This has been quite the week. First, on Wednesday I gave my first speech at Toastmasters. It’s called the Icebreaker and it’s about yourself–so it should have been pretty easy because I usually have no problem talking about myself! But the first draft was very personal and I scrapped it. I toned down the second version but still felt nervous giving it. However, it went very well and I already know the topic for my next speech. At one point I mentioned, “My husband has gone from being a musician/janitor to swordmaker to making teeth. There is a logical progression to that, but it’s a story for another time.” A lot of people laughed and a couple mentioned that they would like to hear that story, so Leif gets to be the focus of my next speech. It will be entitled “How to Become a Dental Lab Tech in 15 Years or Less!”
Then on Thursday I had one of my most productive days ever at work. It was crazy, I kept getting stuff done. Task after task kept getting checked off! It was weird, because by the end of the day I was exhausted and I skipped my dance class, I was just so burned out. But it felt good, like lifting a new heavy weight that you couldn’t do before.
On Saturday Nova and I went to the Farmer’s Market with Jessica and Amy and their babies Brianne and Daniel. Three moms and three strollers. They had their super nice running strollers and me, I had my cheap little umbrella stroller with the diaper bag backpack. It worked out though–we went to Graze, which was super nice. We had mimosas with breakfast. Then I went home again and worked on another giant project. I cleared out all of the piles and piles of clothes from upstairs and now the ones we will keep are in labelled bins and I know which ones are ready for my next Goodwill trip. It made quite a mess in the living room.
After that, Nova and I went back out to Jess’s for an impromptu slumber party. There was much wine and talking. It was just what I needed, and Nova did very well.
And now there are some kids crying, so I must go.