* As you can imagine when you work in a Garden Center, the beginning of Spring can be rather hectic especially when you're receiving in tractor trailer loads of nursery stock, redoing the entire store, changing displays around, cleaning, organizing, ordering, planning, etc.. The hiring process is just about done and I think I did a great job in hiring a lot of new staff. I did a switch this year.. I hired more mature cashiers and younger sales staff. I'm truly hoping that my thinking pays off *big* this year.
* I'm happy about the progress my gardens have made with the recent warmer weather and I half way don't even mind the rain we've had as it only helped to melt the remaining boulders of snow. Inch by inch my bulbs are peeking out. I think they're afraid to show themselves completely.
* Most of the week was dedicated to my beautiful Boxer Bailey..If you've been following my blog you will remember that weeks ago I posted that she wasn't feeling that well. After a couple weeks of throwing up, we took her to the vet and to make a long, emotional story a little shorter, she was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. A type of cancer that is very popular in Boxers. In the past two weeks she's had two ultrasounds and a needle aspiration which confirmed the findings. However, yesterday we also found out that she also has a problem with her heart which is making her pass out. It turns out that the lower chambers of her heart are not electrically firing correctly which causes her to hit the floor and passes out. Afterwards she basically sleeps for hours as it totally exhausts her. My dear Bailey will be seven years old at the end of May. To just write that my entire family is devastated by this news is writing it lightly. Yesterday, while in the vets office she passed out twice and my husband and I had already contemplated her future and quality of life, etc. We are in conversations with our vet to figure out what it is best for Bailey. I ended up having to leave work early as I couldn't focus on anything but my furry family member. It was the most I've cried in one day in a very long time.
* Alas, I'll have to celebrate TGIF on TGIS (Saturday) since I'll be working on Saturday.. Lots to do in the nursery as crunch time is definitely approaching..
I wish you all a great weekend!