Sunday, August 17, 2008

back to normal...

For those of you that I haven't talked to or seen in a while, I have had a pretty crazy couple of weeks. I was in San Francisco, CA for a week for work (more about that later) and got home at 2AM last Friday morning. On Friday, I went to the office to drop off my travel reimbursement packet and drove to Berne for my brother's wedding rehearsal. Saturday was the wedding and reception. Congrats, Eric & Anna! Sunday morning, I drove all of the tuxes back to Men's Warehouse in Fort Wayne and then "raced home" for our family reunion. I had planned ahead and took Monday off to recouperate. Thank heavens!

Last week, I went back to work at the office. My body insisted on staying on westcoast time, but I was finally able to adjust my sleep pattern back to normal, or at least what is normal for me, by the end of the week. Last week was also the monthly deadline for my card class - had to turn everything in to our coordinator by the 15th. Yesterday, I went to Pages In Time to work on my design team projects for the month. I got one done but am waiting on pics to finish the other two. Today, I worked at PIT. I usually work on Saturdays, not Sundays, so that was a little strange. I'm hopeful that things will finally be back to "normal" this week. Hallelujah!

More about the conference in San Francisco...It was held at the San Francisco Marriott Downtown. That is one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. And, it has its own Starbucks - another plus! It was also just a few blocks from Chinatown. But, back to the conference. The conference was held by NCSEA (National Child Support Enforcement Association), and I had the opportunity to attend several sessions on interstate/international child support enforcement. (These are the areas that I am currently focused on in our office.) I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend this conference. The training was priceless - much more indepth than any training that the State currently offers. We were in sessions until 5 everyday, so there wasn't a lot of time to explore the city at night. However, I was able to do a little sightseeing on Sunday. See some of my pics of Alcatraz, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, and Chinatown here: I had a wonderful time but was a little surprised at how cool and breezy it is there. Luckily I had taken my hoodie to wear in the conference rooms. (Conferences are infamous for being rather frigid.) I just never imagined that I would need to wear it out-and-about! =)