Category: Holidays

Thoughts on the 12 Have to do and Want to do items around the holidays

New Year’s Resolution

I always thought I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up.  I was in every school play, community theatre, went to college at one of the top acting schools, had my 5 minutes of fame, and even got a few pay… Continue Reading “New Year’s Resolution”

No one is at the office…what am I supposed to do this week?

I love this time of year.  People take extended vacations during the holidays, leaving the parking lot full of spaces, the elevator at my disposal, and an empty office.  My phone doesn’t ring for hours at a time, and I don’t have any staff… Continue Reading “No one is at the office…what am I supposed to do this week?”

Holidays – Do I decorate even if I’m going to be traveling the entire month of December?

Every year I go through the difficult decision of how much to decorate the house.  I’ve gone years with limiting myself to only the tree because I’m on the road so much.  I start thinking….Who is it for?  If you have kids, you have… Continue Reading “Holidays – Do I decorate even if I’m going to be traveling the entire month of December?”

Holidays – I’m hosting Thanksgiving and questioning my choice to use plastic…

The last several years I’ve had the honor of hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  My partner does all the cooking and I’m responsible for set up and break down.  I came across this really nice (and expensive) plastic plates and silverware set at BJ’s the other… Continue Reading “Holidays – I’m hosting Thanksgiving and questioning my choice to use plastic…”

Holidays – The Office Pot Luck…do I have to participate?

It’s the time of year where our clients will often have pot luck lunches as a way to celebrate the holidays.  As a traveling consultant, I don’t have the resources to bake a cake or make Mom’s famous meatballs.  So the question is, if… Continue Reading “Holidays – The Office Pot Luck…do I have to participate?”

Holidays – Buying gifts at the airport…not a bad idea

We all pass them every week, the little stores in the airport showcasing local city T-shirts and “stuff.”  I can’t remember the last time I actually went into one, other than to get a bottle of water.  So, the other day I went into… Continue Reading “Holidays – Buying gifts at the airport…not a bad idea”

How do we handle the holidays as traveling consultants??

This time a year seems to be a juggling game.  There is so much I want to do…decorate, cook, shop, but no time to do it.  Being on the road adds a challenge to getting ready for the holidays that our friends and family… Continue Reading “How do we handle the holidays as traveling consultants??”