Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Ramblings

So, it's easy to say that this week has been very trying on me in one way or another. The week started off Sunday with a birthday party cook out for an aunt on a side of my family that I had not seen in 6 years. It was good, made me remember some good times of my childhood that I had nearly forgotten but also opened a wound that never seems to heal.
And there is where part of my downfall began.
I also came to the realization that I can not depend on my grandma to remember a thing she says about money. A month or so ago, she told me to sell the long arm quilting table that she had bought for me and to put it towards my business. Well, she came back to me two weeks later and said that she was going to sell it to a friend of hers and I took it over to her extra room that was built for her when she moved in with my parents. Then she comes over Friday to get the instruction booklet and stuff for it because she found someone to buy it from her. And she is getting paid by them quilting two big quilts for her! Yeah for her, but I was planning on that money! I learned my lesson, the hard way. I have started selling off my supplies that I can easily replace when my sales start going up. I can not replace my fabric, I get a deal on it and it takes 4 months to get it after I buy it, so the high dollar stuff is not going to get sold. Plus it's worth more as inventory in my shops than sold in a destash. I did list some material that I has bought and really didn't know what to do with it in the first place, but no one is in the buying mode I guess.
Then I also had a rummage sale today of all my teaching supplies. Four people showed up. Four. But I made $90 that I didn't have before, we got the storage shed straightened to the point of when I go to do this again in the summer right before schools start, I will know exactly what boxes go out and what boxes to keep in the shed for me. And I found a bunch of craft stuff that I can use for things to make, so that is a plus too!

All this leads me to tomorrow and Mother's Day. It's actually a day that I dread. Until I met and married Tony, it was not a good day for me. Tony went and bought cinnimon bread to make french toast in the morning! We will spend some time next door with my mom, my brother and his family and my sister-in-law's parents as it is her birthday too.

All I want to do is crawl into a hole.

But I will get up in the morning and finish some work and it will be a good day.

1 comment:

Devon said...

Oh gosh, Christie, I am so sorry you're having such a rough time. You are so talented, and I hope sales go up soon. I'm sorry. Sending hugs.