It's nice to be home again. It even felt good to be back in my ordinary bed, after experiencing an extraordinary one. I'm taking some good advice I received and am divesting myself of all extemporaneous involvements. I thought about this long and hard while on my trip. I'm trying to expunge every area of my life of extras. I'm not only dropping out of one of my boards, I'm also unsubscribing from email newsletters that I never read. My goal is to simplify so that I have more time and space for family and preparing for the new baby. I'll be officing at home starting next week. I'll also be sending out emails explaining to folks that I won't be making appointments, or attending meetings for a while. I've also designated key folks whom I'll delagate tasks to in the business. I came home to a supurbly clean house, thanks to my mother-in-law (truly a much appreciated gift). I now feel ready to tackle some organization projects around the house. Like how to organize the school papers of 5 kids, that trickle in daily (any suggestions dear readers?) I'm going out to buy some cubicles so they have a specific place to stash their backpacks so I can stop tripping over them when I walk in the front door! I've returned from my trip refreshed, and energized and ready to tackle the next indicated thing.
I spent time on the plane reading about the MacArthur Genious Awards that were recently awarded for this year. Every year I hope against hope...oh well, maybe next year.