The new “Mother’s Helper”/Assistant (can we just call her “all of the above”? 😉 ) was great. It was like having 2 of me. I had a moment to breathe with out feeling like I was “neglecting” the boys. Although, I just had her basically hang out with the kids yesterday- nothing too over-the- top or extra long for her 1st day… 😉 I watched as she helped them with homework while I worked on mine, then headed off to class and back home to hear everything went better than expected. Thomas & Andrew seemed to behave for the most part. (& I handled it better than I expected too.)
I got 3 trainers done today, to be shipped tomorrow, so that was great. It is a good thing I don’t have little teeny ones anymore, or it’d be MUCH harder to sell all these adorable creations! 😉 The rest of today has been spent on the phone on business calls. I want all my bases covered and to fully know what all my options are, and what direction to head in to expand.
One things is for sure: *I* will always be creating. & I will NOT out-source production. Made in the USA, always. 🙂 Though, I’d much rather hide behind my sewing machine than go “market” any day. (though I’m told I’m good) Some day I’ll hire THAT part out… 😉
My business phone calls all ended with a lot of successful people praising my products, service, drive, determination, etc. I was close to tears a couple times when these “successful” people were THANKING ME for calling and inspiring them/brightening their day. (I called to “bug” them for advice/referrals to info sources.) I am building my own support team, one person at a time…