Friday, November 15, 2013

Where I Have Been

We are trying very very hard to save enough money to take Noodlebug to Disneyland for his birthday in May.  Since money is always tight, this isn't easy to do.  I started selling Barefoot Books on the side (I already work a full-time job) to help save some extra money. Since this is a busy time of year for retail, I have been trying to do events on the weekends.

I had my first Home Party last weekend:

I'm still trying to figure everything out.  I have always wanted to own my own children's bookstore and this is way of partially fulfilling that dream. I love the company and I love the books. But I am still trying to get my business off the ground and figure out how everything works. It is keeping me busy.

I also started a new Sunday School program at my church which required completely reworking the curriculum and classroom.  We are using the Montessori-inspired Godly Play program. That launched two weeks ago.  It is going well so far but has taken up any free time I had left over.

I haven't been able to do a single Life Book lesson since May which is such a disappointment. I am also currently taking Amy Powers CRAFT HAPPY class but haven't been able to do a single one of her projects either. I have all the materials to make an Advent calendar but haven't started yet. Maybe this weekend.

It is really hard that I don't have the time or energy to create anything right now but I'm hoping for some time for myself over the holidays. I could use a break!


Shelly said...

Hope you find more time/energy... and win a magical lottery. :) Hugs!

Amy Malaise said...

Thanks Shelly! I am working really really hard but I hope to have a break soon! I am missing my creative time!