Well, I managed three months and now they are all back for Christmas and the house is a mess again! It wasn't as bad as I thought, the boys came back twice, once for their birthdays in October and then 3 weeks later for a family wedding. My daughter has been up and down like a yo-yo. She's only about 16 miles away and has been home about twice a week since she "moved out"! It's nice, and it's meant that I havn't felt as lonely as I thought I would.
My chocolate business has been really crazy leading up to Christmas. I signed up for too many fairs and even though I enjoyed doing them they took over my life. I was also getting orders for businesses at the same time and didn't want to turn anything away.I did all my shopping in two days plus on-line late at night, (still waiting for one item and inadvertantly bought a fake Abercrombie and Fitch hoodie!), and didn't get any Christmas cards written and posted, so sorry everybody if you read this.
I have decided to take a break for a while as I think it will drop off anyway and to stop doing the market on Sundays as it takes up a lot of time in preparation as well as selling on the day.
I'm going to concentrate on my web site and see if I can get it a bit further up in the ratings and hopefully get more wedding and business orders.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
I am having one of those weeks, took Son 1 down to Leeds Uni yesterday, Son 2 goes on Saturday and Daughter goes on Monday to Newcastle Uni. I will have an empty house by Tuesday, just me and the dog. The mess is unbeleivable, even for me, as I am not the most house-proud of people. We have clothes, utensils, pots and pans, footballs, bags and boxes everywhere from the front lobby to the conservatory out the back. It will take me a week just to clear up after them. Then silence, no music, no X box, no guitar, no shouting (daughter!), no noisy TV. I can't decide if it's good or bad. I should have more time to myself, a tidier house, I can eat what I want, when I want, I'll be able to spend more time on my chocolate business, go down the allotment a bit more. (Have I started to convince myself yet?) I know they have to go but all of a sudden it's here and for the first time in my life I will be living alone, it's scary and sort of exciting. My kids are doing it at 18 and I'm doing it for the first time at the age of **!