How I Spent My Week (Instead of Blogging)

28 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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I didn’t blog at all for a week.  Felt kind of funny, to tell you the truth.  I’ve been blogging nearly every day for 3 years, so I kind of felt like I was cheating on you, dear reader, by not updating things.  Truth is, it was a crazy week with lots of web design deadlines, so the blog fell by the wayside.  I apologize, and here’s what I was up to for the last week, while I wasn’t blogging…

– I had a wonderful evening with Kinnon and Michelle, at the third meeting of The Artsy Fartsy Movie Club.  We get together about once a month and wax philosophical and drink wine and eat good food and watch a documentary or an artsy film.  This time we watched Side by Side, a documentary about the film industry going digital.  It was really interesting, despite Keanu Reeves’ ridiculously pretentious hair, voice, and black wardrobe.

– I was on TV again.  I bought that lovely top I’m wearing at Any Direct Flight in Leslieville.

– I hosted a great Camp Tech workshop on SEO: How To Drive More Traffic To Your Website, taught by the amazing Adam Green of Maple North Internet Marketing.  If you missed out, and you’d like to attend, there’s another class coming up June 19.

– I had a meeting with my business coaches Amy and Danielle, who always inspire me to think bigger, do more, and keep kicking ass professionally.

– I finished watching Top of The Lake, the TV series written and directed by Jane Campion.  It was so dark and twisted and haunting.

– I continued to read 3 books at once.  They’re all non-fiction, so I figure that’s okay.  Normally I take books one at a time.

– Speaking of books, I wrote down the names of 3 I’d like to read on holiday (we’re going to California in a few weeks – cannot wait).  They are: How To Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris, and Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar by Kelly Oxford.  Perfect poolside reading.

– I went to Creative Mornings, where Zahra Ebrahim gave a wonderfully polished and inspiring talk on the importance of play and engaging young people in discussion.  Creative Mornings is quickly becoming one of my favourite things to do each month.  It’s free, the talks are great, and the coffee is good.

– Ian and I enjoyed the warm weather on the weekend, by taking Clara to the park, blowing bubbles in the back yard, and going for a family bike ride on the waterfront trail.

– I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it on the blog, but we’re renovating our basement.  And it’s almost done!  I’ll have before and after pictures for you all later this week.

– I had a seriously good laugh over this.  And a lovely little cry over this.  (sidenote- I know one of the Dads in that video. We used to work in theatre together)

That’s it!  I promise not to leave you again for a while.  At least, not without warning.  =)

[photo of me at the Women in Biz Network Conference on April 15, taken by Anna Epp. Kind of captures me perfectly, huh?]

 

 

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