Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July-
Kinda a non issue here this year. Steve is in Baltimore, I worked the entire weekend and the kids worked some days as well. Delaney went out on the boat with Aja and her grandparents on Saturday, the night Kimberling City set fireworks off. I came home, ate a bit and was PLANNING to watch them from our house- except I fell asleep. Delaney came home and said she had a good time. Maura spent the evening with Zac after work. I guess Tyler came home after work.
Working outside in a long dress during a extreme heat index (106?) isn't pleasant. At least we are in the shade and with fans, and I doubt I'm any hotter than anyone else out there and, honestly, the dresses sort of wick up the moisture. By the time I get home, my dress is wet and I peel off my layers first thing and slide something cool on then bask in the AC.
Sunday was our busiest day of the weekend. We were very busy selling and then struggling to still count in inventory and sort them. People were trying to buy the stuff as we were sorting. Days like today, we could use someone to just deal with inventory. We got a shipment that was so big, it has taken days to get it counted and sorted and I guess this was the last of it.
For the most part, the store is a success. There are a few items that are just ugly and poorly made and we've tried having them out for sale now and then, but they just don't do well. There are some that are just slow sellers. Not that they are bad looking, just boring or limited in the type of person it can fit.
That's another thing. It's a small shop and it carries dresses to fit several different ages and body types. There are so many times people think they should be able to wear any of the dresses there, regardless of their own size... even kids' dresses. Granted, some of the dresses are a bit specific to a body type (small chest or small hips) but it amazes me sometimes what people will squeeze themselves into and be happy with.
I'm on the fence about how me working this summer is affecting the Pozek household. I do enjoy making money during the summer, but I'm not having any time to enjoy it much. So many projects I tackle over the summer (painting the house, working on art projects) is impossible now. I am concerned about not being available to the kids and how Maura texts me where she is instead of asking if she can go. I'm so hot and tired after work and my days off are basically spent playing catch up around the house. (need to wash all my dresses today) The yard needs a lot of work and I just can't seem to want to get out there in the heat and work in it.
Yesterday, Tyler had to take the girls to work and drove off with Delaney half out of the car. She has a huge bruise on her arm. I know he was sorry, that it was an accident and that it is a big lesson in what NOT to do again, but it weighs on my mind.

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