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Sunday was a Monday in disguise...

Monday, September 15, 2014

My internet was down...again! ATT is getting right up there on the list with cell company "v", let me tell you!

It happens. Sales were down again. no big surprise there. It's my own fault for donating things. If that's the worst thing that happens this week I will take it and RUN!! lol

I went to the gym already and then tried to go get errands done, bills paid, etc. Oh, wait, nothing opens until 9! it's a good thing I'm self employed, I'd have to take days off to pay bills because they are only open 9-4!!! ugh. I COULD go pay it at the bank, oh wait, their hours are 9-5 so much more helpful! and they charge several dollars "convenience fee". Where is that convenient???

Oh well. I'm just having one of those stressful weeks. little work, little pay, bills. more bills, holidays looming, medical appointments for Hubs' treatments that should not be delayed that may have to be...

I'm really working on that "let go, let God" thing. Let's just say it's a continuing work in progress and leave it at that.

I thought about going out for breakfast to "save gas" from the extra running. I ended up coming back to the house to spark instead. grabbing some cottage cheese for snack until I get done with errands, then I will come home and make "real food". Probably turkey sausage with eggs and toast. Then I will try to move my machines around again to get some more work done.

I am in that situation where if I DO a lot, I won't SELL a lot, and if I don't do a lot I will wish I had. sigh. It happens when you're the boss.

SO, here's to a decent week. At least I started it off with a gym run!!

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KAREN608 9/15/2014 9:53PM

    When I work 'regular' jobs, I find I have to do all my errands at lunch time due to hours of the businesses. Maybe some expect you to pay online? Other businesses don't seem to have a clue.

Guess you have to just stock up on inventory for the days when the sales are great.
At least you try your best! And going to the gym!

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Some people

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Are so rude! I had a group of people who decided the front of my tent was a good place to stand and chat with friends...for 2 hours! As you can guess it prevent red me from making any sales

I did have 1 customer who really wanted a sock monkey cozy who said "excuse me" and pushed her way past them. They had the nerve to complain that she was rude???

Sigh. I did donate a set of towels to United Way for a fundraiser. The guy was going to buy one first thing this morning to use in a gift basket raffle/auction type fundraiser. When I found out it was for that, I donated a whole set instead of letting him pay. He said he will make sure everyone knows where they came from. It is fine either way

I will also be donating some to the local group that provides school supplies, shoes and school clothes to needy kids.

It's not a lot, but I do what I can.

Have a great saturday.

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SENIMMO 9/14/2014 6:32AM

    I didn't specify whether or not I had asked them to move. I did ask politely. Twice. They moved about 2 feet for maybe five minutes then moved right back. I figured everyone would realize I'm not a total idiot when it comes to my business...

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ATGOALWT 9/13/2014 4:48PM

  I would of just said to them, excuse me, can you please move to the side as you are blocking my tent. You said nothing so nothing was done and now you are mad about it.

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KAREN608 9/13/2014 4:23PM

    I agree, sometimes people are clueless about blocking an area and standing around chit chatting. This doesn't just happen at craft fairs, but in church, work etc. Just a bad habit all around. In small towns, two drivers will stop their cars in the middle of the street hang out their windows and talk! I think people don't talk as much as they used to then when they get a chance it sometimes is in the worse location, blocking a door, a street or hallway.

Good for you donating. I donate toys to AWANA store for kids and other things. It is fun to help out.

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A few ups!

Friday, September 12, 2014

I was able to get almost all of the patterns I wanted downloaded into the computer. SO, that was good. Not so good is that for some reason I managed to mess it up to where it tries to unzip most of them with media player. Sigh. I have NO idea how to fix that. Guess I will just have to ask Hubs to help when he gets home for his surgery.

I WAS able to get a few downloaded in a usable form!!! WOO HOOO. I have one for thanksgiving, two for easter, some nautical resized, an anchor, and a few others. I will get getting busy with the machine as soon as I'm done blogging.

I didn't make it to the gym today. I was up until nearly 1 am fighting with windows 8 to get my patterns! I was just too tired at 430 to get out of bed. I think the furniture I have to move to get my machine in place will count as a workout, though!

Plus it is still freezing cold and wet. I really don't need to get sick on top of everything else going on!

My boys have decided they are going "vegetarian". Right after I stocked the freezer with meat for the month, no less!

I told them that's fine, but I can't go buy them special foods at this point so they can either eat real food or buy their own stuff for now. It's not my fault they waited until I had gone shopping to ask for this stuff!

I also told them it that's the case, they are to keep their grubby little paws off when I make homemade biscuits (I use lard, it's an animal product) and bacon (i'm usually lucky to get 2 slices out of a pound!) and the low fat cheese I buy for my weight loss.

They promptly decided they aren't going to be "strict vegetarians". HEHEHE.

