This was a crazy week. I think I made up for all my calm weeks with this one. We had our annual training conference on Monday and Tuesday. I wasn't in charge (one of my employees was) but as the boss, you still want everything to work smoothly. Fortunately, I have a great team and they pulled off the conference wonderfully well. I've heard nothing but compliments and that thrills my heart as a boss. This is still a new role for me so figuring out when/how to help and when to step back is tougher than it looks. Another reason I'm thankful for CHOA and their investment in managers. I can learn from others how to best manage in these situations.
I've begun the packing process - started with the easy stuff like CD's and DVD's and will move on to the more complicated/heavy stuff next. Mom nicely volunteered to help me a little tomorrow while she's in ATL for a conference on Monday. I'm trying to parcel it out a little at a time to avoid getting too overwhelmed or frustrated. But, moving day will be here before I know it so I've got to keep plugging along. Speaking of moving, I still have no more details about closing dates. Hopefully now that we're inside 30 days, I'll hear something soon. If I haven't heard anything by next Friday, I'm calling to inquire. I am a planner and need to make plans - especially for movers, days off, etc.
Spiritually I've been in the gospels all week and focusing on the later portion of Jesus' ministry. Most of the week was reading parables and it made me think about how Jesus communicated with His disciples and how they had to learn directly from Him since the parables often needed further explanation. It reminded me how important it is for me to spend time in Scripture - learning from the source instead of depending on a book, pastor, or some other source. I love how God's Word continues to come alive!
So this week will be election week. I am so looking forward to the campaign being OVER! I am so tired of the rhetoric, lies, and wasted money. I am hopeful the voters of this country are smart enough to make a change but I'm not counting on it. Regardless, I know God is sovereign over the situation no matter who wins.
I think that's all for this week. I'm off to continue the relaxation this Saturday has blessed me with. More next week...