OK, I'm telling on myself. I did two stupid things in the last few days that ate up time I intended to spend on more important things.
First, I wanted to set up some after-Christmas sales in my shops. I had not used it before, but I went to www.craftopolis.com to use their "edit express" function. I should have checked the etsy forums about the function before I used it. I would have found out that it sometimes gets hung up while processing your instructions. And I might have found out that once it stops churning, it may default to some instruction that you didn't want, specifically the instruction to "match exactly" what I intended to put "at the beginning" of my item descriptions. But, alas, I didn't check the forums. What happened? It blew away ALL of my descriptions from five pages of products!! Yep, all of them. My advice - before you hit "save" make sure it's doing what you want it to do.
I am now on my second day of rewriting all of my descriptions in my anotherbrightidea shop. I had been putting off revamping the entire shop; it really needed to be updated. So I guess this was a message from the universe to me:
Once burned, twice shy. I decided to try www.etsyonsale.com for my morebrightideas shop. That went much better. All of my Christmas items are 20% off right now at morebrightideas.
So here's the second stupid thing I did this week. I suffer from throat, nose, and eye dryness during the night in the winter. I have my furnace humidifier turned up as much as I dare without causing ice dams at my upstairs windows. (Did that last year and it was a disaster!) So I now use a small humidifier in my bedroom. It has a little plastic "funnel" at the top that directs the mist up toward the room. Like this:
However, after I filled it the other night, I forgot to put the little funnel on top. Here's what it did all night:
I'm glad this all happened at the end of 2010 and not at the beginning of 2011. I would hate to start the year that way and have that kind of klutzy luck for the entire new year.
I hope your year is winding down nicely and that you're gearing up for your New Year's celebration!