So I was on a roll, blogging and sending out the monthly newsletter. Then I crashed into a wall. Things have gotten really hectic around the little shop and it’s like I’ve fallen and I can’t get up, well catch up really.
Fall shipments have started to arrive, haircuts went through the roof with school starting (and little ones still needed their haircuts too!) and I am going through a website migration that I probably won’t be ready for on September 15th. Here’s a typical day…..
5:00 – Get up, drink coffee. Work on the website, answer emails.
7:00 / 7:30 – Get ready
8:00 – Get Bella up, get her ready for school. Mia gets up at some point and I get her all situated, new diaper, milk. Get Mia ready.
8:35 – Out the door. Get the girls strapped in the car and to the school bus. Wait for Bella to get on the bus, get stuck behind bus as it makes 5 stops while taking Mia to Kirkland. Mia cries the whole time behind the bus, “I want to go to school with see-sta” (hopefully that stops soon).
9:20– After sitting in typical Bothell to Kirkland traffic I finally arrive at my parents (thank goodness for them!) and drop Mia off. Turn around and drive back to Bothell.
10:00 – Get coffee and open store.
10:00 ~ 6:00 – Work. Check in merchandise, re-arrange merchandise, work on website, help customers, answer the phone, make appointments, answer emails, pay bills, run reports, ship packages out (I know there’s more) all while checking customers in and out of the salon every half hour. It’s been booked solid all day long, everyday… two days out.
6:15 (ish) – Go pick up girls in Kirkland. Bella has been picked up from school by my dad, the girls have had dinner and they have had a bath (usually). Like I said, I am so thankful for my parents!
7:00 / 7:30 – Get home. Clean up, do laundry… chores etc.
8:30 – Start getting the girls to bed. Hopefully they are asleep by 9:00 or 9:30.
9:30– Check for urgent emails, on-line orders etc.
10:00 – If I’m lucky some trashy reality show (or the First 48) is on and I can fall asleep to the news at just after 11:00 knowing my life could be so much worse.
I mean that in a good way. I’m crazy busy, pretty much have 3 businesses going (the shop, the website and the hair salon) and a husband and two small children that keep me busy. But I love every second of every day. I am in business for myself (good or bad), I get to meet lots of really cool moms and have made some great new friends, I get to be creative, my kids are amazing (to me), my husband works hard and he has been cleaning the house lately (huh?) and I have a great relationship with my parents and my brother and everyone is healthy. I can’t ask for more. Really. I can’t.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I need chaos in my life. It used to be a different kind when I was younger, but chaos all the same. I need to be busy, crazy busy or I’m bored.
I’m tired but I’m not on Big Brother. Did you see it last night? Urgh, I would never survive that show.