I've dug out from the pile of orders I received almost two weeks ago and I'm down to the last 4 from that batch. I feel like I fell behind and I could not get caught up. I really don't know what it was this time around because normally in November I'm right on schedule with everything. I dunno I guess life just sorta head butted me into the prone position and I felt too old to get up that fast.
But I'm not really "old". I think I just needed some nice words and some reassurance that what I was doing was appreciated. It hasn't been easy. There have been some strange ups and downs with custom orders lately. People deciding that after they received their ornament that it wasn't what they wanted after all even though it was exactly what they ordered. But Chris says, don't let it get to you. He's right. I can think that all my hard work will be rewarded with kind words, but we all know what happens when we assume. Still thank you to everyone whose enjoyed their ornaments, both happily and some half-heartedly. Your feedback helps me grow and move on.