Today after our morning work meeting, I will officially be off for the rest of the weekend. I mean, I will not have to work Saturday OR Sunday.
My first in a very long time. I honestly cannot remember having a weekend off this year.
Coincidentally, I went out with a few of the girls from work last night, so unofficially it started last night, but I woke up way early (due to the alcohol I suspect) and am trying not to hyperventilate.
I am presenting two different things in our store meeting this morning. TWO PRESENTATIONS!
Did you know that people are LESS SCARED of dying than speaking in public?
I have a bit of experience with this type of thing, but I am also not as experienced in what I am speaking about so I am worried that it will come out sounded gumbled or wrong. I am trying to learn to not take myself so seriously so it is okay to mess up and laugh at myself, but at the same time I am also trying not to look like I have no idea what the hell I am talking about. Conundrum, no?
The first is a numbers presentation. I have to present where we are year to date, month to date and compared to last year followed by where our sales are in each department with their best sellers. I am prepared. I think, bu I struggled all week to make it fun or interesting, but I decided to just let it be heard because my other presentation is on the more elaborate, entertaining side.
I, along with one of the other asses (code: assistant managers), are presenting our new shorts for the season in a nice little skit. I am the fashion runway coordinator and speaker and he is the nutty model. I plan to be using a very droll voice and he is going to be wearing all of the shorts at once. I will very briefly explain the features and benefits of each style and he will the pull them down showing the next pair of shorts. Yes, he is wearing/modeling all of them at the same time. If our people get half a kick out of it as we did planning it, then it will be a hit.
After the entire meeting, I am free. Free for the weekend.
I plan to go to the movies to see, The A-Team with Saint as soon as he gets off work today. I was a HUGE fan of this tv show growing up and have really high hopes. Which means I will probably be disappointed, but that's life.
I also plan to play and skip out to the pool for some sun and relaxation. Thanks to my mother, I also have a fabulous book, The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flynn, to read as well though I am reading two others succinctly. This particular book, The Sharper Your Knife, is about a woman who is let go from her job and pursues her life long career to attend the Cordon Bleu in Paris.
I am reading Kitty Kelly's book Oprah, but the more I read it (I am halfway through) the less I am enamored with Oprah and I have been a fan of hers, but I feel it is easy to make the connections that Kelly has done. Too easy. I don't like not liking people, so it has slowed my progression. The other is James Patterson, Sail. I enjoy his books, but they are rarely ones I cannot put down. But this one, The Sharper Your Knife, has sucked me in and I find it hard to put down. Since, Jodi Piccoult's latest book, House Rules, I haven't read during my lunch hour, but with this one. I am.