This doesn't mean that I have no work left, of course. There are all sorts of things that I was supposed to do months and months ago that I'm dealing with now. And some things that I'm just supposed to do now. Yesterday we heard that Mirna got her apartment (yay -- she'll swing by and sign the lease today), and we returned stuff at Home Depot (and picked up a small orchid and a huge hibiscus), and we stopped at the Crate and Barrel Outlet, just so she could see what they had (and I bought dishtowels, because mine are almost dead, and a little organizer tray for under the telephone table). In the late afternoon, I had a phone meeting with Duncan and Betsy (the publicist from Penguin), discussing some options for publicizing the CYO -- I need to spend half an hour or so following up on that today. And then I talked to Duncan some more, and then to some authors, about the potential follow-up CYO's. And I edited all my sister's graduation photos and put them up on Ofoto so family members can easily order nice prints. And we went to my aunt's place for a few hours in the evening. Good day.
Today I stay at home, I think, and maybe make a nice dinner for Kevin and Mirna (though we'll probably eat before Kev gets home), and try to get through the stack of leftover projects. Off the top of my head:
- deal with CYO promotion stuff, travel plans
- send out info on SH summer workshops
- get SH year one POD in motion, finally
- perhaps send out mass mailing to SH illustrators and get more Cafe Press mugs made up?
- consider SH year two illustrated poster (probably unwise, since we still have lots of year one -- but maybe we could manage a small print run)
- talk to Zak about poster and bookmarks
- announce big news about SH
- download all the photos on my camera and spend many hours sorting them out
- write up WisCon trip report? (Was much fun -- is there more to say?)
- unpack from trip
- send out first drafts of dissertation project to Francois, Karen (unless I should just hand it to Karen while she's stopping by before leaving town?), David, Sharmi -- oops, which is more copies than I have, so make more copies -- anyone else willing to read and critique the whole 180 pages or so? It'll cost me $20 to copy and mail, so you have to promise to really read it and send me comments
- research cost of duplicating CD's for UHGCC grad conference
- buy baby shower gift for Suzette, and bridal shower gift for Dolly (Lisette's sisters are having a big weekend)
- nap? read a book?