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Mistress Marilyn's POV
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Four Days Down, One to Go~ 
13th-Jan-2011 11:04 pm
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In another 24 hours I will have survived the first two work weeks of the year! And that pretty much tells me that I'll be fine in 2011. Because these two weeks have been an absolute killer.

I've used the F word more in two days than all of 2010.

People are terminally STUPID and ANNOYING, on top of there being too little time and too much to do.

And tonight, when I finally got home at 9:00pm and tried to eat dinner, I got something down the wrong pipe and spent the next hour coughing up a lung. Let's just say THAT BITES.

I cannot wait until we get through my morning meetings and then the evening event. Tonight I finished strategic planning, returned to the office and updated the RSVP list and wrote the script. And I'm pretty much done with everything, except slaving on site. Let's see . . . how can I say this? I did not join a board so I could do events. I get enough of that in my own job. I'm going to have to make that clear from here on out.

On the positive side, our two new seasonal folks seem to be getting up to speed, and our new parade sponsor is gonna be great, I'm convinced.

And our big snow and ice event? Much ado about nothing. It's balmy and rainy here now, in the freakish 50s.

And that's about all for today. I need a short nap before bed, hehe.


Comments 
14th-Jan-2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
oh the wrong way swallow -- not fun!

From the first seconds of omg! to the ok, come on - let's be DONE with this already!

Cheers to today, being a good day AND you surviving to set the tone for the year :)

love
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14th-Jan-2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hey, you deserve a trophy for hanging in so well during these two hell weeks! Seriously. (I'm convinced that most people couldn't do one day of your life, even when it's a more quiet day. And only a handful of people in the world could ever keep with you on a busy day!)

Sorry about the choking thing last night. It sucks. I wish it didn't seem to happen so much with both of us. (sigh) You weren't even eating fast or anything when it happened...

Let's see . . . how can I say this? I did not join a board so I could do events. I get enough of that in my own job. I'm going to have to make that clear from here on out.

YES. If they want you for your expertise, that shouldn't mean using you for mundane on-site roles. That's bad use of your time, frankly. But these people do NOT get special events at all, so I doubt they'll ever get that. You just have to say no firmly -- and try to explain why. I think they do value you, but when it comes to events they're clueless. (Which is why I say again that PROFESSIONALS should put on events -- and non-professionals should HIRE professionals to do their events. Period.)

I'm pleased with both Alex and Aimee! I think they're doing an awesome job so far. And SMC will be a GREAT sponsor -- I really believe that.

Sorry I didn't wake you last night and you got so chilled! You were sleeping so hard that I didn't have the heart to bother you...

Can't wait for the three day weekend! I think we've both really earned it! (woo hoo) Maybe we can even go to a movie...
14th-Jan-2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Marilyn, you amaze me how much work you do each and every week. But these two have been way too much. Now the important event for your board that you serve on. It sounds like soon you will be running that organization too, don't let that happen, as it won't be much fun.

I know you give of yourself totally and are such a generous person with your knowledge and skill, but I worry about you like sisters do. You need to take better care of yourself, since another year went by with no surgery and no dental etc.

Enough lectures, sorry about that. Mitch is being honored at his church for 30 years on Sunday at two services and I think I will try and go.
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