Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday...gotta dip the strawberries and arrange the fruit

Up and in action on this Sunday morning. It is close to 6am and the sun isn't even up yet (doesn't it start rearing it's glowing head earlier now that it is May?). Well, I am up...a little later than I wanted to be, but I just need to remind myself of the important things:
  • I did get up
  • I did get time on the stationary bike
  • I did get in a good sweaty workout
It use to be a lot easier to get out of bed consistantly at 4:30am in order to get in my workout before all the boys needed to get up and before the day really, truely begun. However, I find as I continue to age and continue to get busier and busier, the harder it is to keep my 4:30am appointment with the stationary bike. So I am practicing feeling good and grateful about anytime that I can get in a good spin before the sun comes up.

Well, enough about that...I am up early on Sunday because DH scheduled an early morning pick up for a 12 count chocolate covered strawberry box...for 8:30am and we don't open up until 10am on Sundays. Oh, is our own business so we can basically schedule just about anything. And in retail or anytype of customer service operation you want to please the customer to the best of your ability...right? So, I will go in and get that order completed and get a start on the other orders for the day. Since DH and the boys are going up to our "soon-to-be" new store today to start getting things cleaned up and in place, I will be the one doing the deliveries at our current store. So, it will be good to be in their earlier to create the arrangements that need to be delivered allowing me to load up the car when our employee comes in at 10am and start delivering.

On the stitching side of life...I found a Christmas Ornament patter to stitch for Angela of our Ornament Swap group. As Jayne  commented, "...good luck on the hunt for an ornament because there are so many out there" and I needed it as I skimmed through all my back issues of the Just CrossStitch Ornament previews and special editions that dated back 10 years+...and then I surfed through all the back issues of the Gift of CrossStitching e-magazines that I have saved on a special external hard drive. After narrowing the choices down to 5, I picked a very fun, whimsical one and started to stitch it on Friday evening while watching the San Jose Sharks play the Detroit Red Wings for the 1st game of the 2nd playoff round in the march to the Stanley Cup. I got pretty far too...and then worked on it some more yesterday morning before I went into work @ *The Store*. I am hoping to finish it and get. it out to Angela early, so I can continue stitching on the Family Sampler...also, May is going to start getting busy.

May...did I just type May? Wow, Happy May Day! Today is the 1st of May already. We are 5 months into this year...ugh? Why does time seem to go so fast?

As the calendar page turns to the month of May I will participate in:
  • May 8  -  Mother's Day next weekend - another busy holiday for us at *The Store*
  • May 14 - A trip to LA for a hockey weekend for Robert (older son)
  • May 22 - Trade show for my other job in LA the end of May
  • May 24 - A birthday celebration for Matthew (younger son) who is turning 12
  • May 26 - A visit from my parents around Memorial Day
Lots of good stuff...just busy/crazy again :) Well, my friends time to finish up here, take a deep breath and then get ready to dip the strawberries. Until next time, remember:

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!

1 comment:

valerie said...

Wow, sounds like you have a busy May! Hope things go well with the store today and that you have a nice Sunday.