It doesn’t pay to try to hurry through things when you are trying to get a lot done in a short amount of time. The faster I go, the more behind I get... tends to ring true.
An example. I usually do the Community Calendar each paper. That in itself can be a confusing task because everything listed on the master calendar is by the week number the day falls on during the month. So, just because it is the first Wednesday of the month, doesn’t necessarily mean it also was the first Tuesday. You get what I mean?
Since I am going to be out of the office all next week, I thought it would be a good idea to work ahead on the next four calendars to be published. After they were all done, the first change that needed to be made was a contact needed to be taken off one of the events. No problem, just remove it from this week and the next four and off the master. Done. Then Nabs comes in and says, “I think there is something messed up with this calendar for this Herald.” Hummm. I’ll take a look at the master, compare it to the calendar and let you know. Sure enough. Dang! I pasted some text into the wrong place and it also made the next two calendars incorrect as well... deep breath... Correction number two, to two more calendars. Done.
Tuesday, before I could even think about going home, I needed to get my end of month reports completed for our corporate office. I was hoping not to be here too late. It’s amazing how much better you can concentrate when the office is quiet, everyone has gone home and the phone has stopped ringing and even if it does, I don’t have to answer it!
Bright and early today (Wednesday) I sent out reminders to those who contribute columns to the Herald on a weekly or rotational basis asking them for their information early. So hopefully they will.
So much to do... so little time.
One last note... (Wednesday, Mar. 14) Happy 50th Birthday Sputz! I hope you had a fabulous day!
Thought for the week: Stumbling is not a bad thing. It means you were on the move, instead of sitting down doing nothing. – George Pataki.