Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good Times

How many of you have had THIS experience?? Imagine, going to bed at 9:30... and yes that IS after I fell asleep on the couch much earlier in the evening. I woke up startled, looked at the clock - and all I saw was the :15... and panicked.

I jumped out of bed... quickly made the decision that the dogs would have to wait until I got a shower before getting to go outside... started the shower - and while I waited for the water to heat up - I walked out to put John's cell phone on to charge...

That's when it all came into clarity for me - I looked down as I switched the phones on the charger and it was only 11:15!! I laughed to myself because I suddenly was wondering why my dogs hadn't gotten up with me... and also when I realized that for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks - I actually COULD go back to bed for several hours before getting up to start the day.

I walked back in, turned off the shower... climbed back in bed... and my husband never even knew any of it happened.

As a side note - I am not exaggerating one bit when I tell you that if I don't get everything accomplished that I need done BEFORE sitting down in the evening... it just doesn't get done. I literally can sit there for 10 minutes, check email... eat dinner... and then I crash & burn!

I'm praying that tonight I can force myself to sit at the kitchen table and make a piece of jewelry or two... because on September 12th - I'm sharing a booth with a friend at a big craft fair... and I want to make sure that I not only have enough product - but that I stir up those creative juices so that I can replenish what might get purchased as well.

Although, I'm terrified that nothing will sell... do I have confidence issues in my jewelry... you bet! I know many people have bought my things and told me how cool they are, but I just can't help myself from feeling like these little items that I make are somehow second rate items made by a 5 year old. If things sell like mad though - or even if I sell a few items - it'll give me the confidence to buy my own booth somewhere and know that I actually have a smidgen of talent.


  1. this is great news on the craft fair!!!! you will sell! do it!

  2. My mother-in-law makes jewelry and she does a lot of craft fairs. Even if one show doesn't sell well, it's not a reflection of your or your jewelry. It's not uncommon for shows to be hit-or-miss. That being said, I hope you sell out!

  3. That's happened to me before! But more often, I will wake up late at night (if I'm having REALLY GOOD REM sleep) and be so disoriented, I don't know what time or day of the week it is and if I have to get up to go to work. HAHA!!

    Girl, you're jewelry is WAY cute..I'm SURE you'll get some business from the craft fair!

  4. I have woken Chris up before at 3:00 in the morning, telling him his alarm went off. He has gotten up, showered, come back to the bedroom to then look at the time and realize I was dreaming!
    He so did not appreciate it and it has happened more than once. He now sets his own alarm! HA!


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