Wednesday, February 08, 2006

reflections...


... before my run today, i decided to document what an almost 6 month pregnant woman who is running looks like - i typicially run in shorts and a jog bra esp in the hot texas heat so i took my picture with the same outfit i typically have on. it is interesting to see myself - i can see the blue veins in my belly but they don't bother me- i can see the dry patch of skin i have developed since being pregnant that itches like CRAZY. but it is still the same old me i can see...

running which used to be a constant in my life has taken some what of a back seat but i am ok with it. i already have my jogging stroller planned and i think i might still tackle the half marathon in november but for now, i am enjoying the rest...

... speaking of rest, this has become a hectic week for us. we are excited to be moving warehouses - as we have outgrown our current place and while this means great changes in the long run, right now there is just this big HUMP to get over - to get the inventories right - to get the new stuff that just arrived into inventory and get a new system in place. but it is all good. we hope this will provide our customers with better behind the scenes shipment turnaround time.


but there are things that bother me - people that don't even try to understand that we just got back from a trade show to 400 emails so no, we didn't get to your email you sent on monday, and yes we did get your email on monday and tried to email you back but it bounced and really there is no need to be grumpy on the phone or hang up 2x a day b/c you get voice mail ( it is because we are trying to get things into the new warehouse and yes, we have caller ID so we can see how many times the same person hung up). and then there are the other ones who keep calling / emailing and asking for a catalog the last 3 days and we have tried to explain we had them all shipped from the show on Monday so please be patient as they won't get back til today.

for the others, i just want to say thank you for your patience. it means a lot to us. we are working as fast as we can but with the volume of growth we have had in the last 6 months, we do have our limitations. and we can admit that. that is why we are trying to line out some things for the better - sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't... but that is all a process of learning about our business. let me say that we *wish* we could hire 20-30 people to help us handle everything but we prefer to keep ourselves in a financially secure position so that we can continue to do what we love to do.

6 Comments:

At 2/09/2006 02:28:00 AM, Blogger Cate said...

Caroline...my boyfriend belongs to a running club and there is an 8 month pregnant lady who still races! She's about 10 minutes slower than normal, but finishes way before a ton of other people. I ran all through my pregnancy and loved it too. The best is the looks you get from other joggers! :)

 
At 2/09/2006 09:01:00 AM, Anonymous slammie said...

You look FAB!

 
At 2/09/2006 10:45:00 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

wow Caroline! You are looking great! Good luck with the new system and getting everything into the new warehouse! That is very exciting and a great move for Maya Road! Congrats!

 
At 2/09/2006 10:51:00 AM, Anonymous LisaO said...

Caroline you look so cute with your baby belly.... :)

 
At 2/09/2006 03:41:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

Caroline, you look AMAZING!!!! WOW! I hope I can look that good when I'm pregnant! Good luck with the move! Keep up the great work! I think you guys are amazing!

 
At 2/09/2006 04:35:00 PM, Blogger Marina said...

You look stunning for someone at 6 months. Pregnancy looks good on you!!!

Good luck with the warehouse move, things will get back on track for you, but in the meantime... you still do an awesome job, your products rock and you both do this all the while being pregnant. My hats off to you and your sister!!!! Keep up the great work ladies!!!!

 

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