my whole family jokes about the name of my business, the pleated poppy. don’t worry, i’m totally ok with it.
i have more than once typed “the pleated poopy” and hopefully caught myself every time before i hit send or publish. my husband jokingly switched up my email to say the pleated poopy, thinking only i would see it, but instead it went out to whoever i emailed. thankfully i had only emailed one of my closest friends and she emailed me back about it right away to let me know. i was able to laugh about it, and it really was pretty funny.
my parents are visiting right now, along with my sister and her baby. tonight we sat around joking about the name again, calling my dad the pleated papa. and he has more than once referred to my company as either de pleated poppy or depleted poppy.
and it struck me. lately i have felt like depleted poppy.
i am in a funk with my business (just keeping it real). sales are good and pretty consistent, i am happy with my products, i have really scaled back on my time working to spend more time with my family – but even with all that, i’m just in a rut. i have several new product ideas, many even already in the prototype stages, but i have no motivation to move forward on them! i am still plugging along with the normal stuff (bags and belts coming oh so soon, promise!), but i am lacking desire to do much work beyond the day-to-day necessities. and i have been nearly non-existent on most forms of social media – ugh.
the good news is i think i know why. or at least i have an excuse for it this week! like i said, my sister is here and this is a rare thing. i last saw her a year ago, when she had just the beginnings of a baby bump showing, and now she’s here with my 6 month old nephew, jack – who just happens to be the best baby i have ever met – so mellow and happy. they will be here for the week before heading home to australia. and then i’ll have another excuse for a slump – i’ll be so sad they left! but for this week, my blogging might be lame (or non existent), and my emails may lag a day or so longer than usual, homeschool may be sped through at great rates. but we will have snuggle time, and pedicures, and shopping excursions – those should all perk me up, right?!
thanks for bearing with me!