Confession: I did not run today. I did the BodyRock workout I promised, and 10 hours later my legs are still shaking. But it felt amazing and I am glad I did it!
But in even more exciting news… :
My stove works!! Yippee!!
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But why is it that whenever I make a service call, it always turns out to be something embarrassingly dumb on my part?? Picture this:
Me, disheveled and half-asleep from my post-workout nap, opening the door in my ratty t-shirt and my super-hawt-office jeans with no make-up on. My children, screaming bloody murder and clinging to me with snotty noses, refusing to be put down. The repairman, walking down the stairs and flipping the breaker for the stove/oven. The stove? Fixed.
Classy. I am ALL about class. Apparently, being classy kills brain cells. Oh well, at least it wasn’t like the time I called Telus for internet support in a right tiffy mood, only to have them point out that my modem needed to be plugged in.
But my stove works again, and I made a wonderful, zesty dinner of quinoa, chickpeas, bell peppers, corn and wild salmon with lemon and dill. Ooh, and tahini. Oh my, am I ever in love with tahini right now!! If you have never tried it, go buy some. It’s what would happen if (real) peanut butter and hummus has a baby.
And for all of you out there in my shoes: your stove/oven runs on two breakers. One is for the electrical components, the other is for the elements. Just because the clock and lights work doesn’t mean the breaker isn’t tripped. I just don’t want you to look like a white-trash housewife nimrod total freakin’ dork classy lady like me.
Meanwhile, I scored a total home-run for my community project!! I met with the owner of my favorite restaurant
, and she loved
my plan to use my business to give back to the community
Yay! I absolutely love building my company from my heart, rather than from my pocketbook. It means so much to be aligned with other businesses that are passionate about the same things as me, and that are willing to be a part of this amazing adventure with me!
A few more meetings like that and our goal of facilitating the donation of $10,000 back into our community in 2010 may just become a grand reality!! It’s so fantastic: I am building my business (good), increasing my family’s financial stability and future (good), helping out other families in my neighborhood without charging them for the service (good), allowing local businesses to provide their clients and employees with an added value for free (good), and giving money back to the charities in our community so that they can continue to thrive and do good for others (very good!)!!
It’s such an incredible, interwoven machine that I am so proud to be behind and a part of. I wish every business owner in the world could wake up in the morning and know that every move they make towards their business will grow the community and people around them. Profits will happen regardless, so it is so nice to be able to choose to make a difference while walking that road.
Love, love, love
And with all that love, I am off to enjoy an episode of Mad Men
, and a glass of the worlds’ greatest 2007 Syrah