We rarely ever go out to brunch, but we did over the weekend when my cousin was in town for Thanksgiving. Like a lot of other things, eating out for 4 people isn’t cheap anymore. It’s not like grabbing a bite to eat and throwing $10 down at the table. I keep thinking about how we’re going to get around when the kids are old enough to have to pay for a subway ride, which will probably be soon. Actually, they do it by height here which really sucks for tall kids like mine. But with tokens costing $2.25 a ride (ha! I just called it a token! I remember when subways and buses cost 50 cents), it’ll cost us $18 to go anywhere roundtrip. Holy hell!! And that’s with the prices they are now. This is scary, folks. I am all for mass transit since I hate taking the car, but it makes it actually cheaper to drive places. Grrrrr….
Thanks to all who gave us some love on our FaceBook page. Many of you mentioned that you didn’t even know we had a Facebook page. See? I’m so bad at stuff like that, but it feels nice and cozy over there right now. Free stuff does that I guess, which is TOTALLY OK, but it’s so nice to finally meet so many of you. Don’t be strangers here, ok? We haven’t done much with our FB page because it does bug me to see so many company and blog posts in my feed, so we keep it very light and sporadic, mostly with market and event dates and sales notification. I’m not very good about announcing it on the blog so that’s the place we try to do that sort of stuff. (By the way, if you have ever tried to friend me on my personal page, I am sorry if I have not friended you back. I’m not trying to be unfriendly, but FB is the only space that I am keeping strictly to friends and family).
So…December. What the hell? Doesn’t even seem possible that it’s here already, but it’s here. I still can’t gauge yet what kind of holiday season we’ll have. Every year is a little bit different with our very first holiday season being the absolute worst. Seriously people, I thought we were going to die from lack of sleep and exhaustion AND we were just dealing with corporate orders that year, not even retail. Last year was hellish, but better because we were more experienced and Mark is simply faster at doing everything. This year, I don’t know. We are doing more market dates than ever starting in less than 2 weeks for 10 almost straight days, and I’m not quite sure how we’ll pull that off, but I’m just going to hope for the best. The good news is that most of my design work has been delayed unexpectedly again so I’ll have more time to help Mark out. Dude’s been looking really tired already.