Wild & Wanderful

Sunday Lately :: Week 9

Katy McKinley5 Comments

Week nine of Sunday Lately is here already.  Can you believe it?  The three of us have actually done nine solid weeks of blogging without missing this series.  Anyone giving out awards for these kind of things??

This week's themes: Updating, Reminding, Needing, Amusing, Being

Updating: My resume to include: "Master of Getting Shit Done".  Maybe.  Is that a title that I can use?  In case you didn't know, I run an Etsy shop alongside Nicole called "Happily Ever Tees".  It's full of awesome Disney inspired goodies, mostly shirts.  But now we've added decals and tote bags and art prints.  And we have been BLOWING up.  Oh.  And then there was that moment when I got an email saying that one of my items was "very popular", only to find that my Leslie Knope shirt was featured on a Buzzfeed list.  Double BLOWING up.  It's been a big week of filling orders.  Like woah.

Reminding: Myself to take a breather every once in a while.  Due to my extra-ridiculous load of orders that have come in, I haven't had time to work on launching my website as soon as I'd like.  It's in a baby stage and I can take orders on it.  But it's totally not up to par and I haven't been able to load everything onto it yet for sale.  Bummer.  I'll get there.  It's just going to take more time than I'd originally thought.  Breathe, Katy.

Needing: To figure out what we are going to do with Louis all week.  He's officially on his first ever Spring Break.  And we've gotten to the point where us boring, old parents aren't cutting it for entertainment as much anymore.  So a week without school means a week of us trying really hard to find ways to get him some extra time to stretch his legs and play with other kiddos.  And the weather isn't exactly being helpful with the whole "stretching his legs" part.  In fact, the cold is making him extra stir crazy.  Hence my "what the hell are we going to do for a whole week without school" moment.  I never thought I'd be this parent.  And now I am.  Oy.

Amusing: The thought of applying to be in a fair or two this spring/summer in Wheeling.  One of the applications in particular needs to be submitted by tomorrow, so I should probably get on that.  I just don't want to overwhelm myself with the added work.  But I do love being able to meet so many new people and talk about making things with them.  It's an overwhelming moment of awesome.

Being: In awe of that kiddo of mine.  He's growing and changing and I still get to be a part of it all.  Even the hard parts, when he argues with me about nonsense things that leave me throwing my hands up in the air and yelling, "I just don't care!  Do whatever you want!"  In those moment, I'm not enjoying it.  But I can laugh about it later?  Because we are raising a very opinionated young man.  And I'm hopeful that this will be helpful later in life when any level of peer pressure hits.  If he can't handle me trying to change his mind about the teeniest thing...I think he'll be okay about the bigger things.  I hope.

Happy Sunday, friends.  Hope your week is grand.