I have been ill, really ill this last week. Coughing, sniffling, sneezing and a mild fever were only the start. Once, a doctor told me that I had a rather small pharynx and nasal cavity (why he told me that is a story for another day). Well, you wouldn't believe how much phlegm it can hold despite its size. My diaphragm is actually sore from all the coughing!
Thankfully, Shane was there to hand me an endless supply of tissues and cup after cup of lemon tea. During periods of illness we learn a lot about our partners, whether the illness is ours or theirs. Years ago, I contracted Guillain-Barré syndrome and learned that I could always count 0n Shane to be there for me. He helped me with everything and never lost his cool, even in the early weeks when we didn't have a diagnosis and I was more than a little anxious. Whenever I am sick, I remember those days and all he did for me. So maybe the occasional cold isn't so bad.
Bad news for me, I will not be teaching at Madrona, after all. Suzanne had plans to invite many of the teachers from Madrona's early years as this their 10th anniversary. Sadly for me, she has more teachers than she needs. So, newbie instructors like me are on the outs. Oh well. Happily, she did offer me the position of spinning mentor. I will be hanging out in the atrium, teaching anyone anything they want to know about spinning. That sounds pretty cool to me. Please come by and visit!
Our little Etsy shop is doing well, I am happy to say. We have been featured on two blogs, Lime & Violet and Sweet Figments. How cool is that? And we have had 5 sales! I know that doesn't sound like a lot but considering the turn the economy has taken, any sales at all is impressive to me. My thanks goes out to our buyers, most of whom, I am proud to say, I do not know. Imagine a small little indy business like ours selling to folks halfway around to world. Coolness upon coolness! We will be adding more rolags (not to brag, honestly, but lots of spinners like my rolags) and hand pulled top and batts in the next few days. Also, keep an eye out for our hand made orifice hooks and more of our soap.