Monday, October 13, 2014
Is going a little better. I knew it would. I just had to hang on, keep praying, and believe.
Saturday sales weren't great, but they were better. Enough that I was able to pay both boys for helping with takedown and loading (I gave them coffee money, which I probably would have given them without the work, so I was very happy with the work!). I ended up taking the younger one to green bay for him to start Christmas shopping and to get some hats for winter at the Halloween store (don't ask. Long story ). It helped keep his mind off the dance he wasn't at.
Sunday I spent what I had left getting a few soy candles from another vendor (first thing before sales). I wanted lemongrass and let him pick 2 others. He ended up picking 2 of the other 3 that I liked. That works. I made some end of season deals, so sales were good (I refused to go as low as my cost, though! All I did was lower my profit margin.). I figure slightly lower profit and cash on hand was better than storing them for winter. That let me buy my baked stuff from my friend. She didn't have time to make me any small loaves of wheat, but she put sesame seeds on a small loaf of white for me. She is amazing. And she's going to make some cinnamon bread with no icing for me. I plan to freeze that and use it to make french toast for the guys for thanksgiving and Christmas breakfasts.
Speaking of breakfast! I slept in this morning (730) and woke up wanting a huge breakfast. I wanted eggs, bacon, pancakes with lots of butter and syrup, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, lots of juice and mocha.
What I got up and MADE? A 500 calorie sub. With veggies added. It is my breakfast AND my lunch! I'm making progress...A little, but progress.
Which reminds me. Hubs is at it again. He offered to get me a pug puppy for Christmas. That's the kind we were looking for when I got hazel. I told him thank you and I love him for the thought, but I do not want another dog right now. And I really don't want a puppy, not even a pug. I think I have managed 2 days without tears so far. It's too soon to think about another dog.
The saddest part of thinking about a new dog is that I can have a purebred for less than I can get a rescue! Adoption fee $300 (some are even higher). Specific food shelter requires to be purchased from them when animal leaves facility $15 for the smallest bag (about 8 lbs). New collar, leash, ID tag, bowls, toys, etc. Around $100 (double that if you get it from the shelter store). Microchip? Anywhere from 50 to to 200. Extra shots for going on truck occasionally? Another 150. Because it all has to be done at the shelter before I can leave with the dog.
They are already spayed/neutered, so that is a plus. But still! It's going to be a long while before I can do that. When I'm ready. Right now I'm not.
I am, however, ready to get off spark and on to work! Have a good one.