Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sleep Deprived

But I am happy to say that the book is finished. I'm sure there's still more I could do and I know there will be several mistakes that have been overlooked, but it's out of my hands now. I was up until 5:00 a.m. this morning. At that point I had everything done except for 5 small spaces to be filled. I called it a night (or a morning) and went to bed. I set the alarm for 9:00. I was not happy to hear it go off this morning, but I got up anyway. I continued working on the book filling those few spaces more more "fun" facts and such. I finished the book around 10:45 and then spent an hour proofing it and then exporting it to a pdf file and finally burning it to a CD. I headed to Amarillo around 12:45 and dropped the CD off at the printing place and then went to Office Max to get name badges and other supplies for the reunion. On the way back I stopped at Walmart and got more reunion stuff (and cat food). Now I'm home. I toyed with the idea of making myself stay up so that I could get my body clock back on regular time, but I think I'm going to lose that battle. I'm worn out and I believe a nap will happen shortly. I still have a lengthy to do list but at least it's not the book. I haven't even started on the slide show... that's a scary thought. Marty will be in town this weekend and I told him I'd take him to dinner on Saturday for his birthday. (Don't read anything into that ... it's just as friends and nothing more.) So before then I need to do the following: organize the registration forms, create a nametag template, choose elementary pics for the reunion game and scan/crop them, burn a CD of pictures for the reunion decorator, create a final trivia powerpoint game, finish the bingo cards, create ballots for the reunion voting, get music for parade and slide show and copy files to my Mac - then I also have to clean house and pack for my trip on Sunday. Do you think we could stop time for about a day or two?
I still haven't read any blogs and now it's up to 73 - I promise I start reading again soon!

3 comments:

mago said...

The slide-show to me seems to be the easiest thing. All these other items need special attention. You have choosen a colour and a type for all this? Or do you develop each item for itself? Anyway lot of work.
I am sure you will drop down and sleep for 12 hours! :) That's what I would do after such a tour de force.

63mago too lazy to sign in said...

Let me guess - the cd crumbled when they inserted it, you had to start over again, the printer stalled and finally they bound it all wrong together. That's what normally happens when you make a book. But may be I am wrong and it all went astonishingly well and smooth? I hope so. :)

abbagirl74 said...

Aha! So you are behind on blog reading as well. We are busy women, aren't we?