Well, it appears that 2009 is going to be similar to 2008 in at least one way. Speed of Time. Despite my determination to slow the pace down a bit, 2009 just doesn’t appear to want to cooperate. Rather than fight a losing battle all year long, I’ve decided to make peace with 2009 and it’s Speed Racer tendencies. I will gladly zip along the days and weeks with you, on one condition. I have the right to shift us into first gear every now and again. I might even slam the breaks on once or twice. I’m hopeful that 2009 will be agreeable to my requests. Wouldn’t want to get into a tussle with an entire year. Only time will tell.
Last week was a crazy week (I know, you are all surprised beyond belief). We got the kids back to school (Hurray!) only to have a snow day on Wednesday (Boo!). Worst part of that was not only was Wednesday a snow day, it was the day of our Kate Jacobs event.
We’re hearty here in New England and Kate, well, consummate professional and trooper are terms that come to mind. Despite our lower than expected turn out, she was gracious and engaging. I always get a wee bit nervous at these events. We plan, we advertise, we spiffy up the place and then all we can do is hope. Yes, we take pre-registrations so we always have an idea of the numbers, but in reality, until folks are in the door and sitting down, nothing is definite.
We have some signed books still available and another 20 or so with signed bookplates. If you are interested, please stop in and pick up a copy. Or if you are ordering on-line, specify you want a signed copy. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
Next day was our catalog shoot. The shoots take a ton of prep and organization to make sure we are using our time efficiently.
I think we got some great shots and I’m so excited about the new designs we have coming. Our team did a great job.
I cannot wait to get the catalog printed and in the mail to all of you. I am particularly interested in your response to the cover. I will say this publicly, it was 100% my choice and Steve and the other folks who’s opinions matter to me were not very supportive. Personally, I love it. I hope you do too.
So, it’s going to be a crazy week (again, shocker of all shockers). We have new spring yarns rolling in, Steve has been buying closeouts like a drunken sailor and we’re off to TNNA, the industry buying show. I’m hoping to capture some cool videos at the show and maybe give you a few sneak peeks along the way.
Oh, and for those who are interested, here’s Jonathan at his first full-ice scrimmage:
P.S. So how is 2009 treating you so far?