Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Accomplishment - Yes!

I'm feeling rather proud of myself at this moment. I just re-formatted a client's letterhead, changing it for the better.

For the last few years, they've been saving all of their documents in separate files, split by each page, because they had one letterhead for the first page and one for the rest. It was ridiculous!

Today, I was formatting some LOIs for them and I refused to do it that way. I thought, there MUST be a way to make this letterhead let me paste in multiple pages! And then I tweaked it around until I figured it out! And created a new master Letterhead for future use.

Yay, me!

I never think of myself as being all that computer-savvy or technical, but some stuff is just common sense.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Second Chance at the Eclipse

I was kinda bummed out that I missed the lunar eclipse.

Especially since I was awake and sitting in my kitchen, doing taxes. I mean, how hard is it to remember to walk outside and look up?

So, I'm pretty thrilled to find out that there's another chance coming up. That's right. On October 8, there will be another impressive lunar eclipse. I think there might even be two others during 2014. All I know is that I am writing it on my calendar.

And hopefully, it doesn't rain. And I remember!!

Friday, April 18, 2014


I've kind of been falling behind on my blogging lately. Of course, I've kind of been falling behind on everything lately, slowly and bit by bit. I've been doing a good job at it actually. I am behind enough that it is almost a problem, and then I catch back up in that area, while inevitably ignoring another aspect of my life. Then I catch it up, while something else slips a little. And so forth. It's like a slow juggling routine where I am regularly dropping the balls but then scooping them back up before they roll completely out of reach. :) I got in trouble with my boss, because I missed an actual deadline with a funder. Whoops. Then she took back some of my work. I had been quite busy with helping the girls with school stuff, and also with my demanding new client. And then taxes at the last minute! Got them done. Yay!! I am sad to say though, and quite chagrined, that I completely missed the lunar eclipse. I was awake during the entire thing - hard at work on the taxes due later that day. I just didn't think to go outside. So much for being part of a nature-loving spiritual tradition. I guess that's just not me.:) Nature is so complicated, and there are so many phases of the moon, and growing seasons, and so forth. I don't know how the pagans did it. I guess they weren't trying to keep their blogs updated as well. I've also been subbing yoga classes every single day. And we managed to work in a visit to the Los Angeles Festival of Books last weekend - which is always awesome - and was super amazing this year because we took our daughters and their friends and had a great meet-and-greet with Sandra Cisneros! I got some great quotes from her, that I'll try to get up here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I Just...

 ... don't have as much to say as I used to.

Guess things change over time.

Maybe someday I will say more again.