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Today was a kind of crazy day for me. I signed up for a booth at the Lucketts Community Center Fair. I love these events as I get to meet lots of fun and interesting people from my community and I get to spend time with a fantastic group of women who all have their own businesses -either as independent consultants for a direct sales company or as entrepreneurs of a cottage based business. I love this group of women. We laugh, we joke, we have fun, and we support each other. It’s a wonderful group and I am blessed to be included in it.

Today was hard also because I had to attend a memorial mass for a dear friend who passed very unexpectedly. Dave had a larger than life personality and would literally give you the shirt off his back. He loved his family fiercely, was a devoted civil servant, and a loyal friend. I still can’t believe he is gone. It’s like a light has gone out and left the world – my world – a little darker.

Today, the friendship of one group of wonderful women helped me say goodbye to a dear friend. My son agreed to come sit at my booth for a few hours so I could attend the memorial mass. He was hesitant to do this as he didn’t know what to expect and how to handle questions that might have come up. Neither he nor I needed to worry. My wonderful group of friends were there to help my son and gave me piece of mind while I was celebrating the life of my dear friend Dave.

It isn’t often we experience such complete and unquestioning support. These amazing women were just there to help in a time of need. I can never repay them for their kindness but I know I will be there for anyone of them when needed.

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All or nothing

That’s what it feels like at times – either I have several events occurring on the same day or I have nothing. It’s never well balanced. And that is exactly what is happening tomorrow.

I have a vendor fair at the Lucketts Community Center that I signed up for months ago. And then I find out its also the date for a memorial mass for my friend who passed away. UGH! I need to be in both places as both are important to me. And while I know it’s not possible to clone myself I sure wish I could. What to do, what to do??

Ah – a light bulb moment – I will get someone to help me out. My husband can’t do it as he has to take the service dog he is training to the vet ( who is over an hour away) for hip xrays. My daughter is still at school getting ready for graduation next week. So that leaves my son – he’s home, not working tomorrow, and has lots of free time. BINGO – we have a winner!

So having decided a plan of attack, I approach my son to ask if he would be willing to help out. “What do I have to do?” he asks. Me “oh just sit at my booth and answer questions, hand out catalogs, nothing to hard.” Which is kind of true BUT there’s a little more to it but I’m saving those instructions for tomorrow. I don’t want to scare him off!

A bonus is that I belong to a fantastic group of vendor friends. These women are independent demonstrators for a variety of direct sales companies, just like Stampin’ Up! and I know they will be there to help my son as he helps me. With friends and family on my side I guess tomorrow I really can “have it all”! Have a great weekend everyone.