This was a crazy week. After watching MU fall and KU barely survive last week during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and St. Patrick’s Day I figured things would calm down this week. Not so much – in fact this was one of the busiest weeks I can remember in recent history, at least in terms of stuff going on.
After the thrill that was the Martin City St. Patrick’s Day parade and Selection Sunday last week, this week was going to be hard to beat.
Monday started off pretty solidly, with getting my brackets put together and submitted.
Tuesday and Wednesday kind of flew by, although I did manage to get most of my “must dos” done – always a good thing. I’ve spent more late nights in the office lately, but all for good. My (awesome) team is keeping things moving – I’m just getting some structural stuff done.
Whenever you start off a blog post with “I left for a week in New Orleans” you know it’s going to be a good week, and the first full week of March certainly did not disappoint.
Here’s how it started: flying out on Southwest to New Orleans.
And how it ended: the 25th annual Martin City St. Patrick’s Day parade.
It just seemed like a pretty good picture to use for the week – I feel pretty much under construction.
I’m not sure why, either. That makes it more interesting.
In terms of what the week was, I spent it in Denver – that’s the summary. Left Sunday night, returned late Thursday night. It was an EXCELLENT trip – I got to meet a bunch of folks and got the backing I needed to absolutely dominate one of my key points of pain.
I’m reminded of Charles Dickens’ start to “A Tale of Two Cities” (“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”) when I look back on this week. Quite a bit happened; not all good, not all bad. We take things as they come, I know…but still weeks like this are trying. Much better than all negative weeks, to be sure, though – so I suppose no complaints.
On Monday I found “Epic Goal Success”. Not as in I found epic goal success, but I found the program named Epic Goal Success. It’s a consolidation of multiple schools of teaching when it comes to achieving your goals. We’ll see how it goes – I’m hopeful (because I pretty much always am!).
Tuesday was fairly uneventful, which was good. It was busy, but I still made progress. A good day to be sure.
I’m feeling like this picture after the past week.
I feel battered and bruised, and not the same person I started the week out as. But on the other hand I feel like I made it to shore, and there’s always something to be said for that.
Monday was a long day. I had insomnia after waking up about 4am. Rather than lie in bed and stare at the ceiling for hours I only did that for about 45 minutes before I decided it was time to get up and get moving. I headed into the office and knocked out some of the projects I had lined up – so in that sense it was a great day. But I didn’t leave until about 8:00 that night and I was dragging HARD by that point.
Another week gone by, with very little for me to report. I suppose it’s good in some way; there’s a lot to be said for not having crisis upon crisis piled up on you during the week.
Aside from the work week, anyway. Plenty of crises there.
Monday and Tuesday were fairly non-eventful. The normal craziness at work, but nothing too out of the ordinary.
Wednesday went a little haywire; after being in a full day video conference I ran a report just to see how things were looking for the first two weeks of the month…and discovered we’re running at a pace that’s 2x what was originally anticipated. Truth be told we knew it was going to be more than 1x what we expected, but it’s currently double the volume and doesn’t show signs of stopping. All the long-term projects I’m working on have moved from “highly important” status to “critial”. The night was capped by a nice beat down on the Baylor Bears by my Kansas Jayhawks – good way to end the night.