Friday, March 16, 2012

Juggling...

Now I know you are all going to be disappointed.  After all when you saw the title of my post I am just certain that you thought you would see photos of me, well, juggling.

Sorry about that.

The juggling I have in mind is the kind that is keeping tabs on many schedules, and the millions of things to be done.  Thankfully Tim is on second shift for 5 weeks and he is home during the day.

Let me give you a peek into what my week has been like.

For months now I have been trying to get our online store up and running.  It has taken much longer than I imagined it would.  Finally this week the last pieces are in place.  However it was not so on Tuesday when I was in the store.  I had to make a call to UPS and email the account manager and kind of light a fire!  "I really WANT to get this done!"  Getting the account there taken care of is important so that you can buy lots of cute handbags and jewelry from us!

Another headache I was working on was the ordering of one of our best selling handbags.  Suddenly our supplier no longer had them and didn't know when he would have them!  WHAT?!!!! Sigh.

I went online and found the wholesale company that he got them from.  "I'd like to order the spring colors, please."  "Well, first you must jump through these hoops and provide us this information."  Really?  It took me 6 WEEKS to place an order with them.  When I finally accomplished all they wanted, some of the spring colors are not available!  SIGH....However, I am thankful to have them as a supplier.  Our other guy was completely out when we went to the Big City and he mostly has blingy jewelry now.  Crazy.

Our dear friends found out this week that their baby died in the womb and she had to deliver the baby on Wednesday.  This has been hard for everyone.  Sad.  We are thankful that God knows what He plan is.  We are going to the funeral on Saturday, and Becky and I are working on the food for after the service.

Yesterday, I had to go into the store and meet with the account manager from UPS.  Very nice man - he likes our store and what we sell!  Anyway, I had to sign contracts and initial stuff.  Reminds me that we have a real business here.

Today, Tim has volunteered to take the younger ones to the dentist and oversee their schoolwork!  Where will I be?  I'll be out taking Emily to the store and getting groceries.

This is only part of the juggling that goes on around here.  Kay is working part time at Subway and so she needs to be taken to work and picked up as well....thankfully the theater that Lindsay and Emma work at is only 10 minutes from my parents home.  They graciously picked Lindsay up after work last evening and she spent the night with them.  They are going to drop her off at work this morning then, I will pick her up later tonight from work.  That is after I take Emma to our store, get groceries, take Kay to work, pick up Emma, and come home for a bit. 

In between here we do school.  Really.  The kids are doing very well.  Tim will do their history with them, they will do their grammar, math, reading, home ec, etc on their own.  We finished our science for the year already.  We have only 36 days of school left.

Did I mention that Tim, Lindsay and Emma are headed to Africa on the 30th?  We will likely take a break from school then, as I will be in the store during those two weeks.  I will have a sidekick or two along - but it will mean more juggling for me....

I think I need a weekend away....soon.

Well, gotta run.  The juggling begins in 10 minutes!

8 comments:

  1. Seeeeee Youuuuuuuu!

    Have a great day, even if it is busy.

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  2. Crazy busy! Praying that you get some down time soon and that the little ups and downs with getting the business going will settle... The business sounds so intriguing with many things to learn...quickly!

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  3. I have been having lots of juggling here too! That seems to just be a part of life. :) I'm always thankful, though, to be healthy and able to be busy.

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  4. It sounds like you're mastering the art of "juggling"! (I have no idea how you do it all.)

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  5. I have never been good at juggling! I am always amazed at what you are able to do in a week's time!

    I will be praying for your friends tomorrow. What a sad time for them. I pray that God will be glorified and that they will know His grace.

    Blessings to you...

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  6. I just woke up but I think I'll go back to bed.... you really stressed me out! At least most of this is good stress... I mean stress to a good end. My prayers are with your friend and all who will attend the service. Now, get going!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  7. May you have enough energy to get through all this!!! Prayers for patience, energy, strength, and tea to get through your day to day :)

    Take Care.

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  8. Wow! I totally understand about the schedule. I don't seem to have enough hours in the day either. My heart breaks for your friend who lost thier baby. Someday, they will understand the plan. But saddness is temporary. Or they say. I can't wait to see your store online. Really. Purses are my weakness! I was thinking, I wish I could just come shopping in your store but Texas is a bit of a drive...haha...so shopping online will have to do for now. I am waiting for the website. Have a great day and take some time for yourself.
    Hugs,
    Brenda
    Hey, thanks so much for your words of encouragment. What a great woman you are!

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