Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some things I need to think about

Hi everyone. Sorry I have not posted anything new since last weekend. I have to admit, I am feeling at the moment a bit like I am failing. I am starting on my 3rd week at my new job. I still love it. But, when I get home I am so tired out, by time I do the chores I have to do each day, I am not accomplishing much of anything else. I am spending less and less time on the computer promoting my new shops. I am getting very little new work done to list and now is the time to start listing for the upcoming holidays. I am now nervous since I just recently started the Zibbet shop but I have had no sales there sooo. I am also trying to do the custom order that I have for the 20+ keychains, I love the customer who ordered them and I am never this slow getting her custom orders done. While I know she is not worried because they are Christmas gifts, still it bothers me. Now I am trying to create a line of jewelry for my daughter, I have talked to you before about our involvment in a friends tattoo shop, He has given Heather a section of the shop to sell jewelry to not only help her paycheck along but bring more walk in traffic into the shop itself. Not getting far with it. She will be ordering a whole bunch of body jewelry but she really wants my handmade peices to create the atmosphere she wants for her area.
I guess right now I am glad my Avon business is still small enough where I can handle it on my day off. Any way, I know this will get easier with time, in the meantime please be patient with me if I don't post something more often than once or twice a week.

The picture at the top of this post is of the carousel in the park. As a teenager this carousel was part of an amusement park which was open for many, many years. Eventually the amusement park was closed and the land was sold. Of course they built condo's on it. The city of Saratoga Springs bought the carousel and stored it while they had each peice of it restored to it's original beauty and she now sits in the park still offering rides for 50 cents. Love it!

On one last note, yesterday the 8th anniversary of 9/11 I spent my day talking to my boss about it and reflecting. Of course there was no avoiding it because it was on tv all day. I lost several friends in this horrible massacre and I know many other people did too. So I give my prayers that the families of all the lost loved ones of 9/11 are at peace now and will continue to offer my prayers and keep them in my heart.


  1. I'm sorry you feel snowed under at the minute and with the anniversary of 9/11, it must be even harder. {{hugs}} to you

  2. Thank you I know it will get easier as I go along, I have confidence in myself. I think there is probably no one who is not still dealing with feelings about 9/11. Hope you are well and thank you for reading.

  3. There are only 24 hours in a day - Regretting this fact won't make you more efficient. Pursue your shop in the small amount of time you have alloted for your shop, sales will come slowly and you will be able to handle the level. (Although we are all hoping for a block buster Christmas sales season.)

    I also have a certain paralysis on handling custom orders - they never go out the door as fast as I feel they should. Lets both try to kick those out the door faster!

    Have a great day.