Do you sometimes feel like you are losing control of your life? Things keep happening that you didn't plan on and you simply have to roll with it or you will end up pulling all of your hair out.
This is what I am talking about.....a sweet little siamese kitten and a big yellow lab.
In the course of a week and a half, we have managed to acquire 2 new pets. Well...the dog isn't official yet, but he is making himself right at home. Both were strays, seemingly homeless and found their way to us. We have done everything possible to find their owners, but no luck so far. So what choice do we have? The animal shelter in town is hoplessly small and overrun. They put down a horrifying number of potential pets every year. If we brought these animals in (especially the dog), their days would be numbered. So, we will love them and give them both the care they deserve....and count our blessings for the joy they are going to bring us.
Other than collecting pets, I had the pleasure of attending The Makers Summit this past weekend.
This is a one day conference for the art, craft and design world. I went to presentations and workshops beginning at 8 am and ending at 5:00.
It was a great resource of information and networking with other small business owners. Reps from many familiar companies were there with a wealth of information for us. I talked with people from etsy, facebook, Mailchimp, bigcartel, square and more.
....and of course, they wanted to keep our energy up all day long, so they had wonderful food and beverages available throughout the day.
Jordan Ferney gave the keynote speech and she was just adorable. I felt like I was in my living room having a personal conversation with her.
The location was The Huguenot Mill in Greenville, SC. How could you not feel artsy in such a cool place?
The day zipped by and I was pooped by 5:00. That evening featured a huge craft party, but I had an hour ride home in front of me, so I opted to hit the road. One can only absorb so much in one day!
I am still trying to get everything straightened out on the homefront since then. I think it's gonna all work out fine.