12 September 2012

snap it 'bright'

 Greetings all,
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

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

keep on keepin' on, posie!

likeit365 said...

Sorry about Maisie! And hope Piccolo is alright.

likeit365 said...

BTW, I love that orange photo!

Tania said...

1. Hehe. That was the song they played at our wedding as the groom was told he "May Now Kiss the Bride".

2. Poor chookies.

3. Someone should be shot for that tunnel lighting. (bit of a head case, myself).

ally said...

Love love the sunshine signs...decided I couldn't afford them and bought a neon decal for my daughter's wall with the same message instead.
I hate hearing stories of small businesses being ripped off...makes my blood boil...but I do believe in karma!!
x

Fiona said...

Hi Jennie.. what a shocker and it's so unfair.. if only small businesses had the power to stop services like phone companies and electricity companies can do when payment isn't received.. my husband is currently facing that exact situation and all he's done is give a good honest service and they won't pay. I believe in Karma so fingers crossed they lose something that they have worked hard for as well.. take care

Naturally Carol said...

After waking to all that chicken lickin sadness it's good that you are lookin' on the bright side of life!

Modern Day Mummying said...

Oh lovely I'm so glad that you treated yourself with your hard earned cashola! I'm a huge believer in karma and don't worry it always ends up biting people on the @ss when they least expect it! So sad that friends can be so awful!

How much are you loving 12WBT!!! I've lost 4kg in 2 weeks! Have so much energy and am loving the food!

Poor little chickens... I remember having those funny looking ones with fluff for feathers on their heads and middle when I was growing up... They looked like those manicured french poodles! Lol... Oh memories!

Michelle said...

Your poor little chicks, rock star ending indeed! That sux about your business money always makes things complicated doesnt it. You know when a door closes a window opens so Im sure new and exiting things will be coming your way soon x

Hazel said...

That's terrible about your business. How awful.

Love your attitude though Posie, and that sign is the best!

Samantha said...

Sorry about the chicken with the rock star ending, they are such sweet things. Some people in business just shouldnt be, there is no need for that kind of behaviour. Have a lovely day tomorrow.x

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Poor little Piccolo has definitely broken her leg, but she's hopping along & able to eat & drink. We'll have to make a judgement call on her comfort in the morning, it's not helping that she appears to be a rooster either. Oh this farm life is going to be tough. My husband did prepare some paddle pop sticks & elastic bands, i caught him in the coop stroking little Piccolo, bless.
Thanks for your well wishes, love Posie

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Oh Jennie, I admire you for keeping at the business for so long, that's the part I hate about the farming business - chasing up invoices!
Hope Piccolo comes good and my sympathies for Maisie.
Lovely photos, can't wait to take the kids to Questacon.

Little Nan said...

Oh what a bummer of a post! You poor thing! But I love the Sunshiny sign! That would bring a smile to anyones face! x

Just Martha said...

How rude! Some people have no respect.

Shelley said...

Love that sign! And that salad looks delist! ALways look on the bright side x

Pieni Lintu said...

Sorry to here about your chicken.

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IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Yay you for refusing to be screwed over on the unpaid invoices. It's definitely one of the ickiest parts of running a business! xo

Arpi said...

Those cut, juicy oranges certainly are 'your sunshine'! The two photos together radiate brightness. Sorry to hear about your chooks and as for the 'friends', well like you said, 'always look on the bright side'...

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