This has been a week of running from one event to the next. I’m glad it’s Friday and I can breathe a little over the weekend. I just want to be still. Just for a little bit.
Monday was the governor’s visit and Mark arrived for a visit. It was also the night for Chicks. Generally we go around the circle and share at Chicks but I never shared Monday night. I guess it was just the way it was meant to be.
Tuesday was the Dillon Lecture with David Franz. Mark went with me and then we went with Greg to Roy’s for lunch as soon as Greg got back from Joplin. Of course it was Halloween night so I enjoyed handing out candy for the kiddies.
Wednesday I got up at 4:30 to do some things before the 7 a.m. Food for Thought series. I left there and went straight to leadership, then from that to dinner with Greg and Mark before Mark took off.
Thursday I had a physical scheduled. Amazing how you can feel fine and just going to the doctor makes you start thinking about all the things that could be wrong with you. I’ll just hope I get a good report.
Today I had lunch with Trish and ran into one of my former board members who I really, really like. I also took time to go to a reception for Paul Morrison who’s running for attorney general. I had nice chats with Randy McEwen and Kathie Moore, as well as saying hello to other folks. I visited with Joyce Morrison a little bit. I’m so optimistic that Paul Morrison will be our next AG. Otherwise I was focused on MHA things today – I had a ton of things to do and got most of them done, although I’m still working on a couple of them here at 9 p.m.
The big news from last night was that I found – quite by accident – my tickets for Garrison Keillor’s speech in Lindsborg on Monday. I had ordered them some time ago and had called saying, “hey, I never got these.” Well, last night I was working in my home office, rearranging things, because I put together some shelving to go into a wardrobe I have in here. I was sitting on the floor and reached over to pick up a catalog that had fallen off my desk – who knows how long ago. Anyway, I pick up the catalog and out falls this envelope from Bethany College. I guess the envelope got stuck in there in the mailbox and I never saw it. I’m so glad I found it last night instead of next week when we would have missed it.
So, Greg and I are going and I wrote a couple dozen people last night, asking if they were interested in the extra tickets. Two people responded, so they got the tickets. It occurred to me later that some people have their email set to not allow bcc, and I didn’t want to expose everyone’s email addresses, so some may never have gotten the message. But, that’s the price of not controlling your email, I guess. And, fortunately, Jan and Marci were both interested so the tickets found good homes! I didn’t want any of them to go to waste. You could order six at the most, so that’s what I did. It should be an interesting evening.