I know it’s been a while. I have been so busy doing hats and scarves. Orders are steadily coming in and I’m not sure needles or hooks haven’t been out of my hands for the past two weeks.
I did take some time out to attend our Sit and Knit where we made 50 spa cloths (Miss Bernice made about half of those herself) and I have the fixins’ to make the soaps that will go with them and we are going to sell them at the Pleasant Home sale during the first week of December.
We will be at the Whittier Holiday Shopping Bazaar on November 2, 2010 in Downers Grove.
And I’m at 344 sales. I would like to see 101 more sales before the end of the year. With 63 days left to the year. That’s almost 2 a day every day. Last year, between Nov 1 and Dec. 31, I got 98 orders. Which is, at least, 98 items, because an order can have many sales in it. So it is not impossible. There were 134 sales the last three months with November being the peak month. It is entirely possible and I would love to see it.
Mr. Honey is done with his work on April’s bathroom. (Her hubby decided he could finish it. Me thinks the male bravado may have played a role.) For the last couple of days the man has been walking around not knowing what to do with himself. Our house is in dire need of some love and I was tempted to throw everything down and say, ‘hey, let’s paint and rearrange the living room!’ but I have work.
His bff just had some major surgery and is housebound – can’t drive, can’t even ride in the car for a long period of time – so the two of them together are like a depressed Apollo and Atlas: one can’t man his chariot and the other can’t find a world to hold up.
I offered to teach Mr. Honey how to knit and crochet so he can help me but he turned it down.
Thank God. Too bad. He might have been good at it.
I was supposed to be at Vogue Knitting this weekend but the hours there are better spent making hats and scarves for paying customers. I have to go out and get some clothes hooks, more like clothes pins, to use on the display. And since this show is coming up this Friday, I don’t have very long to go and get them. Sounds like a trip I’ll be making in a few hours.
I also took the time to vote. There was a line for early voting though it took less than an hour for the entire process from the time I left the house, walked down there, voted and came back. One of the things I appreciate is we have a law that no one can do electioneering within, I think it’s 100 feet of the polling place. No one can hinder or impede or question anyone at the polling place so that will limit the intimidation. You do have to show a gov’t issued ID if you’re voting early. Pretty routine and pretty easy.
I finally took Mr. Honey out to lunch for his birthday. We went to Caffe de Luca in Forest Park. We hadn’t been there in years. We went last Monday and the place was empty. Between Bears football and that attention grabbing third debate, people stayed home. Mr. Honey says Mondays are the slowest days for restaurants because the weekend is over. I told him if that was the case, I wanted to move our date night to Monday. But I do notice the emptier a restaurant is, the worse the service is. Everything moves slower when there’s no clientele keeping you hopping.
Oh dear, I just scratched something and drew blood. I need to stop it and clean it up. Yikes!