Well it has been a few hectic weeks, and as we near the end of our Financial Year (29 Selling days left) it doesn’t look like easing up anytime soon.
As you know I celebrated my birthday recently and it was perfect, even if it snuck up on me. As you know I always have a plan, in fact I have been known to have a plan for the plan, but this year because work has been so hectic for the last few months, and with the trip home, I kind of forgot to plan something. I was sitting on the couch one week out from my B Day when I suddenly realised I was 7 days away from turning 34 (Yep 34 and PROUD). So a quick plan was formed, I would start my Saturday with some domestic chores, spend the afternoon relaxing at the hair dresses getting a trim and a tidy up, and for the evening I invited Shanel, Dixie and Courtney up for a night out dancing in Town (forgetting to mention that it was my birthday), then for Sunday I planned a very nice lunch sitting on my deck in the sunshine (if the weather played nice, which it did) with Uncle Archi, Japh, Shanel, Courtney (Dixie had to work), Jelena, Kobe, and Gabriel.
It was such a relaxing (apart from your brother setting of the fire alarm with my cake) afternoon enjoying the sunshine and taking the kids down to run around by the river and play in the park. My work friend Jo came along for the afternoon which was great also, she has been having a tough time at the moment and I think the kids made her day, holding her hand, giving her cuddles, and asking…. maybe demanding that she pushed them on the swings. It was so great for everyone to come and see my little place,and I can’t wait for them to come back for another visit.
Work….. well since March I have had 1 vacant territory in my care, so I have had to cover that territory (as well as doing my job) until we managed to recruit to replace that role. My new team member finally started last Wednesday, three months later (no grey hair yet but it can’t be far away). Also the week before I came home one of my new team members (in amongst everything else that happened I went form 4 team members to 8) was head hunted by another company and resigned her last day being the week after I got back! (still no grey hair…YET). I finally filled both roles and both new team members started last Wednesday, great on one hand, bugger on the other hand. We would normally not have two new people starting at the same time which would mean that I would be able to spend the necessary time with each of them to train them up, however because they started at the same time I am having to juggle my time between them, whilst unfortunately neglecting the rest of my team. On top of all of this I am working this weekend at the Good Food & Wine Festival at Noosa and next weekend I am working at the Airlie Beach Hotel Staff and Consumer tasting, what is it they say about “No Rest For The Wicked”, I must have been extremely wicked in a former life.
So work is quite full on at the moment, not bad, but I am looking forward to my trip to the Barossa at the beginning of June. A couple of friends and I are travelling down after work on the Friday, the 8th of June, and staying down for the Queen’s Jubilee long weekend. I can’t wait to catch up with all of my friends in the Barossa Valley and in Adelaide, I always feel so relax and refreshed after I have been in the Barossa.
That is all I have planned for now as I am hoping I survive the next 29 selling days before I start planning my life again.