Seven meetings today, starting with the personnel committee at 7:30. I wanted to blow my brains out before it was over. I spent 15 minutes trying to escape to Starbucks, then finally made it in time for staff meeting at 9:00. Then an events team meeting that was nothing short of a trainwreck. Jenny was out after a gum transplant yesterday afternoon, and I felt sorry for the young woman trying to run the meeting. I was part of the problem, not the solution.
A personnel review at noon (good Hawaiian food, though), and then a long insurance seminar from our guy who was in town, interrupted by a meeting with a Vaudeville-style entertainer who will put together a review for next year's Centennial Ball (I hope). Then my boss stopped by to add to the angst, before a committee guy who takes care of radios 'dropped in' to talk about this year's order. (I admit I precipitated that by sending him an email. His time is a little easier than mine.)
Then Jenny and I met to regurgitate everything that happened all day that she missed, and I researched the three prescriptions she's taking for her gum transplant (a graft of donor tissue, no less). At 29, it's a little early for her to have to go through this procedure, and she was definitely reeling.
Now I'm trying to get my 70+ emails down to the acceptable level (30 in my in-box -- I get close to a hundred a day). And I even have five voice mails to listen to.
I wouldn't feel stressed at all if I didn't have another five meetings in a row in the morning.
I'm making Friday a NO MEETING day, or I'll go crazy. It's way too early for this much intensity. I'm skipping the book club meeting where James Frey will be discussed, although I'm fascinated by all that drama. I'll get a full report tomorrow.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger, May you never take one single breath for granted, God forbid love ever leave you empty handed, I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens, Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, and when you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance, Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking, Loving might be a mistake, but it's worth making, Don't let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter, When you come close to selling out, reconsider, Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!