That seems to be the phrase of the week for me. Don’t worry! Sha. As if.Â Don’t these people know I’m a Class A worrier? hehe
Okay. So. To recap… yesterday was fabulous, dahling. Fabulous. There were a few glitches and a few technical issues, but I had a contingency plan and everything was fine. I did not panic. I paced the floor, yes. But I did not panic. Very proud of myself for that one. It was because I knew I had a backup waiting in the wings and it turned out I needed that backup and she was right there.
I didn’t fall apart. I remained calm. Once I was hooked up to the internet and logged into the meeting, I knew everything was going to be cool. And it was. The meeting went very well. The luncheon was lovely. The projector worked.Â The conference phone worked. The mic worked. The podium was right where he wanted it. The only hiccup was he jumpd ahead one slide in the presentation and so I was out of order but it was totally cool and it wasn’t my fault, even though I was sweating bullets and it was about 20 degrees in that room. No lie – you could hang meat in there.
Of course since my stomach was in knots and yes I was hungover, I couldn’t each much of anything so I bypassed lunch for bottled water. I heard WebEx was impressive and people thought it was a wonderful tool. Thank goodness it all worked right because I had decided I was just going to jump off the 12th floor of that building and save them the trouble of firing me.
Anyhoo – after the luncheon was over, I hightailed it to our corporate office and set up for Rounds 2, 3 and 4. Yep. I got to do it three more times. I figured there was only one more meeting and I misunderstood. I was rather surprised when I discovered there were in fact three more meetings, but that was okay. Still, I did not panic. I quickly set up the meetings for the other times and sent out the emails. Thank goodness the folks on the other end were good and read their email (some, however, for the earlier meeting did not. I mean, come on – all the instructions are there if they’d just READ. Hello?).
By the end of the day, it was just me and #1. I ran the presentation and the other offices were on teleconference. We finished up after 6 pm and he actually told me thanks and good job.
It was very cool. I’m glad it went okay and I’m glad things turned out okay. I’m also glad that at the end of the day, I know I did a good job and everyone was happy.
Had dinner with my friend and had a glassÂ of wine. It was lovely. Didn’t head out of Big D until well after 8 and then there was freaking traffic. They’re repaving the POS highway and of course I was in bumper to bumper and it took me well over an hour to get home. Scumbags. I finally get off the godforsaken freeway and onto a backroad.
I was happy to be home. Even happier to hear my son’s little voice on the other end of the phone telling me goodnight.
Even more happier to know I have a totally kick-ass book waiting for me to read – Jill Shalvis‘ OUT OF THIS WORLD. Check it out if you get the chance. I was immediately sucked in when I read the first page.
Oh and before I forget… as for the house deal. Yeah, it’s a bust. Totally fell apart. I’ll be homeless in about 22 days if I don’t find something and soon. My Realtor Extraordinaire told me not to worry – she WILL find me something. And I believe that she’ll do everything in her power to make sure of that. I told her on the phone the other night: “I have this effect on people. I’m completely consuming. I will consume your life until we’re done.” She laughed.
She’s so getting an invitation to that housewarming which I plan to coincide with November 1. Samhain, of course, to symbolize my new beginning.
All right, I’m off, ya’ll. It’s FRIDAY and it’s PAY DAY!