Thursday, December 3, 2015

Transition for Shelly

From Bookkeeping to Weddings

I am entering the final phase of my employment with Horizon Printing in Austin, Texas. I have been a full-time bookkeeper for Horizon for almost 5 years. I absolutely love my job and the people I work with and work for... the owner of Horizon is extremely generous, trusting & an all-around great guy. Definitely a character role model!
However it's time for me to move along so I can work full time at growing Short and Sweet Weddings ( into the business model Scott & I created several years ago. 
Right now I am working at Horizon 8:30am-1pm as a resource for my replacement. My last day with Horizon will be at the end of December. 
Not gonna lie.... I'm wondering if I made the right choice.... 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Goodbye 'ol friend... my shoes

I've had these shoes for at least 12 years. They are "Clark" brand & very nice quality. I think they came from Dillards. I can't remember exactly when I got them but I do remember they were priced well over $100. And since I am extremely frugal, I distinctly recall having a gift card (maybe two?) and there being some sort of DoorBuster sale, like day-after-Christmas or Black Friday. I would never spend that much on shoes, even though these were definitely worth it.
Anyways.... I went to conduct a rehearsal last Friday night. It was very cold & rainy so I wore a nice black wool jacket & my trusty 'ol black shoes.
Needless to say it didn't take long before my feet were wet & cold. I knew there was a SMALL crack on the tip of one shoe, but upon further inspection when I got home I could see the small crack on the right shoe, but a HUGE CRACK across the entire width of the left shoe. Zoom in close on this picture & you can see the cracks.

Oh. My. Word. This is terrible! I love these shoes!
I actually put them away in my closet for 24 hours thinking I might salvage them somehow but decided to throw them away.
(...humming 'Glory, Glory, Hallelujah' to myself...)