They did walk to the store last night and bought themselves 2 huge cans of protein powder. I guess the younger one is going to use that as a meal replacement for the gross school food. I am ok with that. We did the math last year, and they are giving the kids over 800 calories for lunch and over 500 for breakfast on days when the meals are "healthy" and "lower calorie" yeah, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, regular jello, chocolate milk, sauced or buttered veggies, among other stuff (like that horrible pizza?!) And they blame the parents for the kids being overweight???

Oh well, He's realizing that just because the GIVE him all that on a plate doesn't mean he has to eat it all!!

Anyway, I'm still waiting to hear from Hubs about the truck issues (ours and the one he's driving) and his schedule for the weekend. I'm hoping I don't have to reschedule his MOHS. That has potential bad consequences.

I'm probably only going to get about a dozen towels done today, but that's fine. I haven't done much work all week, I just haven't felt like it with all that knitting I was doing! I did spin yesterday as I stress reliever and reward for all the work I did try to do on the sweater. I tell you, that is a serious upper body workout!!

So, I just heard my cell beep for a text, so I better get going and see what Hubs has to say and then get my rear in gear moving furniture and making towels!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! (and yes, I'm still praying over all of what's going on and very thankful that some of it is working out!! I know who's fixing things!!)

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KAREN608 9/12/2014 1:59PM

    You know the Lord is on your case, and moving furniture: yup, enough of that is a work out. Glad you got some patterns downloaded. Computers very frustrating.

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WORDWOMAN7 9/12/2014 11:31AM

    It sounds like you're really creative, and doing some fun things! I hope that you have a good weekend and all goes well with your husband's procedure.

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Almost made it-

Thursday, September 11, 2014

to the weekend. It's been one of those weeks. But things are starting to shape up. Either that or I'm just getting used to it!

I had the vintage sweater nearly done and started assembling it. Then realized the lady had used the wrong size needles in almost the whole thing. SO, I will be taking it ENTIRELY apart, skeining the yarn and washing it, then reknitting the whole dang thing from stitch one. I won't be getting paid any time soon I guess. sigh. it happens./

I went for my contact check today. Good news and bad news. Good news, this mix seems to be working very well. Bad news? $120 every 6 months. guess what's on the non-essential list? yep. my contacts.

I got Hubs the info to contact to work on getting his rig back. Whether or not he did it remains to be seen.

I spent a few hours getting the embroidery machine software issue fixed. I now have a functioning card writer!! woo hooo. Now to find the energy to rearrange things so I can use the machine...

And my grocery benefits got reinstated. Thank God. I don't know what we would have done over the winter without that.

I'm still waiting to hear from Hubs when he will be able to get me the $ to pay the bills from this month, but considering the piece of junk he's driving for the idiot is back in the shop )yes, AGAIN!!!) I don't know how that's going to work either.

And Hubs is supposed to be here next week for MOHS surgery and more biopsies. I don't know if that's going to be able to happen or not either, with more down time for more repairs because his boss won't do preventive maintenance and just waits until trucks break down.

Oh well, I will just keep praying and doing what I can with what I have. And getting up at oh dark thirty at least three days a week to go to the gym.

I'm getting there!!!

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KAREN608 9/12/2014 6:09AM

    My hubby drives a company truck but does some of the maintaining himself, like greasing, changing lights... etc. He watches for odd noises to have mechanics check when he is in town, and he lifts the hood at home and we look for loose bolts etc. Anything that seems wrong. Still things break on old trucks, but since there are ones without drivers sometimes he has to drive a different one while it is getting fixed. No fun, as he really likes the one he has gotten used to.

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Wet Wednesday-

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I was up at oh crap early and went to the gym before I went to the farm market...

Except I ended up not going to the market. I had stopped at walmart to pick up the towels I had ordered and while I was in there, it started pouring rain. I called a friend who lives farther north to ask what the weather up there was doing and I checked the weather forecast.

Rain, more rain, heavy rain, and flood warnings for the whole county. I came back home.

I did get the vintage sweater more or less done. I CAN assemble it the way it is, or I can take the back apart to the armpits and rework the top to match the rest of it that I've already redone. I will decide tomorrow. I was tired of looking at it by the end of the afternoon.

I ended up spending some time spinning yarn. I'm VERY happy with how it's been going, but not happy with the pain it's causing with the neuropathy. I may have to get a spinning wheel after all, to make it easier on my hands. We'll see.

Hubs is making more calls to attorneys in nebraska, district and us. I'm hoping that gets us somewhere.

I did a decent workout this morning, so I'm happy with that. My food wasn't the best today, but it wasn't horrible, either.

I'm going to get to bed in a few minutes and get up again tomorrow at oh dark thirty and go to the gym again. that will make 3 days out of 4.

I also remembered to turn in my paperwork for my gym scholarship. I have to forward the tax files yet, though. I will do that from the smartphone tomorrow.

We'll see what happens with moving my machines and getting more work done for the weekend markets. A lot depends on the weather and how I feel.

Have a great night. I plan on sleeping like a rock.


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