Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lots to do!

Life has been kinda hectic lately. We were short staffed here at Lorna's Laces for awhile. (Thank goodness we found Emily. She's been fantastic!) It's amazing how quickly that kind of thing can put a wrench in the works.

Then TNNA is looming. It's not for another two months, but now is the time when we need to get all our ducks in a row for it. Right. Now. We need new designs, models knit, colors designed, decisions made about the booth display etc, etc. As soon as I scratch one task of the list, two seem to grow in its place. You would think that after almost five years, I would have some of this figured out, wouldn't you? I never claimed to be the brightest crayola in the box.

You would also think that since I know that this is an especially busy time at work, I would be smart enough to keep things on the home front down to a dull roar. That's not the case.

You see, we've been lucky enough to meet a bunch of wonderful new people this year and I wanted to make sure that some of these acquaintances turned into friends. There were too many to invite over for dinner, so we decided that it would be fun to host a cocktail party. Just cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. From 6-8. Folks could come by for a drink and a nosh and then onto dinner. It would be simple. No fuss. No muss.

Then we let the guest take on a life of its own and Friday night 50 people were coming. And even with the short time frame and simple format, it takes a bunch of time to get ready for that kind of a crowd. In the end, it was a fun party, but I'm still recovering. And finding the stray glass behind a houseplant.

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