Being the shortest Tallman

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This was from early November:

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  And quite a while since I’ve posted a legit post.  I have been busy, being the shortest Tallman, and I haven’t had as much time to be 🙂  Tomorrow’s a big day, we’re opening up another store!  So, the past couple months have been full of preparation for this huge day.  No, I don’t work there, but I am surely greatly involved- for I am the Eleanor Roosevelt to FDR; aka, my Mr. Tallman.

Anyone who is involved in a family business knows that it’s…. consuming.  There’s a saying I saw recently:  Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we do care about is called passion (or at least it’s something like that).  Saw it on Facebook.  DH is very passionate about the company, and I am very passionate about being his support system.  However, it sometimes does get old doing 2 full time jobs- my 9-to-5 (luckily is 7:40-2:50) and being Mom.  Doing both really really really REALLY stinks.  However, another saying that applies to running a small business:   the harder I work, the luckier I get.  Obviously, when you run the show (or are a part of running the show), your success is greatly dependent on your own work ethic.  This of course leads to long hours and gears always turning towards work.  The trick is finding balance, and that is not an easy task.  But, necessary, when you have a family.  During a very busy time, such as right now, sacrifices are made, but hopefully in the end it is all worth it.

This is a very diplomatic way of saying that I’m really annoyed that my husband is never home anymore.

However, the end is in sight- Herkimer store opens tomorrow!  I am thoroughly excited, truly, truly, truly.  I am 100% #teamtallman.  I love being a part of this amazing project that is Tallman’s Tire.  I am proud to be a part of it all, in the capacity in which I am- one of the Eleanor Roosevelt’s, keeping the homestead together while DH works on this super exciting project.  (Actually, when I think about history, I’m really nothing at all like Eleanor Roosevelt… whatever, just go with it, you know where I’m going with it.)  I am particularly excited about Herkimer, a location that has been years in the making, and holds a special place in our family’s history.

To commemorate this glorious occasion (glorious for both the Tallman’s Tire family and this particular Tallman family who misses their daddy), we made cupcakes.  So, if you’re in the valley, stop by and have one tomorrow 🙂 This was equally fun, delicious, and therapeutic for the shortest Tallman.

Soon we should be seeing daddy, instead of me showing pictures of him to our children and saying, “remember this man?  He’s your father.”  😀


And now today:

hahahahahahahaha well……  the Herkimer store didn’t open for another week (I wrote that post, planned on publishing it the next day, then a couple hours later I find out that we were going to wait one more week), and the cupcakes ended up being frozen and brought to the store the next Monday.  Took some wind out of my sails, I’ll be honest.  That latest batch of DH working long hours took a lot out of me, I feel like it’s taking me a long time to recover.  Then December happened….. But now, I have one more week before I go back to work, and I can just sort of focus, mostly, on the one hat, Mom.  Regroup, and be ready to tackle 2016!

I go back and forth a lot, is it easier to be a working mom or a SAHM?  I’ve concluded that there’s no real answer for that, it’s just whatever you prefer, what your strengths and weaknesses are.  Also, like everything in life, neither choice is all good or all bad.  Good days and bad days.  Things you might miss about the opposite if you go to the other side. Things you are thankful for when you’re not forced or able to go on the other side.  Everybody has their own perspective and opinion.

Anyway, as I said, I’m taking a moment to regroup and looking for inspirations for my blog.  I am ready to be back!

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