Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gorgeous Weather and Busy Days

The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail. — Edwin H. Land

So... yesterday was a little on the crazy side and I didn't get a lot done. NO writing, so at this point, I'm four days behind on NaNo. Can I catch up? I have no idea. It's discouraging for me that the month I really want to hunker down and write is the month my DH takes off of work every year. I realize I can hunker down and write in ANY month, but I can't get the kind of support from the world as I do during NaNoWriMo -- and it really does matter.


Oh well, at least the day was gorgeous yesterday - sunny and mid-60s. It was VERY windy, but it was a warm wind, so it didn't matter. I contemplated blowing the leaves out of my flower gardens, but then opted not to. *G*

I did futz around on eBay a little to see if I could find better deals on beading supplies for DD (that's her shop, Distinctively DD, over there on my sidebar ---> for those of you who didn't already know). And I did. But... it could get a little dangerous because there is so much there and most of it is really quite inexpensive. We realized that packing supplies and such are going to take quite a bite out of our profits (not to mention Pay Pal fees... OUCH), so that's not good. Am looking to find boxes and earring cards as cheaply as possible, as well as padded envelopes. We'll get there. It's still a learning process.

I put up about 10 more earrings yesterday, and hope to do the same today. As an aside, my DH actually made two pairs of earrings to put up in the shop, so hopefully you'll see those for sale, too. It was a hoot watching my big macho man making jewelry.

And, I'm trying to decide whether I want to start a Facebook fan page and twitter account for her shop as well. Artfire lets you auto-post all your new items on both sites.

Ah... big business.


In other DD news, I'm trying to decide whether I should break the news about Santa (and the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny) to her. Fact is... if she was in school, she'd know already. Decisions, decisions... your thoughts?


Okay, provided no one gets up in the next twenty minutes, I should have time to write at least a few words, so I'm heading out. Have a great day!

Oops... typed that too soon. The moment those words were off of my fingers, the floor above me creaked. DH and DD are both awake. *sigh* Oh well, maybe later.


People Love That You Are Open and Confident

You're the type of person that's easy to get close to. You're very comfortable in your own skin.

You have no problem showing people who you are, and you're genuinely interested in them in return.

You are an accepting and involved friend. You are truly curious about what is going on in other people's lives.

You may be the first in your group of friends to express concern when someone is having a hard time or making bad decisions. It's only because you care so much.

Not entirely sure this is true, but ... heck... it makes me sound good, so I'll take it. *G*



Dru said...

I hope you're able to get in some writing today.

re quiz: the same as yours

Have a good Tuesday.

jmberrygirl said...

Tell her as quickly as possible to avoid scarring her for life and making her think you've "lied" or reinforced lies for years! My mom had that chat with me... I still remember it. Good luck.

Oh, and "But, is God real?" may be a question you hear pretty soon after.

Melissa McClone said...

I would wait until she asked. I didn't find out until sixth grade, stayed up in a new house in a new housing development to see Santa but only saw our neighbors putting out the gifts. I was not scarred for life. Far from it. I thought it was cool my parents had gone to so much trouble for so long.

They're only a kid once, why make them grow up any faster?

And kids will believe what they want to believe. A friend got caught playing tooth fairy. Her son in the fourth grade asked her about it and she said, yes, I'm the tooth fairy. Well, a couple of days later he and a friend from school came to her with a list of questions. They wanted to know how she got around to all the houses when it rained and what she did with all the teeth!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your writing.

DD is doing great with her beadwork. Isn't ebay so addictive lol.

I agree with Melissa. Let her be a kid, eventually she will ask about it.

Brandy said...

I also agree with Melissa, eventually she will reason it out on her own and it will be more gentle and less stressful for you and her that way. We never told my Daughter, but she eventually figured it out (though she did enjoy yanking our chain that first year we knew she knew because did she really know? *G*) and now she helps us with the Santa shopping for her brother.
I hope you're able to find some time to write today.
Glad your Daughter's shop is doing so well!

Have a pleasing day!

Tori Lennox said...

I agree with Melissa too re Santa & Co. Kids grow up too fast now as it is.