Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time marches on
I didn't buy any, but have enjoyed seeing the burlap everything in the store -- these rolls of "ribbon" were on sale today.
My trip to Hobby Lobby was part of a day out with my husband: first a trip to the indoor pool to swim laps, then a late breakfast, then a thrift store, then the craft store, and lastly a stop at Dairy Queen before heading home to sit on the patio for a while. The house still feels quiet and empty, but I'm feeling better than I was last week. Thank you for all the kind comments and sympathy. Change can be hard.
I had a little fun at work this past week when I volunteered to help with our company's talent show, Broadmoor Night Live. It was done as a take-off on Saturday Night Live, with similar skits between the various acts. I have many talented coworkers! Most of the acts were singers, but there were also 2 dancers and one stand-up comedienne. It's so nice to work for a company that still takes the time to arrange these kinds of activities for employees.
I have been de-stashing all summer long, and also refraining from "junking"; I've missed my favorite hobby but I have SO. MUCH. STUFF that it's a little bit like shopping when I go through it and discover all kinds of things I've forgotten I had. And I've purged a lot but still have more to go. The other day when I was filling box number 8 or so, I pulled out a few things that I will be listing in my Etsy shop. Like this cute Barbie doll clothes pattern.
Also, this really great Taylor & Ng, San Francisco penguin cookie jar that I'm finally able to part with. It's from the 80's and I've owned and loved it since the 90's. Now it's looking for a new home.
I'm not feeling especially motivated to work on my poor little abandoned Etsy shop -- not because I don't love it (I do) but just because my work week is so long that I'm just too tired most of the time! But I would really like to get some of my Christmas kitsch sold before the holidays this year so I'm going to make an effort.
How about you? How are your online sales going? Any holiday crafting/sales plans?
In other news, I am no longer an Examiner. That's right, after 5 years, Examiner.com fired me. I haven't been writing more than one article a month for a while now and they want more active writers. I didn't expect them to let me go like that, though, and I'm a little bit miffed that they sent me an email from their Legal Department informing me of this decision. It's not going to break the bank, though -- I only earned ~$5 a month for the all those articles I wrote as Colorado Springs Antique and Thrift Shopping Examiner, which you can still read here -- at least until they take down my page. Hmph.