Friday, October 08, 2010
Dreams really DO come true!
Stop the presses!
Mom's got some really exciting news that she wants to share with you,
her blogger friends who have stood by her through some pretty dicey ups and downs, over the years...
As you probably know, Mom has been out of work since November of last year.
Things have been a little rough, but Dream kept assuring Mom that everything would work out okay.
The problem is: Mom really LIKED being home all the time.
She got a lot done and kept herself very busy.
She really hated the idea of going back to work, forty hours every week.
We hated that idea too!
Mom says that somebody "up there" must really love her because today she found out that she has been accepted into the State of Minnesota's Small Business Development Program., formally called "Project GATE II"
(whatever THAT means!)
All I know is it means that Mom is REALLY happy.
She said that those Project Gate people are going to help her set up and run her own, home-based business. I think that means that she gets to stay home and spin and felt and knit and teach classes on those things. She also said she's going to be selling the two different kinds of spinning wheels that she owns and will be teaching lessons on. Something about "once they learn how to spin, they'll need a wheel!". And of course, then they'll need our WOOL!
It sounds like a pretty good idea to ME.
I guess Mom really likes making her homemade, goat milk soap
So she'll be selling that and even teaching other people how to make their own!
Mom sure is going to be busy!
She even said she wants to help other moms start up their own home based business too...
"I knew it all along."
"I'm real glad that Mom is happy and will get to stay at home but I sure hope that she has time to keep these stupid chickens out of my pasture!!!"
I'll do my best, Dreamer! My orientation into the program is on October 27. I'll go to school to learn about all sorts of "business things" , like creating a business plan, accounting and bookkeeping, taxes, insurance, marketing and all sorts of other things! The program will work with me for the first year of my business to make sure that I'm solidly on my feet and up and running before I'm on my own.
I feel like the luckiest woman in the WORLD!
Boy! That Dreamer sure is SMART!
I'm gonna be smart like her when I grow up!
Yes you will, Sizzle.
I know you will!