Wow, the days are just flying by. Calendar pages are being flipped and summer is smearing right before is. It was just April! Now it's mid-June!?! The Clarksville Downtown Market started with a BANG! Loved it! Love my new location on the lower level parking lot. The traffic volume is higher and so my inventory is being taken out - which is SO GREAT! It also means more work (to main that kind of inventory level) which was not the case last year. Last year (on the upper upper lot) I had time to work on things, chat with other vendors, even walk around and shop a bit. This year - very seldom do I get a break - and I'm super happy about it, because God is so good! And the coolest part is that I love creating and sharing it with appreciative customers. It's like art flowing from my life into theirs. It's so beautiful. I love talking to people and hearing their responses, their suggestions, and their ideas. I like hearing about their lives! It enhances me to be even more creative in my work. I love it!
Back on the home front there are still household obligations and family schedules though. Which means I have to juggle a lot. Josh (the oldest) is pretty self-sufficient, getting himself to work and basketball practices, which is a blessing. Tyler (currently at church camp this week) can also get himself to summer day camp, the pool, the store, etc... Brielle, she's the one I have to really work with on scheduling, time, activities, and play dates. She's playing T-Ball, attending Vacation Bible School(s), and is currently at Tumbling Camp. All of this and my household chores haunt me daily! I do actually mean haunt. That means I'm barely getting them done, and when I'm not doing them, I feel haunted by them, nagged even. My sweet husband even noticed-- and washed the dishes yesterday. (Bless him!) So, I've asked the kids to help out some, and I'm currently reading, "The Entitlement Trap" which I hope to implement soon!
But just for this morning, I'm pouring into my blog as I sit looking out the window of the 2nd story of the Library, trying to capture -or slow a bit- of this summer. The kids are each somewhere, and I decided that I would save gas by staying around downtown for while two of them await transportation rides home. I did kind of envision a slower, more laid back summer, but I'm embracing this action-packed one too.
This week I'll also be making more coasters, laundry soap and play-dough! And beads. Always beads. I hope to so see you soon & thank you for reading my blog through! It means so much to me! Have a great SUMMER!!!