I have been neglecting a lot lately, not the least of which is my blog. The last week or so I had a good excuse: I was sick (awful head cold which has now felled my dear hubby). I neglected many many things last week, some I meant to and some I simply forgot. What has been going on that has me so distracted?
1. I am starting a new non-profit organization, The Women's Health Project. In two weeks we will have our first event
, and hopefully before then we will have fiscal sponsorship so I can begin fundraising in earnest. Which is good because
2. I have only another month left at my job as Program Manager for the Community Network. My able replacement, Anne, is already taking over nearly everything. Which is good, because I am starting to suffer from serious short-timer's disease. I did promise to clean up the office a bit before I go.
3. The kids. Oh, they are sooooooo great! Athena is chattering up a storm, and Sam is his sweet, sensitive self. Sam has been playing soccer for about six weeks; today was his last game. He loved it, and cried when the game ended today. Rather than go straight into basketball (basketball? for a four year old?) we are planning to detour through some gymnastics lessons instead. Soccer was one game and one practice per week, which was almost too much for my little man. I think he will dig gymnastics, as I did.
4. Church. I am chair of my church's capital campaign, which is in full swing. I have a great team of people doing most of the heavy lifting, but there is still a lot for me to keep track of, meetings to attend, congregational events to speak at, etc. I am basically the spokesperson/hot-seat-sitter for the campaign. We hope to raise $750k and as of the 19th we already had $508k. As the chair, I am also obligated to canvass several of my fellow congregants, which takes additional time and energy.
5. The rest of life. Quimper Sound, Playschool, babysitting co-op, AAUW, weekly support group (w/homework), various events, obligations, and social gatherings. I pride myself on staying on top of what's going on around me, but sometimes I just want to hide under the covers and disconnect the phone (and email). Or, oohh, take a vacation! Vacations have taken on this elusive fantasy quality, sort of like winning the lottery. Which apparently we will have to do if I ever want to take a vacation. Sigh. Oh for 1999. (just kidding!)