This is Lisa (Ying) guest blogger today. I told Amy I wanted a shot at the bog and she said OK , Have at it. So here I am to tell you all of our latest adventure (PLAY Day). Today started off as any ordinary day- I was calling delivery people, meeting security companies, setting up internet and a phone line installation. Amy got up, and without her computer (at the Apple store getting files transferred from her little laptop to her new big desktop) thought she had the day off. She went to the gym. OK – I did too- but only because I have to keep up- Anyway, we spend the day ordering more clothes and crossing off things from my handwritten list. This makes me happy when I cross things off. I still do it the old-school, with a pen and paper.
I leave to start running children to and fro and Amy does the same and then goes to teach yoga and to get her Macbook and new desktop back.
I have the task of the Mind Body software training. Don’t get me wrong, this software rocks, every angle is covered. I just don’t get it and they keep “scheduling me” for additional training. Really, Matthew, our trainer just can’t keep me reeled in. He uses his “key” words, like “great you just scheduled your first class!” Seriously Matt, I need you to do this for me. In my mind, I am trying to figure out how to get him to just do this for me. Come on Matt, get me up and running! At one point I engage Matt to tell me where he is from, he say’s Cherry Hill, NJ. I log that into memory. A little later I tell him he needs to come do yoga with us (he is in teacher training right now) he says I’d love to. Log that too. He also says his mother who is 75 misses him. Roger that, Matt!
As we end the session, Matt says, "Hmm... we are a bit behind, we need to schedule another training session or two." I say, "Great but wait- how about I fly you out here to see your mom and you just do this for us."- I was just kidding. He says, "Wait a minute, "and puts me on hold. Gets back on a few minutes later and says he has some “vacation” time and will let me know. I am so happy! I got Matt to fly out here and do this and am proud at the end of a long day.
I call Amy and tell her this story, she says “I should have paid more attention”. I say “Why?” she says “because Howard (our accountant) isn’t going to like this.” I say, guess what I found? some “miscellaneous expenses” we haven’t used yet. I can see her saying “Oh my God” and she walked onto the Apple store to do handstands with Trevor and the Genius gang!