendid Willow said...

Hello girlie, if 2009 was good for you, then 2010 is going to be Fabulous! You are on the right path - and I can't wait to see what you are up to next.

And I wear my necklace with pride!

OX Monika
http://www.splendidwillow.com

blue hour designs said...

ML - you understand then ;)

Thank you again, for visiting my shop! I can't wait for you to receive your jewelry!

Monika - Thank you so much for your positive energy....it really does make a difference :)