Weekly review: Week ending April 18, 2010

From last week’s plans:

Work

  • [-] Map team challenges to examples of groups doing well
  • [-] Install software needed to create Lotus Notes plugin for processing Idea Lab RSVPs – making a custom view instead
  • [-] Document best practices and processes for idea labs
  • [X] Follow up with team regarding enablement guide
  • [-] Work on Smarter Cities whiteboard story
  • [X] Update my social insurance number records
  • Interviewed Jason Wild
  • Had great career chats with Bernie, Jen, Ted, Mike; Patrick West
  • Built tag analysis tool
  • Learned how to work with long-running processes and reporting progress in web pages
  • Joined Boz’s calendar meeting
  • Added mail subscriptions to my Connections community tools
  • Listened to facilitation panel for Best of TLE; everyone v. happy with Sametime backchannel I set up

Relationships

  • [-] Order two cubic yards of triple-mix for backyard raised bed – bought bagged soil instead
  • [X] Build raised bed and plant lettuce
  • [X] Plan tea party for end of April or mid-May
  • [X] Clear out more space in freezer
  • Also: Dropped off pizza day money for J-
  • Sent visa information and housing options
  • Redid compost heap
  • Had Korean BBQ
  • Made butter tarts and pecan tarts
  • Andrew and Malena(sp?) dropped by for surprise tea. Fun!
  • Prepared pasta sauce for week

Life

  • [-] Finish tops
  • [>] Post pictures of cooking adventures
  • [>] Follow up on missed Schedule 7
  • Checked out cherry blossoms
  • Cut my hair
  • Also: Lots of exercise, biking, and gardening
  • Played with colour blocking and painting
  • Wrote Perl script to get list of new books from library, place holds
  • Took pictures of cherry blossoms

Plans for next week:

Work

  • [  ] Update Idea Lab organizer guide
  • [  ] Career growth: map role models
  • [  ] Review favourite collaboration examples and map them to challenges
  • [  ] Send invitations for Idea Lab
  • [  ] Work on Smarter Leaders presentation/panel ideas
  • [  ] Talk to people about Web 2.0, Smarter Planet, Smarter Work, etc.

Relationships

  • [  ] Batch cooking: Prepare treats for tea party and a new recipe for entrees
  • [  ] Wedding: Pull together info for marriage contract and reschedule appointment
  • [  ] Buy saucers so that I don’t have to scramble during tea parties

Life

  • [  ] Sewing: Finish tops (understitch facings, fuse, and hem)
  • [  ] Gardening: Set up small containers for seedlings
  • [  ] Drawing: Play with tones