Friday, December 7, 2007

More candles to make!

Well, just got another call today and got an additional order for candles. I guess I better get on the ball and make them tomorrow. They are needed by Monday - only 3 days away! Wow, maybe I should focus more on my candles. They are, after all, a lot less expensive than the jewelry making for sure. Of course, less money means less profit unless I look at it from the volume versus profit point of view.

I need to really get better organized. I have over 20 gifts I have to ship out to 20 different people and I haven't even gotten them together. Time is going by so fast and I need to get them ready no later than this weekend as I will have to ship them early next week. I do, after all, want them to reach their respective destinations BEFORE Christmas.

I feel as though I am being pulled in every direction. Kind of like that old, blue, stuffed bunny my little princess got several years ago. The one that has had its ears, head and arms ripped off from being pulled on and fought over so many times. The one that has been so lovingly hand-sewn countless times and now honorably sits in our living room couch. A silent reminder of my little princess' wild antics.

One good thing that I've decided with the candles is that I will only be making a handful of scents so as not to have so many that I will get overwhelmed. Also, I will only be doing two or three different jar candles. Lately, I've come to the conclusion that it might be good that I also make votives for those that want to get a small gift under five dollars. I will, of course, have it in a cello bag with a bow to make it look tasteful and with a higher perceived value. I will post pics on here once I take one I'm happy with.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Under our Christmas tree, anyway. I just love Christmas. Despite the nasty Texas, un-Christmas-like weather! I've been baking a lot and the house smells delightful. It could also be all the candles I've been making. Either way, it smells so good!

Had to drop the Little Princess off for a few hours at a sitter's house so I could wrap her gifts and some others that if she knows what it is in them she will be immediately infirmed with diarrhea of the mouth. I had commented last week on a cool new electric shaver that I planned on getting for Mr. Sir for Christmas. Guess who piped up and loudly announced it on one of Mr. Sir's days off? "Oh, daddy, mommy said she's going to get you one of those for Christmas." Right when the commercial came on. Yep, I turned and glared at her with imaginary arrows darting at her.

So, today, just to be on the safe side, I dropped her off for a few hours. The sitter wanted her to spend the night but although that would have been wonderful and a much deserved evening of peace and quiet for me, I had to say no as it is a school night. Those few hours of peace and quiet were precious. They would've been even better if I hadn't found the friggin' cat laying on the living room couch. Argh! I hate that cat.

She's ornery, nasty and sheds everywhere. I can't even get rid of her, try as I might. Even the shelters turned her away and she's a Siamese...they said they had no more room. I have at some very desperate moments wanted to just throw her out the door and close and lock the door and never let her in again. I just don't have the heart and it would be very irresponsible of me to do that.

If anybody wants a free Siamese, all shots/records, spayed and ready to come lay on your can have her for the taking. I also have a Turkish Van that's real sweet but I have had it with cats. My kids don't want to look after them and I only gave birth to two living creatures, not four. I know I couldn't possibly be so lucky that someone would just take them off my hands; throughout my life, luck appears to evade me.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday Night Ramblings

Well, I finally made the time to add my candles and lotion to my website. I've already got quite a few orders for the candles so I figured I better put them on my site so people can actually see what they look like.

I guess I'm just lazy because putting more stuff on there just gets me orders and thus more work. It's okay because it is the holiday season and I've bought gifts for so many people that I need to replenish my cash stash.

It's been hectic around our household lately, more so than usual. Next Monday is the teenager-type's end of his first semester in college. Where did the time go? Why are the days seemingly flying by at the speed of light? Someone, stop the world and let me take a rest. Can someone please tell me why kids are so messy?

This is one time of year I am really glad I do not work outside the home. I don't know how I would find the time to do all that I would have to do. I do miss the adult conversation and my girlfriends.

I'm doing a "Secret Santa" with a lady from Indiana and I just sent out her gifts today. I'm hoping she and her kids will like the gifts. I got them all something from their Christmas wish list so I feel confident they will be pleased. I've yet to send out Christmas cards to everyone on my list. I must admit; however, that I am doing great this year. My shopping is all done, except for my mom's gift. I did find out that she needs new clothes so that's a no-brainer.

What's difficult is having my car trunk filled with Christmas toys for my Little Princess. I dare not take them out as she can smell things like that, it seems. Teenage-types are hard to shop for and since he wants gadgets that are expensive and computer-related, well, that leaves only one thing -- cold hard cash. He, being the impatient person that he is, (got it from me, I must admit) has already taken a draw on his "gift".

I guess I better get to bed and get some rest. I have errands to run in the morning. Have a restful and blessed night, everyone.