May 2 I will take my CAP - Certified Administrative Professional - exam. If I pass this exam, I can add CPS/CAP after my name on my business cards. It looks good on a resume, and it looks good for my boss (the President of the company) to have that following my name, as his assistant.
Until May 2, I'm mostly studying and trying to ignore the big stack of books I have at home. I'm also trying not to be tempted to borrow any books from the library right now. It's difficult though because I hear the books calling to me when we make our (now) weekly trip to the public library.
Today was Administrative Professional's Day. A small group of managers invited the four of us who fall into the "assistant" category out to lunch today. It was a nice gesture, and a tasty lunch. I did my best to dress the part, but the "chic professional" look I was going for landed smack in "sloppy airline attendant" instead. (I love my navy skirt and heels, but I always feel a bit "stewardessy" when I wear them.)
I'm consoled, however, with the fact that tomorrow I will be in Mommyland, and not in the office. Our oldest, Punkin, his having some teeth pulled in preparation for a "holding arch" which is in preparation for the braces she will eventually get. (Unfortunately for her, she inherited her Mommy's big teeth and small jaw -- I've already apologized to her... and written the first of many checks to the orthodontist.) Tomorrow I will be speding the day at home with Punkin, who has recently informed us she wants to join band next year.
The weather has been lovely the past few days, and it looks as though it will continue to be that way tomorrow as well. I'm looking forward to being home in a quiet house, having the windows open to the breeze. Studying on the deck sounds like a fabulous idea, doesn't it? I could even nap out there in the sunshine... that is, if the carpet guys finish early enough. We're in (ok, Hubby is in) the home stretch of finishing off the basement. Once the carpet is delivered, we can order furniture so we don't have to sit on lawn chairs to watch television any more.