Saturday, January 31, 2015

Balancing Act... 5 Years Blogging....

Balancing Act...
It seem to be the story of my life the last couple of years... Well always...But just more so.
I think back to when I started blogging...
It's so hard to believe it's been 5 years...
There has been so many changes in the last 5 years for me...
Some of them blindsided me... I didn't see them coming... Though I should of...
One really needs to be able to roll with the punches that are dished out and dust themselves off and get on with it...
In 5 years... both my boys have graduated from college... One is still struggling to get a job in his field...
One has been so lucky to find a job, save, buy a home... though he still lives with us...LOL..
Rehabbing is painfully slow and is now engaged!!!!
My mom lost her battle with cancer...
My sister... if you have been following me from the beginning...aka the fruit loop... lost her battle to her demons, sadly leaving behind 3 sons... sigh... 
My dad fell broke his hip... Had a hip replacement... and never bounced back... 
I help him, run his house and mine... it is what it is...
What a difference from the carefree days 5 years ago, really....
BUT... One must roll with it... 
It's life... don't forget to laugh... I did for awhile.. that is never good!!!
Try to live it with a smile..
and not complain... 
I know I do at times... I can't help it...
BUT, I try not too, best I can....
The one thing I did not see coming was opening up a shop again...
My happy place...
It makes me smile...
Even though some might say it's not a " real" shop... 
Since it's  a co-op really... time share, small spaces, 35 unique shops. With the way it's set up, I don't have to be there 24/7 to run it.
PERFECT!
So lucky, so pleased, so shocked that my first year has been a good one! 
I am lucky and  blessed, it fits into my crazy life... 
I had a shop in the same place 15 years ago for several years when the boys where smaller...
But, closed shop... they were getting bigger, I was volunteering on the little league board while they played ball... More life lessons...
In a man's world... yikes... I have stories there too... 
So balance...
I just don't have the time to blog or read like I did in the past...
it saddens me...
Face book is quick..
Though people are mean on FB...
 I called the meanest place..
I stay away from the drama.. 
you would think everyone would learn don't talk politics or religion, NOPE!   
BUT, sadly it is quick and easy...
So after 5 years... I am not going anywhere... Just not here as I was...
Anyway....
Are you tired of seeing pictures of my tiny little shop?  
LOL...
I have been thinking of moving into a little bit bigger space...
I go back and fourth... I can't decide..
I am doing well where I am.. is it worth it to add more expense.. Will it be worth it?
If I only had a crystal ball?  hehe... 
So several week ago, hubby came with me on a Monday and moved all my display pieces around!
What a great guy!
I can't with my back... and with a small space, well in any space, I think, it's good to move things around..
Fresh look, new look!  
It's a good thing.
Now I don't have many options on what I can do...
But, I am please with what we did... 
come on in for a peek...





I am slowly creating... that suffers too, now... Playing in my homestead, suffers... Just not enough time... This one I remember from the shop the first time around.  I really started playing, decorating the house after I closed up and stopped volunteering...
I really never took pictures at Christmas... Didn't even put everything out... Packing up snowmen now for the season... Clean it up put it away... There is inventory to do.. and dusting... always dusting... anyway...soon, it's been to long there will be a few OLM OOAK original dolls for sale.  I just need to be able to stay home for several days in a row... But when you shop for two houses... doesn't always happen that way...  Anyway I will keep you posted when I add them to my selling blog.  For now, I am getting nothing done that I planned... LOL... So stay warm! Thanks for stopping by  Happy Saturday! OLM

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yes, I have a update on Early Work This Month!!! FINALLY!


Oh, it's been awhile...
I must admit, I lost my creating Mojo this winter season...
BUT, FINALLY OLM is getting her hands grungy!
I have two sweet snowmen that will warm your heart for the rest of this cold winter season.
AND...
First bunnies of the season too..
http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/
here is the link... or click on the banner in the upper left corner!
Stay Warm!
OLM