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I have a video that I watch on repeat of harbor seals at the Boston aquarium. I took it at the end of the day, after they spent hours swimming around and around and smiling and eating fish. They had hauled out onto the warm rocks and were stretching and relaxing. In the video you can hear me saying "he's just sleeeeepy." Today, I'm just sleeeeepy. I'm stretchy and want to cuddle back into my warm blankets. It doesn't help that it's pouring buckets and dreary outside, but I did sleep more this weekend than should be humanly possible and I'm STILL tired.

I decided to put my etsy shop on hold until after the craft fair on May 8th. I'm going to keep the shop open and list custom items that I'm still (STILL) working on, but I won't be listing any new inventory. I had to choose between Etsy and the craft fair, but I can't manage the inventory for both. While I don't need as much for my Etsy shop, each listing does require photographs and descriptions and managing, so the time for either is about the same. I'm now resolved to make 150 + plumpies and mini plumpies by May 8th. I can do it!

Today I'm ordering my credit card machine and setting up a Propay account. I want to be able to accept credit cards - because I'm always so grateful when craft fair vendors accept credit cards. It means I can spend way more money than I withdrew from the ATM! Which is bad, but great! It's worth it to me to offer that option to my customers, and once I have it all set up, it's done!

I made a most lovely giraffe and I'm going to take some pictures this evening to share with everyone...but he is going to live with Michelle Palmer (see my links) in trade for another of her amazing drawings.

I like blogs with pictures. I need more pictures!

That's all I have for the moment. Sleepy. Seals. Craft Fairs. Credit card machines.


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