It all started fairly well. The normal over sleep my alarm, or should I say, pushing snooze too many times, Waking Kaia from her slumber with the warning of "We have 10 minutes before we should leave", followed by the beg to skip Select Choir toay, and met with me saying "No, get up."
After feeding Kaia breakfast, making her lunch, and driving her to school, I return home to get confirmation that Quinn will be picked up for school. GOOD. Now I can do the dishes, and walk on the treadmill, because it is too cold to go on a morning walk
I push it is little more on the treadmill today so I can justify my cutting my workout a little short due to the need to get ready so I can attend a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting for a new art studio in my little town. I really do appreciate and love art (but not the modern art).
After a long hot shower to wash away my horrible smell, I dressed in my "go out for the day" clothes, put on a little make-up, and jumped on the computer to answer just a few messages before I walk out the door for the 5 minute drive to the studio. As I arrived at the studio, it looked a little dark. I was a few minutes early so I sat in my car, listening to a new book, and began checking my email to see if I missed something about a possible cancellation. There is was. An email sent on the 21st with a reminder about the snacks and beverages that will be provided at the ribbon cutting on the 22nd of May. I look at my phone. It is May 23rd. WHAT A DING DONG!!! I missed it. I was seriously looking forward to it, but obviously not enough to pay attention to what day of the week it was. Oh well.
Now, I am seriously all dressed up with nowhere to go. I drive around the corner to the post office to drop off the second wave of graduation invites for Taite's up and coming party, and then decide to go and get gas and maybe a coffee. Would the coffee interfere with the fasting program I was trying to follow? Hmmm. Calculate the time: 10:15, 9 hours of eating, Done with food for the day at 7:15. Okay. I can do this.
I skipped the pump of mint and just went for the soy cappuccino from StarBucks. I reached into my purse and pulled out my peppermint essential oil and put 2 drops into my cup. THERE. perfect 0 calorie mint flavoring. Now what?? I contemplated calling Taite and going out for a spontaneous breakfast, but then decided I didn't want to make that sort of commitment this a.m. I DO have to get some work done. I thought about meeting John for a spontaneous lunch, but then had the same thought. I need to make something positive happen in my work today. Anything. Plus, I kind of want to take work off tomorrow, or at least half of the day.
Upon returning to home, I continued to listen to my book and began chopping vegetables for my omelet I had committed to making. While the sauteed veggies cooled, I quickly ran upstairs to put my "going out clothes" carefully back in the closet to be worn another day. I put on a pair of comfy black leggings that go high enough on my waist to "tuck" things into the places they should be, and put on a stripped shirt that could pass for running errands without totally looking like a slob. I finished up my omelet while thinking about how easy it would be to just talk to myself about all the things that are going through my head while creating this yummy food, and then have it transcribed automatically to my computer so I wouldn't have to sit and type. Believe it or not, I actually do have a hand help recorder that is supposed to do just that. Where is it though...
Taite comes into the kitchen while I am cleaning up and waiting for my omelet to cool. She wants to use the upstairs computer, which is fine. I should be working in my office anyway, as it is more private. She asks me what I do all day at the computer while I am working. As she is piling my stuff and carrying it downstairs for me, I explain to her all the mundane things that go into my job as a direct sales consultant. When I say the things out loud, I am reminded how I lose focus, so really everything I just told her should take about half the time, but I do things like this... Begin writing.
Now I am at my computer and my brain is telling me I need to get back to work and make something good happen in my business today. Something, anything. What is it that I want to happen today??
Well, I really want my casual consultants to place their orders so I can get paid on title. I REALLY want that. I want to complete my customer service emails so that can be out of my brain and I will sleep better. I want to get orders from the facebook parties I have done this week so that means messaging people and making sure they know when the party closes. Wait, that is why I pay for Postmyparty. I want to go to the post office with my catalog mailings for my casuals with the hopes that when they see the catalog they will want to order RIGHT NOW!!! Okay. The mailings should really happen first.
It took me writing everything down to realize that, and that is what I am going to do. SO, signing off for now as the "direct sales guru of leadership and customer care" . Toodles, The Spectacular and Amazing Sarah