Another day of assisting with the fantabulous Kids Business Bloggers Brunch; an job I absolutely love doing, and which forces me out of pyjamas and outdoors to mix and mingle with some equally fabulous people.
I even get to frock up a little.
This did not stop me from swearing considerably at 8.00p.m. last night, as I realised I had completely neglected to organise my highly irregular and infrequent leg and underarm wax, and after sorting out my attire and deciding not to stress about it, I settled for a quick underarm shave and reorganising the bags I’d chosen to accompany me to today’s event.
Having already decided to wear ‘civvies’, i.e. my jeggings, boots and comfy top, and pack my more suitable frock and shoes in a medium sized bag, I changed my mind after a coffee fix and settled for a small suitcase-with-wheels. I’d also figured public transport would be a much more sensible transport option, so also got up super early and gave myself what I had considered plenty of time to get there.
Hand bag and suitcase in hand, I set off, farewelling the family – or, trying to, but the older two pulled their doonas over their heads and grumbled at me, and Chippie was having some sort of refusal to do something, so I told him I loved him anyway and suggested he have a fabulous day.
I also reassured Grumpy Pants that he’d be perfectly okay to do the school lunches as it wasn’t that hard. I don’t think it’s the level of effort (or lack of) that is required, I think he just prefers to read the paper during that time of the morning routine.
It does, of course, commence raining on the final leg of my public transport journey, where I was treated to some school-uniformed, rather tall male’s left testicle entreating upon my nostrils, due to sardine-likeness of tram, and a wasp buzzing around my head for a vast majority of the journey. Always and adventure.
Having had my hair and makeup survive relatively well for the first two legs of the journey, it all went a bit mooshy along the short walk to the venue.
Still, I frocked up, fixed my hair as best I could and realised that, despite not actually staying anywhere overnight, nor even heading back to somewhere that wasn’t home after the event, I had still packed an extra pair or two of underpants.
I’m sure it’s a disorder.
Or, possibly just habit, due to usage of small suitcase? Yes, let’s go with that.
The lovely girls whom I get to work with on the day had also ensured there was a coffee waiting for me.
*sigh* (a happy contented on)
I love my job.
And I set about being all terribly busy and important before mingling with other guests and the fabulous brands who attended the day. Dyson are still refusing to give me one of their vacuums which I think is terribly horrible of them. Although, really, I think I’d prefer a vacuumer, someone to come around and do the vacuuming … so, you know, maybe I’ll let them off.
Steggles were also there again, with their most delicious turkey filled rice paper rolls and turkey balls, which are so freaking amazing, I really must do something about attempting to replicate them.
Turkey Balls are delicious, just so you know. If you do make some, let me know how they go … or, you know, send them to me for testing or something …
Again, there were the most amazing and inspiring speakers, one of which brought me to tears; not necessarily because of what she is doing – although that is freaking amazing, too – but because she inspired me to continue on my journey, to keep making the difference I often feel I don’t make, but really know that I do, to step out further, to take bigger, scarier leaps and to help change lives.
I also think what she’s doing is worth mentioning, as she – Taryn Brumfitt – is not only founder of the Body Image Movement (and really awesome) but is also embarking upon the making of a documentary about body image. You can see who she is, what she’s up to and what she is about to be up to at http://bodyimagemovement.com.au/
A lot more being terribly important before the awesome event concluded – but not the day, because, really, I was only halfway through mine!
Collect children, attempt to make cake for tomorrow’s birthday celebrations with the family, can’t get into the kitchen and figure I’ll do it in the morning.
Thanks again to Christie of Kids Business for allowing me to be involved with her ‘baby’ and for putting on another, brilliant event, and to the fabulous team I get to work with. Love your work, Christie!