Monday, January 17, 2011
I am not sure how, but I have already run out of room in my glass cases and as luck would have it we found 2 6 foot ones on craigs list for $150. Tonight we painted, tomorrow we will set up the displays and hopefully the whole thing will inspire sales! Friday and Saturday were good days so it certainly helped make up for a slow couple of days! Have a great week all!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Yayyy! It is good to be back on track with my eating and my exercise! I have already zumba's and zumba toning 4 hours this week and plan to get in another hour this evening! I feels awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Now only if business hadn't almost come to a dead stop! I know it will pick back up though and I have some potential big orders coming too.
Friday, December 31, 2010
With the holidays behind I find myself being accountable to the scales and back into swift action! A 10 lb gain! Yup, time to get back in the saddle. Last night zumba, tonight some more, MAYBE, they are having a New Years Eve party, I am not dressed for zumba, but may go home and change and see. I plan to stop in, but Steve had an idea to open the store tonight during the downtown festivities (music, ball dropping at midnight, etc) since we are only 1/2 a block away and our store front will be wholely visible. With as slow as it is right now that is not a terrible idea! I have plenty of leftover cookies from last week as well! I had originally planned on being closed tomorrow, but think I will open. Can't sell anything with the door closed and the lights off.
I had to tell my employee I didn't need her the rest of the week, I just can't see paying her when we are just not busy. She waited until I left and told Steve she told her daughter she would have to move to Texas with her if she didn't get anymore pay. I think she is just manipulating. She works under the table, cleans houses as well, recieves government assistance, housing and foodstamps, etc. She had the oppertunity to work more last week and quite honestly she forgot and shot herself in the foot. I have been giving her a little extra, only a couple of dollars, every week, gave her $50 in gift cards. She smokes cigarettes and pot, I just can't feel guilty for not giving her the hours when I know where the money goes! I kept her because we knew so little coming in and I needed someone who knew about this stuff. Now I feel like we are confident enough to go it on our own. The only reason I keep her now is so that I can go to zumba. Maybe I will switch up her hours if I keep her. 3 afternoons during the week, instead of tues, thurs sat. Ok now I am just thinking with my fingers, lol!
Hope everyone is having a great day!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Well we survived the Christmas rush at the store and did really well! I am still extremely exhausted, but I am back on track with my eating. I did so enjoy the splurging and so did my waistline! It will make reaching goal by my 2 year lifechangerversary difficult, but I will still try!
Today I am going to zumba, it has been almost 2 weeks! I am going to be crazy sore, but I have to go, they are having a new years eve party tomorrow and I need to get the floors cleaned, so I will do that, then stay for 1-2 classes and then hopefully get to go to the party tomorrow!
They say January is the slowest month of the year in retail! I can already see it and it is not even here yet! Please pray that we survive and that the stress doesn't get the best of me, I have been struggling with anxiety so much with this store, but I am also having the time of my life!
Sorry for my absense of late! Miss you guys! Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wow, today was a good day and I can honesltly say that it would have been only 1/2 as good if Steve had not made some purchases that he has made! WOW! He knows what sells, but he also doesn't, but the good seems to outweight the bad!
I could sleep standing up though! I can't believe how much work it takes! First up in the morning to clean and send kids off. Then to go open the store, clean, care for customers, special orders, research new products and specials orders, inventory. Close out store, come home, cook and eat or go eat (I know!), bk home and sit at computer, log daily sales and purchases (including surplus), purchases new and replacement items. All while assisiting hubby with webpage, fliers, business cards, ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc. The worst is the bank check because I refuse to know the numbers, I am leaving that stressor up to him! He loves to make mr cringe, so as far as I know we are still afloat, but I just spent another $400 and paid the utillities! Oh heavens!
There are 3 days I love! Sunday's 1 hour of zumba,tuesdays 2 hours and thursdays 2 hours!
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