We're about to formally kick-off our charitable campaign and another group has chosen to hold an event the same day and time as ours. I wasn't too worried as I felt the two events were so dissimilar we wouldn't be attracting the same individuals. However, on Wednesday I learned that someone from the other group was talking to though who had purchased tickets for our event, trying to convince them to attend long enough to pick up their lunch and then return to the office for the other session. What a great display of our values; cooperation, respect and professional.
When I took my concerns to our management adviser, she pooh-poohed them. I think I know why, as she joined us for a canvasser meeting the next day, and there was no one who paid less attention. It was clearly obvious she feels no connection to what we do or why we do it. I suspect her opinion is indicative of most of management.
This point was proven even more strongly, when later in the day, I learned the office is planning a safety drill just a half hour before our event. Not only does this mean our adviser has no intention of helping us set up, but there is a good possibility those attending will be delayed as they are required to attend a de-brief post drill.
It was at this point I suggested I was ready to leap off the roof. AND I am terrified of heights!
It was a good thing I had yesterday off. I slept in, then went for breakfast, did a little shopping, had my hair done, and just had a relaxing day. Later I went for dinner with friends, then came home to watch our Riders play football. It was a debacle! We've lost our starting quarter back and our back-ups are just not ready Our defense kept us in the game, but we lost 24-0. To add injury to insult (literally) with four second left in the game one of our better receivers went down with a serious injury.
I was in bed by midnight but was awake until nearly 5 a.m. I tossed and turned, planned the program for the kick-off, made mental lists of all the things I need to get done, and tried desperately to relax enough to go to sleep. At 4 a.m. I gave up briefly, spent a good half hour writing out the program and my lists before I crawled back into bed. I guess I should have done that sooner!
This morning I took care of some of my personal to-do list, filled the car with fuel, got my oil changed, had my nails done, and stopped by the dollar store.
I finally got my marble jar. It will go to work with me on Monday. Every marble represents a month remaining before I plan to retire. At the end of each month I will remove a marble from the jar and when I've lost all my marbles I'm done!
Our weather has turned cool again, with rain and wind. I had thought I'd get outdoors to gather the leaves that have fallen but it is far too wet. Instead I'll stay indoors, watch more football, and maybe catch up on my sleep!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.