Monday, October 11, 2010

Quiet Days

Every so often, I have a quiet day in the world of Zoe.  And that is ok because there will be many not quiet days in the months ahead!

Yesterday afternoon, I went to Old Town to pick up a Christmas gift for my niece and run an errand for my mother.  (Do not hate me - I've decided to finish all of my Christmas shopping by the end of October this year.  I feel like I have a lot to do with Zoe in the coming months and don't want to miss out on the enjoyment of all of it!)  Of course, it was a beautiful autumn day but I was overwhelmed with the number of people out shopping, dining, and walking around Old Town.

I've been struggling with whether or not be open 6 or 7 days a week.  My mentor, Greer, was open 6 days a week when she first started her business.  She has since expanded to 7.  Sunday is an important day to me, not only from a worship standpoint but from a renewal standpoint.  I wrote my business plan to be open 6 days a week in the first year, and although I see the crowds and think about the extra business, I hope I can stick to my plan of 6 days a week.

I started this morning with an inventory of the remaining forms (both state/commonwealth and city) that I need to fill out once Zoe is confirmed in her "home".  I feel like I have those details in place now, meaning I know what I need to do once the lease is signed.  Architect Michael had a question following the review of the MEP plans I forwarded to him on Friday and I spoke to my broker about that question. And, toward the end of the day, I received a FedEx tracking notification from RTR - something has shipped!  With the weight indicated on the notification, I think it is likely the proofs for my bags.  That would be very exciting!  I hope they arrive on Wednesday!


  1. It is so nice to have some personal time once in awhile - enjoy the time while you can. I would love to have the goal of finishing up my Christmas shopping by the end of October. I may just shoot for November 30!

  2. Thanks, Debbie. I have loved having the quiet time although sometimes I get antsy when I feel like I'm not active enough! I need to learn how to relax more!