Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thursday - 2 weeks post vacation

So, here I am two weeks post vacation - still trying to maintain the calm that was achieved ever so briefly while at the lake.

...Zen is a hard thing to maintain - but I am trying.

I did spend about 4 hours at the mall yesterday looking for a dress for my friend Kelly's wedding yesterday while I should have been at work. (Found one--its really pretty!)

I also have a cool intern for the next few weeks. He has helped me a ton this week do some updating to our sites and organizing some mailings for the book. I have been meaning to do that for 6 months! (Thanks Rich -- you rock!)

I continue to write for the Democrat and Chronicle as the Henrietta Town Blogger - funny headline this week:

I am enjoying being able to share my thoughts on Henrietta - and it is nice that people are starting to recognize me from that little blog. It is also great that they are printing parts of the blogs each week, and mine have made it in there several times now--and that feeds my ego pretty well.

The Book sales are going well - like I said - I have a bunch of mailings that are hopefully going to get the book in the store soon (yes, I know I have been saying this for months--but I am really doing it this time!)

Well - I am off for now, I have to go get some exercise (part of the "new me" rountine... yuck)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Meg after a Duathlon...


So - I look like I just ran a really long race - but here is the "after" shot!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Updates...

The Race

The Duathlon was yesterday, and my body is well aware that it was a tough race. (Although my body is not familiar with much racing at all—so what does it know: tough or not?) It was cold – about 50 degrees when we started, and I was cold the whole time. Thankfully I trained hard, and so despite the fact that nearly everyone passed me, and I passed nearly no one, I finished. In fact I came in 3rd for the Duathon for women, 1st in my age group. Not too bad. Glad that is done.

The Lake

I am back at the lake this morning enjoying a hot cup of tea on the new porch at the cottage. The sun has nearly risen to a respectable level in the sky and the water is a calm, beautiful silvery color. This is where I get to spend the week, and I need it. I am blessed with this place. I am sad that I may not be able to share it with my son and his family when the time comes, but for now we are going to soak up every moment of unplugged, organic, “real” life that is this amazing hideaway.

The Job

I have semi-moved out of work-mode, but it is worth saying that work has been great. We are very busy, which as any business-owner knows is a mixed blessing. It is hard to complain, tough to navigate and amazingly rewarding as we plod along hitting milestones, and meeting and hopefully exceeding our clients needs. We are still looking to break into some more markets and have a solid plan in place for great things this year. I am very happy with how things are progressing.

The X Team

As an off-shoot of BizNetix, I have collaborated with two incredible business owners, Bruce, a business coach, and Kent, a team-building expert. These two guys have an indescribable energy and passion, and together we presented out first X-Team workshop the other day. It was phenomenal! The attendees were engaged and had fun and we are really onto something big. I believe that this format will allow each of us to bring in more business and increase our awareness in the community. I am really excited to get back on planning our next event in August – and who would have thought I’d ever be excited about public speaking!