I feel a bit like Piglet. (Mama, do you know what I mean?) In a panic. In a rush. More to do than I can do! I have been working many hours out of town lately. It has been a real challenge. If I did not love my job so much, and all that they offer me, I think I would have “give out” by now.
In addition to work, I have been extremely busy closing the shop down. It took months and months (years) to stock it up to where it is now, so tearing it down has been a process. I have had several large and very successful sales, thanks to my sweet customers. I have moved out about 400-500 items during recent sales. Now I am boxing up, bagging up, donating, storing, all in preparation for my little private studio/workshop.
Then there’s Etsy. Ahhh, Etsy. I have been really focusing on my Etsy shop. Peeps, it’s a good and happy thing. Just busy, busy, busy!
Here is a treasure I found recently. For my garden.
The real thing. Heavy as lead. Beautiful detail. Not plastic. 7 dollars. Lucky me.
Just dropping in with a few lines. Looking forward to live music tonight, a surprise from my sweetie! Off work. All the birdbaths are all scrubbed clean and filled. The hummingbirds have fresh food. The tomatoes from the garden are fine. I continue to work on closing down the shop and transitioning to a private studio. I think a Friday nap may be in order. Or wait…I have time to go shopping! The Steelbender is prepping for a lesson anyway.
Oh, and I am still working on family history. Pictured is one of my McNeill ancestors: Thomas McNeill born in 1849, my great-great-grandfather. His wife was Martha Jane. ❤
They are all growing in pots. The romas are huge! They are so healthy. I planted one heirloom. It has produced so many blooms, but they kept falling off. I have continued to trim dead leaves, water, and compost. Finally there are two heirloom tomatoes growing.
Well my baby is 19 today. That is hard to imagine! But believe me it’s real. She is quite the sweet pea!!
In other news, bridges are important, on roads and in life. I saw the doctor yesterday about my arm. He was just a baby. I remember back when I was younger than all my doctors. He toddled in wearing tight black pants and a purple shirt. The doctors of yore were rolling in their graves, especially as he said “got it,” every time I said half a sentence. I am to continue on with ice packs and ibuprofen. Got it!
Ohhhh, Eeeeee, Ewwwwww, can it really be this long again since I posted!!? No intentional breaks here, folks, just up to my eyeballs in busy-ness! I have been working out of town a lot lately, and that really adds to my work day each day. I am gearing up for opening the shop this coming Saturday as one of my last big SALES before the doors close forever. I am really looking forward to it! I am trying to fit in some practicing for an upcoming wedding. (Not my own!) Jason and I were asked to sing and play at one. Perhaps I can get some kind of audio clip for you! I have also traveled to Virginia recently to see my dear sweet sister. Life has just been busy! GASP!
Life is so busy, from this point, I am going to do my very best to update regularly (daily!), even if it is just one photo!