The weekend has been powering by with a mind-muddling mish mash of events.
On work: The President of The Company and his entourage visited our little office shortly before noon on Friday. We'd been told he'd be stopping in and everyone had been cleaning and organizing and generally preparing for his visit for a couple of days. It paid off. He told our Office Manager that ours was one of the best office visits he'd ever done! And...after the visitors left, I answered a phone call from a New Client and--being of a suspicious nature not to mention a conscientious individual--took care to follow all the specific particulars of How To Handle Setting An Appointment Over The Phone. Finally, the caller confessed to being a "mystery caller" rather than an actual client. Not only a mystery caller, but our District Manager's boss whom I had just met a few minutes earlier as the President and his entourage exited our office. He even congratulated me for "hitting it out of the park". Whew!
Happy with the results of the visit, our Office Manager ordered pizza for everyone in the office for lunch.
Later, I received a second call that turned out to also be a "mystery shopper" from a different office in the area. This time I had no suspicions of the caller, but fortunately, all the preferred guidelines were hopping up and down in my brain demanding to be let out to play again. This caller called me a jewel. Isn't that sweet? *blushing and smirking going on in equal measure here*
Saturday we ran errands, did grocery shopping, and had a friend drop over for a visit and stay for supper. The three of us all hovered in the kitchen visiting while MyJeff and I shared the cooking duties for roasting a chicken with apple, thyme, and ginger; and rice with celery. I'd never cooked rice and celery together before but we decided on a what the heck basis. It tasted fine, but I think--with a little tweaking--this dish could be a new St. Patrick's Day offering.
Somewhere in the previous few days, I had a couple more sales from eBay, including the only coat we've managed to list. We have to get moving on posting more items REAL SOON NOW as we're down to only two still up there. Don't get me wrong--this is a good thing! But it will be an even GOODER THING (yes, I do know, you know) to have more items coaxing in bids and buys and money to pay my bills! I've been working on that today, but not quite ready to post 'em up there. And I'm running out of steam ... need to relax with my book, and maybe a little America's Funniest Videos.
Today was laundry, cleaning, writing sales copy, photographing and researching items, and other household chores besides. MyJeff and The Boys had a nice run at the dog park. Arrow came home with a found tennis ball, which always excites and pleases him.
The winter thaw we've been experiencing over the last few days is ending. We'll have lows below 0 for the next 3 days. I am wearing a sweater AND a cardigan to work tomorrow! And moving to the couch to watch AFV now!