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Tuesday Sthmuesday


It is coming up on 5pm and I’ve been awake since before 6am. My all day work binge of Altered Carbon is coming to a close and all I want to do is get some sleep. Or a cat nap before finishing out the night. It’s been a productive day though.

The Attic Shoppe now has a more streamlined shopping cart and catalog. The shopping cart isn’t live yet. On sale items will take you to our Paypal account to finish out the transaction. The site needs a secure certificate so we can run the premium shopping cart plugin. That takes a bit of an investment so that will be coming soon. I like the new catalog a lot. It allows me a very simple and clean way to display all of our drygoods. Most of the day has been simply product adding to the catalog.

I have to apologize that packages did not get to the post office today. They will go out tomorrow when I have a driver. I am currently not in driving mode. I call my accident the rotten gift that keeps on giving even after nearly a year here in a month. This time it has given me a blood clot in my injured leg. That was discovered yesterday afternoon when my leg suddenly looked all uh oh. Tomorrow I get my vascular scan to see what is going on in there and then treatment. In the meantime, just to be safe, I’m on house rest. Needless to say it is rustled up my nerves a little bit. Thus the no sleeping. But hey! All that dedicated work got done!

I do realize that as a simple shoppe-keep I do share a bit of my personal bruhah here. To be honest, that’s just my personality. But it does serve a purpose to my visitors and customers. Given that I am the heart of my business and the little engine that can to keep it chugging forward, I like to note when health issues crop up in case it leads to a few days of downtime. I just don’t want there to be surprises. I do have my shoppe stuff, on my laptop and offline in my traveling stock, as organized as I can make it so someone can assist me if need be. But I have found that no one tends to my store and orders quite like I do. I think this is what is not politely called being anal retentive. ;)

So now that I am just one episode away from the end of my second binge of Altered Carbon (and I’ve officially overdosed on actor J.K.) I’m moving through the last of my spirit board products. Speaking of which, recently I found a new method of laying my basic board designs right into the wood of my boards. It’s not as vibrant as an art print with varnish of course, but it does have a very excellent, old timey look to it. I can give them a really worked over, vintage look. I have also almost finished my first handmade tarot purse. It’s the Fool card from the Isidore Sea & Sand edition. I did some hand beading and decorating to it and I just need to sew it all together. I love it! I’ve been wanting to do that for awhile. I think I’m going to make something in the same vein for my Oracles & Flutter-Byes deck. And don’t ask me where I find the time. If I’m home and awake my hands have to be doing something. Better that something be productive. I mean… I once spent that time on Neopets. Neopets my friends.

On that note, it’s about time to wish the gent (I guess I can officially say husband now, but I like gent better) a safe trek home and think about making dinner. Or ordering dinner. Yes. Feels like an ordering dinner kind of day. Please check out the new catalog features and let me know what you think! :) — Exhausted Chick Out