It's the first day of February,
and I'm catching up on filing and paperwork.
I'm living the
There is always
of that filing and sorting and shredding and organizing
never quite enough time to do it properly.
It's not my favorite thing to do
and so I tend to let it pile up until the pile topples over
I fear that if anyone sees the messiness of stacked and toppled receipts and invoices and business cards and whatever,
they will think I'm one of those hoarder types who needs to have
I can see it now . . .
they will shake their heads and say,
she was a little strange
and now we have the evidence
poor dear . . .
buried alive under
of crumpled receipts, paperclips, manila file folders and notes to self!"
Mind you -
this debris is essential to my business
as any antique dealer will confirm.
We faithfully keep exacting records of each item purchased
add to that
for the supplies we buy
to clean, polish, restore, repaint and refurbish every little piece.
Why the paper towels alone run into the thousands of dollars!
There are mileage record books and checkbooks and all those business cards of hundreds of people who wish to
sell to us,
or paint for us,
or convince us to advertise with them.
discard anything so vital to our potential success!
There are paint sample cards
(oh my . . . I have thousands of those),
and even tiny chips of actual paint we have peeled off some old thing
to save for reference
for that day when we
that beautiful shade of robins' egg blue.
It's a little embarrassing!
That's just the tip of the iceberg
but if I blog any longer
I'll lose daylight hours
tomorrow it's back to the shop
and whatever paper is still drifting through the air will once again settle in odd places around the house.
if you ring the doorbell and I don't answer,
please just give me time to claw my way out from under my mountain
and run to greet you!
Don't call the authorities.
Botanical prints today are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy @ www.thegraphicsfairy.com
Joy is partner/owner at
Dwell Antiques & Home http://www.facebook.com/dwellantiques
Greenwood Village Colorado