It’s just after 2pm and I’m very pleased with myself.
I started the week by making a list and have moved a few steps forward.
Walked Coco for an hour before it started raining … the thunder over the weekend was fantastic … Coco has never heard thunder and she barked at it … then ignored it.
She had a great run and wandered around as usual sniffing and searching things out.
I just stood still and enjoyed the morning … and starting making a mental list of Things To Do.
Last week I spent time totally decluttering, tidying and rearranging my lounge … kitchen and bathroom … all looking fab.
And where does all the stuff that’s not rubbish go?
Into the room that hasn’t been tidied … the office.
So … there I was at the end of last week trying to do work in a totally disordered mess in the office … yup … counterproductive.
After bringing Coco home … and stopping in to say welcome back to Dee in the Forge … and admiring my posters for my Blog Design Workshop around town … I tackled the office.
You know that before a room gets lovely … it has to get worse.
3 hours later … 3 garbage bags later … lots of sweeping and swearing later … it all looks fab.
Coco is delighted because her chair is now right next to me … some days I’d just love to swap with the dog … she can do the work … and I’ll fall asleep in the chair.
I sent off some info on the Blog Design Workshop to our local contact for community news in our Leitrim newspapers … thanks Monica for your help.
Thanks also to Johnny in the Leitrim Business Network who is sending the information to all the businesses in the network … and to all my readers who sent copies on to friends.
Many thanks to Shaylyn … and particularly Laura … who have given me the space (for a barter of my IT skills) and helped me with promotion and printing.
I have 2 bookings all paid for … and hope to have a few more before the end of the week.
Maybe someone from the newly formed Youth Club would like to come along and learn how to do a blogsite for their organisation.
Happy birthday to Marie Bradley … she has lots of good wishers on her Facebook site. Hope there’s champagne involved somewhere Marie.
And … Sharon Sweeney has some great new photos up of her cake creations … they just get better and better Sharon.
And … if you’re very lucky … like me … you get to be one of her official tasters of her new chocs and cupcakes … mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Off now in the rain to the library and then some reading … gotta balance the working and tidying.
Hope your day has gone well.
p.s. I am completely in love with Skype video … on Friday I got to talk with Lynda and Derek in Athens Georgia for nearly 3 hours … FREE.
that’s them at their farewell party here in Ballinamore
The only thing that cost money was the wine and crisps … we decided to have an after work party across 2 continents!
Great fun and soooo lovely to see (and hear) them both … got to see Indi cat and Mia cat (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mags Patsy cat).
My Pa has taken to Skype like a duck to the proverbial.
He tried ringing me at 7.30am this morning … good luck with that one Dad!
When I went online at 8am I saw that he had tried to ring and hoped that all was well … why is it we always think the worst when we get early morning calls … I never think ”someone must be ringing with good news’.
I knew he had probably turned the computer off so I did the old fashioned thing and rang him on the telephone.
I think the way we’ll organise our calls is to ring each other and then Skype … yeh yeh … sounds silly … but I have no problem using every form of media to communicate with the people I love.
Did I tell you how much I LOVE having vidcam calls with my family and friends … LOVE it to bits.
And here is the hand drawn design architecture that I have developed (and refined with the great help of the Depaul SKIL2 Test Team) for the online SKIL2 learning space.
Yup … all I have to do is build it now … my fear factor is off the richtor scale … and … I have support from some great design (Marc) and technical (Amy and others) people.
Still … it’s pretty scarey seeing if I can move the idea to a reality.
Developed an info pack about SKIL2 last week that I will post here when Marc has the time to do his usual design genius.