January flew by in a blur of activity. Just at the time of year that my body kept telling me to stay home and sleep, I was super busy at work, planning the 2014 Field Sales & Marketing Kick-Off, which took place on February 4th. It was a 3-part event consisting of . . .
A large meeting that accommodated 550 . . .
Awards were given to the 2013 Top Performers . . .
I was even surprised with an MVP Award of my very own!
Here I am with the Sr. Director of Direct Sales . . .
There was an Expo, featuring many of our programming partners, like HBO and Showtime . . .
Ending the day with a Casino Night! The event was a huge success and worth the countless hours of work! Even the day before, I was holding my breath, worried about having to cancel the whole thing because of the weather. An 8-inch snowstorm was in the forecast! Thankfully, Mother Nature held off for one day!
But now that I had stopped working so many hours, I could think about other things . . . like my health. I've learned the hard way that you cannot take for granted the tremendous gift of health . . .
So I did a little reading . . .
Got an amazing new appliance - a Vitamix that truly lives up to the hype!
And that came with more cookbooks to play with . . .
I tried a recipe or two from the Internet . . . This was my favorite - Baked Salmon with Blood Oranges and Fennel. I'll share the recipe soon!
Then I had a new passport photo taken . . .
And now, unhindered by other “business,” thoughts of the Army consume me, as they have absorbed my every waking moment, regardless of how busy I've been, or how much interest I've pretended to have on other things: My son, David, has joined the United States Army. He leaves for Basic Combat Training on May 6th.
And how was your winter?