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01 June 2007 @ 11:20 pm
I've been finding it really hard lately to keep up...  
...with a lot of aspects of my life these days. When I'm not working or in class, I'm finding I can't keep my eyes open long enough to do anything productive online... :P So I apologize if I've been bad about replying and commenting on LJ and MySpace for a while. I have been reading everyone's entries, but I've been so exhausted lately that I've literally been dozing off while I'm on my computer... :P

This week was incredibly busy at work - aside from a trip to Kauai on Wednesday to visit with one of my reps, the office has been busy planning our annual "Race to Retirement" dinner awards party. It's a party our department puts on each year to reward the branches who have given us the most referrals throughout the tax season.

This year's dinner is going to be held at the Hawaii Prince Hotel tomorrow evening. It's always a lot of fun to spend time with my co-workers at this event, but it's also a lot of hard work too since our department is the one hosting it. This year the dinner is much bigger than it's ever been - with over 200 bankers invited... The upside is that our department is sponsoring individual rooms for all the back office staff at the Prince so we're able to crash there after the party and not worry about having to drive all the way home. It should be a lot of fun. :)

A quick Sydney update for everyone who was nice enough to send her prayers and healing wishes last week... She's doing SO much better - it's hard to believe that she was SO ill just a week ago. Thankfully she's been eating much more (and gaining back some of the weight that she had lost), she's much more active, and her cute, demanding, and oh-so-Sydney personality has returned. We're just hoping that this period of healthiness lasts a long, long time...

An update on my class... Although I'm completely exhausted every week, it's such a joy to be doing something that truly makes me happy. As I've mentioned in my other post, I'm a little hesitant right now about mentioning exactly what kind of classes I'm taking - I just want to see how far I can get and how well I do before I say anything specific about it. I do love what I'm learning and though I'm realizing that what I want to do will take a lot of time and training, it helps that I've always had an interest in the subject even though I've never had the courage to do anything about it, until now.

The web work is pretty steady... With Kara's site completed, I can focus all of my energy on completing the ZenSpa site (which I've been mulling over and working on for the past few weeks - to no avail...) :P I love web work so much and I really love the creative outlet it provides for me... :D

I'd better run - again, I'm finding it hard to keep my eyes open - and I have a heck of a long day tomorrow with the "Race to Retirement" party for work. Hope you all have a lovely evening and thank you so much for being so patient with me lately -- I promise to get my act together soon. :) HUGS!
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waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on June 2nd, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
And I had the same problem last night - up past 4am.
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on June 3rd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you have to deal with insomnia - I HATE INSOMNIA! I've suffered from it off and on my entire life so I really sympathize with you. :(
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on June 2nd, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Once again I realize that my job is totally without perks! I hope the big day goes well and the party is a great success!

I join you in wishing Sydney a nice long stretch of health, and I wish you very restful and renewing sleep - whenever you can get it!

All the best to you!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 3rd, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much and it went wonderfully!! It was a lot of hard work and a lot of stress, but I think everyone had a great time and that's all that really mattered. :)

Thanks for your good wishes for Sydney!! We're hoping she remains healthy for a very VERY long time. :) And thankfully after the party last night I was able to get some pretty good sleep. :)

HUGS to you!!
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on June 2nd, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that Sydney is doing so well. :) And I too hope that this will last for a very long time.

Kara's site looks great to me and I enjoyed to look at all the pictures there. I really like all the web work you've done. You can be sure that I'll think of you should I ever get to know somebody who needs an international web site.

The party sounds like much work. I hope you'll have a nice time there. :)

Take care please, Sheri. Big *hugs* to you! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 3rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your good wishes for Sydney, Sabine!! Mark & I are so thankful that she's better but we know that she could get ill again at any time. In a way that makes us appreciate the time we have with her even more - if that's possible. :)

Thanks for taking a look at Kara's site. :) It was a lot of fun to do because Kara was very helpful with letting me know which direction she wanted to take the site. I love when clients give me great feedback like she did. :)

The party was wonderful!! It was a lot of hard work, but I think everyone had fun and we're VERY happy about that. :)

Take care, Sabine and much love to you!!!
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on June 3rd, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
Oh Sheri, don't feel bad. I am the same way. I try to get on and just read everyone's entries, but even that can be hard at times.

HUGS! How's the fuzzy dog today?
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on June 3rd, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for understanding, Stacey!!

The fuzzy dog is wonderful! :) She's back to her normal demanding, but cute self and Mark & I couldn't be happier! :D

Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on June 3rd, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Just needed a update.... the kids and I were wondering if she was "Still doing gooder" As one of my kidos says. :)

Michael Corleyclivec on June 3rd, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Steady work doing what you love is like mana from heaven.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 3rd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
You are SO extremely lucky that you're able to do what you love!! Similar to my talk with Bets a few weeks ago, I envy those people who actually get to go to go to a job that they love. Hopefully my classes go well and I can say the same one day. :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on June 3rd, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
It's okay you been busy. We know you still read. :) HUGS! I hope you're well.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 3rd, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laura - I know that you understand. :) Lately with work, classes, volunteer stuff - it's been so busy that I barely have time for sleep, much less the internet. :P HUGS! Hope you're well and I can't wait to see you guys next month!!