Monday, June 23, 2008

Work Sucks

Today I had to have a meeting with Danny who works with me to "Let him go" a very sad day as we get along really well and he has supported the business while he has been here, but unfortunately with the market as it is at the moment and him not bringing in any of his own leads the time has come. Back to the 1-woman show. I must say I have been putting this off for a while and a bit of stress has been relieved now that the "talk" is over. Danny said it seemed like we were breaking up, which was a little how it felt.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Happy Day

Today I had a very nice phone call from the Illawarra and South Coast Small Business Awards to advise me that I had been voted in as a Finalist. The next step is to prepare a submission and photos as well as someone Mystery Shopping me, so I better keep on my game. Also need to give the office a little tidy up as they also judge you on clean windows and work area. I must say first job tommorrow is decluttering my desk. Just wanted to share that with you all. Oh and if anyone is free the Awards night is Wed 16th July in Wollongong, I will give you more details as soon as I get my pack.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Scrap Camp

I went to Vision Valley Scrapbooking Camp at Arcadia on the weekend, had a great time catching up with my friends who I really only see twice a year at these camps. I am pleased to say I didn't by any more scrapbooking supplies until about 5 mins before the shop started packing up and all I bought was page protectors (an essential item), so I was very please that I used all my current supplies.

I was scrapping my Honeymoon photos and have only just gotten through the first week which was Las Vegas and part of the second week which was Huntington Beach. I fear I will be doing this album for many more months if not years. I think from memory I did 23 pages so far, so it will be a monster album.

I even took my laptop and printer to the camp so I could journal as I went but silly me forgot to take the cable that connects the printer to the computer. Luckily another girl brought a printer which had the same cable so I borrowed that off her and was able to finish my pages.

I also had a pampering, so instead of spending money on scrapbooking, I spent money on me and had a facial, a pedicure and a massage, so I came home all relaxed.

The next camp for those who are interested is at Wisemans Ferry on 20th & 21st September, I have already booked in for that, it is only $125 and they really look after you with home cooked meals. Accomodation is not luxurious but the area where you scrap is awesome with a big fireplace and you can stay up as long as you want. (I have been known to pull an alnighter at these camps)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bad Blogger

This blogging thing is harder than it looks, you actually have to remember to write something, otherwise your blog will suck.

Well what have I been up to lately.

Saw Sex in the City on Friday night with Lisa and Alicia, it was tops, I really enjoyed it, I laughed a lot, almost cried and was reasonably happy with how it ended. I would highly recommend it to anyone even if they weren't a huge fan of the TV series.

Caught up with Maxine on the weekend she has been away in Alice Springs working with Centrelink and I hadn't seen her since the Wedding in Feb, so it was great to catch up. Cindy had a gathering at her place and we had a few drinks and nibbles and a bit of Bon Jovi, it was great, and my head was thanking me the next morning for us deciding not to go out to the 80's band at Rooty Hill RSL.

This morning was my second week back with my personal trainer, I had only lost 0.5kg this week which was very depressing as I have have been really good this week compared to my normal eating, (except for the night mentioned above). Although I hadn't done any excercise homework. I trained with Colette today and my trainer Ian made me stay longer and ended up doing an hour and a half. He had Colette and I boxing as if we were in a bar room brawl, really funny, I had to punch her mits and then, his mits and then back and forth, picture the movie Roadhouse (but not really). We started pretending we were fighting over a man and then it was like, this is too hard you can have him. lol. So then we pretended to fight over champagne, well then it was on, you can have the man, but don't touch the Champagne. Such a fun training session. So now we are going to get together on our own to do some mid-week training as we are both a little bit unfit.

I am getting stuck back into my training for the Indoor Rowing Championships in October in Melbourne, providing I don't fall pregnant between now and then, this is my plan.

Work has been weird lately, 1 day very quiet the next flat out, today was pretty busy and I would have got a lot more done if my darling husband didn't spend half the day chatting to me on MSN, I will have to cut him off if he continues.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday Monday

Today was a pretty productive day given the huge weekend I had.

Lets start with the weekend, Friday night we went to see Indiana Jones at Gold Class Cinema, with my brother and his wife, I bought them tickets because Janet did about 4 hair trials and my hair for the wedding and I didn't have to pay for the trials, so I wanted to do something for them. They were Gold Class virgins, so I think I have spoilt them.

Saturday I nagged at Jamie to sort some stuff out in the shed so I can take it to the markets to sell and also to clean out the shed because it is getting demolished soon, we found some boxes that hadn't been looked at for 3 years, so I obviously hadn't been nagging nearly enough over the years.

Sat night we caught up with 2 of my Bridesmaids - Kristy and Maryanne and Kristy's mum Cheryl for a combined birthday bash at Mykonos greek restaurant in Parramatta, it was a good night, they played some really traggic music which I loved and after too many bottles of champas and a few bourbons and a bit of a pub crawl to finish we stumbled in at 4am.

Sunday I was feeling a bit worse for wear, I was running late to my Mum's birthday which I don't think went down well considering I was picking up the food for lunch and the kids and everyone was starving. Anyway once we eventually got there it was a good day.

Finally got home on Sunday and crashed on the lounge for a few hours and slept right through dinner and then crawled into bed. I seriously thinking I am getting too old for partying.

When will my life ever slow down. I said this to Jamie the other day and he said that I have to start saying "NO" to all the social events that we get invited to, but how do you pick and choose what to go to and what to skip out on.

At work today I started on a new business plan for the new financial year and called a few clients and tidied my office so I can be more productive.

I was going to relax at home tonight but since I have a scrapcamp coming up soon I had to get the laptop out and sort out some of the photos that we took on the honeymoon, I have culled and culled again and then I will leave it for a day or 2 then I will go and cull them again. I am trying to get it down to about 50-70 photos per group/place we went, some are easier than others.

Well it is now after midnight so I better head for bed so I can get up and excercise in the morning, my Honeymoon spread is not going away on it's own.