Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A Busy Wednesday

I've had a very full work day today - seems like I have a ton of small things that need to be wrapped up and then a couple of major things that are hanging over my head that have to be done by next week.

One of the highlights of the day was lunch with Trish. I really treasure this friendship. She told me today that I'm now officially on the board of the Arts and Humanities Council here.

I'm a big believer in the arts so it will be good to be involved with that group. Plus, I know a number of other people on the board so that will make it even better.

I have worked most of the evening, too. I'm just kind of in a "flow" and getting things done, so I've kept at it. Greg and I went to Skaets for dinner, and I just got in a few minutes ago. I just started another print job so that must mean it's time for me to go up to the studio and play for a little while.

One of my big surprises in the last 24 hours - I checked my website stats and saw that I had over 15,000 hits last month. Obviously, this could be the same people coming multiple times, but it surprised me greatly. It also makes me think I really need to decide what I'm going to do with that space. I just knew I wanted to own my own name - but I wasn't sure what to do with it. Unfortunately, that mystery still remains.

Altrusa Tonight

Tonight was a great Altrusa meeting - very interesting. We installed new members, including Debbie. That's her on the left, beside me. We're watching as they install the other new member. I hope Debbie enjoys it. I have so far.

Our speaker tonight was the daughter of one of the members. She spent nearly a year teaching English in a remote part of China, very near North Korea and Siberia. She spoke about her experiences there. She's also working on the Bejing 2008 Olympics. It was a great presentation.

We're also preparing for our district conference soon. I offered to put together the gift basket. The stuff was already gathered up and all I had to do was put it into the box. This is a hat box our president bought at Family Dollar store. We're doing a Victorian theme since it has the letters and pineapples on it. I have just kind of dumped it in to see how it fits but I think it looks pretty nice.

These are used in a silent auction. Then the money is given to a service project that the host club has.