Thursday, March 27, 2014


     Okay I don't know what is causing this, but my hands are flaring really bad.  I am having a hard time typing.  They just ache.  I am hoping to loosen them up as I have a lot of sewing to do.

     I am frustrated financially with the studio and am considering making parents pay by CC or by taking money directly out of their checking accounts on the first.  Things have not been really bad this year but we have spring break next week and I need to do payroll before all my teachers leave.  So I told my parents to please pay early and I would hold checks until the 1st when tuition was due.  So far 4 have done this.  4 out of 85 parents.  So I am emptying my saving account and credit line to get people paid so they can go on break and pay rent.  I will be able to put it all back when I get back but let me tell you one person pays after the 10th they are getting slammed with a $20.00 late charge. Enough said.

     All three major schools in the area are having prom the same night.  I have taken in18 prom dresses in the last two days.  Next week many will be out on break looking for dresses and I will be gone.  Then on the Monday I return they will all want to come in, I am going to have to set limits.

     I need to pack to night to get ready to be gone for a week. I will leave tomorrow at about 7:30 in the morning.  My mom is so excited.  So am I.  I really need a break.  I have been working way to hard getting ready to go. Just last  minute laundry and bills, and sewing.  But it seems that every time I try to leave town all hell breaks lose.  That is okay because I need the money for gas.

     I have a few piles of sewing and I want to get all my costumes ordered this morning.  I also want to organize my closet with the dresses, so I can be ready to face the monster when I get home.

     I don't have time to add to saga, but will try to at mom's.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Normally you know I am totally behind you...but you really can't get mad if you ask the families to pay EARLY and they don't. If it is due on the isn't their problem that you need to do payroll before spring break. Since you built in a grace period of 10 days before they get a penalty....they don't have much incentive to pay it early.

    Sorry sweetie! But if the bank asked you to pay a week early, you would tell them too will get it when you get it. Same here.

    You may want to consider an incentive by the 1st for 3 months in a row, and get blah blah blah.....

  2. 18 dresses in 2 days? That's a lot of sewing. I hope your hands are better.

  3. Oh, I'm sorry about your hands :( I hope you feel better soon to do all of this sewing.

  4. I hope you get some "me" time while you're away. I know a change is as good as a rest but you really do need a bit of a break. Is it prom time already? Yikes!