Some of the biggest parts of running Pistachio Press have nothing to do with printing. They have to do with organizing receipts for taxes, answering emails, packaging orders, creating new designs, writing more email, talking to clients, printing, fixing broken presses, ordering paper and many other things that don't seem like they should take as much time as they actually do.
This is a busy time of the year for anyone in the wedding business since summer weddings are getting close. I'm so grateful for the work, but sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in email! And since I'm such a hoarder, I have trouble deleting mail from my inbox, which means that I currently have over 4000 email between several accounts (and Etsy convos). I've tried sorting them into folders, but I really prefer to see them all in one place. Just today, I've been answering email for about 5 hours. I have been taking breaks here and there to work on other things and eat lunch (which included a delicious triple-cream that I could eat every day for the rest of my life).
On a brighter side note, I've been reading A Homemade Life every night before I go to bed. It's so good and I've been staying up way too late reading, which feels quite satisfying since I hardly ever make time to read anymore. I always intend to read before bed, but most of the books on my list aren't the type I want to fall asleep with. Molly's book is really beautiful and even though I've been trying to ration it, I know I'll be done this weekend.
Ok, enough break time for me...it's time for more email!