18 hours ago
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
My God, it's like summer....the temps are so warm people are in the ocean (I didn't say they were brain trusts) and the boardwalk is filled with walkers, and bikers. There are all kinds of sunbathers and yet, the sand fences are still up. I guess the city is still expecting storms... I actually had to stand in line at the A Stand to get my lunch (but naturally that didn't deter me from waiting....after all a girl has to eat). We are actually open, even though we weren't suppose to be open full time until Friday, but the weather was just too nice, and the schools are on Spring Break...don't even get me started on that one. Renee is due back in house this weekend and should have her annual in hand so that's exciting. But right now it's just Sara and yours truly manning the fort...oops, shop. Too bad you weren't here, the people haven't gotten to Sara today...yet...and she's actually pleasant to people...sorry you are missing it. Bless her little heart she's been wearing her last year's Easter gift all week now (the peep necklace I made her), so I have to give her credit for even being able to find it. (I'm not sure where mine is...I think I put it away for safe keeping...at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Today I have spent the better part of the day working on the web site...whew!!!! Added a few new items and then played my usual games on the computer hoping Sara wouldn't notice. She didn't! Then UPS delivered 6 boxes that weren't suppose to be here until June....I'm livid now and ready to kill my favorite salesman...I always put ship dates on all my orders and he usually ignores them, then I have my round of nasty e-mails, my accounts are credited and life goes on, but why the hell do I have to go through this every year. My first and last words to every salesman is I don't want this until.....and it's never before June since in Sea Trader that's when I need it. Now Salty Yarns, well that's a whole other story. There are no ship dates because we always want everything "yesterday". Anyway, my wrath today is saved for Michael and his unending stupidity when it comes to my ship dates for Sea Trader. But with the gorgeous weather...well, I'm still in a good mood. Can't wait to get home to continue working on Beach-y Mood. I love this piece, just wish I didn't have to tweak it since that always takes me longer to finish. But I've been a finishing fool here lately. Picked up Hinzeit's Maryland and Beach, Drawn Thread's Halloween, Hillside Samplings Quaker Sampler, and Shepherd's Bush Scatter Shamrocks from the framer and dropped off Cricket collections Spring, and a couple of others (my God, I've forgotten what) and I've got a Drawn Thread finished last year to take over and my Beach-y Mood next week (hopefully I will have figured out the changes by then). Carolyn picked up 3 pieces to make into pillows on Sunday so I'm rolling right along. We got in the new Loose Feathers today and Blackbird has used another box from Hobby Lobby, so I'm going back over to get one... or two. When I was there last week I picked up extras of the box used in the Stitching Parlor piece so we'd have some for those who don't have a hobby lobby. All of these boxes can be used for many projects and make such wonderful gifts. I love working them and finishing them. Usually fast and fun. Sara has taken over the responsibilities of Salty Yarns now...I'm still going to be the worker bee, and I'll help her, but she's now doing mail orders, answering the e-mails, etc., so I can focus on the web site and stitching. Yes I'm slowly moving to retirement...which in the case of anyone in Ocean City means you will be working only 1 job instead of many. I can't wait. I might actually get more blogging time in, although don't count on it as I can't say that I have anything of interest to say, but I'll try to let you know I'm still here and not planted in the ground. Well Michael, my 11 year old grandson, just came in to see if he could spend the night (oh, school breaks...) so my day has just gone downhill (as far as stitching is concerned) just a tad. Michael loves to come to my house because he has free reign. Looks like I won't be working on my Beach-y Mood tonight. Well there is always tomorrow. Hope you have a great night as well, and an even better tomorrow. Talk to you soon.