Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ten Weeks!

Before I begin, here are a few previews of what's to come this week in my Etsy shop:

 Finally, I've started using my sterling silver wire!  These earrings are made with sterling silver, and although you can't really tell from the picture, the riolite stones are cut with really pretty facets on both sides that make them really shine in the light.
 This is my new favorite bracelet to make.  It's made from interlocking swirls with semi precious purple fire agate stones.  I'm calling this line the SUNNY SWIRL line.  Obviously, it's named after the Great E-I-E-I-O.

Here's another variation of the SUNNY SWIRL bracelet.  This one is made with aged bronze-colored wire and circular shell beads.  Have I mentioned that I like this particular bracelet?

Well, if I hadn't mentioned it before, this last piece should definitely tip you off...I really like this bracelet.  Here's the SUNNY SWIRL again.  This time it features small Czech glass beads on the aged bronze-colored wire.  All of these pieces will be up on the Etsy site either tonight or tomorrow, so be looking for them!'re probably wondering what the title of my post has to do with anything, right?  Well, it has to do with my two little twins that are soon to arrive.  I went to the doctor on Friday, and was told that at 26 and 1/2 weeks, I am already measuring "full term" for a normal (singleton) pregnancy. Ah. This would definitely explain why I'm so VERY SUPER comfortable right now. And, yes, although I realize that it is sometimes hard to decipher "tone" in the written word, you can definitely assume that my voice is absolutely DRIPPING with sarcasm. I am completely miserable and insanely, ridiculously hot ALL THE TIME! It's awesome.  Anyway, my doctor ALSO told me that he will be "pleased if I make it for another 10 weeks."  What tha...TEN WEEKS?  So, that moves my due date up once again from September 27th to September 9th!  Holy moly!  Don't get me long as these two are healthy, I'm all for them coming sooner rather than later.  However, as I started seriously contemplating the HUGE life changes having twins will bring, ten weeks just doesn't really seem all that far away.  And then I started thinking about my fun little Etsy shop and my blog and my newly discovered love of all things WhoopDWhoop, and mild panic began to set in.  I mean, how am I going to keep up with all of my fun stuff with three kids under one year old who need to be fed...changed...loved...fed again...changed again...yeah, you see where I'm going with this.  There is so much I want to get done before the girls get here, and I realized that I have some pretty ambitious aspirations.  Sheesh...I've got some SERIOUS work to do in the next 9 1/2 weeks or so, so I've got to get after it!! ambitious plans include:
  1. Making and posting 100 items for my Etsy store.  I figure since I already have 20 up, and probably 10 more that I've made and photographed but haven't put up in my store yet, that's about 7 pieces a week.  I know I can make these with no problem; however, my wonderful Aunt Sue has been taking pictures for me free of charge, and I know it's super time consuming, so I may have to figure out how to photograph them myself since I don't want her entire summer break to be taken up with helping me with all my projects!
  2. I want to blog more frequently.  Surprisingly, I am enjoying the whole blogging process almost as much as my Etsy experience!  Who knew how theraputic it was putting your random thoughts down and reading them?  I have a feeling I'm not going to be able to do this nearly as often once the twins arrive, so I want to blog as much as I can while I'm still able.
  3. I also want to try one of these fun giveaways I keep seeing so much of.  I'm thinking maybe next week.  I've looked into all of the "how to's" and "what to avoid's" and whatnot, and I feel pretty good about trying it.  But, once again, here I am -- stuck in Group 3, worried about all of the things that "might" go wrong and letting it paralyze me into doing nothing.  Hey, at least now I recognize it when I start doing this, right?  I think that's progress.  Ok, you're right.  I am definitely still rationalizing.  That's it...I'm making a committment.  You heard it here first: The Pink Persimmon will be having our first giveaway next week!  There.  Are you happy now??
So, there are three of my goals for the next 10 weeks.  HOLY MOLY, MY NUMBER OF CHILDREN IS GOING TO DOUBLE IN TEN WEEKS!!  Whew, glad I got that freakout out of the way... more thing.  I just have to share this picture of my two sweet little monkey sons.  Here they are watching t.v. together and just enjoying eachother's company.  I am so lucky to have these amazing little boys in my life!!

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