Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010 - Happy Father's Day!

Hey there, hi there and hello there! Big 'ol Happy Father's Day goes out to all the fathers out there, couldn't have asked for better influences on my life ... even all the grandads, uncles and other fathers out there ... thank you:)
Pretty interesting week at the Duck with business planning for 2011 in full swing. We had an all day planning session for the Policy Service department which was quite a bit different than any I remember in the past. Instead of a focus on changing processes, it was centered around culture changes and what we can do to improve morale in 2011 ... I can't wait:) I also had a pretty good chat with my boss' boss about building our team and how we can grow, something that was much needed and will help our team come closer together I'm sure. Pretty pumped about this week as we have another all day planning session for a different department (ya, we're in charge of 2011 planning for three departments, same amount of resources:), I'm going for my Precision Leadership certification and we have a team building activity this Friday afternoon, canoeing down the Flint River ... should be a great time!
Finished up my only midterm on Monday at Emory where I did better than I thought I would but not as good as I thought I did ... trust me, it makes sense. Had another Investment Club meeting with my pals down here in Columbus where someone thought it was a funny idea to nominate me as the VP ... although I denied the nomination, I was overruled! Had a great Literacy Alliance Exec meeting where the team asked if I would consider taking on a second term as chair of the board since we have so much going on, so we'll see how that goes:)
I think this week may have marked my last week on the Miss GA Pageant Board as well with the wrap up of the 2010 Miss Georgia Pageant. In the three years I headed up the creation of the program book, we went from ad sales of about $18,000 to this year's sales of over $50,000 ... pretty awesome considering the whole recession thing going on;) We did have a pretty fun Pajama 5K late Friday night after the show where Jenny, Rick, Patrick, Alisha and I dressed up in our best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajama gear for the midnight 5K ... what a blast!
Saturday was our day of rest before today's Sprint Triathlon. Jenny, Rick, Whitney, Alisha and I (yes, that is I with a day-long mohawk:) made it an early morning as we mounted up the bikes and made our way to Callaway Gardens. This is the second year in a row I've made the trek to Callaway for a tri, but I didn't get much training in this year so I was happy in knowing the course was a bit shorter this year. A 1/4 mile swim, followed by a 10 mile bike and finishing up with a 2 mile run ... all under an hour, 57 minutes and 30 seconds to be exact;) We all had a blast and I finished the race without getting beat by a 9 year old ... although it was close!!
Welp, that is about all I can handle for a week I suppose ... about time to start another one. Jenny's headin' back this week, so Caden and I will be holdin' down the bachelor pad for a bit. Hope you all have a great week!

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