I joined Pampered Chef last September. I was very excited and had a wonderful month planned. Bang I was rear ended and had my shoulder in a sling for 2 weeks and then spent 2 weeks in therapy. I was disappointed not to get the wonderful bonus of all of the stoneware for qualifying in September but no biggie. I moved my first SS month to October. I earned my bonus and was on the way to getting the rest. Bang I entered the hospital on Nov. 1 and wound up having emergency surgery and spent 3 weeks in the hospital. I also missed all of December due to recovery. Ok so I missed all of my SS months except the first. This is ok. I also have more surgery scheduled for April and will miss all of May and part of June. I am able to meet the minimum requirements for 200 dollars every 2 months. After the surgery and recovery ( I even took advantage of seeing the girls at the doctor so much and now they order every season I was ready to go full speed again. Bang now I have more surgery related to the other ones. I will miss once again all of December and part of November. I will have enough in sales or can take a leave in December but after that, I really need some suggestions on how to get back in the swing of things. I have used my friends and family many times to help me stay active and they are all just about burned out. I need fresh hosts. I would talk to my director but she is in another state and I have only talked to her once. Any suggestions would be welcome. Sorry for the long post.