I spend a lot of my work hours sitting at my home office desk (or in my home office closet, which is where all my recording equipment lives). But this week I spent two days doing something very different.
In advance of Tranquility by Tuesday (“TBT”) coming out this fall, I wanted to create a series of videos called TBT In Real Life. In these videos, a reader/listener talks about her life, and a specific time challenge she has, and then about how one of the TBT rules has helped with that. I engaged a video production company, and we filmed at peoples’ homes or workplaces in Harlem, Bronxville, Old Greenwich, downtown Philadelphia, and York, PA. Plus my house!
In the interest of frugality and efficiency, I didn’t want to film too many days. So I figured out the puzzle pieces to have all of this happen on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I am happy to say that this all went quite smoothly. I did a lot of driving but we stayed right on schedule! I’m looking forward to seeing the edited files in a few weeks and then being able to share them with everyone.
It is also really nice, after all that running around, to have a full day at my desk today. Well, full in the sense that I’m still doing the camp run at 8:30-9:15 and then 3:05-4:05, but as full as life allows at this point. A lot of stuff piles up, but then I could tell myself, well, I have Friday. So, time to get to work.
July has been something. There are still two days to go, and I have some adventures planned this weekend. As I am reading about others starting the back to school process, I’m realizing that we aren’t that near that moment yet. The big kids start September 6, and the little guy (for preschool) after that.
Speaking of which…we are in full-on potty training mode around here. (So it’s good that we still have over a month until preschool starts!) We are doing all the usual stuff (really cool Lightning McQueen underwear, Skittles for bribery, lots of potty-trying opportunities) but it is hard to get a consistent routine going as every day is different. Maybe this weekend there will be some progress here…I am looking forward to the end of diapers in this household.