Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Excited . . .

I finally did it - picked out paint colors for the walls in my house! With help of course! I just can't do it on my own you know!? I know - I paint, but I can't pick out my own wall colors. Pitiful! I'm shocked at the direction that Em's bedroom walls will be . . . very shocked! But I'm certain it will look good. I just need to get started. For those wondering, her furniture is definitely going to be the muted pink as is her crib. And just in case you don't remember - the furniture I'm referring to is her dresser, mirror and night stand. But it will be a few more weeks before we really get started! I still have to work on the rest of her bedding {I still don't have anything other than fabric!} Such a tedious job . . . that I LOVE!


Last night with a friend, I was discussing what direction I wanted to take small words. I got so excited and pumped during our conversation. For the first time, I really felt what I did with halting new orders was definitely the right thing to do! And I realized that the "stress" I've been feeling is not the typical stress - but stress from excitement. You have to know what I'm talking about - when you have soooo much running through your head and you are thinking of it all at one time. And you can't really get your thoughts organized on paper, much less in your head. And then you get that really crazy feeling that is close to overwhelming. And as you have the overwhelming feeling wash over you, you realize you really can't do anything you are thinking about, because you have all the immediate issues at hand?! Yeah - that's where I've been.

Tonight, I'm going to do my best to put my number of orders at the top of the blog. And then knock down the number with each painting I finish. Which could be obvious - but it's really not. Only because I don't post pictures of every piece I finish. Sometimes they are gifts, sometimes Classic collection or sometimes surprises - so sometimes you never see a picture of those. This way, you all can see where I'm at during my Operation 'Catch-Me-Up.' Embarrassing as it is, you will really see the weeks I'm able to work . . . and those that I'm not.

I still have not emailed quite a few folks {actually it is a lot, I'm only pretending it is a few for sanity purposes,} to see if they want their orders. So, my numbers will really drop {I'm sure} as soon as I do that and hear back from them {or not hear from them - I can take a hint!} I don't know why I'm still putting that off - except for the fact that I earned the title Queen of Procrastination years ago! Seriously, look up procrastination in the dictionary and you should see my picture.

12 comments:

The Writer Chic said...

I'm excited for you. I still wish we were closer, in proximity. I'd love to come work for you as your "office" manager. =) Maybe someday.

And we are maybe *this* much closer to the final name -- the one I texted you. =) We'll see.

K_I_T_ said...

Hi, I am hoping that you havn't tried to email me and that I haven't gotten it or anything....I still am in, and I hope im in on your list
adam.krista@sasktel.net
names Jayden and Nevaeh
:)

newmanfamily said...

I really need a tutorial on your craiglisting. I have been looking for a good deal on a dresser or chest for my daughter for about 2 years so if you think of putting Em's old chest up there - contact me first. Oh, and we painted 3 rooms over this 4-day Army weekend and so glad to have it done.
Lori

All Things Southern said...

What a great idea. We still love the picture you painted for Avery's room. Take care.

Debbie

Holly said...

I love picking out paint colors! We are about to make one of the larger bedrooms in our house into two 11 x 14 rooms so all of the kids have their own space and they are all picking out paint colors! Quite overwhelming!

A Southern Accent said...

Good for you! So excited that you are excited! Can't wait to see what happens with your fabulous business. You are so creative - wish I had half of your talent.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I can't wait to see what direction your planning on taking your business. I LOVE everything you post pictures of!

Speaking of procrastination, did you know today is National Procrastination Day? Weird, huh? I also am a great procratinator!

Can't wait to see how Em's room comes out!

Jessica said...

I know how you feel 100%, Kim! I think you're doing the right thing. Best of luck!

sara's art house said...

Just found your blog and love your art! Gorgeous!!!

Mary Feagley said...

I'm still in for Meredith...

mfeagley@wowway.com

Paige said...

Can't wait to see where Small Words is headed! You are an awesome wife and mom, and taking care of your family should always be your first priority!

Lindsay said...

I'm not quite at the same level of business excitement as you, but I can totally relate. I think you're doing a good thing by cutting back orders and taking a little time to get caught up! And great idea about posting your progress....nothing like the blog world to keep you humble. :-)

And REALLY? Babysitters are standing people up these days??? I swear if I would have pulled that when I was younger my dad would have had my hide!