Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crazy. And winners. (but not crazy winners.)

My last post was all about being calm, letting things go.
And today I'm at my maximum stress level, fighting tears.
It happens every year.

I keep chanting, "We can do this. We can do this. We can do this."

Those small business owners who act like everything's smooth and lovely this time of year? I kind of think they're lying.
It's not.
We're as prepared as we can possibly be, and yet it still gets into sheer chaos every year at this time!
But, we got into this business on purpose!  We can handle it.

I did manage to find time to brush my teeth today.
And put on deodorant.
GO Me!!!

The shower will have to wait till another time though.
ha!



I kind of forgot to draw names for the last blog giveaway.
Sorry about that!

So the winners are Amber and Elizabeth.  Ladies, you've each won a $50 gift certificate!! Please email therustedchaininfo@yahoo.com to claim.

Wishing all of you a day filled with hot chocolate, topped with fresh whipped cream and teeny marshmallows! 

10 comments:

rubyslipperlady said...

It's the little things that keep us going. And by the way - GORGEOUS photo, pretty sure I need that tea cup. :)

Karen M said...

I hope things get better. I love shopping at small businesses. The quality, friendliness and welcoming feeling given to shoppers are unparalleled. The big box stores are downright ridiculous! They're rude, unfriendly and make it quite obvious that they wish they weren't there. You'll be ok. You're product is unique and beautiful. Just an idea: have you ever considered doing jewelry for things like epilepsy and autism awareness? I'm wondering if something like that would be good for business. The color for epilepsy is purple and that's the fav color of about half my friends. The symbol for autism awareness is a puzzle piece. Just a thought. But I love love love your page and jewelry! I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Blessings and good fortune to you and yours. I, for one, will be placing an order after Christmas. Sorry, but things are tight and I'm trying to give my kids a Christmas. Btw: after reading your profile below, we have a lot in common. I thought it was kinda cool. Take care.

Debby said...

And to add to your stress, I just placed a teeny tiny charm order. It can wait til things settle down.
I am proud of myself for not stressing.....my kids are grown and have their own children which makes my list longer.....but it still isn't as stressful as it used to be. I found a bunch of money this year.....I know who finds money......I was able to shop early......by sidelined by a migrain now for 10 days.....but I am not stressing.
Hope things slow down for you and you can enjoy.

Colleen said...

I hear ya!! This has been a crazy busy month for me too...I am kinda sorta alot looking forward to next week when I am putting things on vacation and not looking at another ornament :)

Hang in there-you are sharing so much joy with people by doing what you do, and by your cheery posts!

elizabeth said...

I won! YaY! Thank you so much! I'm emailing you my information right now!

Shirley said...

Beki this time of year gets a little crazy for all of us. So don't fret girl because the light at the end of the tunnel is the glory of God shining through.

BTW, I love you items!

Merry Christmas girl!!!

Sunbasilgarden said...

I loved to read this blog post. Boy it's so true...in fact, this year I wrote down in my business journal -"No matter what, start Christmas production as soon as the kids get out of school in June!" I'm always so very grateful for the holiday rush but when your a one woman/mommy show, it's easy to not have enough hours in the day during. I struggle with finding calm to enjoy the true meaning of the season. I love love my business and customers but sometimes it can get the best of us when we are working round the clock for so long. And I can so relate to no shower ;) and I make soap for a living ::)) Love your work and blog posts. Merry Christmas!

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Christina said...

I really admire anyone who does what you do! A small business?! I sometimes forget to brush my teeth and I am at home all day. :P Thinking of you as you and your team DO get it all done!
I have been waiting to get some hot chocolate. (I wanted my kids to be upstairs and in bed first!) :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just found your blog through FOLK magazine website. I wish I had found it when earlier! I love your jewelry, especially the bracelets! Happy holidays!