so in our family we use a number system (1-10)to rate where we are (as individuals) and how we are doing (as a couple)...a lot of nights Doug and I will ask each other what number we are and how to make that number go up. We will use this one day with Moses when he is old enough to understand the concept. Most days I can honestly say that I am an 8 or a 9. Today I am around a 5. First let me say that I have debated about sharing this but decided that 1) it sticks with my be real philosophy and 2) maybe you are in the same place and need to know that someone else feels this way too. So please do not read this a plea for pity...that is the farthest from what I want...So back to my 5...today is just one of those days that I feel like I am failing at more things that I am succeeding at. I can see the trail of things that has led me to this place...and here they are...see if you can stay with me...Etsy sales have been slow since February, I use Etsy bucks to contribute to our household income, less sales, less income, I feel like I am contributing less and spending too much, I feel like a burden as a stay at home mom because I am not contributing an income...repeat. Can any of you follow that? You would think that because I can lay it out like that, that it would be easy to fix it right? Not so much...I have kind of learned to ride the wave until it passes, eat some chocolate, be encouraged by my husband and move on...and wait for it to return...because it always does. I should also say that I have the best husband a stay at home mom can ask for...supportive and wonderful and would not want me anywhere else...so that is the story of my 5. What number are you today?
So this post isn't completely depressing... take a look at this egg...I took it out of the package the other day and sat it on the counter and this is how it stayed...I didn't try to stand it like this...it just did...I tried it with other eggs in the carton and none of them would stand like this...and when I tried to re-stand this one it wouldn't...weird. I also attacked some cards with my sewing machine...I love how they came out...here is a sneak preview...look for them in the shop tomorrow. And here is my very first kitty, Petal. She is in the shop now if you really, really want her. :)
Come back tomorrow for a brand new giveaway...I'm off to work on my numbers!! :)