I'm sitting in an empty boardroom this morning waiting for my first meeting. The problem with working just about anywhere in South Africa is that you can't assume you will make it on time for your meetings if you leave home when you think you have enough time. So what you end up doing is leaving much earlier than required and sitting for the better part of an hour for the rest of the crowd to arrive.
It is with this in mind that I thought I had better start to play some catch-up on here, lest I forget everything that has been happening over the last month!
With that in mind, I have a number of posts to catch up on and lots of news to update, so this is just a highlights package of the things that have been occupying my time...
Naturally February is a short month, so there is less time to get things done and it is also the time of the year where the December holidays are a distant memory, financial year end reporting is winding down and things like Valentines Day are the hot topics.
It was also the month of my first MBA exam and continued focus on lectures and assignments. The assignments went swimmingly, the exam, well lets just say I didn't have the time to write all that I needed to...
Helen took a strategy of going away on the weekends that I was in lectures, probably a wise move as I was typically at Gibs from the early morning and working until the evening anyway. So on the first block she went down to Knysna to visit our friend Lara Mare and had a great time in the Cape. The second block was spent with her parents in Mtunzini in northern Natal and some good time on the local golf course taking her dad's money.
All the while, the MBA has progressed well and our syndicate group produced some quality work in the field of Human Behaviour, presenting a well researched case for the challenges in employment equity within Nedbank Retail. It went down incredibly well and was well received by the lecturer and class.
Celebrate the small victories!
On the kitten front, the two little guys are growing fast and eating up a storm. I will need to post some pictures soon, but fear not, they are having just as much fun as ever tearing around the house, clawing the couches and purring and meowing when they think they need MORE food. A decent strategy as their mommy sometimes submits and they get some extra soft food...fat little tummy's!
In my next post I will do a proper new years resolution update, but for now, here is the update on number 1.
February, total distance run 125km. I was 5km short of my target, but this is debateable as my Garmin stopped recording the proper distance middle of last week, which needs to be sorted out!
March started with a 12km run at the Old Parks time trial, a good start to the month and a new monthly target of 150km. This will take some doing considering that I am away for 10 days in March, but only time will tell!
Now...off to my meeting :)