I’m a list maker. Mostly it’s for two reasons: 1. So I don’t forget to do something important and 2. I enjoy the feeling of checking things off to-do lists when they’re done.
I did that Friday, along with NFPW AGENDA Editor Cathy Koon and Designer Katie Freseman, when we finished the spring edition and sent it to our web master for posting. It wasn’t on the NFPW website when I last checked, but it should be there soon.
That’s the good news. However, one job done often means the next one in line can be started.
As soon as the new AGENDA is posted, I plan to send mails, including the electronic cards Secretary Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas created, to media and college-university journalism people in the Salt Lake City area. I’ll invite them to check out our website, including all 2013 NFPW Conference details in AGENDA, and invite them to join us.
I think that will be one of my Sunday afternoon assignments, along with my usual routine that includes cleaning my kitties’ room, finishing laundry and spending some time with Mom.
We also get on lists for which we have no control. It’s my turn this weekend to baby-sit the police-emergency scanner for the Kearney Hub. I just heard that some counties south of Kearney are in a tornado watch area. It is expected that most of central Nebraska will have a risk of thunderstorms and possibly a tornado or two through the rest of tonight and into Sunday.
‘Tis the season for that kind of weather in the Great Plains and there’s a certain feeling that’s been in the air all day that makes me know the weather forecasts are probably right. Those of us who have lived here all our lives certainly pay attention to weather updates on such days – easier when you have the scanner sitting a few feet away – but we don’t panic.
One of my missions in life is to get my name removed from as many junk mail, phone call and email lists as possible. I’ve had pretty good success on the phone and snail mail fronts.
However, I told someone at work this week that unsubscribing to spam email must mirror what my mom says happens when you first start trying to get rid of gray hair. For everyone one you remove, 12 come to the funeral.
I’ve started next week’s work list and even my next shopping list, despite having gone shopping this morning.
I have several lists started for the many things I need to do between now and the NFPW Conference Aug. 22-24 in Salt Lake City, including sending the invitations to local media, agenda items for our annual meeting and getting speakers for this year’s President’s Roundtable topic. That last one is on my Monday to-do list.
I hope you all are inspired by the spring AGENDA’s news about the conference, including bios of most of the speakers, and soon will be on the list of conference registrations. I’m there already!
P.S. Just as I was trying to publish this on Saturday, I lost Internet service on my cell phone, which is my remote service at home. It wasn’t back until Sunday morning. That was not on my list!