Monday, October 29, 2007

Running out of steam

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. I've been feeling stressed, tired, and crazy for the last few days. My craft fair is less than a week away and I'm feeling like I'm running out of time. I'm excited, but of course, all those little fears keep popping into my head. What if I don't sell anything? What if I don't bring enough? How am I going to set up the table? How do I price my items? What if I forget my Starbucks with Vodka?

It's crazy the amount of preparation that goes into this kind of thing. I find it amazing that people do this all the time. Crazy people. Anyway, I've been sewing like a mad woman all weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to finish enough things to bring.

John has been feeling pretty bad the past few days. I definitely think that's adding to the stress. I've noticed (when I finally looked up from my sewing machine) that our house is pretty disgusting. I'm having a really hard time keeping up with all the house work, cooking, sewing, and playing with Isaiah. I think that after the craft fair is over with, that the sewing machine will go away for a little bit. More play time with Isaiah, and a lot more laundry will get put away. Hopefully.

Have a good Monday!


Jenn Maruska said...

Keep your chin up, Katie! You can do this craft fair!

And everybody deserves some down time. You have alot on your plate right now.

I hope you have a super craft fair and sell loads! : )

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear John's not feeling well. The craft show sounds like a lot of work but I'm sure it will yield a huge pay off for you. Hang in there, Katie!

Lisa said...

All I can say is 'breathe in, then breathe out." What gets done, gets done, the rest will just be education for the next time. I have never done a craft fair, but I imagine it is an enormous amount of prep work. I hope you have a good time when you get there (and take pictures for those of us watching from afar!)

Will someone being going with you to help set up, etc? John? Or is he on Isaiah-sitting duty?

You are almost there...keep at it. All will be fine!

Felicia said...

You can do it! Things will work out for your show. Stay positive. We're all behind you :)

Breanna said...

You should see the laundry at my house (it is unbelievable-I don't know how it got that way, and I am not sure how to even begin dealing with it), and I don't have nearly as much to deal with as you do lately. I am not one to advocate drinking usually, but that Starbucks and Vodka might not be such a bad idea...My craft fair over the summer was much more enjoyable thanks to many margaritas. Much more. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Anina said...

The end is in sight as far as the craft fair goes. I do really think you need to take a sewing break when that is over and concentrate only on what's really important for now.
Just don't forget to keep us up to date on the goings on around there. We're all rooting for John!

lera said...

Good luck. If you don't make tons more, you have a better chance of selling out, right? :-)

Hope John feels a little better soon.

Mrs Moog said...

Hope all goes well with the craft fair Katie - you can do it.

Take good care of yourself and I hope John starts to feel better soon xx

Anonymous said...

good luck with your craft fair. and don't sweat the small stuff - like laundry - no matter how big the pile gets.

hope john feels better.

iSew said...

You have nothing to worry about, you'll do great at the fair - I'm sure of it. Sorry to hear John's not feeling so well, hope things pick up for him soon. Always pulling for you guys.