Monday finds me, yet again, trying to catch up with my own life. Not particularly successfully either.
It has been nearly a month since I've found the time to blog. I've barely managed to keep up with reading what all of you have written. But I have. At least I have that going for me.
So what has happened in the last month?
Now I'd like to tell you sales are going great and we are so excited about this business venture. Except they aren't. We've had sales - a lot of the "smalls" that we bought just to fill up the shop. But not a single piece of the furniture that has been so lovingly restored or upcycled has sold. It's been a month. Our prices are very reasonable. But there it all sits. It's disheartening to say the least.
I suppose the good news is that we have finally had our first real cold snap. Fall is upon us, the leaves are turning, and Flea marketing season is pretty much over. Which means more time home on the weekends. And hopefully it means the flea market shoppers will now be looking indoors?
I've also been struggling with neck pain radiating down my left arm. Last week I saw my rheumatologist and got a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in my cervical spine. So today I start PT. But I couldn't just do that the easy way. Instead, on my way out the door to go to my PT eval last Friday, I fell on my own sidewalk. Skinned both knees and both hands and got some painful bruises at the base of both thumbs. Adding insult to injury, I felt like a total drama queen when my neighbor came running over to see if I was okay and I was laying on my sidewalk sobbing. Little kids get skinned hands & knees every day of the week and it is no big deal. So why does it hurt so much when we are old??? No worries, I'm fine. My ego may be more bruised than my hands.
Melissa on Saturday. After lunch at Perkins, and a tour of the Black Rose, and shopping for a new black blazer for me, we met up with the rest of Melissa's group and went to see "The Martian" at the theater. Great day!
Sunday was laundry, pricing a significant little pile of vintage linens, and starting another folded art book.
And here I am today, back from PT and trying, yet again, to catch up and pre-prepare for more business travel. Off to Baltimore on Thursday. I'm actually looking forward to Winter just so I can stay home more! Not really. I hate being cold. But I do want to stay home more.
Waving to Sian and all the Monday wavers! Sorry I haven't been around in awhile to say hello!