Yes, I have been gone for a few days again, but I have been VERY busy. This time of the year is the ONLY time of year when Jerry and I go to parties of any kind. We have two locations, and today was the Christmas party for our Kingston store.
I told you I have been making jewelry non-stop for days and days and days. I love doing it, but it has been a lot all at once. I haven't sewn a stitch in weeks, and that is VERY unusual around here.
I informed my husband a few days ago that I was making jewelry gifts for all the female employees. I told him that HE needed to do something for the guys because he always says I can't do "just the girls". He decided that the guys would be thrilled to be fed and receive their bonuses, and they didn't need anything else because he wasn't making anything.
Actually, it is a good thing he doesn't "make things" for the employees. As picky and perfectionistic as Jerry is, the gifts would never be made!
So here we are. Just the girls. We had a lot of fun. At least, I did!
This is Candi, the boss. She is the one I keep telling you about that is in severe pain all the time. She is on a wait list to have surgery on her back. Sometimes, she hurts so bad that she has to lie down on the floor in her office. Other times, she just has to go home. We all feel so sorry for her, and we pray that she gets help soon. She was probably in pain the whole time we were having our little party, but she never complained. She never does.
She is the girl I ALMOST didn't interview because she has a very unusual first name. It is "Carlma". When I saw her name on her Resume', I thought maybe she was from a foreign country and wouldn't speak English very well, OR maybe she used to be "Carl".
I KNOW! I can hear you gasping!
I told her all of that myself. She already knows how crazy I am. Actually, she goes by her middle name: Larece.
This is Melody! She IS a melody and has made our store such a happy, ORGANIZED place to be. She told me once that she "wants to learn everything there is to know about our business".
Oh, Melody, BE CAREFUL what you wish for!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below is a picture of all of us after everyone got through picking the pair of earrings or the bracelet that they wanted. I'm not sure if everyone had them on or not. Standing next to me (notice the candy canes on my blouse and in my ears) is Lou Ann. If you look down at her hand, you can see the bracelet that she picked.
Because of these WONDERFUL ladies and the two guys who don't wear Christmas earrings, I am able to stay home and sew and make jewelry most of the time. I am so blessed and extremely grateful for every employee we have.
I pray they have all they ever dreamed of this Christmas and that 2015 brings them health, prosperity and happiness overflowing!