Packing and preparation

I have been horribly lax about posting new compacts to my website lately, largely because my day job has been ridiculously busy for the last few weeks. My whole department has been working their tails off preparing for our annual user group next week. We’re hosting 1,000 people for four days, and as part of the customer-facing staff, I have to be on my best behavior and perpetuate the illusion that I am professional, polished and poised.

Gah. Large groups of people send me right over the edge. I’m trying to make a game of it and tell myself it will be good for me. Which it will, professionally.

Most of today was spent packing and reading. I won’t have more than a few minutes to myself all next week, so I revelled in my downtime today. Tim was kind enough to apply my henna tonight, so at least I won’t have loads of gray peeking out when I’m trying to make good impressions.

My lovely silver handbag hasn’t arrived yet. Disappointing, but I’m sure I’ll have plenty of opportunities to use it in the future, even if I won’t have it for  the Awards Gala. I’m also disappointed that I won’t have time (or a car) to be able to do any exploring while I’m in Orlando. An internet search turned up a few vintage shops that looked promising–Deja Vu Vintage in particular. But alas, no shopping on this trip. Maybe next time. On a more positive note, I’ve found a lot new inventory lately–after the conference craziness has subsided, I plan to get pack on track with photographing and posting compacts to the site.

Yard sale/flea market season should be starting soon–something else to look forward to when I get back.

Tomorrow: nails and last minute packing. Now, off to rinse out my hair and see how my latest henna mix turned out.