The one thing I like about this business is that there is not a typical day. A day in February is definitely different than a day in June. Although there are less guests this time of year, there is still much on my "to do" list.
Each morning I prioritize and try to start off with a task or project that is my least favorite and get it out of the way. I also look over my list from the previous day and plans for the week and see what needs to get done.
One of my atypical days look something like this:
*Up at 5 am, with an idea about an upcoming class - make some coffee and go to the computer
*Make breakfast and get grand kids off to school -
Let them help make some pancakes
*Make new dinner napkins for this Sunday's class - Can't believe I completed it so quickly (only took 1 1/2 hours), I only thought about it for six months! Wow did I save money and the quality is great.
*Shop online for new plates - salads look awesome on a soft yellow or red color. There's a whole science to this topic, definitely NOT blue.
*Send confirmation for class we're doing offsite next summer
*Answer emails - update website
*Look over recipes for next class, make grocery list & timeline for prepping
*Pick out new fabric to have couches reupholstered
*Log receipts (keep records)
*Grab a cleaning project - you can do a lot in just 10 minutes - Do a few of those each day and you are ahead of the game (more notes). I can tell you when I last did "spring cleaning" in each room.
*Prepare for upcoming Toastmaster contest - always continue with self-improvement
*Add to this, family popping in throughout the day and bringing Dad his supper
*Thank God for another great day