I just read a blog on http://www.yarnagogo.com/ that inspired me to write this post. The guest author Gigi Pandian has accomplished a ton and seems to have a great attitude toward life. Check her out. http://www.pensfatales.com/
My life crumbled in December when all in one week I was diagnosed with precancerous cells, pre-diabetes, got in a car accident and totaled my car on way to a craft show, and then my parent’s house which I was watching while they were in Texas for the winter had a flood, and-to top it all off- I had to drive across the country to my brother’s wedding and had a bladder infection. I was completely overwhelmed and a wreck. I made several small changes in my lifestyle; started walking and gave up the nectar of the gods-Mountain Dew. I made the decision to be proactive and have the cells removed. Yesterday, I celebrated my 5th month since surgery to remove the cells. I'm feeling much better. I made some small goals for my craft business and choices about life perspectives that have made life a bit easier.
I'm happy that I've taken the small steps in doing bigger shows. Some have turned out well; others not so much but I'm learning and don't regret taking a chance.
Oh, my fabulous godmom Barb sent me a very cute card and necklace. Picks to follow (hopefully)
I'm very excited to say that I was interviewed at the Neenah Farm Market this past Saturday. Yes. I do look like a total dork. It's close to 90 and about 11:45 am (4 hours into the event.) I'd hurt my back sometime earlier on Thursday and needed help to setup and tear down my display. Glen and a co-worker and her daughter chipped in. My friends Sandie and Mike helped tear down. (You can see Mike in the background.)I totally couldn't have done it on my own that day.
The reporter was great. I love my customers and the Neenah Farm Market is a great event. The other vendors are also supportive and friendly. If someone needs a hand or anything, people always step in.
Thought I should update you on the Westby event. My parents were very helpful and patient. I had a fun weekend and was not overly tired by the end of it. The weather almost cooperated for most of the weekend. Some of my family stopped by. My "fairy Godmom" Barb and Aunt Anita. And my cousin Sarah and her family too! Good to see them. Thanks to Uncle Lawrence for letting us crash at his place. There was a good turnout in general. Next time, I'll try to post more quickly and take pictures. That's it for now about that...
This is the first official blog on my web site. I've been reading my friends' blogs, miss getting stuff out there and taking some advice from Twinkie Chan's blog (twinkiechan.com).
I guess this is the next step in the whole experience the world, or my own little corner of it phase. It's been a rough couple of months and I'm putting on my big girl pants (literally, they're hute. :) ) and taking some pretty big risks in the next few months as far as the craft buisness goes. The first is that I'm selling at a few events that are 2 day festivals.
These are big entry fees for me and spending money on hotels and such which is a big investment. AND a lot of time. Hope that the weather cooperates. :)
The second is doing a few more hats that are more complicated and time consuming. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm hoping to make this spirited place with pics and advice and info on life. Since this is my first blog here, what would you like to see?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.