It has been some days and some weeks of unemployment now. The first week was all about Christmas and New Years and family and friends and boooooze. Then the second week was a shock. I can't get out of bed in the morning if I don't have to. So I was getting out of bed in the afternoon. Then i would be pissed because the day was over before I did anything. i felt like I was wasting time. Now I realize that I have to get out of bed at 10 a.m. in order to get stuff done. I also have to ignore email. Email is the time sucking devil.
So here is what has been happening:
-I accomplished making all the dumb crafts for Christmas.
-I had a nice holiday and a blur of some sleepy days and drunken nights of vacation days with Mr. Cranky.
-My crafty other website is about a week or two away from being officially done and up and running. It is on the verge of cuteness but not quite there yet. i am getting excited. Once it's up, though, I realize I will have to have product to sell on it. I haven't been making anything!! So that is the plan for the week coming up.
-School starts the 17th. That's going to suck a lot of time away from me. But I love school.
-My business associate and I went to see the tiny retail space we may rent in south philly. It's itsy but very affordable and has potential for greatness. Did I tell you, internet, that I am going to be a small business owner? No? Okay, well, we're planning to rent this tiny store and make it a little gallery/crafty store/workshop place. The art and crafts we sell will be made by the people we know. We both know lots of artsy people. We will sell their stuff through consignment. We will make teeny exhibits of their work. A couple of times a month we will have workshops. Ten people will show up with $10 in hand, each. they give us the money and we seat them in our tiny/cozy store and feed them wine and cheese while we host a workshop on whatever crafty thing the theme is that month. I think we might also do Sunday afternoon tea workshops. and saturday afternoon children's' workshops. The workshops, if they are popular, will pay for the space. how we will actually pay for the rest of our lives will be an exciting mystery. that's the part I am worried about. But I'll be an art teacher too, eventually. So the new goal (must update list!) will be to be both an art teacher and small boutique/gallery owner. weeeeeeeeeeeeee
-I work at Fleisher art memorial on Saturday mornings. I have been an assistant teacher for a couple of years. The teacher I was teaching with for the past couple of years is leaving to have a cute little bundle of joy in March. So guess who's the teacher now???? Me!!! I am the teacher. Guess who else is the teacher?? My lovely business associate!!! We are teaching two 6 year old classes. 6 year olds are CRAZY!!! This will be a real test of, can i handle this job for real?? I am relatively sure that the answer is, yes, I can handle this job for real and also be super good at it.
So this is my new world of unemployment. Lots of busy plans and exciting adventures!!
Okay I have to leave now. Monday is Mr. Cranky's 29th birthday. We're going bowling and to a strip club tonight. I just remembered that I had a dream about said strip club a few months ago. I dreamt that I worked at the Chili's upstairs from it but couldn't manage to make enough money. So I had to get a job at the strip club. i wasn't a stripper though. i was just a cocktail waitress. Hopefully it wasn't some sort of premonition. Bye Bye!! I hope to post more frequently once I work out a regular schedule with my life.