But I am feeling better. Dragon got tired of me being sick and finally said, "ok, you don't have to do anything but I need you." I didn't feel very sexy but sometimes it isn't about what I want. Sometimes it is about telling him that he matters too.
This weekend I got a few things on my to do list done! I marked off and measured my walking path. 6 laps around the yard makes a mile. Amazon sells a mechanical lap counter to keep up with my laps. One mile isn't bad but 5 is impossible to keep up with.
I also started on the first baby dress to sell on etsy. It is a pattern I have used often. I love it. It is a little weird making a dress without a child to wear it. The pattern is simple. What makes it wow is the hand embroidery. I am going to under price it and see what happens. If it sells fast, my prices will go up. If it doesn't sell at all, I'll drop my price a little but not much. If it still doesn't sell, I won't put anything else on etsy.
The walking path and the dress gave me another idea. Years ago I tried to do the Komen 3 day walk for breast cancer. You walk about 60 miles over three days and live in a tent city for the duration. The purpose is fundraising. $2500 worth of fundraising per walker. What happened? Dragon got a surprise deployment. What do you do with 4 small kids when your husband is deployed? Stay home. I had about $500 in my fundraising account and I was totally overwhelmed with yet another forced separation. The walk turned into just another source of stress. I gave it up.
I had an idea. I can train like I am going to walk. Most days it is a 1 or 2 mile walk with more on the weekends. All the way up to 17 miles in the weeks approaching the event. I haven't had much luck with yard sales but maybe an internet auction. A quilt, baby blankets smocked dresses, heirloom baby clothes, aprons. Hmmm. Maybe. I could set up the auction on facebook. The donations could go right to Komen. What I haven't figured out is how to cover postage. Hmmm. I'll have to think on that one.
I have set April as a deadline to decide. We should know more about Dragon's job by then too.