what does "is she did say so herself"mean?
She wanted progress, as she took off the glasses she wore for close-up work and reading. She admitted she’d hoped to play a part in identify-ing the intruder and potential murderer, in helping Eli resolve his problems, with the little rush of solving a mystery. She wanted to make it all neat and tidy when she knew, absolutely, life was anything but.
Now she couldn’t shake off the nagging sense of annoyance, and the underlying sense of unease.
At least her new jewelry stock turned out well, if she did say so herself. But her hope that the creative energy would unblock the block fell short.2. what does "unblock the block"mean?
3.what does "fell short"mean?