Announcing my semi retirement!

September 22nd, 2010

This is a letter I sent to most of my clients today.

I’ve already mentioned this to a few of you and I’m sure that others have already noticed that I haven’t been around as much for the past few months. Since Niteflirt’s “upgrade” a year ago, it’s been a struggle to maintain my business and I’m finally waving the white flag.

I’ve lost a lot of clients due to glitches (int’l callers can’t connect, others being unable to get through to me even though I’m available or being unable to add money to their accounts mid-call) and the clientele who has remained is largely into topics that I’m not enthusiastic about providing.

This is a sad occasion for me. When I first started doing calls full time over 5 yrs. ago, I absolutely loved it. I looked forward to signing in and rarely got a discouraging call. I enjoyed being a part of my caller’s lives and having them be a part of mine. Now I can barely bring myself to answer the phone because I know it’s likely to be someone I don’t enjoy talking to.

That said, there are quite a few of you that I do still like talking to! I will be signed in for fairly normal hours over the course of the next couple of months and then I’ll probably start using a line that isn’t available to the “public” since we no longer have the ability to be on alerts or have appointments.

If you’d like to call and you see that I’m not available, feel free to send me an email. I might be around and willing to take your call even if I’m not wanting to have my lines open to new callers!

I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you to those of you who have been supportive and “fuck you” to those who made me start hating this job…I admit it, you finally ran me off.
I hope you’re having a good year and to those that I never speak to again…have a nice life!

*kisses*

Nikki.

Summer’s over!

September 6th, 2010

So, it’s Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer. Did you guys have a good one? I had a pretty good one…we’re still pretty broke here at the house, so we spent a lot of time just hanging out with friends and doing stuff that’s cheap like watching movies (Netflix is my friend) and eating healthy. I mean, we have to eat and have a lot of time on our hands, so we might as well eat really well, right?

I spent most of yesterday cooking some meals up for a friend’s sister who is pregnant and just got put on bed rest. Their little family eats very healthy and she was worried that her health would suffer if they ate a lot of fast food or just food from any restaurant, really….most of the time, food prepared in a restaurant just simply has a lot of extra salt, fat and calories.

I made her a spinach and artichoke pasta dish with high protein pasta so even though it’s a vegetarian dish, it’s loaded with protein. Parmesan, mozzarella, onions, garlic, oregano & the veggies all mixed up in a homemade cream sauce and then topped with even more cheese. YUM.

I also made a sausage, lentil and kale soup. Fake sausauge, but tastes just like the real thing! Isn’t it funny how it’s the seasonings in sausage that make it taste “sausagey”? And yes, I just made that word up. Onions, garlic, red bell pepper, potato, fresh herbs and then a huge load of kale all in a flavorful doctored up broth. Delicious and nutritious!

I’m taking a cake decorating class that started on Saturday, so I baked up some sugar cookies yesterday so I could practice my piping techniques and I’m gonna bring some of those over too. Yes, I know, sugar overload, but at least they’re homemade and organic!

Anyway, enough talk of food, I suppose. I really don’t have a whole lot else going on…ya know, it’s hard to be fun and exciting when you’re broke. Anyone have any suggestions? We’re gonna be low on funds this whole month too…so I’d appreciate ideas for fun stuff to do that doesn’t cost a ton of money!

Today’s gonna be rough, it’s a banking holiday so no chance of a deposit and I have a whopping $14 in my bank account. Guess I won’t be going anywhere today either! haha It just means I should be around if you want to give me a call though! Let’s celebrate the end of summer together!.


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