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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

T Minus 48 and Counting . . . .

So, the first annual (yes, I realize that's a grammatical contradiction, but you know what I mean) Chicken Mama Designs sale is 48 hours away (minus 21 minutes as I write).  My Girl really stepped up to the plate with my delegation yesterday and already has the carafes of coffee and accompanying sugar (you provide your own cream) and disposable cups from the local coffee shop lined up.  I'm still waiting to hear confirmation on the cake and a Christmas wreath and some pointsettias.  She also took on the other big job I threw her way yesterday:  painting up a temporary sandwich board for the sidewalk.  The real, professionally-printed one won't be ready by then, but I feel that I need SOMETHING out there to show customers and drive-bys that they have the right place.  So, I will cut some clean Plywood this morning and slap it together with a couple of hinges and then throw some white, green, and red paint into the truck.  Then, after work tonight, she'll set to creating a decent sign for me.

Okay, I'm back.  Was multi-tasking again.  Got an update from My Girl, had a quick FB catch-up with a dear iFriend (or maybe it should be eFriend?), and took a booking to nanny.

I'm battling the You're Wasting Time Demon by remaining here in the kitchen rocker, blogging.  But, I know I feel better when I DO take the time and write.  Besides, it's probably a good way for me to get some of the things that are filling my brain OUT!  A way to organize my day, perhaps?

I know I'm not going to get into town until later than I'd like today.  But, as important as prepping for the sale is, so are the little ones in my life.  And, I like to give them all advent calendars at the beginning of December.  The Peanut got hers at her birthday party the night before Thanksgiving, but Baby Girl and Bundle of Joy haven't received theirs yet.  I will wrap them and drop them off this morning.  I know, I know, I've said that I'm not religious, and I'm not . . . but my maternal grandma always sent me advent calendars each year, and I just LOVED looking forward to opening a new window each morning, so I'm carrying on the tradition.  I even like to have one here on the refrig at home, but I'm now o-u-t of 'em, after these last three have been distributed.  I usually buy a good selection of them online from Germany every couple of years.  But, like I said, I'm out.  I'll resupply after the holidays - and maybe get them at a discount.  BTW, Mama Pea has the most hysterical, almost obscene (in size) advent calendar.  It COVERS her refrigerator!  Ha!  You'll have to ask her to post photos of it.  :)

Hmmm, apparently you CAN teach cats!  Whenever I write here from my laptop, it's always been a battle with the kitties who want to jump up on it.  Dosie just v-e-r-y carefully hopped up onto my lap, stepping on only the corner of the computer and then settling herself up on my forearms as I'm typing!  Good girl!  Still . . . this is . . . very . . . impractical . . . !!  And I can't think.  OFF, you go!

Okay.  Seems like there was something else I was going to mention, but I think I will sign off.  I still need to jump into the shower, at least long enough to wash my hair.  Need to wrap those calendars, too.  And cut the Plywood and hinge the two pieces together.  And do chores.  But THEN I should be ready!  ;)

P.S.  Sorry I haven't posted any pictures.  Haven't had the time to take any!  Although, I did take a couple last night in my office.  Will get those up . . . sometime!


  1. Best of luck with your sale! Hope the weather is good & sales are brisk!

    Try not to stress (easy to say I know) There are always 'hiccups' and things you'd loved to have ready to roll that didn't quite work out within the timeline. But what matters most and leads to success is moving forward on your goal(s). In this instance, your sale!

    Can't wait to see pics and hear all about it ....

    I'll be thinkin' aboutcha :-)

  2. If taking time to blog gives you a moment to clear your head and re-group, then that is what you need to do!

    I am looking forward to gardening this spring because for once and because of my blog, I will not need to RACK my brains to figure out what I did last year! LOL!

    So it is as much for you as it is for us to enjoy your day as well. Good luck girlie!

  3. OH MY GOSH... wish we were up there, I would SO make my husband and kids WEAR your sandwich boards and wave!! I hope it is a big success, you deserve it!

  4. I will certainly be thinking of you as you make the final preparations for your open house and sale. How festive and fun!Make sure that you're not so busy with the preparations that you don't have time to enjoy it. I'd hate to have you miss something so wonderful!!

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    Faye and Becky, that is EXACTLY what I need to do: remember that I'm supposed to be having FUN! I served as both wedding planner and bride for my wedding, and, while the wedding really was a FANTASTIC SUCCESS, the bride didn't have ANY fun!

    Erin, HA! They would DOUBLE my customers, I think! I sooooo wish you were all here to do that, too!!!


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