Friday, January 23, 2009

sick children, and work awaits

remember these $1750 Alexander McQueen boots? I never did find a pair like them. *sigh*

Em isn't feeling well at all! She woke us up at 3:30 with a very sore stomach, and by 5:30 she was vomiting. Bill thought she should go to the ER because the pain was so high in her abdomen, but eventually she fell asleep and hasn't stirred for several hours. He's staying home with her.

I have to go in to work this morning because I have a case that's all screwed up. 80% of the issue comes from Head Office mistakes, but one is mine and I'm not looking forward to calling or going to her home. I should be taking her a gift card to apologize, but I just don't have the cash to do that.

Before I do any of that, I have a class on critical illness. Yesterday I took one on travel insurance, which is something that I think I'll start presenting. The commissions are decent and it's something people really need, even when traveling from province to province. Then there is all the Snowbirds that head to the U.S. every winter, and people coming from all over the world for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver - and I didn't know until yesterday that Albertans can insure their visitors. Cool.

Anyway, have a nice weekend, and go say hello to my friend Cathy, who runs her own shop in Kelowna, BC.


  1. On the few "big trips" I've taken, I have happily bought travel insurance. It wasn't expensive, and gave me peace of mind, which is a good thing to take to a foreign country with you. Good luck!

  2. Sounds like a pretty good line to pick up with travel insurance. Wonder if you can't underwrite it with some of your contacts at a travel agent.

    You and this shoe thing make me crack up.

    What is with you ladies and these shoes?

    I'm a flip flop barefoot kinda guy.


  3. I hope Em is ok...

    I still have a boot porn picture I never got around to posting on the old JS... *sigh*

    I take out travel insurance once in a while but not always.

    I noticed I missed a few entries... sorry. It's been a busy week. :-(

  4. I think there should be a whole blog dedicated to shoe porn.

  5. I luckily didn't need it, but it was comforting to have when I went to England. Good luck with your meeting today!

    Hope Em feels better soon. ((HUS))

  6. AWESOME Boots. Worth $1750 to somebody (I'm certain of that).

    I do not envy your job, girlfriend. SHEESH.

  7. Those shoes look like they'd hurt.
    Travel insurance can be good if you'll be gone a while, otherwise it seems like a rip-off to me.

  8. I hope Em is feeling better soon! *hugs*

  9. I am hearing more and more about travel insurance..and I've heard that the Canadian policies are much better.

  10. I hope Em is feeling much better today (Saturday)

    Oh an apology should be gift card. You could send a pretty card, though...with an apology. If you really need to apologize, that is. ;)

    ((hugs)) and have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Hey Kate,

    I hope Em is doing much better today.

    Those boots are flllllllllllllly, if in a slightly S&M way. But McQueen is a madman for charging such ill prices in this economy! Maybe there are a decent pair of knock-offs out there. Good luck finding them.

    When you find some free time, please stop by my page to pick up your AWARD! Yes, you're a winner!

    Again, all my best to Em.