The past month and a half

It’s been a whirlwind…

My mom came to visit for the first time in almost 7 years in early March, mainly to see the “My Spirit Soars” concert, which went very well. Mom and I had a great time, as she is as easily amused as I am. She is returning in May to attend the SCC Auction.

Then, there were auction meetings, and board meetings, and rehearsals for Carmina Burana. And then it was Carmina Burana, with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, all 8 performances worth, which finished today. Phil’s mum came in last week for the first weekend of performances. As she has spent a lifetime as a ballet dancer/teacher, I was keen to have her see it, and she loved it. She, unlike my mother, is NOT easily amused, and so it was a good thing that she rented a car while she was here, because she took off every day for parts unknown without me as I was tied to my home office working.

Carmina was tiring and stressful, but fun, as always. I do get so tired of herding kittens.

Kitten herding is not just for the SCC.Work has been going well, but it is, after all, work, and these past two weeks have been slightly more difficult because my manager has been on vacation and some things, like running the team meetings, have fallen on my shoulders. Oh, and we’re interviewing and hiring, and, and…

And, as I’m auction administrative chair, I’ve now got to pull the auction catalog together, and then there’s the database project that somehow became my responsibility.

Meanwhile, we had to pay the IRS many $$$$ which is, I guess, good on one hand because it means we earned enough to do so, but it has put some serious hurt in our cash reserves and we are in the process of refinancing the house.

The guinea pigs are doing fine. Oh yeah, Bubbles and Moo Moo, don’t know if I’ve written about them yet. We refer to them as the girls, although they do act much more like pigs.

I’m tired.


2 thoughts on “The past month and a half

  1. I hear you about the taxes. We were stuck with a hefty bill ourselves. One of the pitfalls of working for yourself. This year I have *got* to remember to pay my estimated taxes all four quarters, because last year I only paid twice and got stuck owing a big chunk all at once now. Blech.
    Guinea pigs, eh? Do you remember the one I had when I was a kid? Donna was really more interested in it than I was. I found it annoying – we had to keep it in our room and it squeaked all night long. I’d probably have far more patience for one now, particularly if it slept in some other room of the house šŸ™‚

  2. No, I don’t remember that! I love my pigs. I had Hildy for 2 years, and she died in August, and I got these girls in February. I can’t have cats or dogs, and so the pigs help keep me sane. And Phil tolerates them, which is nice :-).

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