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I Need of Some Therapy

deelouw's picture
on May 1, 2007 - 6:32pm

It's been a long time since I've popped in to say hello.

I'm excited, because a friend of mine and I are "road-trippin'" in July to see Josh in Greenville and Charlotte! We are going to have a great time! She is the person who introduced me to Josh. She bought my HOG and I his first CD for Christmas one year and we were hooked!

She is funny because she tries to supress her excitement for Josh because she "has a daughter his age". SO WHAT??? Yes, she loves his music but feels silly when she shows too much interest or whatever.

I have been to 3 of the 4 Josh concerts with her and I can't wait for this trip. We are going to both M & G. I "panicked" and bought VIP tickets for Greenville. Who knows what will happen in Charlotte. At this point, I don't think we care. We both just want to enjoy each other's company, get to know some fellow Grobies, and enjoy Josh! Is it JULY YET?????

So my Admin. had to have emergency surgery yesterday to remove her appendix. Not good! She is a good friend of the family also and I am really concerned about her. That could have turned into something ugly in a hurry!

She is ok and will hopefully be herself in a few weeks. It's been hedoublehockeysticks at work for the past couple of days because she is out AND my coordinator is on vacation.

I really try hard not to lose sight of how important my staff is to me, but I gotta tell ya.....I feel like a one-armed wallpaper hanger right now. We are preparing for a very aggresive fall season in terms of new stores and to top it all off, every penny is being scrutanized (however you spell that). My department is the "black hole" of Stein Mart. We are responsible for everything....and I mean EVERYTHING (we're talkin' toilet paper here folks) that isn't the actual merchandise we sell. Every merchandise rack, visual presentation, mop, bucket, light fixture, music, register, pen, telephone....dare I go on???? :) I'm the head of the "glamerous" side of retail. The question is....could our merchants sell our merchandise without racks to put it on??? Nope. So, do I feel, not really. Us Operations folk know that the proverbial "pat on the back" is something that you do not hold your breath for.

So, why did I get on that rant?? I'm not sure. You know; being a mom and the "woman of the house" is kinda the same feeling (at least in my situation). You take care of the "operations" of the household with very little "thank you's" and "you're doing a great job's". Grammer not quite where it should be, but you get my gist.

Just feeling a little disgruntled. So when I break the news to my hubby that I spent $250 on ONE Josh ticket (plus hotel, plus M & G) AND THEN get to tell him, next week, what I spent on the 2nd Josh ticket...I will feel completely and utterly justified! I work....dammit!

I went to my boss yesterday to ask for the 3 days off for my Josh trip and he was sooo excited for me. He actually said..."if you are going to do something and love something...take it to the extreme! Enjoy every minute and don't compromise" (or something like that). I'm not sure he would be totally on-board with me taking a 6 month "Josh Hiatus" to follow him around the country. But, hey, maybe I should stretch that as far as I can.

OK...gotta go to bed now. I hope I can spend some more time on the boards. I'm so very excited about meeting some of my fellow Grobies. I just wish that I had that connection that others seem to have. I just don't have the time to get on here like I want to. I am going to try to do a better job in the next few weeks to get to know some people who I will actually get a chance to meet face-to-face.

Did I tell you how excited I am!!!!!!?????????????

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