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December 2, 2008

December Already?

The "Black" weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) was not all we had hoped it would be... We ended up about 15% down from last year's sales numbers. While at work yesterday I was thinking of things we could have done differently and I came up with nothing...

About half of our sales staff is relatively new, and I suppose the experience factor has something to do with being able to juggle a couple of customers at a time. I think we "walked" some potential buyers by not being ready when they were...

With Thanksgiving week and all the prep for this past weekend, I ended up screwing myself out of a day off. So I am doing a partial day (going in for a staff meeting later) today and taking my two days off tomorrow and Thursday... I needed the mental health day! I also have not posted on here much lately and was reminded of that last night when my old friend Joe, in Florida, asked me why I hadn't written much in the past few months.

I guess the answer to Joe is that I have been busy... I have been concentrating on things at work, spending some of my down time helping with theHROC website and event calendar, and also trying to date some... Ahhhh... Yes I said the date word. Through my participation in the HROC, I have met a lot of new people, some of whom I have even dated. I have also been seeing another guy that definitely piques my interest. I guess I am still having trouble with the trust factor. For my entire life I have relied on this thing I have... call it intuition, gut, ESP, or just blind luck... but it has always served me well when meeting new people I either like them, or don't almost immediately (I know, how shallow huh?). After the past couple of attempts at the boyfriend thing, I have found that, what ever this thing is that I have, doesn't seem to be working so well... So I am second guessing myself and as a result, have put up some "shields". Something that I have never done, or had to do, in the past... It's frustrating to say the least. I think it will pass with time, or at least I hope it will...

Anyway... On to December and the Holidays. I spent Thanksgiving Day with my boss and her family. It was awesome... Today I am heading over to the local HomoDepot to pick out an artificial Christmas tree, a few ornaments, some lights, and I think I will just do some cool bows on it... Simple yet elegant is the look I am headed for. I'll try to upload a picture when it's done. My room mate has never decorated for the holidays, so I started with just a few things at Halloween, then transitioned into Fall, and now to Christmas... I need this more for me, than anyone else I think. I even went to amazon.com and bought a couple of holiday CD's so I can listen to them while decorating...

Ok, I hope that wets every ones whistles as to the happenings here in Chesapeake. I actually feel better now too, this posting thing can be like a good therapy session sometimes!

Over and "Out" from Chesapeake, VA

2 comments:

manxxman said...

Interesting post. Having been a faithful reader I know your break up was painful for you. But you haven't really been forthcoming as to the reasons. You're such a people person I think you should ditch the "shields". Oh it's painful breaking up, but it also wonderful being in love and working at it. You're less likely to find that "someone" again with your shields up.

Good luck.....enjoy the holiday season.

Rick said...

Breaks ups are tough. I too have always gone with my gut and yes sometimes have been burned. But I wind up going with instinct - logic and rationale mixed with love never seem to work.

Happy tree decorating!

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