Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I have attempted to blog so many times but something always derails me, but I can't tell you how I've missed it and missed interactions with my online 'peeps'! So this may be short, although there's so much to tell, but I figure if I keep it short I'll have a better chance of finishing it.

I'll start with the shop; it's doing well.  We had a great month of July and August has started off even stronger.  Don't get me wrong, we certainly can't survive off of it yet, and we haven't even gone through a New England winter, but we're getting lots of positive feedback and even more return customers.

It's also lots of work. I typically get to the shop around 10:30 in the morning and I don't get home until 10:00 at night, and I'm working 6, if not 7 days a week.  But I'm not complaining, I knew it would be like this for a while (until me make our first million and can hire fulltime staff while we travel the world!!) and I always remind myself that I make hot fudge sundaes for a living now!

It's strange, as much trouble I have with attachent/connection/trust I really love interacting with people all day.....well at least most people, working with john-q public has its challenges as well.  But overall I've meet some interesting people with some amazing stories. And I love dealing with the kids they are so much fun!

In other news, our daughter, who's now 6 is really enjoying her first summer up here. We've made friends with a family that have a 7 year old girl and so we've gone on a few outings. She loved her new school and is looking forward to starting 1st grade.  I still can't believe how much she's grown so I'm trying to enjoy her as much as I can and thanks to some good therapy I'm able to stay very present with her!

Things with my parter M and I have been a bit strained over the past few months. Between her cancer diagnosis, surgery, quitting her job, moving...etc it's been a difficult time for her. Our relationship has had some really good highs but unfortunately the lows have been worst. We were seeing L for couples counseling prior to moving but we stopped because life got to crazy and logistically it's very difficult for both of us to see L as a couple.  But this past weekend we had a really, really bad low so I'm going to talk to L about figuring out a way to see her again, and if we can't make something work then we'll look for someone local.

My therapy with L has been all over the place as well......but unfortunately I'm off to the shop now so I'll have to finish this later.


  1. Great update. keep checking here to see how things are going. As someone who recently left my corporate gig to write (e-books) full time, I really am curious about you starting your own business and all that it entails!

    Really glad to hear you had strong summer months so far, and curious to read more about it if you feel like writing about it...

    Sorry to read that you've had difficulties in the relationship department, but with all the changes and health stuff, its not very surprising. I am sure things will head back into the positive side soon...

  2. I'm so glad that things continue to go well with the shop! It sounds like it's keeping you super busy, but that it is worth it! Will you be open in the winter months as well?

    I hope both you and M are able to connect with one another again, and that L is able to help you out if you're in need of it.

    So so glad that you and your family are doing well overall! And so glad that you updated :0)