Archive for April, 2007


The last day of April; 4 months of 2007 are gone already. WoW!

3 miles on the mill.

We will run the BIG Peach 5K on Saturday a.m. — through the quaint neighborhoods of Brookwood… down Peachtree… The race is sold out at 1,200 people. Should be a nice after party.

But first, there is the First 100 Camp out on Wednesday. YES, once again [this will be our 5th] we will spend the night [notice I didn’t say “sleep”] in a parking lot for free food. Well, not JUST free “food”, FREE CFA! $500.00+ worth of FREE CFA between the two of us. We will have lots of time to talk… lots to talk about — decisions to make [the job offer, Marine Corp marathon, etc.] It will be fun, and the weather looks to be nice. I can’t wait!



Lest you think I have lost [or am loosing] my mind, based on my facebook status “Patsy is on an emotional rollercoaster ride; She thinks the ride just ended, and she is wasted!”, I’m not.

I have had, in the past 2 months, just as many interesting job offers. I don’t know what the Lord is trying to do here, but I am trusting Him to give me the wisdom to make the right decisions. I’m not even looking for job offers — these have just come knocking at my door. Both offers are still on the table at this moment. One I will have to make a decision on this week and it would mean picking up and moving, a new city, a new church, a new school, etc., etc., etc. The other, I’m waiting to receive some financial figures on and it would mean my office could be at the nearest Starbucks, beach, or where ever in the world I want it to be. So, thus the emotional rollercoaster ride.

No, the emotional rollercoaster ride is really totally my fault. For one of the job offers I had a meeting yesterday for which I have been hyped all week. I had GREAT EXPECTATIONS about this offer. However, it turns out that the job is just a whole lot more than I expected or was prepared for. I was really excited going into the meeting, but just absolutely wasted last night, because now I’ve got to figure out is this just me baulking at what the Lord wants me to do, or is this just Him testing me, or what? I’m not sure. I will pray about it this week and make a decision by the end of the week.


3 miles on the mill.

Last night I went to a funeral home to visit the family of a guy I graduated from high school with. Actually, he took me out on a date on my 18th birthday — just one date. It was a year of MANY “dates” — that’s a WHOLE other post! Anyway, he died of a massive heart attack at his job on Monday. He had 3 kids, and It was a really sad situation. It’s quite scary when people your age start dying, even though I don’t feel that old.

I have been to more funerals this year than any other year in my life and it’s ONLY April!

I saw a lot of people there that I haven’t seen since high school, and was surprised at how old many of them looked. Fortunately, I was able to remember most of their names. However, there were some that I did not recognize — they recognized me and introduced themselves. I wondered how many more there were that I did not recognize that did not introduce themselves. One in particular I was QUITE EMBARRASSED that I did not recognize — she was in my wedding :~O The bad thing is, I saw her just a few years ago.

The funeral is today at 11:00 a.m. I have not yet decided if I will go. I feel like I should, but really don’t want to. This is when “adult decisions” kick in — doing things you know you should even though you don’t want to. Humm…. I AM an adult now.

Well, I’ve spent much of the afternoon working on …

Well, I’ve spent much of the afternoon working on my portfolio. Gathering stuff, re-printing some, and discovering much. Something I’ve been thinking about doing for about 4 years now, but I’m such a slacker… “thinking” is about as far as it’s gone — until now.

I have been pleasantly surprise at how far my sense of design has come from the early days. The early days of PageMaker and the like, prePhotoshop. Bless you if all you have to work with is PageMaker, Adobe’s feeble attempt at page layout and design software. I still have the actually software from one of the very first versions of PageMaker, consisting of about a 1/2 dozen 3.5″ floppy disks. Museum worthy!

As I gleaned through several files I realized that actually some of that early design work was really quite embarrassing! I guess at the time, I thought it looked good. YIKES!

I noticed w/i the last year or so though that my style has become much more contemporary. And while this is not earth-shaking by any means, I actually like it.

I need to find some sort of unique container to “contain” the portfolio. Don’t know what that will be just yet, but it will come to me in time.

It’s good to get started on a project that has been looming in the background of your mind for so long. A project that will never actually be finish, just ever evolving…


3 miles on the mill.

Today is Secretary’s Day [Administrative Professionals Day]. There, doesn’t THAT sound impressive!?!

We will go out for lunch and have the afternoon off. The days of the Sun Dial are llooonnnnggggg gone — even gone are the days of Red LobsterI guess the budget doesn’t allow for such frivolities as that any more. Today, it will be Cracker Barrel, for which I am still grateful!

However, I feel somewhat guilty going out with the “secretaries”. I don’t answer phones, take messages, make appointments, get the mail, or any of those other gazillion things that secretaries do. I do very limited filing and that is only for my own personal self — AND, it’s probably a GOOD THING that I do very limited filing because my filing abilities are lacking! I have about 3 different methods of filing and who knows which one I will use today.

Basically, they pay me to sit around and play with Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, and do a few other things, but I never quite feel like I “fit in” with the secretaries, of which I’m not.

But today, I will pretend to be a secretary…

The BIG Peach 5K

Our next race:

  • Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.
  • Start: at the Brookhaven MARTA station
  • Finish: BIG Peach Running Co. on Peachtree
  • Rolling course through beautiful, quaint, tree-lined Brookhaven
  • Proceeds benefit The leukemia & Lymphoma Society [AKA TEAM in Training]
  • HUGE post-race party w/food, drinks, & more!
  • Awards to overall male/female & masters + 3 deep in age groups
  • Door Prizes
  • Registration fills at 1,200; Last I heard it was at 1,000!


Hit the snooze 3 times this a.m. :~O Actually, I got up before the 4th. I read this week that’s an average [3 times on the snooze], which means that somebody out there is hitting it like 5 times, right? I didn’t have time for that. 3 miles on the mill.

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