I have to give a presentation to anyone who cares to show up at those interviews, and the first presentation is tomorrow. So, although I have fallen off the creative writing train, it is all in a good cause.
Also, I will be travelling today, but I will get through my sponsor comments today. I will try to get to my responses to your comments by Tuesday at the latest–I have a long layover on the return flight, so I’m hoping.
On to my goals:
Health: Following the trend of not eating at the work holiday party last week, I have avoided all the holiday treats. Well, right after one of the phone interviews, I did indulge in one of the bourbon balls a colleague brought, but that was medicinal–for my nerves, you know.
Exercise: I am still walking a half-hour a day with a colleague at work, as well as with the dogs. I have to change planes in the Atlanta airport today, so I will be able to add a sprint in suit and heels to the list for today.
Family: I have been keeping up with my dad by phone, and the rest of my siblings by email. That’s better than we have been for some time, so I’ll take it.
Our daughters are up to the necks in Christmas preparations for their kids, but we are planning to visit them in January or February.
We were hoping our oldest son could come visit for Christmas, but he is working steadily and can’t take time off. I’m disappointed, but he can visit whenever his winter lay-off happens. I’ll be glad to pretend it’s Christmas then.
Our younger son will fly home Friday, so that will be nice.
Friends: I have been very spotty about getting in touch with friends this past week, I am hoping that I will rectify that next week, when I am on break.
Writing: The presentation for tomorrow has been written, edited, re-edited, timed, practiced, polished, and is finally ready to go.
The other phone interview went well, although I was slightly surprised that I was given the questions two hours ahead of time. I felt that meant I had to do research and write at least an outline, so I did a lot of brainstorming writing and re-writing in those two hours. I must have done well, because they contacted me Friday to schedule an on-campus interview. Thankfully, it isn’t until January, so I still will have a break next week.
Day Job: Several of you with day jobs commented with “amen, sister,” to my last check-in about the day job. The past few days? The body showed up, the mind did not. What can I say?
As always, please go encourage the rest of the ROWers here.