Instead – it’s been paperwork day. I cannot TELL you how much I hate paperwork.
That sort of sums it up. I don’t care how many loving, caring people tell me to keep better track – it just isn’t going to happen. I am a shoe box filer, and probably always will be. Numbers and math just stress me out. I AM going to try and do a better job of keeping track of jewelry inventory as far as what I used to make each piece, and the price involved – just so I know I’m pricing things accurately. I know I’m pretty good at ‘guesstimating’ – I’ve been doing this a long time, and also know my clientele, and have used an inventory program in the past - but now that I’m dealing with higher end customers at art galleries, and wine tastings, I need a better idea. THUS part of the reason for the screaming. I HAD Jewelry Designer Manager for several years – and then when my old laptop bit the dust – this one isn’t compatible, and truthfully, I’d gotten lazy at that too. I really don’t want to spend the funds on another inventory program – but that may be the way I have to go. Or create one in Excel. Which could lead to more screaming.
So when the time comes that I have sit down and sort paperwork, and add receipts, and add the numbers, and figure out sales tax –well – it’s like hitting my head on a brick wall – and OWIE.
And the only thing worse than finishing totaling everything up after 3 hours in front of paper and calculator is to open a cupboard and find – yep – you guessed it – another box of receipts. For last year. Drat. More adding. And counting. And did I mention how much I HATE paperwork? See scream above.
All I have left to do is filling out of the forms and finding out the damage (aka total) – but I am SOOO DONE for today. There is a Sunday crossword and a glass of iced tea waiting for me, and I plan to meet up with it SOON. Not to mention I need to post that giveaway info. You’ll probably find it here tomorrow – or perhaps later tonight. It will be fun, but alas – more counting.