Tuesday, 10 March 2009

What happens when I'm busy...

Well, firstly, I don't get to read any of your blogs! For that I'm sorry (& I'm having withdrawal symptoms). I really want to catch up with you all & hope "I'll be back" sometime soon, but know for a fact that the rest of my week AND my weekend are jam-packed with "have-to's" so it could take time...

My little "business" is, at the moment, costing me money & giving me a headache BUT I am also having a lot of fun with it & am very pleased with the results, even though I have experienced all the usual set-backs associated with such a venture. Firstly, sourcing reasonably priced crochet thread has been pretty difficult, but I think I'ved overcome that one now. Next, sourcing reliable & competent ladies to do the production has been the challenge I expected, but I now have a couple of lovely ladies (previously unemployed) helping me on a "pay as you go" basis so I feel great to be able to help them, myself & deprived South African scrappers (LOL) at the same time. You need to be patient though, while the samples look great I am still busy with packaging & pricing, etc & don't think I'll be ready to do the "big reveal" on my blog until April.

Today has been a mad day. Anything involving "red tape" instills the worst fear in me & I spent hours (along with dh thank Goodness...) trying to sort stuff out relating to my delightful Zimbabwean passport today. As a result I was late for all my collections (the domino effect) so was faced with 4 grumpy children at half hourly intervals & I was darn near grumpy myself by the end of it!

To top it all Shane's boss is here from UK so we had a dinner engagement with him & that involved some serious running around as I had to refuel, repair a slow puncture AND grocery shop & unpack beforehand. Dinner was a great success & I enjoyed TWO glasses of red wine (2005 Meerlust Merlot - delicious!) carpaccio to start & butternut ravioli for my main course. I arrived home an hour ago & had to upload, edit & e mail one of my DT submissions (completed & photographed this morning). Phew! I feel like Superwoman...

A word of advice for anyone feeling sorry for themselves (even with good reason,lol) - Go and watch Slumdog Millionaire. I watched it on Sunday night & it was BRILLIANT. The cinematography was superb & the story was lovely, but the main thing that struck me was that I'm RICH...seriously rich...AT LAST!!! When you see how so many people in this world live (& I thought I already knew, having been born & bred in Zimbabwe) you will never complain again!!!

Complete & utter squalor conjures up too cosy a picture. Really, those Mumbai slums are indescribable. Go & watch it & you'll never consider anti-depressants again!

8 comments:

Jenny said...

Whew - I'm tired already. Look after yourself

Jessica said...

Ha! I don't have time for a movie ... but maybe when it comes out on video :)

I'm happy that your business is taking off and can't wait to see what you've come up with!!!

jax said...

Your day sounds as busy as mine - minus the passport drama. Super moms!
The description of your dinner makes me hungry and keen for a good meal out.

Michelle Ramsay said...

Wow, you certainly have been busy. Slumdog millionaire is a movie I definitely want to go and see.

Lynette said...

We all get busy from time to time...you will catch up soon.

Desire Fourie said...

A busy bee as usual. Can't wait to see the big reveal here in April. That butternut raviola sounds delicious. Thanks for the Slumdog review. Hugs from Desire

Shayne said...

Have you read teh book? It's a real page turner - dying to see the movie. Have to organise a date night with hubby methinks.

And yummy to the wine - my fav!

Kirsty said...

Yes - they say that until you have seen India, you haven't seen poverty! And thats somthing when you look at Africa!
Hope you get on top of things soon!