The Life of Bon: We are living in the best kind of zoo and other news

Thursday, September 24, 2015

We are living in the best kind of zoo and other news

Hello all!  Sorry for my brief sabbatical mid week but it has been a total zoo over here.  A good zoo.  But a zoo!

We are overwhelmed with gratitude, excitement, humility ALL OF THE ABOVE at your response to our jewelry line HEY JUNE.  It has been so sweet for me to watch orders come in over the past couple of days and to see your sweet comments "I've been a blog reader for years" "Love reading your blog" "Your blog made me leave my husband and take up a new lover"  That last one might have been from a spam spell caster.  But you get the gist.

On Tuesday June and I went to story time while I watched orders trickle in.  I couldn't believe it!  People liked what I liked!  And liked what I made!  The last two days since have been a crazy cycle of printing shipping labels,  responding to questions, feeding June, grading papers, wiring necklaces, preparing snacks for a scentsy party (because I decided it was a good idea to host a scentsy party in the middle of all this hooplah.  I HAVE ISSUES),  arguing with school counselors over students missing my class, packaging necklaces, giving bubble baths, and collapsing into bed at night.  It was a whirlwind of crazy and happy and busy and total gratitude.

I had a male friend/ acquaintance from high school share my shop on facebook and I was kind of blown away.  I haven't seen or talked to that person for 12+ years.  And there he was, supporting our silly little shop.  I guess some days I am kind of pissed off at all the people in the world.  Dumb drivers, inconsiderate people at the grocery store, people who make up meetings that I have to go to for no good reason.  And then I see this and I see how many people are supportive and how many people genuinely sincerely wish success for others and I am reminded that people are basically good. (We've been reading Lord of the Flies in AP Lit so I've been doing a lot of soul searching- is man inherently good or evil?  Which one is it?!?) 

Then I find out I have to go to another meeting and I question everything again.

But thank you.  Thank you for your support and your love and your comments and the general good juju that you have been sending my way.  I send it right back to you.  I am so honored to be a part of this blogging community and totally humbled and blown away that you show up here every once in a while to read my ramblings.  When and how did this blog get to be such a big and happy part of my life? 

I don't know. 

But I'm grateful.

TOMORROW:  What I wore + what we have been doing in AP Lit this week

- The dinner struggle is real.  I've made this for the past week straight week.  I never get sick of it, but Greg is about to stage a revolt.  I might be in need of more (easy + fast) suggestions.

- One of my favorite men, Richard G. Scott, died on Tuesday.  He was an apostle in the LDS church, He always gave the sweetest talks and was so sweet and tender toward his wife.  I mourn for me at his passing, but rejoice for him.  He is finally reunited with his wife after 20 years.

- I bought a bunch of these for Halloween treats.  I have since eaten them all.  #adultfail

- Loved this article on 15 things happy people don't do.  Do you do any of those things?

- Speaking of happy, are you reading The Happiness Project or Happier at Home for book club this month?  Book discussion is October 8.  I'm about 100 pages in and you better believe I already organized the crap out of my closet.  Gretchen Rubin will do that to you!

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