t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.
I am officially well-rested, farmer-tanned, and wind-blown from a fabulous week in Lake Tahoe. We had a great time with Brent's family. I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to pry my children out of the roof-top hot-tub where they spent almost every waking minute.
They also colored, and of course used their cap trappers. Their cousins loved them, and everyone left with their own. I felt like a bit of a dead-beat though. I did pretty much nothing. It is good to be productive again.
I don't know if I have mentioned the painfully long timeline I am facing with my retailers and distributors. I have quite a few companies interested, especially in the school supply arena (our first main target). That is all great, the painful part is right now they are looking at things for their 2009 catalogs. Basically not this fall but the following year. I know they have teachers demoing cap trappers and the feed back has been fantastic. It will all come about eventually. I am confident.
****** wrote, and it appears the segment has been put on hold indeterminately. Doesn't sound good. If you've seen the show recently you will notice the facelift. In fact, the whole channel had a facelift. I hope they revisit the idea and decide to move forward with it. But for now, I and 4 other small businesses are waiting. At least I am not waiting without acting!