After the CPSIA testing junk, I've decided to continue to be involved, but also to move on a little bit and get back to the fun of creating and designing and not get so bogged down with the yuck part of running a business. The recent stay of regulation is a good thing (sort of) but it's time to start sharing more of what's going on around here! Here's the latest......
On New Year's Eve morning, I had a gall bladder attack. If you haven't experienced this pain before, it's right up there with labor pains. Horrible. After an appointment with my doctor and a surgeon, I had my gall bladder taken out last Wednesday. I spent nearly four days in pain and discomfort and I am now feeling 99% back to normal...yeah! They gave me oxycodone for pain which left me in a fog and feeling very, very lazy which stunk, so it's taken a bit to get in the swing of things again.
This was a good time to have to lay low because we got about two or three inches of snow and MyT was out of school for a couple of days. It was a good packing snow, too. The kind that makes snowballs pack down really good and turn to rocks that do lots of damage. Of course, MyT loved that. This is the view out of my kitchen window which is always the perfect picture. In the spring and summer, it's a full, healthy red japanese maple. In the fall the leaves turn a little lighter. But normally, in the winter, it's just bare. I'm not a big fan of cold weather, but the snow was so pretty on the branches.
The one week anniversary of losing my gall bladder was marked with my 39th birthday. And no, I'm not dreading 40. Really, I'm not! So, MyT was out of school because of the weather and spent the day with my mom while I got my staples removed and just spent a very quiet day doing a little work and lot of nothing. Tidy Husband came home with flowers for me (beautiful) and my mom and MyT came with a custom birthday cake designed by my perfect little tomboy. Of course, Plankton from SpongeBob because I think he's the funniest. The big 3 and 9 candles were her idea, too. She even got me balloons! She is a very thoughtful, sweet, little brat and her mommy loves her.
Meanwhile, MyT has had two loose front teeth for about three weeks now. One of them was getting looser than the other and was hanging by a thread. I just knew it was going to come out at school and she'd lose it. Nope! It came out while she was brushing her teeth before bed last night. Add that to the events of my birthday! She looks so funny with that little hole and asked her daddy if her teacher would notice her "big change." It's hard to miss it.....
So, that get's you caught up! Not glamorous at all, but I guess it will do! I'll be adding the latest batch of new designs onto my website so definitely take a look.