In October I worked hard; but I played hard too.
My business is thriving! September was my biggest month ever and October wasn’t far behind. I’m in the process of recruiting a new assistant to grow my virtual agency, doing interviews this week. Can’t happen soon enough as far as I’m concerned, I’m swamped with work and could really do with the extra help as you will see …
1 October – Spent our Friday night relaxing on the deck and watching a storm pass through – much better than TV!
2 October – It might be Saturday but with a couple of deadlines looming I put in a couple of hours’ at my desk, while the husbear pruned some trees out the back.
3 October – Mr 27 and his GF hosted a BBQ so the two families could meet … must be getting serious hey?!
4 October – I decided to “click and collect” our groceries to make things easy on myself (have I mentioned work is absolutely nuts at the moment). HA! I drove around the carpark for ages, couldn’t find where to go; eventually I rang the store and got directions. When my groceries were eventually brought out to me I was told I had to load them myself … what the??! That’s not what the sign says!
5 October – Morning walk.
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7 October – I presented at a networking event on the other side of town, but made a point of getting there early so I could have a little something special beforehand – this amazing rocky road cheesecake! Nom nom nom.
8 October – Another visit to the chiropractor for my sore neck and shoulders.
9 October – The family came along to support me at the Redlands Coast Business Excellence Awards, as my business was a finalist in two categories! It didn’t win, but pretty proud to be one of only 3 finalists in each category 🙂 . Plus, an excuse to wear my gorgeous mother-of-the-bride dress again!
10 October – Did a little bit of painting today for fun.
11 October – Monday morning walk – it’s jacaranda season, blooming lovely!
12 October – I run an online DIY SEO course for business owners, and this evening had the first ever DIY SEO Chat session – no agenda, just chat!
13 October – The husbear snapped this pic of me at my desk; in the evening I went to a business networking event.
14 October – Whew, what a day! Back to back meetings, both in person and on Zoom. Snapped this pic on the way home from the last meeting of the day!
15 October – Dinner at Elysium for our son-in-law, to celebrate his 28th birthday.
16 October – Sooo tired so I had a lovely Saturday sleep in. Then just for something different, I caught up on some work 😉 .
17 October – We headed up to Toowoomba to visit my mother-in-law.
18 October – Monday morning walk, and a storm in the afternoon.
19 October – Fleur loves the roses I brought home from my mother-in-law’s garden – she likes to nibble on them!
20 October – Another networking meeting, this time with the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce and with former star footballer Shane Webcke as the guest speaker. I’m not into footy (or sports in general) but really enjoyed his presentation.
21 October –
22 October – Grocery shop after work.
23 October – First beach visit/swim of the season!
24 October – Nine years since I finished up at my government job. Time flies when you’re having fun!
25 October – On my Monday morning walk I encountered this cute little family of ducks.
26 October – Business coaching session … this is what I wore.
27 October – Being Wednesday, the husbear worked from home and after work we squeezed in a cheeky li’l trip to Bunnings and Kmart.
28 October – It’s party time! One of the businesses I work with, Social Cut, threw a little shindig to celebrate their 5th birthday.
29 October – Worked late into the night, so much work to get done before the end of the month …
30 October – A big day of house cleaning – seriously need to think about getting a cleaner in regularly instead of wasting my precious weekends. Oh my aching arms!
31 October – Lunch and a walk with the kids … in the evening we had a bowl of goodies ready but didn’t get any trick or treaters.
Oh dear, I missed a few days this past month – probably because it’s been so flat strap! Perhaps I’ll do better in November?!