Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Day in the Life....

New pieces-Hematite colored glass know and Fire and Ice Prism earrings.

(A little open letter to a friend)

You would have laughed to see me rushing to make the last mail pick up tonight. I had 3 packets prepped and decided that the other 5 orders that were oh-so-close needed to be gone, too. And you know, batch processing, when it comes to packing and shipping actually is more efficient and therefore, faster.

But wow I cut it close. So I missed the 5 p.m. mail box pick-up down on the town square by 7 minutes and was headed across town to the post office proper. And there, pulled over on the side of the road was an unsuspecting mail car. So I illegally pulled into a one-way the wrong way, parked, and went running over there, all disheveled with my pink bag full of plump yellow envelopes.

I knocked on his window and his look was surprised and then kind...I asked pretty please if he'd add my batch to his vehicle and he obliged, just like that. I told him he could keep the pink bag if he liked. He gave it back. Then human nature kicked in. "What are you mailing here?" When I answered art, "Art for Christmas presents," he seemed pleased to be helpful and that made my night.

And I didn't even get a parking ticket because I got out of there quick, and am back home. If all goes right, I'll finish the last 4 orders here, and will only have one last biggy tomorrow--and then I'm caught up. Wowzer!

.....ooops, never mind, my text notice just went off...a new order just came in....
A day in the life.....

Hope your day's going half as good as mine, lol! K

9 comments:

Duni said...

Congrats on all those orders!
Good thing the postman was nice and obliging :)
Your pieces, as always, are stunning.

Grace said...

The new necklace design is quite nice...

Nancy said...

Ha! That sounds like a Christmas Miracle for a busy artist;) Glad he was feeling kind. And doesn't it warm your heart that he responded so after learning that you were sending art? Kind of melts me a bit. They work so hard this time of year, I'm so thankful to the mail force!

Ann said...

So do you kind of feel like one of Santa's busy elves right about now?...lol
That's a good kind of busy to be though, glad things are going so well.

Lin said...

Such a crazy time of year, isn't it?? Ugh.

Jen said...

I love the mailpeople. They are always kind and helpful. Your pieces look amazing, so glad business is good.

Sweetwater Designs said...

lovely..would complement casual to dressy. Love it~

~Deborah

aquariann said...

Gorgeous jewelry! Glad the postal worker was so sweet to accept your last minute packages of art goodies.

Btw, I just started a Winter Blog Hop to celebrate this blogging season and hope you'll participate again!

Denise from Beaded Embellishments said...

Hi,
Popping in from Aquariann's Blog Hop. I'm Denise, your 357th follower. Heart warming story of human kindness! Those postal workers really do 'go the extra mile' at Christmas! :)
Denise
from
Beaded Embellishments

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