While driving home from Costco this afternoon I was playing back the conversation in my mind – the one Football Superstar and I had over coffee this morning. I’m laughing while driving on Rt. 7, heading south in full blown NoVA traffic. No one notices my laughter because it’s like the Indy 500 to reach the next traffic light. Every once in awhile I have an thought of what I didn’t purchase at Costco. I’m fasting for Lent – it takes everything I have to walk past the Lindt chocolate sample booth. Pirate Booty cheese puffs. Okay, so Pirate Booty went in my oversized box to come home for our lake trip. Give a girl a break.
Football Superstar: “do you have any interest in returning to the classroom?”
Me: “I haven’t given it much thought – but I do miss the special ed. program, if I return to work outside of the home – I’ll look more at social services again.” “why?”
Football Superstar: “I think you should take a course in designing, or staging…you could -as you say “channel your inner Jolene Gaines” and enjoy doing what you love.”
Me: “it’s Joanna Gaines….and what you’re saying is…. you wouldn’t need to pay a Stager for your listings?! ( laughing because he called my favorite decorator Jolene)
Football Superstar: “think about it….you could create your own schedule….other realtors would use your services…..you miss having your vintage business…..and I think it would be fun for you….and yes, (he snickers) I would have a “free” Stager.”
Me: “I’ll give it some thought…..do you really think I should do it?…….geez, what if I only work for you for the rest of my Staging life!…..(I crack myself up) ……you realize you are asking me to make a decision…..and I’m skipping a meal which I can’t make any decisions during lunch time…..I have no chocolate in the house…..making decisions without chocolate for me is like asking Murphy to make a decision on which tennis ball she likes best.”
Football Superstar: “just think about it…..you would be great at staging.”
I’ll sit on this staging egg. See how it hatches. But my husband who knows me so well is right about one thing – and that’s how much I miss having my shop. If a particular someone is reading this (Gracie) you know that Joanna/Jolene Gaines stole my ideas! I’m serious! I watch Fixer Upper and I’m talking to Jojo and Chip – announcing to them that I did the exact funky-junky whitewashed table eight years ago! The owner of a tea room purchased it for her kitchen! Hey!….those candle sconces are table legs! We had those!!! You get the picture. On a serious note – I adore the Gaines and their show is fun to watch. She stole my cupcake idea as well. [giggle]
Though I continue to keep Simple Dimple‘s Facebook page and sale page up to date (as much as I can) owning a full-time business in this area is very competitive and expensive. My shop was located on my property when we lived in Pennsylvania. It was the perfect location and super convenient for me, especially after Apple Cheeks was born. For now, I’ll settle for being a vendor during seasonal events in historic areas of Virginia, DC’s summer market days and the occasional charity event.
Who knows what the egg will hatch out. Or when it will hatch. I’ll let you all know!
But before I turn into this > I’m going to go eat a handful of pistachios.
14 more days until this >