I am still re-cooping from double ear infections and sinus crud that finally caught up with me this past week. David was out of town in the middle of all this, so recovery time has been slow, (because as all of you Mom's know, we do not get sick days). David has the girls outside this afternoon since it is so nice out today; 57 degrees right now according to my little weather widget. Wish I felt like getting out and doing something. I wonder if I can bat my eyelashes at David like the girls do and see if he will cook dinner tonight??? It is worth a try.
I have a new post at Lindsey's Closet. (Yes, I am trying to come up with a *Mally twist* on the LC site too)
I have started a separate blog to promote my monogram business. In the coming weeks I will start posting lots of pics of some new stuff I have been working on. I will also have a line of boyish items (tees, pants etc) I will step outside my *pink* world and venture in to that *blue* area. :) You can find the new blog here. I have also been on Facebook (thanks to my friend Marci), YIKES that is addicting, connecting with old and new friends, but she did encourage me to create a business page on Facebook so I did. I will also post info on that page, so look for me there as well.
Of course David and I already knew that, but her teacher chose her as the Terrific Kidthis six weeks at school, not to mention Principal's List again. She works so hard, I am so proud of her.
*You go girl.*
We are just relaxing this weekend (or at least I am trying to, it is not something I am good at) We have a family day planned today and then Lindsey has a friend coming over for a sleepover later today.
I have been busy re-working some things about my business, I hope to fill you guys in real soon about what I have in mind. Stay tuned...
I have been thinking a lot lately about how to grow my business more. I quit my corporate job last May in order to stay at home with the girls and also grow my monogramming business. It has taken some adjustment to being at home after working for so long, but I am determined to find a balance for things. For instance Mallory is in mother's day out two days a week, those are the days I will set aside for work, no housework or extra stuff those days, I need to be working on inventory and business realated stuff. Sure, things will come up and I will deal with them as they do. Work smarter, not harder right? I like the monogramming business I get, ( the towels, sheets, blankets etc) that get dropped off, however I want to add more things that people can actually buy, not just the service of monogramming. I got together with a friend today, who also has a home business, we were able to brainstorm through some ideas for each other. It was so great talking with another Mom who is on the same page as I am. I have realized I need to have a more focused business offering, right now I have people calling with all sorts of things from can you *make some curtains* to *can you hem pants* and while that is OK, I need to come up with a list of things that I am willing to do and stick to that. It is OK to say *No* right? I am feeling positive about some changes I am making, I know this will be a good year.
We got back last night from our trip to Ohio to visit my family. Lots of fun as usual. I am bursting with energy to get things around the house in a more simpler order. The twelve trees were taken down and put back in the attic the day after Christmas, it was nice not having to come home and face that task. David and I have always had the philosophy "don't take the old into the new year" so that means all Christmas decos have to be packed away before 1/1.
So back to that "simple order" first the house; purge unneeded and unused stuff, just get it out of here. Then onto some emotional purging, complicated friendships etc. I want to live life more simply and not worry about things that I can't control. There is nothing complicated about our lives we are just living life. I want to focus on some new friendships, get out more and have more *Jennifer time*. I have my eye on a couple of classes at U of M that I plan to register for, wow did I just say that? I have the paperwork and I *will* fill it out and drop it off.
I am off to spend the last day of winter break with David and the girls, school starts back tomorrow.