Monday, August 15, 2011


Oldest child is grounded for a month.

A. He took his friend home at 10 pm, which is past the legal curfew for drivers under 18.

B. He decided to go to another friends house without telling me and didn't come home until 3am.

C. He didn't take his cell, and therefore, didn't get the twelve frantic calls and several texts from
me. Which sent me out at 2 am in case he had an accident.

And now, even though I'm dog tired...I get to go to work.

BTW, I survived the manager's meeting, and I survived work drama. I think I can survive this teenager.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Number 4

What difference a month makes! My store has gone from No. 15 in sales to No. 4! I'm hoping to keep that trend. I keep pumping up the employees and they understand what needs to be done....I guess I'll just keep the cheerleader routine going.

Today is my first Manager's Meeting and I'm actually nervous. All of the other manager's have been there awhile or at least had actual training. I feel like I'm going in as the Goodwill Doofus.

I've managed to irritate the transportation manager to no end and I meet him today, yikes!

I'll update you when I get back!

Friday, August 5, 2011


It was One Hundred and freakin' Ten Degrees (officially) yesterday. Mr. Plantfreak, who has always claimed that he "would prefer to be hot rather than cold", now is ready to move somewhere that snows every winter...and a heat wave is maybe 90 degrees.

Vermont, Oregon, Maine...maybe even Fargo at this point! No offense Fargonians ;)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monkey Crepe!

Mr. Plantfreak and I went to Canton Trade Days this weekend to pay for our booth for next month. John the camo guy actually rents our space and we sublet from him. Since other people want to rent from him we decided it was better to pay every month and keep our spot than to chance someone else moving in. Although John is super nice and would probably hold the spot anyway.

I think it was literally hotter than Hell out there! I felt bad for the vendors, because it was a ghost town out there.

We were starving when we got there and decided to eat at the food court area. The Monkey Crepe Cafe was the choice for the day and it was a great one! I had a Greek gyro, and Mr. Plantfreak had a Club sandwich. He claims it is the perfect meal because you get everything stuffed in a sandwich. But the crepes...OMG the crepes! Strawberry crepes with bavarian cream and whipped cream. You just cannot imagine. Last time I had the Chocolate banana crepe, and it was just friggin' insane! And they are huge too! One person cannot eat the whole thing and feel good about themselves. So, if you get one, You must share with a friend! Just thinking about it makes me hungry for one!