Multiples of three

by Veronica on November 15, 2015

in Life

We’re heading into the craziest part of the year. Markets every weekend, soap orders here there and everywhere, wholesale accounts popping up (insert quiet cheering).

Annnnd my doctor rang me the other day. Apparently my thyroid levels are fine, but my iron is “quite low” and “please start an iron supplement immediately”.

Huh. That might explain some things here, you know. Like, everything.

It’s 8pm and it’s still light outside. Summer is coming and it’s lovely – long gorgeous days, lots of light – it also makes bedtime challenging, with children who don’t want to fall asleep when it’s daylight outside (despite hanging all the extra sheets up over their curtains).

Add that to exhaustion and insomnia in equal measure, and well. It was a recipe for getting sick, really. Which I did, quite spectacularly last week, with antibiotics required.

I cancelled my Friday night market, and while I know it was the right thing to do – I’ve pretty much spent all weekend recovering and collapsing in various measures – I still feel guilty. Even though I was sick, and Nathan was sick, and Mum (my driver and co-marketer) was sick – I still feel guilty, because I said I’d be there and at the last minute, I couldn’t be. I’d really hoped my antibiotics would work fast enough, but that’s the way it goes.

Exhaustion. Illness. Anaemia.

On the upside, I’ve stopped coughing my lungs up, I can buy iron supplements tomorrow, and I’m hoping this week will be full of Netflix and packaging, rather than running around in circles.

I also turned 27 last week, which was nice. Happy Birthday to me, I’m a multiple of three… etc.

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river November 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Happy Birthday!!
Sorry to hear you’ve been ill though. You should probably keep up the iron supplements for several months, with all the running around you do now.
Evelyn is looking so grown up.

Veronica November 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Thank you! And yes, I’ll probably keep iron up forever now – just because being anaemic is no fun at all.

She’s very grown up now. She asks for things and finishes with “Can you do that for me Mummy? Can you do that please?” It’s rather cute.

Trish November 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Happy Birthday Veronica.
I hope your markets continue to be successful and you feel better and get on top of the anaemia.
Your soaps look so stunning.

Veronica November 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Thanks Trish. We’re slowly working out which markets are right for us, which can be a bit of a process!

Fiona November 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm

good decision to rest up! And you guys get the twilight so more evening light yes?

Veronica November 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Yes, thank god. More light is always a good thing.

Other Fiona November 19, 2015 at 7:27 pm

You’ve got a lot on your plate, Veronica. Hope you feel better soon and hope the markets keep going gangbusters. We use your soap every day and just love it. You must have a lot of satisfaction in knowing you’ve produced such a beautiful and high-quality product.

P.S. I love your soap header pics! The busier work gets the more I love beautiful things like soapiness!

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