1:55 p.m. Today's project is to attend the Mary Kay Career Conference at the Ontario Convention Center. Arrangements are in place for Steve's regular caregiver to arrive by 4:00 p.m. so I can meet my Sales Director and unit girlfriends at the nearby Marie Callendar's.
The last time I attended this conference it was held in Bakersfield in 2008. My daughter Heather, who was my recruiter and senior consultant, and her best friend Megan were in the car with fellow consultants Kim and me, rocking out to Michael Jackson tunes to pass the long drivetime away. Megan and Heather are old married ladies now! And only Megan and I are still in the business. Times change, don't they, along with the phases of our lives.
We enjoyed $80 worth of free products, all kinds of training and inspiration, Christian fellowship within our unit, and just plain fun. The plan for this weekend's two-day event is for the consultants to spend the night at a slumber party in our Sales Director's home and return in the morning. However, I'll need to drive back tonight because Heidi's wedding gown fitting is tomorrow, and I know my priorities, interestingly, the ones the late Mary Kay Ash herself laid out: God first, family second, and then your business."
Deuteronomy 6:4 (NLT) says, as to our first priority,