Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well, I guess I will tell a trucking story today. I am breastfeeding my baby so when I go to work, I have to use a breast pump. Now when you are a trucker, the only place you can really pump in is your truck. So I stopped at the rest stop about my third day back so I could pump. My uniform is button down, so of course I had to unbutton my shirt, etc. I'm happily pumping away, when I notice a UPS tractor-trailer kinda swerving around a bit. I look up and the driver is turned completely around staring at me. I don't think he had any idea what he was looking at. Its a good thing that I don't pump while driving down the highway. That would be a road hazzard! (at least to the other truckers) I saw that UPS driver again at the rest stop a few weeks later. He was craning his neck again, but I wasn't pumping yet. And anyway I've got a "dirty old trucker baffler" I bought myself a cape.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I should put a little something down about my featured product. They are silk on the outside and cotton flannel on the inside. I had so much fun making them. They are based on a pattern sold at ithinksewdotcom.etsy.com. They are trimmed with delicate vintage lace, and ribbon rosettes. If you like them, you can thank my beautiful baby daughter for inspiring me to make things like these.
Well, I now have a blog. The reason I set it up is that I have heard it can be good for business. Please feel free to look at my shop thefiddlintrucker.etsy.com And here is a little about me. I am a new mother and a truck driver. Reconciling these two worlds can be very interesting, and a little nerve wracking. I guess if I have nothing better to write about, I can always tell stories of being a "mother-trucker" Thats all for now.