Grrr.....what an absolutely frustrating day! It's been one of those days where I wonder why I spend almost two hours on the road driving to work and back, why I choose to work for myself instead of having a regular job with a regular paycheck, and why I even bothered to get out of bed this morning.
Seven clients were scheduled to see me today. Only one showed up and none of them gave me the required 24 hours notice to cancel. Two contacted me by email and one called to let me know but only shortly before his appointment time. One thought his appointment was at 2 pm. when it was at 1 pm.
And, my last two clients of the day were two individuals from the same family, who were driving together but seeing me separately. They also didn't show up. I waited an hour, then headed back home. When I was 10 minutes form home, they called wanting to confirm when their appointment was to which I responded in a very polite and professional tone of voice, "Your appointments were for 4 and 5 o'clock today."
So yes, I came home a little frustrated to say the least. I've had much better days that's for sure. However, like the old saying goes, "When life hands you lemons, learn to make lemonade." And that's what I did. I worked on a piece of writing, picked up a few groceries and took advantage of the beautiful day by going on some walks. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day business wise.
On my last walk I came across this little fellow.
He was quite content to be munching on the lawn in the backyard of this building.
And when I took a different route back to the office this is what was hanging over the fence of one of the houses I went by. Not even sure what it is but I thought it was quite pretty. Don't you?