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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thirteen things currently spinning through my head

(yes, I’m feeling spinny today)

Alternate title: A day in the life of my brain at work

  1. Should I order more newsletters, or will 18,000 be enough?
  2. Did I catch all the mistakes on the design proof of the brochure, or will someone point out a glaring error the moment 10,000 of them arrive in my office from the printer?
  3. Is there something I committed to doing tonight that I’m forgetting?
  4. What should I take along to read on my trip next week?
  5. When will I find the time to prepare my speaking notes for Monday’s meeting? On the airplane?
  6. I hope the band they hired for the conference I’ll be at next week won’t be the same country gospel one they had at the last conference I attended. (Please don’t hate me if you happen to like country gospel – it’s just not my thing.)
  7. When will I get the first phone call from a disgruntled supporter saying that we shouldn’t have mentioned the connection between fossil fuel consumption and climate change in our newsletter?
  8. Do they REALLY want 29,000 copies of the brochure? Just how many trees did that kill? Can I use recycled paper?
  9. How will I replace one of my key staff members who gave his notice this week? Yikes!
  10. Will we be ready to launch our big new program by early next month? Will I have an aneurysm before then?
  11. After three years of monthly conference calls with my team, WHY haven't I learned to ask the questions so that I'm not met with stone-cold silence almost every time I ask for feedback on something?
  12. Oooo… the new website is going to look SO lovely! Why didn’t I get this done years ago?
  13. Will the designer hate me when he gets my email for 35 picky little changes to the document?

8 comments:

Whippersnapper said...

Re: Hiring dilemma.

Hire me!!

Kidding. I think.

Bailey said...

Whippersnapper beat me to it!
Your job sounds so great... am I qualified to replace your staff member???

Bailey said...

By the way, if you caught all the errors when you proofread the brochure, you're amazing!!
(Why do I always see the errors on a printed & copied document and not onscreen?)
Wait... this isn't sounding good on my resume...

Melissa said...

Heather, I've been so bad with commenting. I'm sorry. :)

I just read the post about the girls you met - and it made me so upset. I don't know how I would deal with that.

I can't believe you sent three girls back to school and paid for soccer! I'm still trying to recover from sending my two kids back and their back-to-back fundraisers. And lunch money! The older one needs lunch money! ;-0 Hire me, too! I need lunch money!

Sorry I've been away so long.

Gina said...

The web designer is your employee, so feel free to tell him how you feel!

Robin said...

"Spinny" heads are the dizziest ;).

Sounds productive, albeit, well...spinny!

Looking forward to seeing all the "newness" you mentioned here!

Karmyn R said...

editing - ack, don't hire me.

I made my own wedding programs for my wedding and quadruple checked the thing for errors.

The DAY of my wedding, someone pointed out to me that the Pastor's name was Denise, NOT Diane. I about died. (this still haunts me 8 yrs later)

Pamela said...

I'm so bad. .. .. All I could think of when I read that was how glad it was you spinning that list and not me.

Sorry.