Building up to the Barn Sale in May I was so busy building inventory for the show. I started keeping a list of the all the things I couldn’t wait to do once the show was over. Immediately following the show and before I had time to finish unpacking from the show, Bishop disappeared. We are like a pair of deflated balloons, Matt and I. When we aren’t at work, or searching for him, we are drained and numbing ourselves. Me on the couch watching netflix and snacking and Matt at his computer playing video games. Needless to say, I feel like nothing has been accomplished since he’s been gone. Remember all the inventory I said I’d add to my etsy shop? Yeah, right. I feel like I’ve done absolutely nothing, I know it’s not true but it feels that way. I try to stay positive and not let myself go there, but it’s harder and harder after 3.5 weeks.
To prove to myself that I’m not a complete slug I’m listing some of the things that I HAVE done recently:
I realized too late that June 9th was International Yarn Bombing day. I’ve been wanting to create a tree cozy for a while so I just worked on it earlier this week. Better late than never. I still need to figure out where to put it. There is a fine line of the type of folks who would appreciate or tolerate something like this. I don’t want my work to be cut down immediately.
-The wifi on my iphone (glorified ipod touch, because it doesn’t have service) died, so I had no way to post to instagram. Gasp! I know! Fortunately after multiple trips to the nearest Apple Store, and one trip to the AT&T store I was finally able to get a replacement and continue with my 365 instagram project.
My sisters and I planted our garden
-I FINALLY made the pillow cases I promised Tom years ago.
-I had a handful of meetings that pushed me out of my comfort zone (I’m such a shy/anxious/nervous type person) one of the meetings was with a repeat customer to drop off an order.
-I’ve been working on a large order for a customer that will be selling my jewelry in her store in Australia. How exciting is that?
-I got to speak with and meet with some good friends that I hadn’t spoken with for a while (Bethany, and also Jenny and Gail)
-I had a mini “vacation” with 3 days off of work (not nearly enough!)
-Went to Flora, IL for the Wells Family Reunion. My sister was helping organize the reunion and saw the idea for a family tree on pinterest. I helped her by painting the tree, and then you can see the finished product next to it. Everyone at the reunion left a leaf, using their thumbprint, and then signed their name over it.
-Another idea that my sister and I had for the reunion was a photobooth. My sister found the company and for every picture, there were two prints, one for an album, and one to take home. Everyone had a good time taking pictures with their family members and going back for silly pictures with props.
We bought a hammock for our backyard. This is a fitting puzzle piece in the image of what home ownership means to me. Yep, lazily rocking in a hammock in my own back yard.