Christmas is almost here. I am not ready.
Not only do I have personal things to attend to, but my business is booming, and I am running low on many of the items at my market, especially bath bombs. I have a special order for my new Honey Harvest lotion, also the new giant size of lotion is going over better than I thought it would and I have to pump out (pun intended) a few of those before Saturday market.
My assistant has quit, going back to school full time, and while I have eased my hours by getting a little housekeeping help, the soap room is all mine. I am enjoying it, but it is taking up time I need to be spending on things like wrapping presents and getting out my Yule cards. I have not written to my two aunts in months. One is 90, the other 94, and I am so thankful to still have them. I have received cards and notes from both, and just simply MUST get to my letter to them before the sun sets today!
The mountain of stuff to do was looking formidable. My friend Sarah stopped by my booth at Purple Porch on Wednesday night and asked if I needed any help. Is the sky blue? Does a pig oink? Is the pope Catholic? Hah! Do I need help!!! She came home with me after market yesterday, and we wrapped one batch of bath bombs, made two more and then I said I was out of gas, we would do the last batch tomorrow. Well, she said, "I think I can do it alone." And she did. We will wrap all three tonight, after they have had 24 hours to dry.
This morning, three batches of lotion, one of soap (how could I let Patchouli Trip get so low?), and some organic yarrow cream will get me back on track. The lip gloss and yarrow sticks can wait until next week.
I told Sarah my objective was to get done with everything by noon (and it might actually happen with her help). I'll be taking the housekeeper home at noon. Hopefully we will be free to do as we wish after lunch. Sarah wants to spend some time hiking. I want to take a nap!
Ah, memories of warmer days! Here is a photo of Sarah and me working in the herb garden last summer.
Hope your holiday season is not too overwhelming, that you find the time to enjoy life.
More later about my Yule tree. Funny story.