Monday, December 7, 2009

I'm Not Busy... Really I'm Not

So, I'm still not finished with decorating for Christmas and I just received a huge load of sterling silver that I have to identify and list in my shop, for a friend. I get exhausted just looking at the pile. However, I spent the weekend identifying like 65% of it, which is good. That gives me a good start to getting it listed and sold, which are both very time consuming.


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 fired retired my long time post office workers (we're talking 20+ years here... all 3 of them). That's your government at work, folks! Now they have a couple of Doh! heads working there who can't decide whether they should scratch their watches or wind their butts.


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 me the customer more than ever.


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....

11 comments:

Pink Martini said...

I'll pray for your daughter if you pray for my son. I might even get him back in the state for grad school for next year although it would be in NoCal. I don't mind. Better schools up there. See how better I am starting to adjust? :)

What kind of shop do you have? Where do you get all those lovely silver finds? You must be a wealth of knowledge!

Snooty Primadona said...

It's a deal.... we'll exchange prayers. I know your son is considering Boston. Our daughter is considering William & Mary if she doesn't get in at UT. Actually, I'd love to visit Washington. Hubby could care less... so that means I'd either be going alone or dragging him (with his heels dug in... much like going to California), lol.

Mental P Mama said...

William and Mary is awesome! But I'll keep my fingers crossed for UT;)

Staci said...

Okay, I'll break down and pray that she gets in at UT, even though you KNOW praying about UT is kinda hard for me! heh heh

Snooty Primadona said...

MPM: Shhhhh! That's where she's headed, I think.

Staci: I know it's hard, so thank you, lol.

Blarney said...

Hi Dear! I posted a pic of my ornament wreath. Did you finish yours? Any changes since your last post?
If I don't get back on-line before Christmas (ISP provider issues right now leading up to all new equipment this week) have a wonderful Christmas!

Beth Dunn said...

I'm praying for you Mrs. Snoots. I wouldn't want my children that far either. I know she'll get in. Love the silver. BTW I'm dying to see a pic of this plaid room-I live for plaid! xoxo

SC

Tammy said...

"scratch their watches or wind their butts", hahahaha, omg, you crack me up! Crossing fingers for your daughter to get accepted at UT!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful silver pieces! Wow! Love it all!!

Positive thoughts are coming your way for your daughter. Unfortunately that storm that passed through here was heading for Texas. I know Texas is big so I hope it misses you!!

Hugs!!
Green-Eyed Momster

Heather said...

I don't know how you do it all!

I really hope SD makes UT. It's so nice to have my mom a mere mile away, even if the winters are harder in OH than Washington.

Wind chills in single digits this morning. Aren't you glad you live in TX?

Snooty Primadona said...

Heather, the way I handle it all is by ignoring as many things as possible for as long as possible. I think you'd call it Procrastinator Extraordinaire, which I've already laid claim to....

 

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