I know, it’s been forever. The past two weeks have been busy, busy. Work is crazy and I have no idea when it will get less crazy, but let’s not talk about that. Here are some highlights of things (mostly unrelated to work) that I have drafted blog posts about in my head and not had time to bring to life:
- I attended my mentee’s confirmation in the Bronx. The Bronx is far. Logistics were tricky. The mass/ceremony was two and a half hours, on a Monday night!! (That is probably more time than I have spent in a church in the past 10 years.) It was so sweet that she wanted me there, and even sweeter that her mom wanted to take me out to dinner afterwards. A long night, but totally worth the trip.
- I sat through my second NFTE board meeting. It took me over an hour to think of an intelligent question to ask and then I could not get a word in edgewise. While someone else was going on and on, I got myself a glass of wine and then got too drowsy to ask my question. Wine at board meetings it probably not a good idea for me.
- Went to see one of my new favorite musical dudes, Bob Schneider. I reminisced about the days in my 20s when I went out to see live music all the time (and stayed up much later than I do now.) I was happy to discover that I am not too old to enjoy live music (which I qualify by saying that the concert was over by 11pm and was not super crowded which are both requirements for fun these days.)
- Flew to Miami for 24 hours to give a presentation for work. That was a pain in the a*&. But we are not talking about work.
- Attended the NFTE business plan semifinals and sat though SEVEN high school business plan presentations while my co-workers judged. I miraculously found SIX people from work to volunteer to be judges which was awesome since I was too tired from my Miami trip to deal with the stress of having the hopes and dreams of high school kids weighing on my shoulders. I did spend the evening listening to the kids present. Business ideas included: Henna tattoos (She spelled henna wrong, so she didn’t win), brownies on a stick (apparently, they were delicious but I did not get any because I was not a judge), candy pens (for people who get hungry when they are taking a test . Most creative, but not a great business idea. The construction of the pen with taped on candy holder, was pretty poor.)
- Shopped for hours in search of comfortable/stylish closed toed shoes in a size 6.5 that will fit my wide feet with unusually small ankles. I bought three pairs of shoes and am not happy with any of them. I am doomed to be forever unstylish (which is apparently not a word, according to spell check) at work. There are worse fates I suppose.
Now you are caught up. Not my most exciting post, but a post! Of to Philly for 24 hours if I don’t miss my train because I was blogging!