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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My day today

I worked late last night on the giveaway I will be hosting next week, so I didn't prepare a Whip It Up Wednesday post. Well, I woke up this morning with severe back pain. I took a couple or three pain relievers and laid back down fr what should have been a couple of minutes.

You got it, I slept for two hours. I woke up at 7:00. I normally have caught the bus at 6:30. I normally get to work between 7:30 and 7:45. We left the house this morning at 7:35.

I got to work just in time. We have a five minute grace policy. You are not considered late unless you clock in after those five minutes.

That was my morning.

If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen this already; I sent a bid/invoice out to a prospective client. We had already discussed timetables, due date, workload, and brainstormed topics. I require a 50% deposit on my services. He, the client balked once the number was in black and white and in the form of a bill.

I hate making assumptions, so I am unsure whether he didn't take me seriously or he didn't understand my slight southern accent. He had to have known how much I charged since he was referred to me by a previous client.

Whatever the deal, he has decided he didn't need my services.

Not ten minutes later the COO of the company approaches me. 'Spendthrift, could I get a moment of your time in the conference room?'

'Sure.' I follow him to the conference room.

'Your skill level is high ...(add various compliments). I would like to hire you to produce a newsletter every week for my internet radio/podcast that I host and produce.

What? I was just fuming about this guy backing out of finalizing our agreement and someone else comes and offers me six months of work. Can you believe it? Work, simple work for the next six months with an option to extend beyond that.

Then at 4:57, I get an email from my boss 'your husband and children are outside'. Huh? It is spring break, so I am thinking are they trying to surprise me? It was a great surprise. I didn't have to ride the bus home, got home in time to see the six o'clock news.

It is Wednesday, so it is Date night. Hubby and I ate dinner at home, then we went what should have been window shopping at the new Marshall's they opened in Waldorf. I found a really cute bag with over sized bamboo handle by Sun N Sand for $12.99. We also found a cast iron skillet for $12.99. Lastly, we saw notebook sleeves for $15.

We had coupons for Coldstone Creamery. So we had dessert out. Somehow our coupon that was to have been 2 Like It sizes for $6 range up as $4.03.

I have a had a day that was low, went lower and then started rising. I go to bed tonight happy.

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