Man, when I owe you a blog post, I REALLY owe you a blog post! I have yet to tell you all about the fun and interesting Beaducation video shoot (went great – I’m known as One Take Wiseman there!) And I do have stories and photos. But honestly? It’s going to be next week before I have a spare moment to write a coherent account!
Why? Oh, because I’m INSANE! Wait. You knew that already. Why do I keep rediscovering it? At some point I have the nerve to actually convince myself things like “Oh yeah…I have a lot of down time in between Thanksgiving and mid-January.” ???!!! NOT
So what I’m staring at right now is having roughly eleventy billion people over to our house on Saturday for our annual Tapestry Beads Open House (and if you’re within driving distance of Austin, why aren’t you coming??) and we’ve been rushing around like mad to get ready for it. The new bead cabinet and slat wall means having to fill it all up with fabulous things to buy, so I’ve been ordering vast quantities of seed beads, tubing and labeling them, and then getting them organized. Same goes for firepolish beads, crystals, needles, yada, yada….
We also have some (a lot of “some”) finishing touches to the house remodel. Like hiding all the unpacked boxes we have yet to find homes for. But to hide the boxes, we had to clean out the garage because there was no place to walk in there, let alone hide things. So that’s what Mom and I did all day today – and now we have a pile roughly the size of Mount Everest in our driveway for the Salvation Army to take away. Once upon a time, we’d planned to make money off it and actually have a Garage Sale. But then we got over it. The problem is, Salvation Army said on the phone today that they had room in the truck they were sending out for about 20 boxes. HAHAHAHAHAhahahaha….cough, gasp. So whatever THEY don’t take, we hope the neighbors steal overnight. Because we need that crap, er, stuff, gone by Saturday!
|Want any of this? Please? Car not included.|
I’ve also got a big wholesale order I’m trying to get out the door by Friday, which involved making kits because I was out of some. I still haven’t done any of the printing on that. I have to make a special trip to the fixtures store for hooks for my slat wall because when Mom stopped by there Tuesday to buy them, they were out of stock. Of course! So they had them brought in from the San Antonio store. Nothing like doing an errand twice. My last box of seed beads will not be arriving until Thurs or Fri, so Mom and I will be labeling like crazy at the last minute. Oh! And I’m also supposed to be updating the instructions for the Beaducation videos and sending those out, as well as deciding on 3 kit colorways for my class on Dec. 11th, because I gotta get those beads ordered like yesterday.
Meanwhile, proving that delusions are hereditary, Mom thinks she’s going to bake brownies and cookies and stuff for the Open House, do all the Christmas decorating, help clean the house, and help label the seed beads, and install the knobs on her bathroom cabinets.
Down time. Yeah.