6.15.2008

Sign sealed and delivered!!!

Goodness...this week is FINALLY over! Wow!

What was I thinking when we offered up the orders to be finished in time for Tech Rehearsal...giving us less than two full weeks to fill close to 50 orders? I swear I wasn't on crack...I just wasn't thinking that it would take as much time as it did to make everything that we had to make. HOLY COW!

I went to Maggi's at around 11, last Saturday and didn't come home till 8pm on Sunday. Then I got up on Monday morning, stopped at Joann's for the last of the supplies that we needed and then went BACK to Maggi's till almost midnight Monday night. I worked all day Tuesday here while Maggi did stuff at her house too...and then again on Wednesday. Needless to say, Alex wasn't too happy with not seeing much of me for that many days in a row. From now on, there's a 4-6 week turn around on orders. With each item being handmade...there's just no way we can turn that many orders around in only 10 days. I think Maggi will shoot me if I ever do that again. LOL!

I've added a few other pictures to the slide show in the previous post too...a couple more frames that we did. (no where near all of them though)

I delivered all of the orders to the folks at tech rehearsal on Thursday and Friday. I have one letter to change...we made it the wrong "main color" and then we have a mini album to add stuff to. I want to get the mini album done before Wednesday so that I can give that to her and close that order. The letter may take a little longer but I hope to get it done soon too. We also got four new orders while I was there.

I'm setting up again at our studio on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our photographer will be there with everyone's photos and a lot of people told us this week that they didn't even know we were at Dress Rehearsal. We may end up getting even more orders then too. Wish us luck.

I have to call tomorrow to sign us up at the Dance America Nationals competition too. Its at a Disney Hotel and Maggi and I think it will be a good opportunity to get our name out there even more. That will be July 6th through the 8th. We want to get more samples made and also want to get a few things done to sell "as is" on those days. There will be over 800 dancers at that event...we might need a LOT of stuff. We hope.

Yesterday was Emily's dance recital. She did such a fabulous job on stage. She loves the limelight and it really shows in the smile on her face as she dances. A few weeks ago she told us that she was going to take next year off...that's already changed. She's talking about doing everything she can next year. Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop...you name it...she wants to take it. We'll see about THAT! This is one of the pictures that I took during the recital. Not the best shot but one of the better ones. I took this one in a dark theater with only my 29-200 lens...while she was dancing. I can't expect much better than this.

This week brings the rehearsals for Dance Company again. Em's in two of the dances that will be performing at the Nationals competition that I mentioned above. They already know the dances but they'll be working on polishing them up so they can do the best job possible at competition. I have to look at the calendar but I think we practice 3 out of 5 of the next weekdays and then 4 days the following week.

This Friday, I'm scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on my knee...AGAIN. I tore the Miniscus in my left knee AGAIN...so I'm having the same surgery that I had back in Sept. 05. I slipped, down a hill, at the last regatta we had in Tampa. My good leg went out in front of me and my bad knee buckled under me. I knew then that it wasn't gonna be good. I'd like to wait till after the kids to back to school to have the surgery but we're going on vacation in a few weeks and I really don't want to be bothered with it. Soooo...this Friday...at 4pm. It's outpatient surgery but I expect to be sleeping when I get home till at least Saturday afternoon.

That's the latest on what's going on here. I'm off now to make Beef Stroganoff for Alex for Father's Day. That's one of his favorites!

1 comment:

Mimi Russell said...

Holy cow - that'll teach me to go a month without reading your blog!! :) You GO girl, with all those frames! You might have to hire someone to help fill all those orders you're going to get at the Nationals (hint! hint!)