I spent the better part of today cleaning & polishing items, printing out receipts & shipping labels, wrapping said items for shipping, boxing them up & that whole routine and sent out notices with tracking numbers.(Did I mention I pack items for guerrilla warfare?) Then I went to post office to mail everything and stood in line for more than 20 minutes. Grrrr! USPS
Then I had this profound epiphany. I scraped up a memory from the bottom of my brain that told me I could ship from home for no extra charges. What? How could I have forgotten this? Let's just blame it on menopause, shall we?
With the click of my mouse I can schedule a free pick-up from my home, by my postal carrier. I mean, is this a great country, or what? So, tomorrow they will be picking up the other packages I have going out. This is just so kewl. It saves me time and money, even if they are charging
Today I shipped out an antique Sheffield silver plate cream and sugar set with their own silver plated carriage. In addition to that, I also shipped out a lovely sterling silver compote and a vintage Lenox porcelain low bowl
I also shipped out daughter's application forms for law school. It took two boxes and around $20.00 to ship. Guess I won't wait so long the next time. Please say a prayer for me that she gets accepted at University of Texas Law School. Because if she doesn't, she going East Coast on me and I just don't think I could bear having her that far away again. I so badly want her home, here in Texas. She took two more practice tests of the LSAT and did better, with a 169 and a 170, but I think it might take a bit more than that. You know. Like perfect.
Fortunately, there is so much more to her than test scores. I think they should know that. Things like how stubborn and hard-headed she is. Or how she loves to argue (and she's good at it). Her wit and sarcasm are as sharp as a freshly honed knife. Or how people are just naturally drawn to her. When she was three years old, she rode in the tube behind our boat, all the way across Lake Buchanan (about 30 minutes) and still refused to get out. If you don't have these qualities, then you don't have what it takes to be a lawyer, right? Right? Well, I think so.
Lately, I've been selling more from my shop than ever. I guess that should be puzzling, but somehow it isn't. I just wasn't quite prepared to be so busy! Last night I fell into bed and never once woke up until I'd gotten eight hours. I think that might be a record for me....