Monday, May 04, 2009

Timing is Every Thing!

I'm certin that we've all heard at one time or another, that parents are people who carry pictures where their money used to be. Well, now it seems that not only is it the wallet that they have the ability to effect, but times and dates on the calendar as well.
Everyone who knows me knows that I've been preparing for a May 2nd
Craft Show for well over 3 weeks to a month now. I've talked to or at least mentioned it
once to every one I know. {Yes! It is even posted on my blog!} But let's leave it to our children NOT to get the message!
So, what happened?
I believe John Lennon said it best , "Life is what happens while you're making other plans."
It seems Amber scheduled Alexxis' 3rd Birthday Party on May 2nd @ 1:00
and Kayla's, our oldest dgd, Senior Prom was in the evening of May 2nd!
Anyone want to guess when our "loving" children informed us of these facts?
{If you guessed "last minute"; Ding! Ding! You're a Winner!}
So, Don and I have spent the past week going back and forth, trying to decide what the heck we're going to try to do. We considered setting up my Craft booth @ 9 a,m.,
both of us working the booth until 12:45 p.m. Then, perhaps, I'd be able to leave to attend Alexxis' b-day party, and he'd stay to attend to my booth until I returned at 3 p.m.
to assist with tear down or we would not to attend the party at all.
At 4:00 p.m., Don would need to go into relieve his son, Shawn,
{Kayla's dad} so he could be with his dd, and dh would stay until closing @ 7 p.m.
Just when we thought we had everything figured out, the telephone rings...
{I won't bore you with those details, but if you've read this far, are you seeing a pattern here yet?}
To further throw a wrench into our plans, during the last week of preparation time
for the Craft show, the packaging and printed materials never arrived. So rather than attending and appearing "non-professional' and 'unprepared' I opted not to attend.
I cannot even begin to tell you how disappointed I was with that decision.
I felt as if I'd let myself and all my blog readers and friends down.
But please know this.....
I'm not throwing in the towel on this idea just yet!
I am going to continue creating
and I'm going to find a way to sell my creations yet.
There's always the possibility of opening an Etsy store, and I've access to a few other possibilities. So if I learned anything, it was that "Timing is EveryThing!" and "to be prepared for the unexpected!"

1 comment:

liannallama said...

oh, Cathy! I'm sorry that everything got so crazy at the last minute! I hope you enjoyed the BD party and your DGD looked beautiful in her prom dress!