It's 4:45 pm on a Wednesday afternoon. A very sweet lady just left with a purchase of six glass knobs and a smile on her face. She's a do it yourself -er with dreams of "restyling" an old dresser that has sat for years in the basement. I love those conversations and never tire of them. Oh, the possibilities!!
It's been a relatively quiet day but productive. A delivery this morning of spring merchandise has kept me busy and excited thinking ahead of how I will merchandise all of it. The wheels are spinning!! I have checked the order for breakage, amounts, backordered items. Have priced and put up everything, cut down boxes and gathered excess packaging, made a pile of bubble wrap to be used again.
Now as the work day comes to a close I sweep, straighten and make my way around the shop turning off lamps and twinkle lights as I go. Key in the register to run a "Z" tape, drawer pops open and I empty it of cash and record my totals.
Overhead lights off, coat, purse, etcetera's in hand I open the shop door to head home. As I turn to close and put my key in the lock I look one more time inside. This is a dream come true, a vision realized, a "work of heart."