(This is a post for a weekly writing challenge through WordPress. Polly Wolly Designs will on occasion be participating in them, and they will hopefully relate somehow to my business or crafting journey.)
Plop. Down I go into the computer chair. My email login comes up, and after glancing around to be sure one of my brothers isn’t spying, I type in my password. While it loads in, my brain twirls. What if I have a notification of a big order waiting for me?
Sigh. Sadly, I click through the inbox. Oh, look, another offer from Wilton for some goofy shaped pan. Delete.
Oh, look! Someone is actually writing on their blog – huh! the idea. That was really sweet – baby is so cute. When will I ever meet him? Delete.
The flavor of the day calendar for Culvers. Andes Avelanche is the flavor of the day… on the day, of course, when I never go there. Humph. Delete? Nope. It just might come in handy.
Last but not least – a little line from a friend. Make that three lines from a friend. “Hi.” “Hi. You aren’t online.” “You’re still not online”. Laugh. Delete.
Yeah, no business yet. But that’s OK – wool hat business is always slow in the summer. And, after all, business gets to be not fun. But what I do get in my inbox is fun. Even if I would never make a cake that shape, even if I won’t get to Culver’s on an Andes day, even if the consistency of other bloggy friends makes me realize how negligent I am at this, I get the kind of emails like the three I mentioned earlier. Whether it’s the friend, or the mom, or the auntie, I almost always smile when I check email. My inbox is in the business of life, and I love it!