I’m a retail veteran of 20+ years, currently on hiatus. While I loved the merchandising and buying and constant change new inventory brings, after 20+ years, the hours and the working every holiday began to wear me down. While all my retail years didn’t yield me any health benefits, it did give me a lot of experience, stories and a lot of STUFF.
1. My Husband & My Dogs~
2. Books– Fiction, Home Decor, Old Leather Bound Volumes, Cookbooks- preferably with beautiful photography
3. Cocktail Cruises at Sunset
4. A Weekend Nap
5. Chair-Sitting with a Dog in my Lap
6. A Wine Lunch, if possible, with my BFF (it’s cheaper than therapy :-)
7. Coffee in the Morning on the Porch
9. Charleston, SC
10. Merchandising– I have to resist the urge to “rearrange” when shopping…
We have a house on Lake Norman…hence
Home is Where the Boat Is.
At the Lake, we “Chair-Sit”, watch the Purple Martins, chase away a lot of Geese, and Boat~ usually at a speed that allows us to have a conversation, read a book and not spill our cocktails.
The fine art of “Chair-Sitting” involves: Stare at the water and clouds. Read a Little. Have a Drink. Listen to Music. Discuss Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and just Sloooow Down.
This blog is a way for me to still be creative (without the inventory and the grueling hours of retail) and to share a little Lake Life with you.
Please stop by, see what trouble Chloe & Gracie are up to, and Chair-Sit with me…
I’ve decided to be Award and Tag Free~ but in the spirit of these awards, here are 7 very random things about me:
I am directionally IMPAIRED. Fortunately for me, I married Mr. Mapquest, who can drive somewhere one time, 10 years ago and find his way back.
No one can spell or pronounce my last name~ I would settle with either…*sigh*…
I believe everyone should have to work retail from Thanksgiving until December 26th ONCE as a life requirement.
I need a 12 step program for HomeGoods.
My dogs keep me sane and drive me insane every day.
I was the victim of an armed robbery and tied up with electrical cord.
I have been flashed 3 times~ since I’m near-sighted and occasionally oblivious~ I didn’t notice the first two times :)