Will the chaos never end? I'm so very much looking forward to this weekend. We've got a girls night planned with my potluck " sisters" (aka "the Aunties") which will be a great way to wind down the busy schedule I've had over the past month or so. It's a Shopping Soiree.... should be a ton of fun.
Tomorrow night, my husband and I are hosting a South African wine tasting for a law firm in Boston. The General Consulate for South Africa will be there. It's a little intimidating only because South African wines aren't something I drink on a regular basis. So my studying for this party is predominantly book work, since I won't be tasting 4 of the 6 products until right before we get started. (Of course, we have to sample prior to tasting, to ensure the bottles aren't corked. ) So it's going to be three hours of tasting, talking, sampling, educating and dare I say - selling. We're doing this in a format less traditional than most of my wine parties, so I think there will be better opportunity to acquire some purchases from attendants than usual. We don't go with a pitch to sell, that's not the goal of our parties. But where this is a corporate function as opposed to a private home party, there's always the chance that someone will want to order what they're drinking. So that would be nice....
I do believe I'm actually going to make it back to kickboxing/karate this evening. I hope so - I could use an outlet for some stress, as well as an energetic "pick me up". While I like feeling energized in the a.m. with daylight savings - I despise the weary, tired and sleepy feeling I get around 4:15 pm. By 6:30, it feels like midnight! I couldn't imagine living in Alaska where it's dark 24 hours at a time for a period of weeks.