Saturday, January 31, 2009

As Promised...

Pier One's Christmas stuff all went to 90% off yesterday morning.

Ornaments are now all under a dollar, and a giant ornament covered gold star measuring about 4 feet across is now $12.98. It was originally $129.

An older woman came in and bought LOADS of stuff for her church decorating committee and it all came up to $69. When I say loads, I mean around 35 ornaments, 40 small potted plants, an ornament covered tree, 8 sets of boxed ornaments (which each had 12 or 16 inside) and a bunch of stuff I can't even remember now.

This set of four dessert plates is now under $2.

Oh, the insanity.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What I've Been Up To

I have had an odd schedule this week, so most of my free time has been taken up with housework, sleeping and cooking.

I had a recent obsession with the idea of cinnamon rolls and have started on a quest to find the tastiest easy recipe.

Here's the posts on our food blog regarding the rolls: Part One and Part Two. There's also a little bit of a healthier attempt (successful, I think) at my grandfather's macaroni and cheese recipe.

And then there's always Stinkerbell's antics over at Happiness Is a Warm Skunk.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

More Dealz

These pillows are $5.48 right now.

This serving bowl and platter are oversized glass, very vibrantly colored. They are $7.48 and $8.68.


Not that I think I'm a fantastic writer or anything, but I do want to assure you that things are fine and I haven't fallen off the planet.

I've been working very hard at my job (which I still love) and am hoping for another promotion (and RAISE!) soon.

Our store was formerly run by a GM that didn't give a flying focus wall (a work term, new to my vocabulary in addition to "statement", "ped", and "merch") about doing anything other than barely keeping the place afloat.

Said former GM didn't bother with paperwork or planners or making things look good, or even making sense. Consequently the NEW GM (hooray!) who arrived mere months before I did has had to seriously overhaul everything just to begin to catch up.

As always, I love a project, and my day to day work has become a series of them, which I tackle with great ambition and ferocity.

Our delivery truck comes at 6am on Wednesday mornings. Some of you may not know this, but I am NOT a morning person. As a child I was consistently late to school because I hated getting out of bed.

I still hate getting out of bed but find it so much easier to do anytime after 11am, regardless of how early I went to bed. I have noticed that I don't really get into deep sleep until around 3 or 4am, which explains why I have had so many sleep issues for as long as I can remember.

Between getting my sleep at odd hours, working my brain and body very hard at work, and trying to solve any number of crises at home, in my "off" time I am very much brain-dead.

Please accept my apology for the lack of regular posting. But be comforted by the fact that at the very least you'll know when the good stuff goes on sale! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Like A Good Deal?

Pier One's "Harvest" decor went to 90% off as of today.

Our computers have been going down lately, so last night we weren't able to get the database updates that would cause the 90% sale items to ring up AT 90% off.

There were a lot of people grabbing up 8 and 10 of an item that was originally $15.00, now $1.48 each.

It was a madhouse.

I'm happy to be home.

We get another 38 feet of freight on the delivery truck tomorrow at 6am.

I'm going to bed.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Job Security

Yes, the economy sucks.

In the last couple of weeks, customers have been coming in to our store asking us when our last day is.

Pier One may close some stores, but seeing as we are consistently in the top three (often number one) in our region, our location will not be one of them.

I am safe.

And hopefully advancing again, soon.

What we DO need at our store is more employees. In the last month a bunch of people have quit. Apparently their not fond of actually working. Most of them didn't bother to officially give notice, either. They just stopped showing up.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fresh Start

Happy New Year, kids!

I came home from work and took a three hour nap before getting up to catch the ball drop.

Yes, I have big hands.

Here's hoping that our financial situation (personally, nationally and internationally) improves significantly with the coming year.

Remind everyone you love that you love them.

Here's big love and hugs to everyone!