On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Running the store April 30, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 8:05 am

The store manager of the boutique where I volunteer took Thursday off last week.  She asked me to come in anyway and open up the store.  I thought this was pretty funny because I’ve maybe done about 7 or 8 days of volunteering so far.  Most of the volunteers are nervous about using the computer, so the store manager is really happy that I am willing to help with the register, inventory, and insurance.  


I was by myself in the morning, so it was a very busy day.  I got the cash register set up and sold about $150 worth of chemo caps, jewelry, and little gift items.  I also handled an exchange, scheduled some appointments, helped a few ladies choose headscarves, and added some purses into the computer inventory.  Around 1PM the afternoon volunteer came in to do the “styling” – arranging the displays and making things look fancy.  I finally closed the store at 2:30PM because it was time for my monthly massage.  A great way to relax!


7 Responses to “Running the store”

  1. Aunt Amy Says:

    Wow! Things were really busy, good thing they have you!

  2. Jennifer Gilbertson Says:

    Thanks for giving us a window into your *new* work day scenario, Karissa! I’m glad you are feeling well enough to do this–BRAVO! AND you scheduled your day so nicely to end with a *massage*–WOW! “Retirement” seems to be going swimmingly for you…hope it keeps up for a long time…Hugs & Kisses, ~~Jennifurr & Family
    P.S. Thanks for giving Amber an early birthday gift bag as we left from our family visit with you at Mom & Dad’s this past weekend. It was fun to open it in the van on the way home and she *loved* everything inside! She will be writing you a thank-you note sometime in the next week. We appurreciate your thoughtfulness very much! 😉

  3. Clarke, Wilford E Says:

    Dear Karissa – One of the few benefits, I suppose. Glad to hear you’re having fun with it! Love, Dad

    Bill Clarke | Senior Director | Cloud Services | NTT DATA Inc | 410.353.9569 | Wilford.Clarke@nttdata.com

  4. Glad to read you are still fit enough to run a store. Sounds like a nice bunch of different actvities.

  5. sarakclarke Says:

    That fits nicely with Ryan’s new retail theme at school. =)

  6. Margie Says:

    Maybe you could put your “commissions” into a college fund for Ethan & Ryan.

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