14 October 2008

What to do? What to do?

Here in the midst of silly season as I'm trying to get everything together, I'm now insanely thinking, "Ya know, a home party might be fun." Um, do what??? Home parties are a lot of work, and the last open house I hosted didn't have many attendees. So what makes me think I want to do it again? I can't really say. For one, I think it'd be a lot of fun. We can laugh, be silly and take a bit of time to pamper ourselves. Two, it'd be a good boost to late-year sales, which I'm anticipating being pretty good, though I wouldn't be surprised if they were down from last year. Three... Well, I keep coming back to that "fun" thing. What do y'all think?

There are some considerations. I took time off from my part-time retail job just to get all this fall stuff done. It freed us up when Hubby had to work Saturdays so I could be home with our daughter. It enabled me to enjoy her break from school with her, without having to think, "We're not going to get any family time this weekend." And I've certainly been busy enough. Then there was that vicious autumn cold that attacked me and still is reluctant to leave me alone. Those are the positives. The negative is, obviously, the loss of that extra income and while it's not a whole lot, it certainly does help. I could still do the open house if I were back at work, but it'd be a bit more difficult.

In the meantime, I'm preparing for November's First Sunday, my big show which falls on 1 December this year, and, on top of both of those exciting events, I'm going to be submitting samples to Little Black Boxes for this month's sample boxes and also to Out of the Box for November's sample packs. I'm busily wrapping soap samples for LBB and today I ordered the bottles and lids for OOTB's samples. Both companies seem to be very well operated and the contact I've had with the owners has been nothing but positive.

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