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Free Weekend? Well, Not Exactly... (sigh)

Anyone really paying attention might recall I mentioned HERE that Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I were really looking forward to our 'free' weekend this week! We'd had another busy week at the festival, after all -- and it's been busy on the weekends lately, too...

First off, we forgot there was another writer's lecture today. But we decided we'd blow it off, as we'd been to so many recently.

And speaking of writing, I'm in the bottom half vote-wise of the group of eight (round eight) I'm lumped with for the contest I entered. That's how these things go, as a rule, so I'm not bothered. Frankly, I'm more amused than anything else. But I'm glad I entered, no matter what. I've long believed a thick skin is an essential for any writer who plans to actually share work with others. It was nice to see some comments that spoke well of the quality exhibited in the round, anyway...

We needed to drop briefly by the office this afternoon, anyway. While there, we ran into Carol, who reminded us that we hadn't been planning to work this weekend. We assured her we weren't going to and that we'd only be there a few minutes. No biggie.

Then Marilyn glanced over her email and got a reminder from Angel that there's a Clown Corps event tomorrow! It starts at 9:00 a.m. (big sigh) and runs most of the day...

I never got the info in the first place, even though I need to be there to take photos (as is often true). It seems like I just can't get in the loop for the Clown Corps, no matter how hard I try. Anyway, Marilyn and I had always planned to be there for at least part of this -- so we need to make an early night of it so we can be up in time. (Not like last night, where we stayed up all night long.)

I have already done some work today, anyway. And I'll need to spend some time reading over the stories for our Writing Group (!!!) and making my notes, as we get together this coming Monday night. I've read some of them, but haven't started any notes, yet. I'm not counting on having time for it on Monday, as I'll need to clean house and cook to prepare for people coming over.

I really should go to the office to work on Monday, as I have my computer dude coming in to work. I'll need to move stuff around on Tuesday morning so we're not wasting too much time on that when he's there, as there's so much to get done. I've got almost everyone on equipment now, but I'd like to speed some of it up if at all possible. I've got one of our best computers just sitting there after it was crashed -- and it would be terrific to have it up and running again! (I have my fingers crossed on that one.)

I need to update my actual calendar version of our 2009 Communications Calendar. One version is a list-by-column of each thing that needs to be done per week in a given month. The other version is a calendar created using Excel that has a day-by-day listing of the overview of the same things. By looking at both, I can see what things must be done on deadline for our concerted Communications effort. It's a great concept, and proves invaluable to me, at least. That doesn't begin to track all my work, of course (nothing that isn't communications-oriented, meaning none of my normal website changes or IT-related work), but as the communications stuff is a huge focus, it's still a huge help.

Just trying to TRACK my website work seems next to impossible, by the way. Sometimes there are so many things in a day that I never even get them on any list. But whether they're tracked or not, who cares? As long as I get them DONE, that's what matters...

I just got up from a nap to write here, worrying about forgetting it while doing other things.

We had a nice lunch-dinner of homemade nachos and bowls of chili (that were originally going to be chili hotdogs). Probably chili wasn't a great choice considering we have an event tomorrow (!!!), but oh well. We both love it so.

There was SLEET while we were out -- and there's talk of snow both tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday. (sigh) Snow??? Come on now! It's March, people!

I think I'm back for that nap -- then planning to get to bed as early as possible...

It would be nice to find time to read my friends and maybe COMMENT one of these days! In my dreams, I guess.

Tags: 2009, busy, festival, march-2009, marilyn, weather, work, writing, writing-circle
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