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

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

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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