Tuesday, August 01, 2006

8/1 Tomorrow is my birthday

And it always makes me reflective.

Yesterday I couldn't post because I was too busy, but it was all good stuff. Got a lot accomplished at work, and today am finishing up everything that I need to take to conference.

Last night BroadMinded's rehearsal was great. It was our very last one as a total group before the performance August 12. I leave tomorrow until Sunday and when I return both Melissa and Anne are gone. Mel is working at family camp and Anne will be in Germany. But while they're gone Megan and I can still rehearse our stuff which is good. We got the announcements for the show, so I'll begin to give them out. I'm really looking forward to it--even the pie in my face.

Tonight is Open Improv. I hope to be able to go, but I haven't even begun to pack yet.

So on my birthday I'm getting up at 5 AM and need to leave by 6 AM to drive to StL. Will have lunch with my friend Lesley in St. Louis. She used to be my boss when I lived there, but was my friend then too. What a doll! She's the founder, president and CEO of this super organization that does crisis work, both on the phone and through Mobile Outreaches.

Then after lunch I'm going to the hotel to check in. I have to interview someone at 5 PM, and then the opening reception happens. It should be fun. Even though we've hired a professional photographer, I'm doing the pictures for some of the evening events. That will be a stitch. 500 conference attendees plus about 30 staff. I know so many of the people it will be hard to concentrate on pictures when I'll want to be hugging, talking, and drinking beer. :)

Anyway, back to being reflective...

Nope, not yet. Will have to try to post tomorrow night about that. The six hour drive will give me plenty of time to think.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Jer,
Happy Birthday one day early to my wonderful sister in law. I was so surprised last night. At dinner Katy said, Is today Jer's birthday? I told her she was only off by 2 days, but I thought that was pretty good for her! So Happy Birthday, too, from Katy and Frank. We will be thinking about you and hoping that everything runs smooth for your trip to St. Louis and the conference.
Karen

Jer said...

Thanks, Karen. And please give my love to Katy and Frank, and even my brother Jim. :) Jer

Jill & Todd Potrykus said...

Ditto on what Aunt Karen said. Please drive safe and I hope that all goes well for your conference. Love you tons!

Jer said...

Thanks, sweetie. Part of my birthday will be mind-numbing, but I'll put on my Spanish tapes for part of the trip. That will help for sure.

Beata said...

Mom, too bad that you will be away for your birthday... Who will receive that big package that is on the way to you??? It is supposed to arrive tomorrow... :-(

Jer said...

Oh, Beata, you are the best! Too bad I won't be home. Hope someone else can sign for it. Or if it's Post Office, they might leave it with a neighbor. Hope so. I usually have things delivered to work. There's always someone here to take my packages.

You are so sweet. You always remember me on my birthday and mother's day. But I still need to come visit you to get my Christmas presents from Japan. Or maybe you put them in my birthday package. Now I'm curious, and hate that I'll be gone.

Beata said...

Mom, you will get it all together! :-))))) I can't wait for you to open the box!!! It was mailed by UPS.
You are my Mom so how can I forget those important occasions? I love you!

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday, Jer! :)

anne frasier said...

it's tomorrow!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JER!!!!!

David said...

I hope your birthday was boffo. If it hasn't been so far, you have 27 minutes to turn it around!

JilloShotz said...

Many MANY Happy Returns of the Day, pretty lady.


And may this be our last World Championship we spend apart.

Much love,
The OTHER Jill

Jer said...

Jeff, Anne, David, and Jillo--thanks bunches for my birthday wishes. I look forward to writing about the day(s). Am waiting to interview someone at the moment, so must run, but I'm so grateful for wireless, I must confess. :) Love, Jer