Archive for November, 2011

November 4th, 2011

Goals and Gratitude – Day 13

Air Canada at YVR

November 4, 2011

Goal: Today, my focus is to maintain my schedule. I have a very tightly booked series of meetings, phone calls, places-to-be, etc., that includes getting LM to the seaplane terminal on time for her flight and me to YVR on time for mine (The reason for these flights? See Gratitude below). Today’s schedule is a house of cards, and with one false move the whole thing tumbles to ground.

Gratitude: First, let me apologize for missing yesterday’s post, and here’s my excuse – I plumb FORGOT! It was a Thursday. I don’t usually work outside the home on Thursdays, but yesterday I did. On top of that, I learned yesterday morning that my mom and I need to make an emergency trip to Alberta, TODAY, to visit my Uncle, who is badly injured and currently in the hospital, and the rest of my family who still reside there. In the commotion of trying to work, to book flights and a hotel and a car, to make arrangements for LM, to make sure my DH changed his plans, and to manage all of the usual things that happen in my world on Thursdays, blogging went out the window. I am very grateful that things are not worse – they easily could have been – and that I have the resources and support to make a last minute trip possible. I am grateful that I can be there with my mom. This will be very hard for her.

Update from Day 11:  The good news is that Wednesday was fantastic. LM: Suitably impressed, and what’s better, one of my students had a problem with her model, so LM volunteered to help the student out. Not only was she proud of me, I was ever-so proud of her!

November 2nd, 2011

Goals and Gratitude – Day 11

Thanks for the follows!

November 2, 2011

Goal: Today is Take you Child to Work Day for LM’s grade 9 class. Fortunately, today is a very interesting day where I work, especially if you are a 14 year-old girl interested in fashion. My soon-to-graduate students are styling models for a hair and make-up fashion shoot required as a component of their program, and the shoot is, coincidentally, at the school today. This is relevant to my daily goal for one reason only: I want her think what I do is cool. A while ago she said to me that when people ask her what I do, she tells them I’m a writer. Which I was, have been, hope to be again. But when I took the contract to be the Senior Administrator of the college, writing, as many of you know, fell by the wayside. Today, I want her to see that a) what I do at the school is challenging, at times exciting, and demands skill; b) that I am proud of the work I do there and hope she is, too; and c) that I can be both, an Administrator and a Writer, hence my need to stay true to yesterday’s goal. I guess, in a nut shell, my goal today is to impress the heck outta’ my kid!

Gratitude: I just want to say thanks to all of the new people following me on Twitter (@theknowitallmom). For some reason, a lot of new folks are finding me and following, and that is very nice of them. So, “Thank-you”.

November 1st, 2011

Goals and Gratitude – Day 10

November 1, 2011

Goal: I have been very happy to return to blogging on a regular basis, and my thirty day Goals and Gratitude gig is keeping me on track. But daily blogging does not mean writing, and by writing I am referring to something more than mini-updates on my life which may or may not have significance to anyone else but me. So the goal I am setting for myself today is to write something meaningful over the next week and post it by Day 17. So much has happened over the past year, I have A LOT of food for fodder, I just need to sort through it all and decide where to begin. Pen on paper, fingers on keyboard – usually that’s the best starting point. read more »