Sunday, April 29, 2007

It's been a really busy last three weeks or so!

Lots of tasks on my plate got accomplished, the last one just this afternoon. I also realized that I was way overcommitted this spring, and am taking baby steps to trim my obligations down to a manageable level. I'm learning how to say "no" which is something my husband has been saying I need to learn for months. :)

I found out that I will be receiving a service award at the STC conference in May. This award was totally unexpected - I didn't even find out until it was published in the monthly leadership newsletter. I hadn't even known I was nominated for it! :) And late last week, as I was looking at board meeting minutes for the last few months, I found out that my manager (who attended the last "in-person" board meeting in February) had known for 2 months, because he'd been at the board meeting where they granted the awards. Guess I better read those board meeting minutes a little bit sooner... :D

I'll be in Minneapolis in two weeks, attending the conference and taking pictures. I've been asked to post an "online diary with pics" on the Online SIG wiki, and also to take pictures that will be in the closing keynote session slide show.

Teaching is going I won't say anything more. :)

I'm attending one of Karen Russell's classes on National Scrapbook Day (May 5) where she is debuting a new class, "Snapshots of a Good Life"...looks like a fun mini-album project.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Well, Saturday at the coast started out rainy. :)

As I told my husband, it wouldn't be a vacation on the coast without rain....

Here's one of the pictures I took today, at Short Sands Beach in Oswald West State Park.

Friday, April 06, 2007

I've been tagged by Becky! :)

I'm sitting here at the beach, just relaxing.

- I hate being late. I hate it when others are late, because usually they've had plenty of time to get ready. I understand the occasional late thing, but both my sister and one of my friends are always late, and it's not always their kids who are the cause. My sister has even been late for Christmas morning at my folks house!

- I love reading. I don't think a day goes by that I don't read a book for at least 20 minutes (and I"m not talking work related stuff). For me, reading right before bed is my body's "cue" to my mind that it's time to stop whirring and shutdown for the night, instead of thinking and obsessing.

- I love it when I have short hair, but I also look too boyish, so once every year or two, I try to grow my hair. Right now, it's "long" to me, but it's not even shoulder length. This is the hardest part, getting past the point where I can do nothing with it (can't pull it back, must dry it to style, etc).

- I confess, I can't take a vacation without taking the laptop with me. :)

- I love naps. Naps were not made for the young. :D

- I can't sleep on soft beds - I won't sleep as deeply as I can sleeping on a firmer mattress.

- I almost always buy a book on vacation, even if I brought one with me.

I don't know who to tag, so I'll leave it at that....