Such a week
My week was crazy – how about yours?
You know when sometimes you are super busy and all of a sudden another major thing comes up? That happened to Lars and I this week. It is actually a really good thing, just something I needed to change my days and nights to work around.
Do you think appliances know when you are too busy and decide they want attention too? Yes, that was us. Sink refused to be a sink, it preferred to be a water holder. So so glad that the fee for a plumber won’t cause too much stress and now our sink is back to draining like it is its job.
How about when you get a request to be a volunteer in your child’s class in August and you pick a random day in the future and sign up. Yup, that was this week too! It actually worked out really really well because I’ve been gone so often for VoteYes meeting that I needed some time focused on the kids so I did class work for the morning and then had 3 lunches in a row.
I also got to talk to a few people in the schools in person, saving myself tons of emails so it was a win-win day.
The VoteYes campaign is like a full-time job. The kickoff went really well, it is always good to do public speaking in front of a group that you know agrees with you. We did plenty of ‘trusting the emergent process’ because some details were not planned until the day of but things just kept evolving and I’m glad we could roll with it. For some reason, in my head, I put that kickoff as a goal and didn’t really put too much thought into the next day. Just like a due date for a baby – on the day after their birth you realize they were so much easier in than out. Yup, now I’m the proud manager of a ‘live’ squawking and needy campaign. I had a minor panic attack about handling it all and then realized that I do know this word ‘delegate’ and lucky for me a few of the others were just sitting there waiting for me to hand them their piece of the action. I’m still busy, I will be for weeks, but I don’t feel like I’m doing it alone (because I’m not!). It is still a volunteer group so I am dealing with the nuances of that but that is nothing new to me. At least it is understandable when life etc gets in the way for volunteers, it is maddeing when it happened at work (and boy did it happen)
Not to devolve into weather, however, we are in a heat wave so we are doing this all in 90 degrees… Today we are apple picking because that is what you do in late September! I guess we are just doing it in shorts.
There is more to share, I just don’t have more time now. Zoe has a birthday party and I’m still trying to keep the house clean-ish so delivery of child and gift is next on the list and then exciting exciting bathroom and sheets day.
For me, busy is happy so I’m *overjoyed* right now. (ps. I can only handle this level of joy so long, hopefully, I can last another 5 weeks)