Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another manic week.

Alan's been out of town for three days, so I've been dutifully sewing away on some more "Lachellybelly" items to put on sale at Emma Jeans. I finished (or refurbished) ten items. Three dresses, two skirts, two blouses, one hat, one purse, and one belt. I'm just waiting for my labels to come in the mail from Canada, and I'll run them over. I'll try to post pictures before I take them to the store.

Last night was my night at the homeless shelter. A quiet night except for a woman who didn't wake up when we turned on the lights, nor when we made a "goodmorning, there's breakfast and coffee" announcement. Finally, at 6:20, my fellow overnighter woke her up with 10 minutes to spare. She was furious, and spent three of her ten minutes in the kitchen demanding to know why we hadn't woken her earlier.

I'm off to retail whore again for another day. Last week I was the top seller in the store, and so far this week, my sales-per-hour have been about $80 above my target goal. It's more fun at work now that I know how to check my productivity throughout the day.

Tonight I've been called in to do some extras work for a film that's been shooting in Seattle for the past few weeks. I'm a "passerby" - so mostly I'll sit at craft services and stuff my face, while occasionally getting called in to meander past the camera at intervals. This shoot will last most of the night.

Tomorrow I've got two production meetings back to back for Fiddler and Seussical. I'll stay the evening and do some more pulling for Fiddler before the cast shows up. Then, hopefully, I'll be able to grab my alterations to do over the weekend. I also have quite a lot of dying and tea-dying to do. I picked up a nifty book at the library called "The Dyer's Companion" to get some better tips.

Tomorrow is Alan and my official 6-month anniversary. I bought him bowling pin cuff links from a Vintage clothing store I love. (I'm not spilling the beans. I thought Monday was the 25th, had Alan over for the candlelight dinner - except I couldn't find a lighter, so it was a candlelight-less dinner - and gave him his present, and only after looked at my dayplanner and found out it was the 21st or something.)

Now I'm going to go back to sipping a latte and watching the rain fall on my beloved city.