Haven’t been posting lately, but have tried to keep up with reading at least some of the posts. Been trying to focus on me more the last couple of weeks. I was trying to work on some decluttering/cleaning tasks that have been bugging me for a while. Bit by bit I keep at it and slowly am making progress. Then this week I have made a huge mess of things but it will eventually pay off - I hope anyway!
I have been selling craft and sewing supplies and vintage items on Etsy for a little while now. Mostly just treasures I have gathered up over the years and now am passing on. Some of them are things I have picked up with selling in mind. And this week I have been making a push to get more things listed - eventually it will clear out some things here and add to the bank account.
I finally broke down and set up some advertising. I am hoping it will draw in some more buyers but it makes me really nervous. I haven’t done it in the past as I have been afraid to commit to even the basic level of advertising - there is so much I can spend that $30-45 on each month that I have struggled to justify using it for advertising. But I need to do something to grow my shop and increase my income. So I took a major leap of faith and set it up.
Hard some days to see that I am making any progress with any of it. But that is why I am working to get the shop up and running. With it I can work at my own pace - taking it easier when the pain or fatigue are bad, etc. The last few weeks I have been mostly selling what I had listed last summer/fall. This week listing has provided a means of distraction from things with mom - now tonight even that isn’t working.
She went in for her first chemo treatment and to get the results of her PET scan. They didn’t do the chemo. The PET scan showed a spot on her lungs. So instead she will go in next Wednesday for another biopsy to see if the spot is cancer, etc. Grandma said the other day that mom was telling her how supportive the doctors, nurses and everyone was, how much she has heard from all the cousins, the neighbors are checking on her, etc., etc. and made a point of saying it was a good thing too cause her family sure wasn’t - she had heard from my youngest daughter a “time or two” but the rest of us apparently had written her off and didn’t care. Which isn’t true at all, but garners her sympathy when people don’t know the truth.
Tonight I tried to message her but she isn’t responding, I finally got 5 words from her. I would say it’s because of the news she got today except she visited quite a bit with my grandma and then later with my daughter - and that one I know wasn’t tense or strained, it was quite friendly and lively. Oh well, I can’t change it. I tried and that is all I can do.
I hope you all are having a good week and are warmer than we are!