So, today was quite the rollercoaster kind of day.
I should've gone to yoga and de-toxified......but it was late, and I instead ate Chinese food and had a glass of wine.
It started off okay... and then it sort of hit a bump.
The location I opened my store in, was a dry town previously - meaning no alcohol. Well, someone wrote to the paper and complained about having a store such as mine in town - and got City Hall involved by calling them out publicly; so, I had the Liquor Commission come by today to inform me that they're going to address the complainant and that while they feel I've got the gourmet aspect down well -- I should bring even more items in to keep people like him quiet.
Mmmkay. I always thought majority ruled, but I guess that squeaky wheel wins more often than not. And trust me when I tell you, I've got lots of gourmet going on in there. I add new food weekly, so I'm not at all concerned about that. It's just frustrating that I bring commerce to the community and run a great business - and I've got to worry about someone who's admittedly never stepped foot into my shop, and their opinions? Interesting.
Case in point: as I was feeling less than happy with the aforementioned conversation, I recieve a fantastic phone call from the Chamber of Commerce telling me that this month's edition of Boston Magazine gives us a fantastic little plug! How exciting!
So, in the past month - the store has been featured on Chronicle, WBZ Radio's Connoiseur Corner, WDIS AM Fairness Doctrine, the Boston Globe's Bargain Bins -- and now Boston Magazine. I couldn't be any more fortunate in the media department, truly.
I went to visit my Mother afterwards, and had an.....interesting visit. I'm not going to comment more on it, other than to say it was a good visit -- but an emotional one; and I hadn't been prepared for that. She looks fantastic, you truly wouldn't think her prognosis is what it is. It's almost mindblowing at times....
Anyway, needless to say - I'm tired, and while I should have gone straight to the studio for an intensely hot class, I opted for the easy way out complete with a glass of wine.
Truthfully, I don't know which one would help me sleep better tonight.
But tomorrow, is another day.....