This phrase is usually about something negative. Oh, like…I lost 35 lbs, but now I’m right back where I started. Not that I have any idea at all what that feels like. But in this case, it’s a great thing.
Many of you ask how I do all of the things I do. When I sleep. Is my energy for sale. Am I bionic. (I’m double-jointed, but I’m not sure that does anything for me other than making my thumb bend back at an angle that grosses people out.) I wrote a post answering that question a while ago, but since then I have taken on even more and despite my boys in preschool and bringing in babysitters to help out, I’m still struggling to keep up with everything. AND I have more exciting things around the corner, so the time came to reassess things. What can I give up? My blog? Nope. My freelance writing? No way. Lucketts? Absolutely not. Sleep? I don’t think that will work too well. People get pretty crazy when they are sleep deprived. I like everything that’s on my plate right now and there’s nothing I want to drop. So, I had to look at what I could scale back. I talked to Karen, my friend and fellow vendor at Lucketts, about it and she came up with a great solution. I could switch spaces at Lucketts with Jane, the woman who currently sells her grogeous stuff out of an alcove in Karen’s room. Jane wanted more space and I needed less. It’s a win-win.
I first came to Lucketts through Karen, selling furniture out of her room.
I then moved to a pavillion…
…and at last to the third floor.
Now I’m moving back where I started. It’s a little bitter-sweet, because I love my room on the third floor. It has great light and I just painted it and it is so spacious. I did have to carry everything up three flights of steps, though, which was tolerable, but the real issue was that I was having trouble keeping that big space filled. It seemed like it was almost empty every week and the pace was just too fast. I want time to work on my own house and other projects without being a slave to my space. I had no desire to leave Lucketts, so downsizing was the best option. We’ll be making the switch soon, so I’ll let you know where to find me. Until then, you’ll still have to make the trek up the stairs to the third floor. (It’s totally worth it, though!)
Before I end this post, I want to share a few new features on my blog. As you’re reading a post, you may notice an arrow on the middle right of the page. If you’re reading an older post, there is an arrow on both sides. You can click these arrows to move to older and newer posts. Nice, right? We also installed a translation widget, for those who have been leaving me comments in French and other languages. Of course, if you don’t speak English, you won’t understand this unless you find and click the translation button, so this announcement is a little silly. I realize some buttons are still not working properly and the site looks strange on some cell phones and we’re working on all of that. Thanks so much for the feedback and hopefully everything will be settled soon.
Since I worked at the Lucketts Holiday Open House all day yesterday, I chilled in my jammies until about 1:00 today. It took me that long to catch up on my e-mail. I have a sinus infection (I think) that has been giving me terrible headaches, but I still got some cleaning done and started working on a hand painted sign for my kitchen. Some of you have been begging for a sheet music wreath tutorial (as well as one for the mini wreath ornaments and the tree toppers), so I will try to get those to you this week. I also found a fabulous chippy side table for my family room at Lucketts yesterday and I can’t wait to show it off.
Lots of fun stuff going on. Stay tuned…