Wednesday, July 25, 2018
tie dye and work flow
We did tie dye the other night.. they turned out nice but still with quite a bit of white in them.. we might go at it and tie-dye them again. Mark bought a bigger kit and some more shirts. I think I tied them up too tightly the first time.
I tie-dyed a feew of our old shirts too.. they turned out pretty cool but again, might throw them back in for the second run.
We also went to that birthday party - I think it was good, Esme had fun. I tried not to let my inner introvert keep me entirely in the corner not saying anything. As always, I go over everything in my head and hope telling that story about Esme almost drowning wasn't too much, because it is an emotional story and the reason I keep checking the window every thirty minutes to see that she is okay in the pool... even though that was eight years ago... it sticks with you. I think I did good not to actually be by the pool so I didn't watch her like a hawk, just peek through the curtains every once in a while. Mom stuff. She'll understand when she's older.
She's reading a lot of Warrior books. I'm glad she likes them. I've ordered a few others in the mail for her, one of those and several others I think she will like. She has read a few Erin Entrada Kelly books and they are about kids her age and problems they face with their peers in school - good books, I've read them too. I have one of those she hasn't read in there, too.
Work is doing its doctrine change again - but I'm taking this one a bit better because it matches some of my own feelings about what we are there for this time.. once in a while it rolls around from 'really?
to 'well, that IS what we do'.. the great cycle etc. After reading all the new emails I can't get 'Hey Jude' out of my head when I'm cleaning displays I'm thinking 'make it better'.. I guess that is the best outcome.. I can make it a little better every day without losing the flow we have with the customers... improve just something somewhere every day instead of going all bonsai and overdoing it all at once.