Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Having Fun with my Facebook Page

Great Hat with "Yarn Sprouts" to chase away the winter blues!
Although I managed to set up a Facebook page for my Etsy shop, I haven’t done much with it. 

Tonight I began setting up photo albums. Facebook’s pages and albums are easy to edit. I might be changing album names and swapping photos from one to another along the way.

Meanwhile, it’s yet another way to get folks to see some of the items in my shop.

I’m slow when it comes to marketing but I must shake myself loose and get motivated to do more in that area.

I must also fill my Pinterest Etsy board with some fresh photos, too.

For all of you with Etsy shops, or any other online shop, photos are important. I am the worst with photo quality but even a poor photo, to me, is better than no photo at all.
Go for it - try everything. All you need is the one right person to share something of yours that grabs their attention!!!  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just a Little Update

I just haven’t been able to get around to posting lately. Life has been getting in the way. Last weekend, we had our semi-annual Park Wide Yard Sale in our senior mobile home community. When my “nephew” passed away on 2/1, I didn’t realize how much I depended on his legs, height and brawn. Plus, it was an extra pair of hands, arms and legs. After two days of hauling stuff around on the driveway, I was too out of it to do Sunday, too.

I’m happy to say I had the brains to use one of the dollies to haul the boxes of hard-back books out to the front end of the driveway instead of carrying them one by one.

However, the week just before the sale, just moving stuff around inside the house, lifting, bending, etc., and getting the stuff outside, I did something to my left leg muscle or whatever. Anyhow, I’ve been in pain for over two weeks.
 Yard sale weekend, I lived on meds. That is not my style. I never use them. Sunday morning, I switched to Tylenol Arthritis and then today, I went without anything. Sometimes the pain is brutal but it's not steady - just depends on how I move my various parts.

But my knee “bites” me off and on, and I can’t get comfy in bed because of it. Still, it’s much better than two weeks ago - that means it’s nothing that needs medical attention. I don’t have time for that right now.

With all the going in and out of the house, I decided to see how our little Silkie would handle some fresh air. She was a shelter cat and I have no knowledge of her background. Thankfully, she’s a little skittish. She did manage to come down the back steps a few times and walk around a few feet here and there. And when someone drove up, she skittered back up and inside and watched from the doorway. Not too bad, considering. And she loved the fresh air.

I have been so worried about finances. Yard sale weekend wasn’t bad but it sure wasn’t enough to cover my monthly short-fall. I will have this worry at least another 8 months. I’m trying now to sell off a few things on Craigslist. 

And I have to start marketing my Etsy shop a lot more. I am very lax in that area - I hate marketing (sigh).
Keeping you all in my heart and prayers..  

Free Prayer Sunday - Craving Appreciation

I’m not usually someone who needs to be thanked constantly. Still, there are times when I admit that it would be nice to hear those words from certain people.  When they do not come, and their absence makes me feel unappreciated, these words help me to put things in perspective.

I'm marching through my self-published Busy Person's Prayer Book, front to back. This prayer is from the category, My Faults. Earlier, I posted prayers from the Work category (about jobs, layoffs, etc.), prayers from the Helping Others (homeless, terminally ill, etc.), and Hurting Others (judging others, etc.) categories. 

Craving Appreciation
Whenever I need to be appreciated
Remind me, Father, of your Son
How no one appreciated what He did
Yet he still did what had to be done.

Please do not pass it around without giving credit to the author (me) and where it was published - a line like this will do:   by Evelyn Mayfield, in the Busy Person's Prayer Book

The book is available for download for less than $4.

Upcoming free prayers in this category, My Faults, include the following prayers:
To End Procrastination

At the top of this page, simply click on Free Prayers what we've posted so far, or scroll down the right sidebar and click on that tag.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Update – Back Online

This will be short and sweet. I’m back online but tired tonight. Spent two days (Friday and Saturday) with a yard sale on the driveway and I forgot how much labor it involved. I really missed Frank (my “nephew”) this weekend, big time. Had to use a dolly to take boxes of books to the end of the driveway. Even carrying the folding tables (4 of them) one at a time to the front of the drive was a task that now has every joint yelling at me. BUT it’s done and I managed to do it all and end up in better shape than I ever expected. It will just take a few days to be able to bend some things without groaning.

Anyhow, I now am up and running. Left XP on one tower, and was blessed with another tower with Windows 7 on it.

It will take me a few days to catch up with everything.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

I Will be OFFLINE for Several Days!

Because XP's support stops tomorrow, I will not put my PC at risk by going online until I can complete the swap from XP to Vista. This may take several days.

Please be patient.

There is nothing wrong. It is simply a technical issue. it will just take a little time.