Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Update at the Divas Shop

Warning long post ahead.

So much going on at this time of the year that it is hard to keep up and I know I have been a bad blogger.

Arrived at the Shop this week are some new Christmas products from Doodlebug, Making Memories, 3 Bugs in a Rug, Basic Grey just to name a few. So come and check it out here in the Christmas Shop.
I also received the new Chatterbox doodling Genies. How popular were those. I loaded them (30 of them) to the website at lunchtime and a couple of hours later they were all sold out. I am hoping to get another lot before Christmas.

We now have the messageboard running much better now with a whole new group of categories so come and join in our little friendly community.

We are experiencing some problems behind the scenes with the website and the gallery is not operating as it should and at the moment you are unable to upload any pictures.

The problems have led to a decision to change to a new shopping cart that will hopeful make the website operate more smoothly. It is very frustrating and has been very upsetting for me and trying to work out what to do. I have been trying to get this right ever since I took the site over nearly 12 months ago and it just seems to be ongoing all the time and I am not able to concentrate on running the business and get it going. All my time has been spent stressing out about what is going to happen next and what is going to fall over. My programmer Greg has just been fantastic. I don't know how long this will take but there will be no disruption to shopping on the site except for a couple of days when the site will be down while we switch everything over. If it wasn't for Greg I don't know what I would have done. It is so hard to get good help sometimes.

On the home front Taylah's behaviour has been not very good lately and mummy has not been very nice in trying to control it either. She has not been sleeping properly so therefore is cranking and tired and so is mummy. some nights I have been getting up 3 & 4 times with different ailments. This is sore, that is sore, I have pains in the stomach, I am itchy,I have sore ankles. I don't know whether it is attention seeking or what it is, but I am just so over it and tired. I have had her to the doctors and they can't find anything. I must admit she has not been well this year, so her immune system would be really low. Not only will she not stay in bed she doesn't want to go to bed when she is told and then is going to sleep late and the vicious cycle keeps going. As a matter of fact she doesn't want to do anything she is told at the moment. she even gets up in the morning and there is always something wrong with her. But she got an award today at school for using good listening skills. obviously she leaves them at school for when she comes home. she just told me "you are so stupid because you never let us doing anything" because I will not let her and her sister go out the front to play when they have a perfectly good backyard. They always won't to go out the front and play, but I have tried to explain about the traffic and cars and supervision and stranger danger. She won't go to time out just yells and rants and raves. Even though last night we had a talk and I said that if she went to time out for 5 mins it would be all over and done with. And she said yes she would do that. But of course when it came this afternoon to go to time out for misbehaving, she ranted and raved. I don't know what to do with her anymore and she lacks in self esteem and self confidence and never seems happy and I am getting concerned. Going to talk to her teacher on Thursday about next year and I don't want her in the same class as the two girls that she is currently friends with. They have this "cool girls team" going and she gets told who she can play with and if she doesn't play with them she is not in the team. Other things have been said as well that concern me and I think this is also affecting Taylah as she is a follower and will be lead by whoever to do whatever. she is so sensitive and easily gets upset and stressed. She is scared of meeting new people as well. I call her "snag" sensitive new age girl. So I need to really work on my parenting skills and my attitude and be more positive with her.
Anyway tomorrow my DH's 19year old daughter and 11month old granddaughter are arriving for a couple of days. My DH does not see much of his daughter as she lives in Batemans Bay and I have not seen the new grandaughter. I hear you laughing and stop calling me granny. I am too young to be a grandmother. So this will be a learning experience for all of us.
Maddison's graduation from daycare is tomorrow night and I am sure there are going to be lots of tears shed as our babies are off to school next year. in fact 8 weeks tomorrow and they will be heading off to the big wide world. My girlfriend Julie's family and my family have bought a bench seat to go in one of the playgrounds at daycare and we are going to have a plaque with our girls names put on it so that they will remember us.
yesterday I did my first deliveries with Dh and got absolutely saturated but I enjoyed it.
tomorrow I am off to groups and have lots of reading to do about the new shopping cart and get the house tidy for our visitors.
Friday I am hoping to go to Scrappy Chic at Rathmines for the lovely Cindy's last crop night before they sell the shop. Looking forward to that.
Saturday my girlfriend, hubby and kids are coming up for a visit from sydney. so that will be nice.
Sunday is my birthday, warners bay markets (maybe) and in the afternoon the daycare xmas party where the kids will get to see santa and dance the afternoon away.
busy busy.
have a good week and if you are still reading this I am sorry about the long and full on post.


Carol Dillon said...

Wow Michelle, you have lots happening! Love the new stuff in the shop and let me know if you are at the markets because I will NEED to visit LOL. Hoping the website sorts itself out - I know you have worked so hard on it.

Carol :0)

Scrap artist, thats what I am...... said...

Hey Michelle Happy birthday for tomorrow, Hope you have a great day.
It sounds like Taylah is pushing the boundries? I'm convinced its those girls at school.
Growing pains too, I'm sure thats the ankle and the little aches she is getting, dont worry, your little is growing up and I think seeing the teacher is a great idea, good luck with that!
I have some special projects on the go at them moment so I must push off and do some scrapping.
Take care!