my first weekend off in awhile

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.


jayayceeblog said...

You will love love love The Sharper Your Knife ... it's just awesome! I have Oprah on my bookshelf, too, but haven't started it yet. I'm reading Savor the Moment, Nora Roberts' book three in the bride quartet, which is lovely. Hope your presentations went well! Have a fantabulous weekend off!!!

lori vliegen said...

i hope your presentations went well. being in front of a group of people isn't my favorite thing, either.....i'm glad you have good books and a fun movie to look forward to as your reward after a long week!! :)))

Duchess said...

I want to read The Sharper Your sounds great :0)

Yay for a weekend off! I'm off tomorrow from work to sort through my moving and I am looking forward to sleeping in. :0) Enjoy your time! Let me know how the A-team is!