Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1...welcome November

Wow, it is hard to believe that November 1st has arrived. That means:
  1. there are only 2 months left of this year - yikes!
  2. that means that the holiday season is upon us; although I think that Michaels and Target have had Christmas stuff out well before the Halloween was put out.
  3. that means my 2 year blog-o-versity is coming up (that is what the little number on the left handside of my blog represents) at the end of the month
  4. that means my 43rd birthday the beginning of the month (Nov. 3rd to be exact). It also means that my father's birthday is also coming up - for I was born on his 25th birthday.
  5. it means that I need to finish planning for Robert's team's trip to Medicine Hat, Canada for the upcoming tournament and my own planning for Matthew's & my travel to Phoenix, AZ for his tournament
  6. it means that I definitely need to package up Angela's ornament and get it in the mail
  7. it means that we are now "officially" owners of *The Business* (which is an Edible Arrangements franchise, but will be referred to as *The Business*)
DH left last night for SoCal (Southern California) for a week of in-store training. Before he took off, we did go into the store over the weekend to meet the some of the employees as well as do a walk-through with the previous owner, signing off on the inventory he and his employees took. While DH is at training, the previous owner will be working in the store to make sure that business continues; however I will be stopping by periodically so that I can learn some of what he does during the day in his/our store - learning what a "daily routine is". Today, since the boys don't have school because of a teacher's work day and I took the day off, I am going over there early this morning to work with the previous owner to get accounts and systems transferred over to us. Hopefully that process doesn't take too long, for I do have to get Robert over to an Ortho appointment mid-morning.

Last night, Halloween night, the boys and I fired up the grill and cooked some burgers & sausages (they enjoyed those while I had a salad)...and then we basically hung out at the house - vegging out. The boys opened the door and passed out candy to the few trick-or-treaters that we get (some local real estate ladies host a costume parade and party at a park up the hill from us, so when it comes time to trick-or-treat many of the kids/parents stay on the hill and go around to those houses - thus, we don't see too many people at the bottom of the hill). We turned on Forrest Gump to watch - while I stitched on the Family Sampler and the boys played a computer game. Nice and quiet evening.

Well, that is about all for now. I am hoping to have the roof of the Family Sampler complete so that I can post a photo of it tomorrow.

Take care and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!


Angela P said...

Congrats on "the business" :) I hope that it will be very profitable for you both! Sounds like you have a lot going on in November. I took my kids out Trick or treating last night but it was cold, cold, cold here! I look forward to the Ornament arriving :) I watched Halloween later in the evening!

Natasha said...

Arrggghhh only two more months left in the year, don't remind me LOL I can't believe how fast this year is going by.

We live in an aparment so no kids came into the building, I really wanted to see the kids in their costumes so I toook the dogs on a late night walk around the neighborhood, I got to see our neighbors house all decked out, he stages it to look like a cemetery, it it abit creepy but neat at the same time :)

Congrats on "the buisness" Have a wonderful day!

valerie said...

Whoa, barely the 1st of November and already so busy. How does that happen? Hope all goes well on your first day at the new venture.

Julie said...

Congrats on the new business! I hope it will be very successful! I can't believe it's November already, didn't we just have Christmas?? LOL! Hope you got out of there early today and can get some quality stitching time in today.