Today is Friday. It's not even 7am. And I'm already feeling fried.
This time of year is so hectic. I have no idea why I thought that adding a kitchen renovation project to the cake batter would make a better cake. The cabinets arrived yesterday, not without it's own set of glitches.
But we hadn't quite gotten paint on the walls yet. So the piles of cabinets around the house is enormous. Plus the sink and vent hood arrived yesterday too - sitting in a corner of my bedroom as a bonus. And the flooring is piled up over there. It's like I'm a hoarder in here. Just the tiniest of pathways to get from my bedroom to the little electric kettle and toaster in the far corner of the dining room. Did I mention I have claustrophobia?
Enough whining. It's all working out, and now things will start to go pretty quickly. I think. Except the counter top, which will take maybe a month from now. Which means I will have lost my sink and tiny little work surface on Monday - until way past Thanksgiving and half of December. Not thinking about that.
What I AM thinking about is how I'm going to get everything done today in order to set up the Bellevue Club this evening. I don't even have half of my inventory labelled and packed. Plus these two big wholesale orders need to go out today, since they are already a day or two late. And I need to restock the Red Ribbons and Reindeer show this morning, with a few supply pick-ups on the way to or fro and be back before 10am when the painter gets here.
The Winter Holiday newsletter, which I posted here yesterday, also got sent by email yesterday. But the snail mail version was still waiting for those darn gingerbread holiday postage stamps to arrive, which should have been here Tues or Wed but arrived yesterday too - in all that hullaballoo. So they are headed to the Post Office this morning too and will be on their way. Of course that means a trickle of mail orders hit my email box too yesterday. And I am intending to squeeze those in during the extra few seconds I have today to blink.
Also a lovely woman called me from a local Japanese language newspaper to get my permission to write me up in their upcoming gift guide and will I send photos in the right size. Very nice and unexpected surprise. And of course I'll do that too. There must be some other seconds to squeeze out of this day.
Are you exhausted already just reading about my day today? Me too. But it's just a day. And it will be all over in a blink of an eye. Tomorrow I'll be selling soap at my little display at the Bellevue Club. Come on over and see me - extra wrinkly, and a little loopy but happy to be out of the house for a few hours :)