6/30/09

This recording will self destruct...

Today, my boss and I are recording a discourse on our competitors practices and software. Now, I've learned so much about our competitors in the last year that I feel I could join them, but making this recording is making me nervous. I can stand in front of a hundred people and talk, no problem. I can do that because I know that if they don't understand, they can ask questions. But, to record what I want to say to an audience I can't see and can't hear is very outside my comfort zone. And, it doesn't help that we've known we needed to do this for 2 weeks, and he just started writing the presentation that goes along with it last night. I was supposed to receive a copy to look at today, but didn't get anything in my email this morning. Oh, well. I wrote my part and just plan to read it aloud. It covers everything and fills the time I'm allotted. The way it will work is that he'll speak and go through part of the presentation, then I'll talk, and then pass it back to him. Everything is so high tech now.


Whooohooo! It's raining! I can hear it thundering on the office roof, and am hoping we're getting at least some of this at home. The veggie garden is looking pretty sad, despite our watering every other day. And, the grass has started to lay over when we walk on it and not stand back up. We have one of the greenest lawns in our neighborhood, thanks to copious amounts of manure spread at the right time of year, but all the sprinklers in the world can't make up for a little natural rain now and then.

And, Sydney is facing her first diet test. Today, the summer camp is going to the pizza place for a treat. While we were walking around the neighborhood this morning, before the hot sun came up, we talked about how little pizza it would take to blow a diet for the week and how she could have all the salad she wanted, so long as she was careful with the dressing. I think she's going to be able to do this. She's pumped up about the weight loss and she's learned my oft-repeated lesson that diet is about moderation, not deprivation. We all need a treat now and then. But just one...

Y'all take care and have a great Tuesday. Last night was my night in the living room with the family. Tonight, I get to quilt. Compromise is a wonderful thing. And, I'm ending up with a very cute sock from my family time, cuz if I sit still, I fall asleep. See ya on the internet. Lane

5 comments:

oldbatt said...

Lane, I love logging on and checking in with you and your family life. Sydney is so lucky to have such a great person to teach her about life. Some day she will realize just how fortunate she is to have had all your insight. On a quilty note - your quilt you are working on with your mentor is absolutley stunning and I can't wait to see more, more, more of it! Have a great day! Lisa

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Becky said...

I'm glad it is raining for you. I had plenty to send to you this morning. It stormed all night in Erie, PA. The hotel was very well insulated so I could hear it, but nothing like it had to have been outside.....I would have been hanging from the ceiling if I had been at home!! Hope Sydney did well.....it's sure tough.

Quilter said...

You are such a cool dad! Sam xxo

Auntie Em said...

Just stopped by to catch up on reading your blog. I love the way your new paper pieced quilt is coming along.
Good for Sydney on sticking to a healthy diet and being able to see results. That's so motivating.
Enjoyed the haircut story. I remember giving my kids the money to tip their hair stylist too. It made them feel so grownup.
Back to puppy world for me now. ;-)