Saturday, December 15, 2012
Random on Friday.....
Warning....today's postings are random!
*was a very, very*
*busy day. A very busy*
* day, indeed, for I worked*
*at my volunteer job on that very.*
*on that very busy, busy busy busy day*
*I volunteer my time for two adult guardianship*
*not-for-profit agencies, providing surrogate*
do so themselves
it's my way to give
thanks for a busy day.
...so the word tree above OK is a bit dorky and silly but I couldn't resist.
One of the agencies I volunteer for, Northwest Indiana Adult Guardianship Services, hosts an annual symposium that is heavily attended by social workers, guardians and attorneys in order to meet requirements for continuing education.
It was nice to network, learn, eat and greet professionals and fellow volunteers. I even made an excellent connection for future employment. I can't share details right now...but I can say it is my dream job,and I intend to follow up. I was speaking her (the connection) and she asked if she could get a copy of the results of the study I'm conduction for my masters thesis. She also that it is very difficult to get applications seen but the right people, but that she would make sure mine got to the right place. I'm very excited about this!!! Of course, I'm not actively looking for a job right now...but I am networking.
Its difficult to see my outfit in this photo, but its very basic and appropriate to wear to greet participants. The skirt is a knee length pencil skirt and I am wearing my knee high suede boots.
Here are my two perfect bags. The handbag is DKNY, purchased at an outlet store. I don't like to carry a large everyday bag. I'm very particular about bags; I want them to be functional, pretty and high quality. I love this bag...its small, has a cross body strap AND I can fit a BUNCH of stuff inside. I only wish I could find the exact bag in black.
The computer bag is Tahari and I love this one too. I like a bag that has many inner compartments and a divider in the middle, and this one does, so its very functional. I usually clean out my bags daily; I need them to be very organized. I like purses that are easy to use.........and both of these bags are. Perfect. Even with the outlet store prices, these were both a little pricey. Not over the top pricey, but not thrift store priced either. I think its important to have a highly functional and good quality bag since it goes everywhere with me and I'm willing to splurge a little to get that. These are truly the best two bags I have ever owned.
This is what I wore to the Lia Sophia party I advised on Friday night. It was NOT a good party. I found out last week that the booking would be shared with an Arbonne rep; so it was a dual party. When I learned this, I talked to my team leader and she told me that its difficult to do well at dual parties. I didn't feel like it would be right to back out when I found out. It was bad. The other rep was very, VERY assertive and almost cutthroat. I perceived her to be quite fake. I am not shrinking violet, but I also choose my battles wisely, and this was not one I felt important to take on while I'm a guest in the hostesses home. So, when she interrupted me about 15 minutes into my presentation, to say " How are we doing on time"; I smiled sweetly and wrapped it up. Of course she spoke for a full hour. Sales were not good and it was a disappointing evening.
It didn't photography well, but looked very pretty in person, and had the desired "french, vintage boudoir"that I was going for. This party is behind me and I hope to be onto the next one in January.
Wishing all of you a warm and wonderful weekend.