Friday, March 9, 2012

Oh, dear.

I don't know about you, but when I have a yard sale I want to go to, I want to be one of the first suckers there.  I'm off school today, so I figured I'd try to find some indoor sales and take the baby along.  There's an estate sale not too far from our house that starts at 9 (right now!) and I'm here writing this blog!

It's the baby's fault.

We're trying to break Addy of her night time bottles, and of bottles in general.  I have people telling me 80 different things: "oh we broke ours of that before they were one", "oh, just do whatever you want, she's your baby", "oh, she must be spoiled!".  And blah blah blah.  I hate it.  It's been going ok, but last night from 2:00-3:30 she was very upset about the situation.  I finally caved and gave her a bottle, of which she only ate about 3 ounces.  She woke back up at 6, we played a bit, and then she crashed an hour ago.  I was kind of itching to make it to my first estate sale of the season on time, but I'll take a happy well-rested baby over somone's old crap any day.  So I guess I'll just wait it out.

This week has been painfully slow, eBay wise.  Sunday was excellent, so I thought my "end everything and then list it again and pray that it sells" tactic was working, but this week was awful.  I am a big nerd and keep a line graph of my daily sales week by week, and Thursday is always good for me, even during January and February when it was so slow.  Did I have any sales yesterday?  Heck no.  In fact, my stupid Omniture thingy said I only had about 40 people even look at my stuff (I would post a picture of that, but it's down right always). 

If we don't make it to the estate sale, there's a couple consignment sales going on in town and I'll also be heading to the GW, so hopefully I can find some stuff.  I figure since I'm obviously not going to be busy shipping anything, I should make a goal for this month, listing-wise.  I am at 153 right now, thanks to some kid's clothes donations from my sister-in-law, so I think it wouldn't be asking too much to get to about 175 by the end of the month.  I would say 200, but where the hell would I put all that stuff, know what I'm sayin?

I'll post pics if I find anything that I don't instantly regret buying.

1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel about weaning your baby. My son turned two in December and he still nurses (totally my fault) He just started sleeping through the night (I had to break him of the habit of getting up twice a night to nurse. He still gets up but I put him back in bed) I hope to wean him soon. I mean he does drink from a cup but when he is tired or needs comfort he likes to nurse