It’s been a busy day so far here at Polka Dot Creations world headquarters. Yesterday I caught up in the order processing that has been plaguing me for months. SUCH a relief, you wouldn’t believe it. I’ve scheduled a decent chunk of those orders for shipment tomorrow (I’ll pack ’em up tonight) and today I’ve started tackling some other tasks that have been clamoring for my attention.
I unpacked a variety of boxes that have been piling up since mid-December. All but one of them contained magazines, which I flipped through, marking-off the clay-related content so I could include it in my online descriptions.
Then, I entered all of these magazines into my database and made them available in the store.
What I haven’t done is scan all of the covers for my website or put the magazines away on their shelves. Not enough hours in the day, it seems…
Oh, and there was this box… Celtic Canes and Beads is here (which adds another crazy level of complexity to the idea of catching up on shipments). I got all of theDVDs unpacked and put away (yay!). Except for one, which is in my DVD player as we speak. Sarah Shriver is slicing the seams off of a cane-covered bead, and I’m really not giving her the attention she deserves. [I’ve already taken the very cool Celtic Caning workshop with her in person, so I have an excuse, don’t I?]
I’m starting to feel suddenly very stressed out. Synergy has crept up on me and is now little more than a week away. While it’s exciting, I’m wondering how on earth I’m going to keep from getting way behind again on shipments and how I’m going to prepare to be a vendor of books and have my creations in the gallery. A month ago, I was just an attendee with no real prep work to be done and somewhere along the line I got myself involved in things that require me to think and get things accomplished before I go. Ack! What was I thinking?!
I think I need to sit down and do some serious list-making. It’s the only thing that is likely to soothe my nerves .