The worst is DONE

So. Today, October 30th is the day when quarterly federal reports have to be in. Normally, I try to get them in slightly ahead of time, but October is a tough one – our year ends 9/30, and finance has to really scramble to get all the year-end adjustments complete, and this year seems particularly bad. SO I got my reports from them yesterday, but I wasn’t in the office until today. I jumped right in, and OF course, found things that needed adjusting. My favorite go to person was out sick, so I went to my back-up – her boss. He grumbled a bit, but helped, and I got them all done and submitted BEFORE 5 o’clock!

So that means that in October, I wrote 4 grants, did three federal reports, prepped for one board retreat, did lots and lots and lots of data entry for our needs assessment plan, and provided support to a board committee as they prepared for a presentation and drafted a development plan.

It might not look like much, but when I did my time sheet for the past two weeks, there was only 1 day that I did not work at all.

So it was a lot of work to hit send on those things. And I did it. And I did it on time!

And I don’t plan to work this weekend at all. In fact, I plan to leave work early tomorrow.

But the best part?

I managed to knit 2 hats at the board retreat! I knit really fast when they were grousing about the fact that this data I provided on Needs Assessment wasn’t as complete as they thought it would be (really? When I told them the plan would be complete at the end of NOVEMBER?????) and why did I choose to survey this group, rather than that group, or ask this question rather than that one? They went on for an HOUR! Finally someone said “She told us this would be incomplete data a month ago, and I think we should just let her finish and we can move on to the next item now.” I wanted to kiss his feet. He later made a point to thank me in front of the whole group for “all the work I put into resource development” clearly he reads his reports!

So while that piece was frustrating, on the whole, I feel like it was a good day, and I feel really satisfied with how this month went, on the whole.

And I got two hats done. In one day. 🙂

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