30 OCT 2014 :: Week 12 is done! I am so glad! :-)

Today is already a challenge for my body so I thought I better get this done now.

I have been revising some of my GOAL forms and will be working on my ETSY policies for awhile.

I have been creating a focus for my blog post through the holiday season. This is easy for me because I love the giving season and want to share my favorite places to give.

Operation Christmas Child usually collects its shoeboxes for kids right before Thanksgiving. I hope to share about them the second week of November. Samaritan's Purse also has a catalog you can choose gifts like chickens and goats that help families feed and support themselves in places where poverty is so very extreme. 

I also love Toys for Tots, but I have to check on them to get current information. I think they like collecting money starting in September to make purchases, but I will try to find out the links for you to check on them.

I tend to search out Giving Trees when I can afford to give to someone else. They can be found in many places now. Churches often have their own giving trees for people in their congregation or programs. The Salvation Army usually has a Giving Tree. I don't know if Missions have them. Malls and larger stores will generally have a tree you can choose from.

My focus is always on the Christian options...but I will try to include other organizations I also want to be involved in, like the cleft lip groups, and the solar computer groups, and business start-up groups.  There is always someone to give to...we have to find the ones that matter to us.

My ETSY pages are coming along. This weekend I hope to get some new things done so I can rebuild my listings and reach a goal of 50. I am working on a schedule that will help me do what I need to get done. 

Well, that is all for this post, this week, and whatever else is this now.  :-)   The election is next week. I may find something to say about government, freedom, and voting...they are such BIG subjects and everyone has their own view of how the world should be.  I suppose I can add my two cents to the collection.  :-)

Enjoy your weekend, and please continue to pray for me. I am in great need and depend on GOD to provide everything for me. Thanks.

29 OCT 2014 :: Thanks for the patience

Thank you for being patient with me in my health issues and learning process. I am still trying to catch up and find my best balance.

The holiday sales information is beginning to appear everywhere. I discovered a trading option with Etsy today (etsytrades.com) and I hope to try it out as I get my shop site built up. I am collecting scheduling information for next year, and looking for inventory suggestions to prepare for next year. When to order supplies for the season, when to have your inventory ready, how to prepare for shipping, and lots of those kinds of issues. I already have a 2015 calendar page for my planning and notes. I need to get my products figured out and created, then photos, then listings. My goal planning process is helping me to figure out where to put my energy. My greatest issue has always been carving out a workspace. Storage has always been an issue, too, and continues to be a problem.

I always hope that it will be better than it is, but we always have to keep going.

Today I spent more time than I planned to at my ETSY shop and exploring different blogs and information sites. It is a time-consuming effort to build an online sales site. I should be ready for January, but I need to pace my body.

I watched an eBay video on their new international shipping option for US sellers. I am trying to find the best items to sell at my eBay pages, and how to link them to other places. Auctions are great if you have something that everyone wants. You have to get your costs and make some profit for the time and money invested when you sell other things.  I don't have the financial flexibility to experiment on eBay yet...but I have plans to.

International shipping is on my learning list these days. I want to start by selling one thing that is easy to ship everywhere, and then learn the details as I go. I hope that will work.

Keeping up with social media is a big challenge still, but it is all beginning to make sense and I am learning how to deal with the linking process.

I don't have more time to write today, so I will end the post here. I hope you days are going well. Tomorrow is Thursday...YEAH!   Until I figure out a focus for this blog, I am laboring  through the weeks.  :-)   Isn't that how we all have to learn new things?! 

Please PRAY that GOD will provide for me. My needs are great.  Thanks.

28 OCT 2014 :: Back again

Sorry about yesterday. I really wasn't able to sit up and write anything. Today is still rough. Such are the hazards of my age and health.

I have noticed a lot of activity toward Christmas on Christian radio, on TV, and online. Christmas is a huge selling season for many businesses...I want to become one of them!  :-)  Next year.

We don't know where the economy is going to go. I hope GOD will provide for Working Together so WT can help provide for others. Membership is the best way to start that process. I have my old PayPal links up, but need to change them. I hope to get them updated soon.

I am having problems with my mailing address because of money issues, and the website is in danger. I continue to pray that GOD is more powerful than those who oppose me. I would love to see a big show of His Power to oppose those who are stronger than I, but it all depends on what GOD is doing. I have to keep reminding myself that GOD is able, so if He doesn't do something, there must be a reason, something I can't see.  Faith is a lot harder than some people like to say about it.  :-(  I still hope for the best. I just hate to see all the pain that goes uncared for.

I will be trying to catch up with the loss of the last 4-plus days, but can only do so much. PRAY for me, if you can.

27 OCT 2014 :: ILL - will be back tomorrow, GOD willing

Sorry for the blank post... will try to do better tomorrow. It is hard to think, write, etc.
Hope your day was better!