December 18, 2006.
What a difference a year makes! Organization, only two carts of products for ribboning and two days left to ship.... we even have make-up, and smiles. Yes we actually were able to shower this year.
As I stated earlier, the processing of orders was drastically changed just a little over a week ago. I was skeptical at first, and even when I grabbed my ribbon scissors to help with the shortage of bow people I was still not confident about the process.
However....as I stated earlier - not - my - problem. Worked for everyone else. They also switched to clip boards when I turned around one day (used to use binders). I am not confident about this one at ALL.....having the possibility of losing orders. It's working though, so......not - my - problem. If it ever does not work I do jump right in and 'fix' the problem, but for now all is good.
I am learning a valuable lesson this year it's called "Bite My Tongue 101". I have walked out of my office to see some change in the work room and literally had to stop my self on numerous occasions to not say anything. It has actually been good practice for me. I am someone who repeatedly puts my foot in my mouth, blurts out before thinking.
Being our fourth full Christmas I have learned to expect what I am like after the fact. Every year after the Christmas rush I am so inspired with new ideas and new products. I have so many places that I want to expand, and get no exposure, and customers, etc. I have been taking notes, jotting down ideas, painting even.....but it's hard when the 'vision' is in your head and you wait till March to act on it.
My goals for 2007 are lofty and probably out of reach. There are only so many hours in the day and the week for me to do all that I want to do. My first one is to get the new products done, and a meeting on what worked and did not work, and more channels, and more products in successful channels, oh and do a trade show....But my biggest and mostest (yes great grammar I know) important goal for 2007 - " A happy and healthy year, spending as much quality time with friends and family"