It has been a crazy month. This time last week I was going on 24 hours without sleep while I sat at the hospital waiting for my husband to get out of surgery. We’d gone in shortly before midnight on Sunday night because he was having bad stomach pains, and around 6am Monday morning they determined that he had an appendicitis.
I spent about 18 hours sitting at the hospital because for the first six they weren’t sure what was wrong, then for four hours he was in surgery and then recovering, and then they kept telling me he could go home in just a few hours… by 7pm I just HAD to go home and sleep because I’d been awake for nearly 36 hours. Of course, shortly after I got home, they told Anthony he could be released. But since they preferred he spend the night anyhow he was nice enough to not make me go back and get him!
He gets two weeks off of work, and he’s been trying to take care of ME while I catch up on work and forget to eat meals. It’s been nice just having him around more. We watch Disney movies and eat pizza and are just as lazy as possible. Which he has an excuse for and I don’t, but it’s been nice.
Work has been nonstop busy, which is both exciting and exhausting. My design business is booking up very quickly for the rest of the year, and now I’m trying to nail everything down and get my schedule figured out so that I can make sure everyone gets the attention they deserve. I have one or two spots left and then I won’t be able to accept any more projects until January! It’s really exciting, but stressing me out because I’ve never had to turn customers away until recently. I want to work with everyone, I just know it’s not good for me or them. If you’re interested in a new website for the new year, I am booking for late October/November right now (I don’t accept projects in December–I just finish up projects that were booked in October/November)!
I am thrilled that most of the remaining Indie Gift Box inventory is on its way to the new owner. I have a few things left over that I will likely be gifting or perhaps doing a giveaway or two with here or on my design blog, but I’m really excited to have space in my living room again. I do miss curating items and getting to meet so many talented artists, but Lisa is just awesome and I don’t think I could have found anyone better to take over Indie Gift Box! Looking forward to seeing where she takes it!
And we’re moving! Not yet, but soon. Our rent is going way up, and we’re sick of living here. When our lease expires at the end of September we’ll be moving… but where, we’re not entirely sure. Anthony’s been trying to get a job in Colorado, but still waiting to hear back on a third round of interviews. We’re seriously leaning toward just moving out there even if he doesn’t have a job lined up. My business and our savings should support us until he finds a job. It’s really scary though! We’ll see what happens.
What’s going on in your life?