May 30, 2011

I am so grateful to you. so So SO grateful!

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It has rained and poured here in Michigan for the last few weeks, and with it came a big ol' cloud of personal issues.

{eesh}

Is it too cliche' to write "when it rains, it pours"?

Either way, Milo and I rolled up our pant legs, donned our rain boots, and stomped through the puddles and mud to tackle a ton of errands.  And I {aside from one nervous breakdown...woopsie} kept my chin up and trudged through all the personal muck, and ended up finding a rainbow!

Yep!  There were two really great things that happened to me in the last week or so, although I'm not sure if "happened to me" is really the right way to put it. 

First, after submitting my story to Volusion's Supermompreneur contest, I am stunned to see how many votes I have received!  There are so many other great stories that have been submitted, and I'm honored that so many of you believe in me.  Thank you.  Really.  Thank You from the bottom of my heart.  I don't know how much weight your votes will hold in the contest, but they mean a ton to me.

Second, last week I was surprised to have been chosen as the recipient of Flint Handmade's weekly Compliment-A-Crafter day.  When I first learned that people were supposed to type a public compliment about me, I was a little embarrassed.  But soon after reading what people wrote about me, I was in tears! 

It's such an odd feeling to see what people notice about you that you don't even think twice about for yourself.  I am surrounded by a fantastic creative community who really went above and beyond with their kindness last week.  It was perfectly timed, and was exactly what I didn't know I needed to hear

Again, thank you so much. so So SO much.

I don't know how else to end this, except to {happily} say "when it rains, it pours"!
Talk soon,
'chelle

PS:  I have a ton in store for you this week, so stay tuned!