Just catching up

I haven’t blogged in awhile which i very bad of me as I don’t mind doing it. I think with doing all the social media that I have been doI haven’t blogged in awhile which i very bad of me as I don’t mind doing it. I think with doing all the social media that I have been doing the blog falls by the wayside. Christmas ended up busier than I thought because when I was in California I picked up some work. It was with a tour group who came to town to watch the Rose Bowl Parade. It was interesting to me on why people would want to do that type of activity. They all said they watched as kids for years and as adults it was on their bucket list of things to do. Got me thinking about it that is for sure. Luckily the group of approx 100 that was at my hotel were all very nice people. It was very interesting to me to watch strangers come together and really enjoy being with one another and then basically walk away and never see each other again. I didn’t go to the parade but people say it is just beautiful to watch. The TV doesn’t even begin to do it justice. The man I worked for was very nice and asked me to come back and do it again next year. I have to wait and see what the year holds. It was very weird for me to not be in Kittanning at Brenda’s for the holiday. If I go do it again great and if I don’t no problem. I am glad to have done it this year because the extra money came in handy. I had to give up that stupid droid phone and get out of the contract that I JUST renewed and am in an iphone. It will all pay for itself as it is so much easier to get the information from an iphone. Plus there is an app for charging credit cards so I can start taking credit cards which is wonderful. There is no monthly merchant fee which I love. I havent taken my first one yet but have a client that ask that I do.

Plus some of the folks at Coke can have me take it as well. I went back to keeping an assistant this year. It was just too much to not have one helping me out. She works tops 10 hours a month. she also wants the extra money and is going to clean my house for me every other month which I am grateful for but first I need to see what kind of job she does first on that. Trying to get healthier working on getting back in shape.. I did let myself go last summer and fall. I want to go back feeling good about myself and going to the gym is the best way to be doing that. Work has picked up for the first half of the year. Definitely not the second and not making near the money I was a couple of years ago…but at least I have come through the worst of it with my head above water if we are in deed through the worst of it. I am still out there trying to get some more new business as the positions in the egg crate are always changing. I really need to get up off the wallet to go see my business coach. I have been asked to bid on a piece of business for Geneva that I haven’t done a good job with in the bidding process. I wasn’t about to give them a full blown bid when they are looking a me and 3 other folks. I gave them suggestions along with a range of prices and some very kool ideas. I even told another client about it and she said the creative was very good. She thought it was ok that I didnt provide more specifics. I think I should have at least put in pictures of my past events. I got lazy with that and as a result I probably lost an event that I would have made 7000.00 which I could still use. Aerion isnt looking to go too NBAA this year. Not a good spend of our money is what they are saying since it is status quo this year. Sucks for us but for me personally I am blessed the ride has gone on as long as it has. Have been spending a lot of time with Kim Johnsen on the phone. Honeywell is going through some changes and it looks like after 15 years she is going to be loosing her job. So is Steve Lowe who has been very good to me. Kim is interviewing with other areas of the company and is really picking herself up by her bootstraps. This is despite the fact no announcements have been made. If she goes I dont see myself doing much more work with them. Kathy will be in charge of the Phoenix happenings and she wont hire me. Maybe once in awhile for out of town gigs. With that being said that is why I am looking to find new customers. Always with so much to do – dad said it once so beautifully it must get hard being the one to always pull your own wagon. Yes my dear dad it does get weary at times for sure. ing the blog falls by the wayside. Christmas ended up busier than I thought because when I was in California I picked up some work. It was with a tour group who came to town to watch the Rose Bowl Parade. It was interesting to me on why people would want to do that type of activity. They all said they watched as kids for years and as adults it was on their bucket list of things to do. Got me thinking about it that is for sure. Luckily the group of approx 100 that was at my hotel were all very nice people. It was very interesting to me to watch strangers come together and really enjoy being with one another and then basically walk away and never see each other again. I didn’t go to the parade but people say it is just beautiful to watch. The TV doesn’t even begin to do it justice. The man I worked for was very nice and asked me to come back and do it again next year. I have to wait and see what the year holds. It was very weird for me to not be in Kittanning at Brendas for the holiday. If I go do it again great and if I don’t no problem. I am glad to have done it this year because the extra money came in handy. I had to give up that stupid droid phone and get out of the contract that I JUST renewed and am in an iphone. It will all pay for itself as it is so much easier to get the information from an iphone. Plus there is an app for charging credit cards so I can start taking credit cards which is wonderful. There is no monthly merchant fee which I love. I havent taken my first one yet but have a client that ask that I do. Plus some of the folks at Coke can have me take it as well. I went back to keeping an assistant this year. It was just too much to not have one helping me out. She works tops 10 hours a month. she also wants the extra money and is going to clean my house for me every other month which I am grateful for but first I need to see what kind of job she does first on that. Trying to get healthier working on getting back in shape.. I did let myself go last summer and fall. I want to go back feeling good about myself and going to the gym is the best way to be doing that. Work has picked up for the first half of the year. Definitely not the second and not making near the money I was a couple of years ago…but at least I have come through the worst of it with my head above water if we are in deed through the worst of it. I am still out there trying to get some more new business as the positions in the egg crate are always changing. I really need to get up off the wallet to go see my business coach. I have been asked to bid on a piece of business for Geneva that I haven’t done a good job with in the bidding process. I wasn’t about to give them a full blown bid when they are looking a me and 3 other folks. I gave them suggestions along with a range of prices and some very kool ideas. I even told another client about it and she said the creative was very good. She thought it was ok that I didnt provide more specifics. I think I should have at least put in pictures of my past events. I got lazy with that and as a result I probably lost an event that I would have made 7000.00 which I could still use. Aerion isnt looking to go too NBAA this year. Not a good spend of our money is what they are saying since it is status quo this year. Sucks for us but for me personally I am blessed the ride has gone on as long as it has. Have been spending a lot of time with Kim Johnsen on the phone. Honeywell is going through some changes and it looks like after 15 years she is going to be loosing her job. So is Steve Lowe who has been very good to me. Kim is interviewing with other areas of the company and is really picking herself up by her bootstraps. This is despite the fact no announcements have been made. If she goes I dont see myself doing much more work with them. Kathy will be in charge of the Phoenix happenings and she wont hire me. Maybe once in awhile for out of town gigs. With that being said that is why I am looking to find new customers. Always with so much to do – dad said it once so beautifully it must get hard being the one to always pull your own wagon. Yes my dear dad it does get weary at times for sure.

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