I saw a former younger colleague who left my previous employer just a few months after I did to go to grad school in the East, and now she works for a big national organization in Washington D.C. Visiting with her was a nice unexpected surprise. I also met up with a former co board member from a different national organization housed in DC. She and I served together for two years and remained Facebook friendly, so had an opportunity for a live catch-up. I attended a data workshop, mistakenly thinking it was going to be a different type of presentation, but was pleasantly surprised on how much good information I received that I will be able to utilize immediately.
When I'm away, I always seem to straddle both the hone front, the office front, and trying to engage in the meetings at hand. I had an 8:000 conference call that went long so would have missed 1/2 the first workshop, so I decided to finish up a couple e-mails and a task left from Monday and feel very accomplished on the work front. Nothing I could have done to prevent the IT glitch, but we have a plan of action, and a message ready to go later today giving our system users the heads up on the change of plan. I talked with both DH and DD2 briefly yesterday. She pulled off the meatloaf and instant potato dinner-no one is starving at home. I'm off now to head don the road to the conference hotel as a new session starts in 45 minutes.
|Cloudy early morning photo-building blocks this view of downtown Dallas.|
|Early evening photo of Dallas-and the ugly parking lot and streets that surround the hotel.|