Yippee! It's Thursday, time for my favorite class, Alphabe-Thursday. Mrs. Matlock is the BEST teacher, and this week she has assigned the letter M. There is only one word that comes to mind right now and that is MADNESS!
I manage a small animal clinic and right now I'm short 3 staff members. Which means that in addition to my regular duties which include accts payable, receivable, inventory, human resources, payroll, customer complaints, employee complaints and scheduling I am also filling in as a receptionist and on occasion, technician. First off, these bones don't do rolling on the ground with 80 lb Rottweilers as easily as they used to. Secondly, there are not enough hours in the day to do all of this. I could probably manage this with a bit more humor if my husband and I hadn't decided to start our own business. In February, DH's boss called everyone together and announced that they were closing at the end of March. DH has worked for this family for 27 years. So what to do? Start our own custom picture framing and art business. We are hoping to eventually find some local artists to publish as well, but that is going on the back burner for now.
But meanwhile, I am doing the paperwork while DH drums up customers and business.
So you'll understand why I'm posting once a week - for Mrs. Matlock!
Meanwhile, let me share my schedule for the time being.
4:30 am - rise and shine. At work by 6. Open the doors at 7. Lunch (if I'm lucky) from 12 to 1. Office closes at 5:30, unless of course an emergency comes in late. In which case, who knows.
Dinner, clean up from dinner.
Oh yeah, I'm having to work Saturdays too until one of my gals comes back from maternity leave.
Work on new web site for business, sort molding samples, sort matboard samples. Decide on artwork to carry and publish. Arrange for printing DH's photography.
Schedule shows for July, Aug, Sept and November. Oh, and we may be doing the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin, which runs from 10 am to 11 pm for two weeks before Christmas.
In addition to the daily schedule, these are our weekends through the end of May:
April 24th. DH's band plays the Red Poppy Fest. Get groupies together and party!
May 1st. Wedding in Fort Worth
May 8th. Market Days (if we can get the booth together)
May 15th. CAIT GRADUATES!!!!!
May 22nd Caiit's graduation party
May 27th Cait's 22nd birthday.
I haven't even looked at the calender for June yet - I'm afraid, very afraid. So while all I want to do right now is this....
I'll more likely be doing this ...
Make sure to help Mrs. Matlock read all the essays. Class is getting really big, and it's alot of work.