Friday, November 13, 2009

Back in blogland!

How awefully disgusting is that - over 10 months since my last post. I am mortified - but also a little amazed. Just goes to show how busy I have been throughout 2009.
I am finalising all the left over orders that girls don't want or need until 2010 and Allison and I are taking some time off to do 'STUFF' together. Today was new car shopping, tomorrow is vegie patch and garden stuff, and I think Sunday is 'cleaning out Jo's storage room' day. That one will be a mammoth undertaking, it is full of shoes, fabrics, lace, apparel, and pretty much anything that doesnt fit elsewhere! On top of that my ebay store was officially closed during the year and I am still to go through the stock that is left over and make final decisions on what to do with it all!

One of my last posts mentions my daughter graduating highschool - and I thought I felt old then! She officially moved out of home the other weekend and is living with her best friend at North Lakes. She has been working full time now for the Optical Superstore as an Optical Dispenser and is quite the independent woman! I think we have seen her a handful of times this entire year and the next time we get together will probably be Christmas Eve. I might have to make a trip into Brisbane to have lunch one day before then. Geeze, I even have to check her facebook page to see what she has been up to!

Ok, news on the Style on Stage front.... things are growing beyond all expectations and as most know, I had to close orders very early this year to ensure the orders I aldeady did have got completed and delivered in time. I can tell you there were some close calls. I had 80 bikinis that were all needed for the one weekend - 40 for a show here in Brisbane and the other 40 needed for shows on that same weekend around Australia. You can imagine how fratically I was working to get them all out - and then that just set me back for suits were needed in the following weeks. All in all I think I did close to 200 bikinis in that July-October period and was still conducting 30-50 hours of posing sessions a week. It all equated to a lot of sleepless (literally) nights.

But honestly, how many businesses these days can say they have had to turn business away? I am so thankful for all my clients and realise that without them (you) there would be no Style on Stage.

Once again, I have a few things in the pipeline to mention soon, but I am just getting the finer details all perfect first, so keep an eye out for some news and information right here!

On that note I have three hungry canine critters that are wanting their dinner so I had better say goodbye. I would like to promise I will be posting more regularly but I have been told that I shouldnt make promises I know I cannot keep, so I will just say "I will do my best!".

Take care
Jo

3 comments:

ss2306 said...

Arrhh she comes up for air!

So lovely to hear from you.

I'm assuming the pic is your new set of wheels? Noice!

Glad you've taking some time to stop and smell the roses. Wishing you and Allison a fabulous weekend.

xxxx

Vegan-Diva said...

Yeah - gasping is more the right description - and not a minute too soon either. Lovely to have a few spare minutes to myself - but wish my brain would switch off!

The pic is as close to our new car as I could find on the internet. It still has to be made and deliver is sometime either late december or early Jan. It isnt our 'dream car' by any stretch of the imagination but one that is both practical for the business and the property - and being a Toyota it will maintain its value forever!

What are you up to these days - oh,maybe I should read your blog - doh!

xx

Lia Halsall said...

Welcome Back! And about time too. LOL!! It's great to see that you're taking the time out for family and farming not forgetting the many many critters in your care.

It was great touching base with you via email this week. Look forward to hearing again from you soon.

xxx