January 2011 News and other stuff

Can you believe it’s the beginning of a brand new year? We had such an amazing 2010 and we owe a great big ‘Thank You!’ to all of our wonderful customers for an unforgettable Christmas. We’ve had an amazing time chatting with you online and in the store, we really do have the most fabulous customers we could ever ask for. So Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.

I haven’t posted in a little while because I’ve been mired in paperwork, inventory and deChristmasizing (is that a word?) the store.  Some things just aren’t any fun but they have to be done.  I’ve also rearranged the store, which was fun while I was thinking about doing it, but once I actually started, the fun faded real fast.  You see, I have a small store and when I move one fixture, then I have to move EVERYTHING else, all the product and fixtures to be able to move anything else.  Then of course it never fails.  Once everything is in a disheveled mess, customers come in in droves!!  They have to slither and squirm around shelves and display units that are in the most awkward of places.  Now I’m not complaining about customers in the store, oh no, but usually it’s new faces who come in and have never seen it in a better state.  I apologize profusely and offer to move things if they are in the way, and most people understand and are quite accommodating, but I’m still very embarrassed by the state of the place.  Well, with that said, the rearranging has been completed and for now I’m happy about the new layout.  It looks as though there is more floor space and so far so good.  I’m never bright enough to take before and after pictures, but I’ve got the batteries for the camera charging and I’ll try to take some good shots of the store and post them here for your viewing pleasure 🙂

And now for a little News:

I should have posted this sooner, but… well you’ve read what I’ve been up to… but, today is my last day in the store, then I’ll be closed….. Ha had ya worried didn’t I (well maybe not)… but I’ll only be closed for 2 weeks.  Sherry’s on Main will be CLOSED from Jan. 9th to Jan. 24th.  I’ll re-open at 10 am on Jan 25th.  No I’m not taking a fantastic tropical vacation or anything romantic like that, I’ll be taking the time to restock my own line of Parson House Soap and Candle Co. soaps and candles, making other product for the store, working on some ideas that are floating around in my head and recharging my own personal batteries.  After being open for 7 days a week starting the 1st of Nov. for the Christmas rush, and I get pretty darn tired and I just need a little respite from the store.  That and the fact that I need the time to restock.  There isn’t a single bar of soap left in the store AT ALL and the candle selection leaves a little to be desired.  So when I return there will be a whole new selection of Artisan Goat’s Milk soaps available, but my Olive Oil Cold Processed soaps will take a while to get here as they need 4 – 6 weeks to cure before they can be sold.  If you have any preferences of fragrances that you’d like to see here in the store, drop me an email or leave a comment and I’ll try my best to have it available for you.

When I return on January 25th I’ll have

NEW HOURS

Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm

Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

CLOSED Sunday & Monday

As always I do offer after hours and private shopping.  Just call the store at 519-323-0251 and I’ll open just for you 🙂

And Now for a personal note:

My husband Brian and I have taken up curling.  We really have no idea what we are doing or how the game works (apparently drinking is a major factor in the game) but we are having a really good time doing it.  Last night was our second session of curling.  Now I have really BAD knees and I have to curl using a stick, there is absolutely no way I can curl the way you see them do on TV.  IF I could get down there, it would take a week and a hoist to get me back up again!!  So as I said I curl with a stick.  We’ve seen other curlers there that have this little handle thingy attached to the broom and thought that was kinda neat.  As I curl now I have a throwing stick (that’s my technical term for it) at each end of the ice and a broom.  Well, last night as I’m coming up the stairs from changing my shoes, there’s my husband buying me my very own “Throwing Stick Curling Broom” thingy as a Birthday gift.  My birthday isn’t until the 13th of January, but it’s one of those things that would be kinda hard to wrap.  Anyway, the “thingy” as I’ll call it seems to work pretty good.  I actually put the occasional rock where the skip wanted it!!  Well we curled only 6 ends because we gave the other team quite a lathering:) (no credit taken by myself or my husband for that one) then went into the club house to do the obligatory drinking.  The next thing I know, my husband coming out with a cake all aflame and the whole room singing Happy Birthday to me:)  I had absolutely no idea he was going to do that and when he first came out I was wondering who it was we were singing to!!  Hehehe, I’m a dope 🙂  Anyway we all had a few drinks and some cake and an all round good time!

I guess he got me back for the candle stuck in his hamburger!!  Brian’s Bday is Dec 26th and he’s not much on sweets so we don’t do the whole cake thing for him.  Since everything around here is closed on Boxing Day, we decided to go out for lunch on the 27th.  I had the girls at Al Jerkeys (that’s the name of the pub we haunt) come out with a candle in his hamburger and sing to him!  Hehehe, it was fun and I managed to embarrass him a little.  But he was smiling while eating the burger 🙂

Well, once again Thank You for a great 2010 and I’m looking forward to an even better 2011 and I hope the best for all of you too.  If anything fantastical happens while I’m closed I’ll post it, but other than that I’ll see you in 2 weeks time.

Take care everyone,

Sherry

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