If we were having coffee...
...I'd be yawning because I was up late last night. The plan was to fill orders and then make some new stuff for the shop, but I filled orders and then surfed the Internet like any good mom with uninterrupted time on her hands.
...I'd reveal that my Etsy shopping cart is currently filled with some great new fabric, but in the interest of really starting to keep the books this year, I'm making myself wait until there is more of a surplus. It's tough! Those prints are calling to me!
...I'd ask you what book you are reading. I am trying to get into Friends Like Us, which I picked up at the library last week. So far it's good, but I'm having a hard time finding time to read it! I'm generally a fast reader and I'm only through the first chapter. Are you reading anything good?
...I'd tell you that since New Year's, I've seen a lot of bloggers post their "Word of the Year". I never really thought about focusing on one idea for the year, but I think it's a really interesting idea and I'd like to give it a try. I spent a lot of time this past year thinking about and trying to achieve a good balance between home and online pursuits and it was really tough, what with a new baby and the house overhaul in progress. Now that Greta is older and mobile and the house is mostly done of pressing projects, I'm hoping I can do better. So my word for the year will be "balance" and I will aim to do my best to keep the house clean while still running my shop. Did you pick a word for 2013?
...I'd tell you that lately I've been feeling kind of lost in this blogging world of having stylish, consistent content. In my head, I know what I what I want this blog to be, but I'm having trouble getting it there and I'm a little bit frustrated. I'm hoping that making a plan for myself and writing out those plans will help. I dug some old-school spiral-bound notebooks out of the back of the closet to help me keep my thoughts in one place. I've also been scouting out advertising opportunities to try and bring in more traffic. It's exhausting.
...I'd have to pause for a minute to reflect on the fact that those notebooks are from college. Which was...um...12 years ago? Jeez... I don't know which is worse: the hoarder-ish quality of that, or the fact that I was in college that long ago.
...Once I'd recovered, I'd reveal that I want to get new glasses soon. I have good eyes, but I have reading glasses to help reduce eye strain when reading for a long period of time or looking at the computer screen for a long period of time. As you can tell from above, the reading thing isn't happening, but the computer thing is happening a lot and after awhile I feel like I'm going cross-eyed from staring at the screen. The glasses I have now drive me crazy because they are from when lens sizes were really small, so when I put them on, I can see the rims of the glasses and it's annoying. I'm trying to decide whether I want to try out Warby Parker or just order something local. I like these.
...I'd tell you how happy I was to see you today and that I'm glad we had a few minutes to chat. I'd ask you what was going on with you and what your plans for the weekend are. Are you doing anything fun?
Linking up with Rags to Stitches today.