Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Update ...

So much has gone through my mind in the past month that it has been best to keep my mouth shut :-)  Memories of my mom telling me "If you don't have anything nice to say than don't say anything at all!" kept popping to mind.  You will remember that we had put the business up for sale with the decision to close if it didn't sell.  Lots of offers came in and people entered discussions.  My mind boggles at the thought of everything that happened in only a few weeks and we have been left in limbo ever since.  I even went on a job interview and we considered all sorts of options!

But the offer that we accepted was finalised only yesterday (Monday).  It was a long drawn out affair which required that we set a firm cut off point of Monday morning.  But the result is what The LOML wanted, but to which I am still slightly sitting on the fence about.  Only time will tell exactly how it will all go.  As of Monday we have a new business partner.  This was not an option which we had even thought of so it took us a bit by surprise too.  It solves many problems and will in time give me more time with my kids, which is my primary motive for our decision.  I am still very hurt by some of the local happenings but through all of this I have discovered that we do have tons of wonderful customers who popped in just to tell me to keep my chin up when things were still up in the air.  And they didn't even know what was going on as confidentiality agreements kept me from saying anything.

The stock in the shop was just about wiped out after we made the announcement and it wasn't even on sale!  So I have lots of ordering (or SHOPPING!!!) to do and that always makes me happy :-)  The next few weeks are going to be chaos but that now seems to be the norm around here LOL

I started Shimelle's latest class today and am really hoping to try and keep up so you may see a bit more of me :-)  I do seem to get more done when I have a firm direction as time is so short.  Well I had better get back to my "shopping" but I just wanted to quickly share.  I have spent so much time thinking and praying and although I am not sure about this decision, I felt that this was a time in which I needed to follow The LOML's lead.  Not something in which I always excel so maybe it will be an important lesson!  I can most definitely be extremely stubborn and opinionated!

Chipper :-)

5 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you at least now know what lies in the near future...it may not be what you expected, but hopefully it will all work out for you!
    Alison xx

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  2. Oh I am so sorry you have been through so much, but having the love of your life by your side is one of the best anchors to hold onto. I wish you all well in the new circumstances.

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  3. Hoping things get better for you from now on!

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  4. Wishing you all the best in your new norm.

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  5. I'm so glad that you have reached happy solution, I know it has been such a struggle for you in many ways. It's always in the rough times that we discover our strengths; and the many, many other people that silently support us and are there to cheer us on. I'm keeping you in my prayers...and keep being stubborn and opinionated.....the world needs plenty of feisty gals. :) (I know, I'm one of them!) Hugs!

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