Monday, May 15, 2006

A Mother of A Week

Mother's Day, like Valentine's Day, is a holiday I never really realized the scope of until I started working at the flower shop. At the shop, it's the mother of all holidays--our biggest week of sales all year long. It means 10 or 14 hour days for at least half the week and every one of those hours is go-go-go: arranging flowers, answering the phone, waiting on customers, organizing delivery runs. And this year, as an added bonus we had a wedding* and one of the local high schools had its prom Saturday, too. There's nothing like doing corsage work at 9 p.m. when you've been at work since 8 a.m. Which is why I haven't had time to really catch my breath this week, let alone visit anyone's blog, but it's over now and I spent Sunday resting up. (More than one customer inquired sweetly, "What are you doing for Mother's Day?" and it was all I could do not to say out loud, "Resting up from taking care of all your mothers.")

I literally slept until noon which is the greatest gift ever as far as I'm concerned. Hope all you moms out there had just as great a day as I did.

*Note to anyone out there planning a wedding or anyone who might be in a position to advise anyone planning a wedding--it's a good idea to avoid major floral holidays--especially Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Despite our good intentions, it's likely you won't be getting our best work.


  1. I will admit, I got a burr up my butt on Friday and decided to be a part of the Mother's Day floral nightmare I am sure you suffered. I decided that I was sending flowers to all the out of towners for Mothers Day. My Aunt, My Grandmother, Scott Grandmother and my Mother was nice though to know that they had this unexpected suprise arrive on Saturday. Thank you from me for your hard work making the Mommies in our lives feel special!!

  2. I'm glad you did the flower thing--I definitely didn't mean to sound like I hate my job. I really don't. I actually enjoy helping people communicate with each other, if that doesn't sound too corny. It can just be a little overwhelming at holidays--and as you definitely know, dealing with the public has its down sides. :)