Monday, February 20, 2006

Manic Monday

Mondays in my world are by far the most stressful day of the week.  I’m sure that is true for many people.  

My Mondays begin with me frantically preparing for my meetings.  Because they are as follows:

8:15 Team HEBA weekly meeting (I observe)
8:45 Process CCK weekly meeting (I run)
9:30 Company Marketing Meeting (I run)
9:45 Process LEAP weekly meeting (I run)
10:30 Team HF weekly meeting (I observe/run)

For almost every meeting there are weekly reports that I’m responsible for not only running, but also data entry, which is a pain.  

Often I don’t have the data to enter prior to the meeting at which it is supposed to be presented; therefore, I’m unprepared, or scrambling around like a maniac.  

Finally, Each meeting, although integrated in some way, is actually different in terms of people attending and material covered.  So I have to be aware of switching gears every ½ hour or so.  

Add to that the fact that I’m still seriously trying to get over this cold which seems to have moved to my chest and you have my typical Monday rant.  

In other news, life is good.  All Stewarts are recovering from illness(es) and therefore in better spirits.  2 ½ is such a fun age to observe.  I do not know WHERE they get all their energy, but I sometimes wish they’d share some of it with me!

Friday, February 17, 2006


Today thus far has been interesting.  Yesterday Jordan was diagnosed with an ear infection, which, of course, is troublesome.  But it’s Aron who has been acting up and showing his inner 2-year-old.  All of us are fighting colds – I lovingly refer to it as the Midwest Crud.  The year we moved here I think I was sick for 9 months.  I’m happy to report, however, that this is the first ear infection for either of them in 2 ½ years.  Hopefully it won’t turn into a habit.

Work has been interesting as well.  It’s my fault for staying up too late last night working on the website, but I’m kind of cranky and irritable.  Trying to focus on the positive here.  

Still Experimenting

Okay we’re still experimenting.  But this is fun.  I so need to go to bed.