We left the doctor’s office wondering what would come from more referrals. I’ve seen more doctors over the past 15 years than I can remember. The questions have been asked and answered so many times, I wish I had a “play” button so I wouldn’t have to think it all through again.
Driving home I noticed a billboard for our city advertising the many shops and historic square. I told Phat I’d like to drive through to see what’s changed. When I was young we were the furthest suburb north of Dallas, but today it feels the city is creeping further and further into our existence. It’s possible to drive 50 miles north of downtown Dallas and rarely find open pastures anymore. The city is building a train depot right into the heart of my town. It will be a wonderful convenience for commuters, but it sure don’t look like home no more.
After observing all the changes, we pulled into a parking space hoping to check out the antique shop and the quilt store. But I noticed Ed’s Clip Joint had a new name: The Silver Star. Ed’s had been there for most of my life, but I’d heard he’d passed away a few years ago. Being the closest and newest store, I told Phat I didn’t want to walk too much, let’s just check it out.
Lately I’ve been doodling a LOT on blank cards. It keeps me busy and supplies cards to send out when I’ve completed a picture. I sent some for Christmas this year and people seemed to like them. So when I walked into The Silver Star and looked around at all the cute country decor and hodge-podge of merchandise, I asked the proprietor if she ever worked with people on consignment. Well one thing led to another and she asked me to come to a private party of home-based businesses she will be hosting next week. I could show my cards and then network with other ladies building their businesses at home.
Honestly, I hadn’t really thought of a “business,” just figured if I could make 50 cents off a card, it’s a whole lot more than I’m making now. Well, in all my brain fog and wondering if this was a door being opened, I committed to being there next week. Do you have any idea how many cards I need to doodle between now and then?
Me either. All I do know is I’m gonna be busy. It’s a good busy. It’s a fun busy. And who knows? Maybe I’ll make some money.
Talk about God’s mad networking skills. You should have seen the lady’s face light up when I gave her my email address — it starts with the same name as my blog. She started talking about God, I started talking about God…well, like I said, one thing led to another…
Pretty cool, huh?
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”