Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's a Good Thing I'm a MultiTasker...



It’s going to be another one of those “Oh, it’s been two months since I’ve posted!”  posts.

You knew it, right?

I have things I want to say, every day.  But not enough time to commit them to writing.  And it’s making me crazy.  I mean, right now, it’s 3:10 a.m. and I can’t sleep so I finally just popped open my laptop and here I am.

Our boys are making us crazy in different ways, but I’m not going into that here.

Work is absolutely making me jump through myself.  Yes, it’s a feat.  But one I, for the most part, can handle.

On top of my regular duties on the executive sales team, I put on several events for our oilfield populace.  So I’m currently juggling several plates, all the way to November and back.

Last night, we had an API (American Petroleum Institute) meeting, featuring Dr. Michael Economides, a renowned author and expert on geopolitics.  Over 200 people attended.  We put this gathering together in less than 2 weeks, and it was a rousing success.  Dr. Economides cracks me up.  He’s wildly intelligent,  funny, and sometimes seems to be “out there” in his thoughts about the energy industry. I, however, think his judgment is sound, based on facts, and I love to hear him speak.  Dr. Economides never fails to open my eyes and further educate me in my own industry, one I’ve served for almost 30 years.  Holy Crapola Thirty Years! Man, time flies when you’re having fun.

Dr. Economides is from Greece.  The aforementioned trip in the prior blog?  Was to Greece.  Here's a picture of yours truly and ThatManILove in a restaurant on the island of Mykonos.  It was wonderful, beautiful, and we had a great time.  If you get a chance to go to Greece, do it.  The people are absolutely wonderful, and they were so grateful that tourists were there!  I'll try to catch you up on that adventure sometime over subsequent posts.

Fun on Mykonos!
On the home front at Casa De Crazy, ThatManILove has taken a sabbatical from his most recent past client, and is looking around for his next gig.  His timing couldn’t have been better, as we leased out one of our duplexes to a corporate client, and we had to furnish it and get it ready.  The clients moved in this week.  It was hard work, but fun, to furnish a property from the ground up.  The clients were greatly pleased and seem to be enjoying the property.

And now, we have a trailer house to refurb.  Once the refurb is completed, our plans are to move it to a lake lot.  And we don’t yet know where.  We have people begging to rent it where it stands, but it’s hard to refurb something to your own standards just to rent it out and put it in jeopardy.  We don’t want to have to refurb it twice, right?

It’s now 3:24 a.m.  Maybe I can catch a couple of hours of shut-eye…I’ve a busy day tomorrow!  Blessings to all!



16 comments:

  1. Sleep well. I am about to try it too.

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    1. I never went to sleep! I bet I sleep hard tonight!

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  2. Good to see a post from you--Life does have a way of taking us in lots of directions, and it sounds like that's what you've been doing--I do hope all is well, and you're enjoying your summer!!

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    1. Summer…is it summer? Oh yeah!! It's racing by, at like 108 degrees a day! It's been a good summer. I'll be coming around more!

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  3. Sounds as if you need a holiday! Take care.

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    1. Soon, I hope! Blessings to you and yours!

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  4. Wow.. you are keeping busy. Good luck with all your projects.

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! I'm going to try to be around blogland more so I'll see you soon!

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  5. Yay! A blog post from That Janie Girl!

    I've been missing the old blog days lately. Facebook seems to have taken over everything, and I kind of resent it for that. We may have to revolt and go back to the old ways.

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    1. Me, too, Em. I'm bound and determined to write again. You start, too! We'll do it together!

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  6. hi janie. i thought of you just the other day - was going thru my blog reading list, cleaning house, and thought 'man, she hasn't posted in a long time!' good luck juggling all you have going on...

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    1. Awww, thanks for thinking of me! I've been taking finch and hummingbird pix and I think of you all the time whenever I see wildlife! I'm going to try to be more consistent!!

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  7. Try the Dargon Voice to Text package. That way you can blog while you are driving or cooking or what ever. I don't know how well this works, but, personally, I have to stop and start over too many times to do this. There would be too many curse words involved...though that's not really a problem with me.

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    1. I probably just need to employ Siri on my iPhone, right? I forget I have that feature!

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  8. To Mykonos, Janie. Fascinating. (We had a Greek restaurant here called Mykonos.)

    The land of blue and white and sea and sky. And austerity for them, but not for you.

    Best wishes with all the projects on which you are working.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, from the Bear who doesn't forget. (But you knew that already.)

    P.S.: Love the new blog design. I just moved on of my blogs to this today!

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    1. Bear, they are a beautiful people, indeed. We didn't want to come home!!

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