Release i - The shop will be updated at 9:00am Saturday December 1st, Sydney, Australia time. As a gauge, despite what international time zones will tell you, we are 11 hours ahead of London (time zones don't take daylight saving into account). The upload takes forever at Etsy, so I'm likely to be plugging away for a while uploading. I wish Etsy had the ability for you to upload everything, and then publish it, so all pieces go up at the same time rather than each piece individually (or have I missed that function?)
Release ii - Working away these last few weeks I've become re-inspired about what I want to achieve with the shop, and what I want to make for it, and what I want to make myself with it all. So I have been planning another shop update sometime around the end of January that will accommodate some of the pieces I didn't get to make, or remake (like Fold Tops), this time. And I've been sketching out some new patterns, and things to try as well. I do like this well of ideas stage - the coordination of a schematic, the consolidation process, and then the launching into it!
Release iii - For the first time in a year, I don't feel like my head is going to snap off, and I realised yesterday this week has been the first in months I haven't had all day everyday pressure temporal headaches as a result of constricted neck muscles. Maybe I am relaxing out. Maybe I am a little calmer. Maybe the hundreds of dollars spent on osteopathy are starting to ease it.
Release iii - Pia had her second round of osteopathy yesterday. She screamed. Very loudly. But the difference in her arm and shoulder area over the last two weeks has been fantastic. She no longer holds it up like a teapot, and it now hangs down normally like her other arm, and her cranial fluid is moving better and back to normal. She has been released from osteopathic care now, and we just need to stretch her out and massage out her shoulder muscle each day at home. I'm hoping her leg and her walking sort themselves out, but we'll watch that.
Release iv - A few quiet moments reading through Pattern Magic Vol 2. If I thought the first one was good, this second one is just inspirational. A handy distracion at work. I even made up some little paper pattern models while I ate my sandwiches.
Release v - The end of an era in my little boy's childhood, as he starts his transition to school and kindergarten. I think that's another post. A mother post. Because I can't say what I need in a few sentences.
Release - I must go, and wrap little things, a little collaborative effort with Amisha for the update and do her soaps justice, sew seams up, and write out product descriptions, bake a belated cake for my husband's birthday, think of something for lunches, get a coffee (very important), buy some milk (also very important), and play in the park in the warmth: perhaps the most important thing to do today :)