Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I aint no slacker, yo

photo courtesy of the Troy Victorian Stroll website

Yes, yes, I'm alive and kicking...barely.

Kids, I'm so incredibly tired and run down I could seriously keel over at any given moment. And yet instead of lounging back in front of the brand spankin' new giant LCD TV I bought Ben for Christmas (I just couldn't wait another few weeks to give it to him), I'm here posting nonsense. High definition is beyond bizarre and I think it's going to take a bit of time for me to get used to it.

These past few days have been incredibly hectic, what with preparing for the holiday season and the Victorian Stroll. But then throw in my grandfather's brief stint at the hospital, a pain in the butt incident with the car (thankfully it's not dead...just mostly dead), a gigantic order for coffee jackets, and a frighteningly painless trip to the mall (to buy the television) and I could seriously fall through my butt. I'm working on that.

Now, before I go any further, I'd like to thank everyone for their participation in the Stroll on Sunday. Whether you were a customer who made your way through our doors, or someone who helped out with the register/food/jewelry counter/wrapping/customer service/cleanup, I owe you a tremendous amount of thanks. THANK YOU!!! I almost fell off of my chair when we counted the number of sales at the end of the day. More importantly, though, a ton of customers mentioned skipping the mall this year to spend their holiday cash in small brick and mortar shops. This means way more to me than any dollar spent in my store. All of the businesses in the downtown area benefited from the patronage on Sunday, as did the craft fair folks set up throughout the weekend. It's really making me think that this whole "buy handmade" campaign may actually be working afterall. Ahh, yes, the concept sends a surge of warm fuzzies through my icy cold heart. You guys rock.

Alas, with the Stroll over, I'm expecting a bit of a lull in the craziness that my life has become lately. I welcome it. I have lots of sewing to do in the shop, lots of work to do on the homefront (we have a living room to design and we've decided not to knock any walls down afterall), I still haven't decided if I want to put the tree up yet, and the most important priority, of course, is rest.

How are things with you? I feel like I've been absent from blogland for far too long. I've got some catching up to do.


Good Girls Studio said...

I thought you weren't gifting this year? I applaud your thoughts on getting a tree! Dooooo it! & your ornament is in the mail...it needs a place to hang : )

Kate said...

I wasn't, but he's been a good boy and for whatever reason I justified buying a gift by giving it to him early. It doesn't make sense, I know, but hey, he deserves it.