I was seriously thinking of not opening the store today as the weather was really getting bad this morning but I realized that I had placed and was expecting an order to come in and if I didn't make it in, the order would come and I would have to track it down at UPS. Weighing my options - I decided to brave the weather which turned out to be just irritatingly slushy, rather than brave chasing down a UPS order.
Turns out, only one customer came in so I got lots done but not nearly what I thought I would. How do you gauge how much time it takes to do something! It's like when I'm quilting - I finish the top and all I have left is the borders! Funny how long it takes to put on the borders! I don't think I've ever gotten that right....
There has to be a secret! I make lists and allocate time for each task I have to do. I even add a little extra for those unexpected snags but, although some projects go exactly as planned - there is always the one that sets you back.
Yesterday I was working on some accounting (government stuff) which definitely had to balance and of course it didn't! Took me an extra 2 hours to find a really stupid mistake!
I'm going to spend the evening drooling over quilts and quilting blogs and stuff, and maybe make another list of "Things to Do" because that much hasn't changed at all!
If you have any secrets on how to get it all done - please share!!!!