Saturday, September 18, 2010

Social Landslide

It never rains but it pours on my social calendar! I find myself staring down the end of September with every weekend booked up to the week we move. This weekend is a surprise birthday party for Aaron's friend Jamie. As it turns out, it's no longer a surprise. No doubt Jay was threatening to cancel for some reason or another (I think he is a little bit of a hermit). Tonight's plan is poker. Awesome. If I could play poker then I would maybe be more excited. As it stands I will be crocheting and cheering on my sweetie as he attempts to take all his friends money!

Next weekend is my sister's bridal shower/staggette. It's going to be interesting. We have had to change the date and time once as well as completely revamp our plan. There is one girl in the bridal party that has not even responded so we have no clue if she is coming. (Lame) The rest of us are pretty pissed about this. Tanya is having one party with two purposes and she can't even respond to copious emails or facebook messages! What is wrong with people these days? There was a time when being in a bridal party was an honor and a lot of work but a lot of fun. People just don't seem to give a crap anymore about the responsibilities that go with that honor! The plans for the stag/golf day isn't going well either. The grooms own brother hasn't even bothered to respond. All I can do is shake my head, and maybe kick some ass in a few weeks!

The following weekend has two options. First is my friend Sadie's boyfriend's Dirty 30 surprise party, or Aaron's sister's 2nd annual Keg party. I would prefer to actually go to the Dirty 30 as it is closer and it would be nice to do something with my friends for the weekend. However after speaking to Aaron this morning that will not be the case. His sister is very excited about us coming to her party. So we will be off to Bomanville where I will get to party with a bunch of people I don't know who are all a lot younger than me. Fun.

Then finally my sister's wedding weekend! That is going to be so much fun! Went for a dress fitting the other day and my top is a complete disaster! It needs to be taken in on both sides at the bust and then taken in at the back as well as having a 'falsie' added to one side. (nothing bad just lopsided!) Apparently my top droops in the front because I have big cans and a very tiny back. Go back on Thursday to get refitted. I hope it isn't going to be a major hassle. I have to say a speech that night. I hate public speaking. Oh well all I can hope for really is to not trip on my way up!

The weekend after Tanya's wedding is my Mom's birthday, so we will be doing something with her. Not sure what yet but something. We also take possession of the apartment that weekend. I will be going on to midnights that week as well. Every night I will be loading up my car, going to work for 8 hours, then straight to the apartment to unload my car. Being that we have only one car this means that it is all me. Our goal is to have the movers move nothing but the furniture. I get the very distinct feeling that I will be moving everything else. We have two storage units as well that I have to find time to sort through. Will someone please send me a miracle?!?!

Finally the last weekend we move. We move on a Friday which is good. The movers might be cheaper, and at least if all they are moving is the furniture then at least it won't take long. I just want it to be over with. All of it. I hate having to do a whole string of weekends where I am bound into so many social obligations. Really I just feel like I am being pulled in so many directions and have no time to myself. All I want to do is have a weekend where I can knock off at least one storage unit and a trip to the dump. That's it. That's all. That's not going to happen.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Update on our Soaps!

So we got picked up! It's a small store in downtown Milton that resells books. Our stuff is going in on consignment which is good! This way it doesn't cost her anything to put our stuff in our store and if we need something we can take it back no charge! How did this happen? Well, one of us had a friend go into the store after she had bought some of our lotion and the owner loved the smell of it! We are so excited! I would like for us to expand our line by four scents. We have four that we use regularly, which is fine but I would like for our customers to have more of a choice. We are also branching into container candles this year which will be fun! This way we will be able to have lotions, shower gels, soap bars, salts and candles all in the same flavor! Am looking at buying some bath bomb molds from Brambleberry. They have a whole youtube series on soap stuff and I think I know where we went wrong the last time.

After the craft sale in November we are going to start cold pressed soap. As much as I love the versatility of melt and pour bases, we would really like to start making our stuff from scratch. That way we can control exactly what goes in for our customers! Wish us luck!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

no freakin' way!

we go picked up! am so excited! we got picked up at a used book store on consignment! find out more on friday (stupid afternoon shift!)