Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Coming into the Home Stretch


I can hardly believe that next week it's going to be June. The past six months have flown by. And in a few more days, my Etsy shop will be up and running again, new name and all. I've decided to jettison "MelmacParadise" because it gives the impression I mainly sell melamine dishes, which isn't the case. 

Melmac Paradise is a nickname one of my kids gave our place after they heard Weird Al Yankovic's song, Amish Paradise. Instead of the actual chorus, "It's hard work and sacrifice living in an Amish paradise/I've churned butter once or twice, living in an Amish paradise" they parodied it to "It's hard work and sacrifice living in a melmac paradise. We buy plates at discount price, living in a melmac paradise." So it's a parody of a parody...  Not sure what the original song was Weird Al was poking fun at, but here's a fun version someone made with Legos.

Anyway, I have a few more hoops to jump and then I'm ready to jump back into the fray. Meanwhile, I've reorganized my packing supplies closet. Got to show you the tissue paper rack my husband built for me inside the door--this will make packaging so much more efficient! He attached dowel rods to the metal shelf holders at staggered depths. No more dragging out my big box of paper and shuffling through and refolding every time. Yay!! 

The other thing I've done--reluctantly, I'll admit--is to start a facebook page for the shop. I realize it's a given nowadays for every business from shoeshine boy to mega corporation to have a facebook page, and I'll just be one more tiny bit of plankton in the vast sea of eager sellers, but I'm willing to try and play the game this time. I shall endeavour to make the page fun, though--it's not just going to be me showing the stuff I have for sale.

Do me a favor and check it out:

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