I hate to do a second post with a similiar title, but there just aren't too many words that come sum up how I feel better than that. I am really exhausted. I miss my kids. I miss the "normalcy" of my life, however abnormal it may seem to some. I miss sleeping in. I miss being able to chat on the phone with friends for a few minutes. I miss having a true quiet time with God instead of walking to a corner and silently crying out for him. I miss being able to just chat with my hubby instead of us being so exhausted there just aren't words. Yet, I feel blessed.
I know we helped so many with the consignment sale. Even though it was far from the best one and there were many faults, I truly think we did the best we could with what we had to work with. Although our space our big, our load of stuff was mighty. We had close to 700 consignors and I am convinced that most of them brought almost everything kid related they have ever owned. I am not complaining, it was just a ton of stuff. It filled up quick and although we sold around 35,000 items (maybe more-I forgot to look at the sheet), it never really seemed to empty out. Makes you wonder just how much stuff we actually had in there. It was a tight squeeze on worker night, consignor night, first day to the public, heck...it stayed tight the whole time, but I think overall it was still a success. The consignors made more than they ever have. I was shocked at the amounts on some of the checks. It was amazing.
I think overall the economy affected us in a positive way. People want to save money and we helped to fill that need. People were able to get things they needed for their children for a fraction of the price.
Our boutique sale starts tomorrow at 10am. We will have loads of new boutique clothing and accessories this week and is definitely worth the trip. We are open Tuesday-Friday from 10-6 and Saturday from 9-2. Thursday everything is an additional 25% off, Friday it is an additional 40% off and Saturday it is an additional 50% off. If you love boutique items, it is definitely worth coming down and taking a look!
Sorry this is so long and rambled, just my thoughts for the morning. Hope everyone enjoyed our fall sale. Now we set our sights on starting to plan for Spring 2009!