Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Busy Monday Morning (Photostory)


Maya, Nikki's new assistant, is busy checking emails, making appointments, and answering the phone.  Mondays are always very busy at the hotel.  It's only 10:15am, and Nikki is already in her second meeting.

She's meeting with Lydia, one of the local interior designers, to discuss some hotel renovations.  You may recall that these two first met when Lydia was working on Darius' bachelor pad.  That was not a great meeting, but since then, the two have worked on a couple of projects together.

"So we are all set for two weeks from today to start Phase I.  And the time frame to finish is 5 weeks.  Right?"  (Nikki)

"Yes.  I have already scheduled the demolition crew to be here at 8am that morning.  Provided there aren't any major surprises, we will have the rooms completely done as planned."  (Lydia) 

Out in the reception area, Nikki's next appointment has arrived.
"Would you ladies like some coffee and donuts?  (Maya)

"No thank you.  We just had breakfast."  (Tina)

As Lydia is leaving Nikki's office, she hears a familiar voice.
"Lydia, is that you?"  (Tina)

"Tina?  How are you?"  (Lydia)
While the ladies play catch up, Maya slips into Nikki's office to deliver a message. 

"Darius called while you were in your meeting.  He was wondering if you were available for lunch?"  (Maya)

Nikki takes a quick peek at her calendar to see what's planned for the afternoon.  When Darius returned on Saturday, they had a nice long talk and decided to stop all the bickering and start enjoying the relationship again.  Her schedule is pretty tight, but she knows the lunch date is important for the relationship.

"Okay, call him and tell him I'll be available at 11:30.  Thanks, Maya.  You can send Tina in."  (Nikki)
"11:30 it is."  (Maya)

Maya tells the ladies to go in, then she tries to reach Darius.

"Tina, how are you?"  (Nikki)
"I'm great."  (Tina)
"Well come on in.  I have lots to share with you."  (Nikki)

TO BE CONTINUED.....

So why is Tina meeting with Nikki?  Because she's having her wedding reception at the hotel.  Nikki's assistant, Maya, was named after Maya from the show Girlfriends.  I know at least a few of you remember that show.

29 comments:

  1. The offices look great! I'm happy to see Nikki back on the scene. And happier to see that love is still in the air for her and Darius. Yay! You had me a bit worried a couple of photo stories ago. Lol! Looking forward to seeing the renovations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Georgia Girl - Thanks! It is good to see Nikki again. Let's just hope Tina and Celia are gone before Darius arrives. Celia has no idea who Nikki is and vice versa.

      Delete
  2. I kind of thought that Tina was there for the wedding planning since Nikki is the hotel manager. I too am glad to see that Darius and Nikki are working it out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Phyllis - Nikki works at the largest hotel in town, so they hosts quite a few wedding receptions during the year.

      Delete
  3. I love Lydia's office! It exudes personality and is more fun than what I've been seeing lately on decorating sites.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Smaller Places - Thanks! I think you meant to say Nikki's office.

      Delete
  4. Girlfriends continues to be one of the best shows on TV...even being played as re-runs. ๐Ÿ˜Š. I love Nikki's office. I'm glad to see Nikki and Darius trying to work things out. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tracy - I agree about the show Girlfriends. I have about 9 episodes on my DVR so I can get a quick fix any time. I wonder how Nikki would feel if she knew how Darius was cutting up on the plane. Hmmm?

      Delete
  5. First, I'm loving the office. The artwork is awesome. How do you get this size artwork? I keep looking online to print and maybe I'm picky, but I can't find things this good. My latest diorama is being held up all because I cannot find a piece of artwork for the fireplace.

    Second, I now have to scour photostories to find out what happened when Nikki and Lydia met at Darius' apartment. I sense cat fight and I need to get caught up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found it. No cat fight, just attitude from Ms. Nikki.

      Delete
    2. Janainah - Are you aware of what was going on between Darius and Halle a few years ago? Well that whole fiasco put Nikki on edge about every woman Darius came across. Thank goodness she has calmed down a bit since then. Glad you like the office. As for artwork, I get most of mine from art websites.

      Delete
    3. Janainah - The artwork with the colorful people is a greeting card I received from limbe dolls. I've been using it as artwork ever since.

      Delete
    4. So now I have to go look up the Darius Halle thing too. (Slips off to start searching....)

      Delete
    5. Janainah - It sort of culminates at the New Year's Eve party video a couple of years ago. Make sure you watch that.

      Delete
  6. Hi VanessaI I like this story a lot! Wow I didn't remember Nikki, is she a Mattel Nichelle face sculpt? she's gourgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. billa's dolls - Thanks! Yes this is Top Model Nikki that came out in 2007. She's hard to find these days at a decent price.

      Delete
  7. Ooooooh My girrrrllllfriends there through thick and thinnn, my girrrrllllfriend there for anythingggg, my girrrrllllfriends!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Doll Crazy - LOL! I never really liked that theme song, back in the day. It had to grow on me, since they never changed it. I always felt it was too slow and there dancing seemed to warrant a faster song.

      Delete
  8. Ugh, I hate when my dollies plan renovations. But, yay! I love when someone else’s do because I love looking at refreshed little places. We will get to see the renovations, right? Five weeks, you said? LOL Cute as always, Vanessa.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Roville - Are you saying your construction crew didn't receive the call from Lydia about doing these renovations? Oh no! I thought for sure you were hired to do the renovations here.

      Delete
    2. Uh-oh! I better get on that.

      Delete
  9. Love the office! Where did you get those chairs and desks? Charlotte's been after me to get her office set up so she can start doing people's tax returns! LOL :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cindi - Thanks! All four of those chairs are photo chairs, meaning they were sold to hold pictures in/on the back seats. The black and white ones were bought from Hobby Lobby back in 2006/7. I made Nikki's desk and the other one is a painted Mattel piece that I took the mirror off of.

      Delete
  10. I do remember that show but I think I stopped watching it when Toni left the show. I wonder if she and Joan ever made up.

    I lurve those chairs! It looks like the backs are for photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Muff - Toni did make the show better. I was sad to see her leave. Yes four of those chairs were for photos.

      Delete
  11. Girl, loving the office set up! Even got some artwork! Beautiful! I also love the blue streaks in Mya's hair. Nikki's back on the scene!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sonya - Thanks. Yes, Nikki is back on the scene, which means we get to see more of Darius.

      Delete
  12. Very nice! How do you do your little artwork? I remember you writing a post a long time ago about how you did books. Is it the same concept? I do remember the show Girlfriends. I don't think I ever finished the seasons though. I either stopped getting cable or they drop the channel from our lineup. Something like that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kenya - The artwork is printed off the computer. Except for the colorful picture with the white background. That is a greeting card that was sent to me by a fellow blogger. I always have plans to make the artwork look better by framing it, but I haven't gotten around to doing that yet.

      Delete

I love receiving your comments. Posts older than 5 days will require moderation until I can get the scammers under control. Thanks for your understanding.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...