12 September 2012
snap it 'bright'
Well this is a very different post to what i had planned yesterday for Snap It 'Bright' today.
The sun is shining & i'm looking on the bright side. I must. The day did not start off well . . . i slept heavy & woke drowsy; our inherited old hen Maisie passed away face down in a water cooler (very rock'n'roll) & our tiny chick Piccolo appears to have broken a leg?? Maisie lived a happy long life & Piccolo was a runt we saved & she has thrived. The children were upbeat & stoic about the chickens, trotting off to school & excursions, however my high schooler is home, exhausted from a 9-10p.m. volleyball match & i'm simply deflated . . . welcoming the excuse to ignore paperwork, just exercise & watch a movie with my girl.
Until i wrap up my business completely, things still haunt me. Small handmade business is tough - you create beautiful things & sell to the friendliest of retail outlets - but it turns sour when they won't pay up. This is the reason i pulled my wholesale range a couple of years ago (i used to stock 50 stores around the world) as this mama who was sewing her heart out at home to keep her family financially afloat, was being screwed over big time. You would be shocked at which stores, their reputations so high profile . . . yet managed by business incompetents & egomaniacs. I've also had several 'friends' never pay for goods too, even when goods are delivered with an invoice & payment terms!! It breaks your heart, you can only ask so many times . . . it's amazing how suddenly a 'friend' can avoid you for $50. I rarely tell 'friends' what i do, to avoid these situations, yet it still happens. I move on, their loss, i often wonder if they cop the karma??
So when the most recent screw over finally paid me out, i treated myself to something i will love forever, something materialistic, something for my future homestead . . . a giant yellow metal sign saying "you are my sunshine" as on those dark days of drafting letters of demand you need bright sunshine!! I will never be screwed over again, i am an advocate for small businesses getting paid. I bought the whole set of sunshine signs, yeehaw!!
My husband is easy to please, freshly squeezed orange juice on a Saturday morning, that is love to him. A bright start to the day!!
I'm thoroughly enjoying the Michelle Bridges 12WBT, look at this for a Sunday lunch - Thai Beef Salad. In just 2 weeks i've lost 5kg & feel strong. Bright food, delicious!!
On Father's Day we went to Questacon . . . talk about a migraine inducing bright light tunnel!!
I'm always looking on the bright side of life - actually that was the last song they played at our wedding. Enough said, stay bright folks, love Posie