It hasn't been easy going from all evening shifts back to early shifts, but I do feel somewhat better about this week already. I just felt like I lost a lot of my day working the 3 to 11 shifts. I guess you just get used to doing morning and afternoons and everything else just seems foreign to you.
I'm happy to say we're not doing too bad with our charity sales at work. Each year we collect for Riley's Children's Hospital at this time. Stores compete against one another to see who can bring in the most charity :) We were in third place yesterday, but I'm hoping to see this change as the month goes on. Yesterday I took in a crockpot of chili, which we sold every bit of it before I left at 5 :) Our store also does a continuous bake sale, which today I've made butter pecan cupcakes for :) We are also raffling off gift cards which is helpful because it not only gives our customers something back for helping us out, but also brings in a bit of charity money.
I've come up with an idea which I am hoping everyone at work will jump on the band wagon with. On Saturday I would like to get children involved in helping our charity. A good many people in our area have been involved with Riley in one way or another. They're truly wonderful people at that hospital. They saved my own nephew's life and for that I will always be grateful.
I will be working on my newsletter this evening and getting it ready to go. I can't wait for everyone to see it :) I'm featuring a very dear author friend of mine, Fiona Riplee this month. My newsletter and blog will be one of the avenues she is using to feature her cover reveal :)
Besides our charity drive this weekend I will be editing a few of the short stories for our anthology. I'm pretty excited about that :) I can't wait to be the first to read some of our interesting stories on how our authors incorporated Lake House into their stories :)
Yes, as you can tell I have a busy weekend ahead of me :) But busy is what I enjoy, so why not :)
Well I better get those cupcakes iced before it is time to hit the shower and head out for my work day!!!
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!