Hello Lovelies! I am so sorry about all the white space this past week & a half. I wish I could tell you I had been travelling somewhere exotic.
here we recently hired two new managers that I absolutely adore. So last week I took a road trip to Chapel Hill & stayed for 3 days to train them & get things in order.
It was a whirlwind stay of teaching computers, policies, & procedures. There was also a ton of purging, organizing, & cleaning to be done. Glamorous right?!
I must say it was nice to have an exended stay at the store as I'm usually going up & back in the same day. I was able to see what areas we need to focus on a little more & it was a real treat to get to socialize with all of the girls each night after work.
All of this would have been fine if I wasn't expecting company at my house the day after I returned. My youngest sister came to visit with her 3 little ones (all under the age of 3!) for 5 days. It was a wonderful visit & I was so glad to have the time to really visit with my neices & nephew. My girls were pretty ecstatic to get to have their cousins here for 5 days.
But it was also a challenge. With 5 kids I felt like all I did was clean, cook, & referee all of the arguments over toys! I also had forgotten what it is like to have a one year old around & found myself having to pull a lot of things up off of my tables & shelves. I think I made my sister very nervous.
Add to this that I was trying to work w/ my new managers extensively over the phone in the midst of all the noise & chaos! Lots of wine was consumed & I was on edge & not the most pleasant hostess. Luckily, your family loves you even at your worst! To top all of this loveliness off my 8 year old got a stomach bug monday night. So as the guests were pulling out yesterday I was playing nursemaid to her. Poor baby! I think she is on the mend & I am holding my breath that it doesn't run through our house like wildfire. Fingers crossed! So yesterday was a day to reclaim order.... I changed the linens on all 5 beds & washed & ironed all of the dirty ones (yes I am that girl!) Disinfected all 4 of the bathrooms because there could have been germs trying to take over the house. Took my youngest to swim lessons. Scheduled appointments for my NY shoe buying trip & fielded a few phone calls in between!
So today we trying to get back on schedule. I have a to-do list a mile & have begun planning Lulu's 5th birthday party. All I can say is mermaids & waterslides!