Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thankful for Valentines...

but I'm so glad it over.  It was busy, and for that I'm thankful.  I survived my first Valentine's Day as the only florist in a small shop.  I also completed my first funeral (for the owner's father in law).  I seriously think they chose the largest thing in the book.  I was really pleased with all the pieces, as was the family.  But I think the greatest compliment came from the mortuary personell who kept saying how lovely they were and that they were some of the nicest they've seen in some time. 
Big thanks go out to my friend, Diane.  She came by after work 4 nights to help green vases and learn to do several thingls like a rose wrap, dozen roses, etc.  She also pulled 12 and 14 hour days with me over the weekend prepping for deliveries on Monday.  We couldn't have pulled it off without her. 
Suzy took a personal day on Monday from her regular job to be at the shop and basically run the front end of the store.  What a trooper she is.  She comes in nightly after her regular job for a few hours and on Saturdays. 
Monday was a busy day.  The drivers were busy all day, we had extra girls on hand to help walk in customers, we had to order extra roses and pick them up, my brother came to help out all day with me, and it flowed pretty well.  I seriously created arrangments all day...all day.
As much as I enjoy playing with flowers I was seriously grateful to have Tuesday off.  The dogs finally got to go explore on our walk on the mountain, I caught up on laundry, groceries, prepping meals, sweeping and mopping the floors, etc.  Oh, and I got to see my hubby.  What a trooper he's been the last two weeks.  I look forward to spending time with him this weekend.  I may even get a little crafting done...I hope.

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