If you came over for coffee, Penny girl would be waiting at the front screen door for you. She’d jump all over you, tail wagging, butt wiggling. I’d try to remind her to remember her manners, but no, her excitement takes over as usual as she desperately tries to show you as much love as possible.
I invite you to have a seat on the couch, which Penny quickly helps herself to as well. Her front paws quickly find their way to your lap as she tries to give you kisses. I tell her go to her chair across the room so that you can have some space. While she sits down in “her place”, she still stares at you from afar, tongue hanging out, tail thudding loudly against the back of her chair, just waiting for her opportunity to come say hi again.
Once we can get more settled in, coffees in hand, I’d tell you how much I’m looking forward to the next few months. We have a lot of plans already on the calendar throughout the summer. Weddings, craft shows, trips to visit home… I’m so appreciative of having things to look forward to, even if a lot of it is work-related. I tell you how I wonder if I work too much, if I’m not taking enough “me time.” But that, in a lot of cases, my work doesn’t feel like work and maybe that makes it ok so “work” so often.
I tell you that, while I’ve always been a hard worker, I’ve always had that 9-5 job where my mind completely shut off from work the second the clock hits 5:00. And weekends? All mine. Now that I don’t have those set hours, I worry that work is going to take over my personal time. So, I tell you, I recently hired some one to help me a few hours a week. She is processing my wholesale orders, and I would eventually like her to build up a stock pile of my cards so that I can process orders more quickly.
I take a sip of coffee. Penny takes this break in conversation as a sign that it’s time to come back to say hi. She gives you plenty of kisses before settling down in my lap.
I scratch her little ear as I tell you how the thought of hiring some one was scary. But I know it means my business is growing. And that I feel like it’s money well spent because it frees up my time for other thing. I really want to make sure my days aren’t spent folding cards forever.
I get up to refill my coffee and then give Penny a toy so she will stop trying to lick your face off. Then I join you again on the couch and say…..so what’s new with you?