An uncharacteristically chipper post ahead. Beefcake took off from work on friday. Dinner was ready when I got home from work (Beef stir-fry) and then we settled in for the night watching tv and eating apple pie. Saturday was spent running a million errands and then some.
He needed slippers yet somehow I ended up getting this really cute grey sequenced top. Oh well. After that we went to a bar for appetizers and drinks and then headed to Stephanie’s place for a late dinner and yummy desert.
All my friends gave me tips on how to relax. Stephanie suggested I wear red underware of some sort, just so that when I feel exposed while presenting I can remember I have a little secret underneath. Mr. Diplomat made me smile when he called me a uni.on bu.ster.!!!
Today was another chill day; we went to the mall for kicks and then he headed to his bud’s house. I’m home alone sipping on the margarita that I meant to have last week, but oh well.
On the job front – all is well; the last 2 1/2 weeks have been a crash course on all things ‘union’. I sat through 5 presentation last week that my boss and the general manager gave to get me used to the presentation/enviornment. I also met some head-honchos from our corporate office. They told me that they just had to meet the young lady that my boss had fought so hard to get in – I was really touched. One of them asked how I felt about presenting next week and I told him I was seeing slides in my sleep. He advised that I stop studying and trust myself as I know the material; he put me at ease.
This week is show time – tomorrow I am presenting via video conferencing to a colleague in North Caro.lina. After that 9 more (yes, NINE more) presentations this week. Three each on wednes.day, thurs.day and friday. This is the greatest career challenge I have ever had. As nervous as I am, I am as ready as I’ll ever be. At this point, I just want to get it all over with.