Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In recovery and catching up mode

The Mother's Day holiday is finally over. All the planning, staffing and prepping my DH and I do for our 2 Edible Arrangement stores paid off. Both stores did well...and we both are exhausted. I worked primarily up in our Brentwood, CA store which is about 35 miles from our house. Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I commuted up there and back home so that I could be here to pick up the boys from well as help out in our other store in the evening. However, Saturday night - the night before Mother's Day - it becomes "crunch" time. It is the night that you want to make sure that all the arrangements and chocolate dipped fruit boxes are made so that you can get the deliveries out in the truck and the pick ups ready for the customers pick-up. So, on Saturday, after we finished everything at 12-midnight, I just stayed at a hotel near the store.

This was much better than last year! Last year, we didn't finish up until 1:30-2 in the morning and I just slept on the front lobby cabinet. This year I got to sleep in a bed and take a shower before coming in! Definitely an improvement!

Anyway...the last major holiday is over. We get a little bump in business for Father's Day and then we go into summer mode.

And by the way...Happy Belated Mother's Day to you!

Today is the last big test for my older son, Robert. For the last 3 weeks he has been in study mode. Between the SATs and 3-AP exams, the poor kid has been going-going-studying-studying. But after today, it is all done. He still has school, for our school here doesn't get out until June 14...and he still has finals. But all the big tests this year will be complete.  I know that he will be relieved when it is all over. 


Well, it is nice that Robert's tests will be over and Mother's Day is over...for hockey tryouts start is not one thing it is another :)

So on those you can imagine, I haven't been able to pick up a needle for awhile. I am hoping that with all the hockey coming up due to tryouts, I will be sitting in the rink and will need to put something in my idle hands.

Until next time, remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!


CalamityJr said...

Glad to hear things went well. Now go enjoy that fabric and floss!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

My goodness, the fact that you even have time to think of stitching is amazing Girl. Cheers to Mother's Day Success, and to Roberts hard work.
Now get your stitching and sit your butt down for at least an hour...
As always