Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pleasures and Pitfalls

Hello again!

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve been here; a lot has transpired in the last few months and I’ve just been going with the flow...a LOT of family things have been priorities and, frankly, that’s the way it had to be.

I apologize for my absence and like I said, a lot has transpired but now I have the opportunity to pursue my business (almost) full time - I’m going to grab it and go! I am in my studio that smells faintly of cat poo and vanilla, writing to you about the pleasures and pitfalls of ‘self employment’. Yes, cat poo. I don’t care how fast you scoop, when the space heater is on, the poo smell lingers. Hence the vanilla candle. And no, I don’t have the cat poo genie yet (I don’t know why they call it a litter genie, it’s not 'litter' you put in there) and I’m not saying I’ll get one, either.

But, I digress.

Back to business which, speaking business has had to change since its last incarnation. It’s very difficult to lift and move furniture with chronic back problems. Given that’s the case, I’ve designed some new stuff – paper goods, home goods, kits and even some vintage – that I’ll use to renew/restock/relaunch my etsy store. Although the vintage goods won’t include large pieces, vintage will never be completely out of my heart or home, so I’m going to have to keep shopping for it, yes? It'll be different than my first intention but that's one of the pitfalls of self employment, sometimes reinvention is necessary, whether you like it or not.

Another thing about self-employment (especially as a sole proprietor/employee/designer/creater/janitor and human relations department) is that sometimes life, the real stuff, interferes. For example, I had intended to start blogging last week but then that flu (or gastroenteritis, as my doctor insists on calling it) decided I was going to wait longer. I really didn’t have the strength to argue...

So that’s how it is. Going forward, I may blog every day. I may blog every other day. I may blog for a week straight and then take 4 days off. Don’t hate’s just the way things are for some one who is self-employed (etc., see above), working out of my home with limited resources of time and money. I may throw a little faith, a little politics,  a few recipes and a lot of family stories into the mix to keep things interesting (okay, maybe not so much on the recipes...) but that’s the way my life really is - all jumbled together, faith and family and business and fun – every day. It's just the way I roll...

By the way, LOVE this... . Very cute and functional.

Until next time!


P.S. - The smell is gone now, thankfully. Talk about the pitfalls of self employment!


  1. Love this (although enough about cat poo--HA). Love the IKEA thing, too, although I'm not showing it to anyone in my house, or we'll have to have one (or three) in here right away...I'm so glad to see you up in the blogosphere again!! I always want to blog, and have made many false starts; maybe I will actually do it sometime...

  2. I am glad you are back Miss Bee. I will look forward to seeing what you find next. I, too, like the Ikea item. It would come in handy in my "sewing" room (aka, dining room).

    1. I love the sewing/dining room, girlfriend. You gotta do what you gotta do to get your 'crafty' on, right?!