IF IT SEEMS LIKE I AM SHOUTING, IT'S BECAUSE I AM.
May 1. We made it. May is a big month for me.
Here's what I've got work-wise:
The Queen Bee Market starts tomorrow! I'm selling a bunch of RANDOM items. Seriously. So RANDOM. And so RAD. When I quit the stamp making business, I still wanted to show at the QBM because I love the energy and I love the opportunity to do my job in real life. I decided to just sell a bunch of RANDOM items that were in limited quantities and hard to ship. Enter airplants. Enter marbled bowls. Enter stained wooden letters you can no longer find in stores (because I bought them all). Enter colorful fabric garlands. Enter jade succulent wreaths. Do you see what connects these five items? RANDOMNESS. AND RADNESS.
And then I had an idea for two fill-them-in greeting cards (black ink on white always wins) so I threw those into the pot. Of all this stuff, those cards are the only thing I will be selling online.
After we get through the market I am planning on being attached at the fingerpads to my computer to get the Blog Design Love 2.0 class in the can. It's (almost) back and it's BETTER THAN EVER. Like seriously. I cannot over-hype it enough. ;) I am so excited to write and code and screenshot and then write and code and screenshot and finally, finally get her live. (Obviously I will let you know when that happens.)
And then when the dust settles, I am going to get MAKE29 squared away for June. I've got a plan to create MORE options (think different sizes of the same print in editions of 290) and am super excited about that. In this case, I really think more will equal more. The May edition is currently packed up, sitting on a wooden palette in my garage (go big or go home is the motto this time around) and waiting to launch. Is it May 22nd yet?
So that's business...here's the personal:
PAUL IS DONE WITH HIS EVENING ROTATIONS.
This means I have a partner who returns home in time to help with this baby who I love so dearly but OH MAN IS SHE MOBILE AND INTO EVERYTHING. The difference between Elise at 4pm when she knows she's have help in about 90 minutes and the Elise at 4pm who knows she's flying solo for the foreseeable future is quite remarkable. Even Ellerie was like "Geez, Mom, this is remarkable." And I was like, "I know, little bug" while launching myself across the room to pull her off the bookshelf she had just climbed.
It's crazy to eat dinner at a normal hour. It's crazy to see sunlight when Paul gets home. It's crazy to have a castmate in the bedtime ritual that has become at least a 65 minute production complete with character voices and diaper changes so fast they would make an Indy 500 pit crew member's head spin.
We have a few more weeks of lots of work and then it's full on leave time at the end of May. We're headed to Houston for a trip (traveling with kiddo(s) is NOT a vacation) to see some friends that will for sure be awesome and then Paul and I are sneaking away to our happy place, Palm Springs, to celebrate four years of marriage and congratulate ourselves on a really insane first four (five by then!) months of 2014.
I'm embracing May and everything she's got planned. I'm geared up. I'm excited. I AM READY TO ROLL.
Seriously, May, welcome to the party that is 2014.
(It's The Most organized party you've ever attended. And also, BYOB.)