A few weeks ago I was trying (as always) to catch up with email, correspondence, facebook, Flickr, rss feeds from the shops and, finally, the blogs I like to follow. I laughed right out loud (truly!) at a friend's post when she said (something like) "Hi! I'm Susan. I sew. I knit. Apparently I do not blog!" And Susan, I might add, blogs more regularly than anyone else I know except those who have blogs that are strictly for their profession. She was feeling remiss for having missed a couple days! It still makes me laugh when compared with myself......... !!!
As I'm sure you know, I am more likely to surprise you WITH a post rather than by missing! :P Here we are squarely into February and pushing at the hinges of Spring (WOO HOO!), and this is just my second missive since the new year. I think I'm Queen of the Procrastinators!
So, what've I got to tell you after this long pause? Nothing, really ... which is fairly good and reasonable explanation FOR the long pause. Yes, still knitting. Yes, still crocheting. Yes, still designing. Yes, still mounding up things for the shop(s). But not much movement in the sales department. I keep walking the line about what's the best market on which I should focus (Etsy, Artfire or eCrater), and I've set up shops with each. There are pros and cons to each one, and so I seem unable to make a decision and stick with it. I guess I'll continue with all three and let them battle it out without intervention ... and may the best marketplace win. :P
The property next door still presents an uncertain future. It's to be sold, but to whom is the question. This could be good (leave us much the same as present), or could be completely devastating (ruin our life here and force us to move.) Obviously the latter is upsetting and unwanted, but we will just have to wait and see what happens. We've spoken our piece, but it's fallen on deaf ears; even though if they'd listened, they would be happy and benefit from a more chosen outcome as well as we. You can lead a horse to water, but.....
Otherwise, we're totally enjoying retired life. We passed the one year anniversary on 2/2 and have happily adjusted to the new lifestyle that provides such a huge amount of freedom.
Till next time that I am embarrassed for not posting sooner, I send you smiles!
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