Weekly review: Week ending July 11, 2010

The tea party turned out to be a lemonade-and-fruits party. It was a wonderful stretch. Twelve people came, and we had lots of interesting conversations. People loved the fruits, home-made biscuits and jam, and home-grown peas. It took little time to prepare and tidy up, and it was well worth it. =) I’d like to host another get-together in August, although it’ll be interesting to figure out how we can make more people comfortable.

Plans from last week:

Work

  • [X] Finalize posters
  • [X] Revise expertise locator note
  • [X] Talk to manager in Lotus (IBM)
  • Supported upcoming engagements in terms of expertise location and Idea Lab planning
  • Supported training programs by creating charts and material
  • Improved newsletter and community toolkit

Relationships

  • [X] Host tea party on Saturday – Just canned blueberry jam, kiwi jam, and apricot syrup. Perfect excuse to make biscuits and banana bread. Also good time to raid the garden for a pea shoot and nasturtium flower salad, and green beans and garlic scapes. Maybe bruschetta with basil too. =) Mmm…
  • [C] Check out High Park picnic potluck organized by Gail Vaz-Oxlade – spent the day doing chores and helping J- with ukulele
  • [  ] Drop off marriage licence application  – filled out, still need to drop it off; wedding postponed to October-ish due to parents’ visa delays
  • [  ] Fix jacket for tea ceremony – postponed because of wedding delay

Life

  • [-] Try more videoblogging – recorded some more
  • [X] Practice ukulele for at least half an hour a day. Have to work on those calluses…

Plans for next week:

Work

  • [  ] Support upcoming workshops
  • [  ] Plan for and have mid-year review
  • [  ] Consolidate community toolkit

Relationships

  • [  ] Organize a get-together or spend time with friends
  • [  ] Reschedule all the services related to the wedding
  • [  ] Cook a new recipe

Life

  • [  ] Find a singing teacher
  • [  ] Learn how to play “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the ukulele
  • [  ] Identify and work on clutter spots