Mondays are typically my day off. Being in the business I am in, I normally work on weekends. Even when I don't have as many events (like now, during the winter season) there are always clients who want to meet on weekends. This weekend in particular was stacked up with meetings. (It's a good thing, but I didn't get to spend any time with my family over the weekend). I also helped out a fellow florist friend on Saturday afternoon (some one I used to work for quite a lot while I was getting my company off the ground) to earn a few extra bucks. It was fun to just work and not be responsible for the success or failure of an entire event. If that makes sense.
Anyway, Mondays are nice because I get to stay at home. I try not to do any work stuff (though I can't help checking my work email). I allow myself to be lazy if I want. And, I get to spend the whole day with Baby Boy. I get him all to myself. It's great. So, for me, "having a case of the Mondays" is something completely different.
So, on to the news: Just found out the other day from Big Event Planner that they booked an event in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) with Big Corporate Client. And, Big Corporate Client approved the bid that Big Event Planner put in to bring along their "own" floral designer to handle all the floral work for the event. Guess who that floral designer is?? ME!!!!!! So, I get to spend AN ENTIRE WEEK in St. Thomas, all expenses paid, and, I get paid for my work, as well. In addition I get to bring an assistant, and I am taking along my dear friend (and wonderful floral designer) Susan. She has worked for me on and off for years, and even though she is now living in PA she came out to California to work with me for 2 months this past fall, and then went back to PA. So, I miss her a lot, and it will be so great to be able to hang with her. Of course, we will have to work, but I know there will be down time as well. And, heck, I'll be in paradise! Yeeaaah! Mister might also try to tag along (on our dime, of course) if we can swing it financially and logistically. My in-laws are already on-board for watching Baby Boy for the week if that happens. This is all happening in mid-May. I feel so fortunate, and so excited. I really needed this. Yippee!!!
I'll have to make this post another shortie, because it sounds like BB is waking up from his nap. I have loads of other stuff I want to write about, so hopefully I'll get to soon.