I've been completely engrossed in auction prep for the past couple of weeks. Now we have less than 48 hours to go. And everything is so prepared. It seems like we've gotten it down to a science, and I only have a couple more things to do for my part. I've never worked harder on the script and auction cards. After 5:00 today I heard from the mayor's office, and now he's planning to stay for the whole thing, which is a big victory. I'm going to enjoy listening to him give the speech I wrote, because I've never written a speech for the mayor before.
I'm completely optimistic about the results. I'm expecting good things.
And I'm thrilled to be wearing Pat's tuxedo! I bought the thing for $30 at Pat and Pat's yard sale in the Columbia Gorge, and today I found the perfect bustier to dress up the vest. And even the pants work well, even though they're a little big. I have my $18 felt fedora from Hot Topics, and I decorated that with a broach from the Pirate Festival.
I love dressing up!
In the meantime, I'm fighting all the germs in the house. The cats are pretty much well, but Charlie is still terribly sick. Hopefully she can get through the auction and enjoy herself.
And I haven't played tennis in over a week!
Today was another gorgeous Indian Summer day, 73 degrees, with sun highlighting the leaves turning orange and red everywhere. I actually got out of the office twice, once to run to Target and get the bustier, once to go to a meeting at our website company. On November 1 we'll launch the Centennial website, including my Centennial blog. I'm so ready for that!
And we've started a small writing group, four of us (including Charlie) who are going to exchange 2,000 words a month. So, NaNoWriMo is less than a month away, I'm about to start an official blog for work *and* I have a new writing initiative. Hope I can keep up.
I'm pissed at myself that I didn't keep a record of things that have gone on since the end of my vacation, including a trip to the doctor's office that included a weigh-in (something I avoid like the plague). I have a lot of work to do physically, on top of all the writing!
And, I'm doing a little reading. I'm still working on 'Hart's War,' I'm about halfway through 'Bravehart,' re-reading 'The Persian Boy,' and today on impulse I bought 'The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette.' I'm sure I'll love it, since I've had a fascination with her from high school.
Most of all, I'm determined to keep this journal going. It doesn't take that much effort, and I'll be glad I did.
- I feel:hopeful
- I hear:London Bridge (I used it in my script)